2020-05-14: News Headlines

en.mehrnews (2020-05-14). Iran names Palestine most significant issue in Muslim World. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Iran's Foreign Ministry has released a statement on the occasion of the Nakba Day, which marks the anniversary of the establishment of the illegitimate Zionist regime of Israel, naming Palestine the most important issue in the Muslim world.

RT (2020-05-14). Gunpoint diplomacy: US to 'snap back' all UN sanctions on Iran if expiring arms embargo isn't renewed. rt.com Two years after spectacularly exiting the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the US has threatened to trigger a return of all UN sanctions — once lifted under those accords — if it doesn't renew an arms embargo set to expire in October.

Karim Sharara (2020-05-14). COVID-19: Why Iran Is Doing Better Than You Think. counterpunch.org So Iran's going through its worst year and is hiding the true numbers of Coronavirus victims? It seems it's also been digging mass graves because it can't handle the increasing number of deaths, and people are collapsing on the street left and right because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Not only that but apparently the evil

en.mehrnews (2020-05-14). Depite delay, consignment of Iranian-made COVID-19 test kits sent to Turkey: Jahanpour. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — In a tweet on Thursday, Kianoush Jahanpour, spokesman for the Iranian Health Ministry, reiterated that a consignment of 40,000 Iranian-made COVID-19 test kits has been sent to Turkey, although with a delay caused by transportation restrictions amid the pandemic, days after Turkish sources denied that the delivery had been made.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-14). FM spox chides US claims on Iran's non-cooperation in fighting terrorism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — In a tweet on Thursday, Spokesperson of Iranian Foreign Ministry Seyyed Abbas Mousavi reacted to the US accusation of Iran about non-cooperation in fighting against terrorism, naming the US as the founder and funder of terrorist groups.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-14). Covid-19 infects 114,533 in Iran: health min. spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Iran's Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on Thursday that the number of coronavirus cases has hit 114,533 in the country, while 90,539 have recovered from the disease.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-14). JCPOA none of US, Brian Hook's business: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reacted to the US officials' baseless claims and accusations about JCPOA and UN Resolution 2231, noting that JCPOA is none of US' or Brian Hook's business since the Americans have pulled out of the deal.

Brian Cloughley (2020-05-14). A World Health Crisis? So Ramp Up Confrontation and Deploy Nuclear Bombers against China, Russia, Iran and North Korea. globalresearch.ca The Pentagon is excelling itself in its enthusiastic march to war. There are countless thousands suffering from the effects of the Covid-19 virus, including hundreds of members of the U.S. armed services, while the world's despots are relishing their freedom …

en.mehrnews (2020-05-14). Headlines of Iranian dailies on May 14. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iranian dailies on Thursday, May 14.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-14). Rouhani underscores improvement in economy, Iranians' lives, hope for future. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — In a Thursday meeting of the Government's Economic Coordination Board, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that all efforts must be to improve the economy, people's lives, and the hope for future.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-14). VIDEO: Iranian brown bears. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — This video depicts an Iranian brown bear and her cubs. Iran is a vast country with an area of 1,623,779 km2 in which there are 164 mammal species including the Asiatic black bear and brown bear.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-14). Front pages of Iranian intl. dailies on May 14. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran-based international newspapers on Thursday, May 14.

Charles Pierson (2020-05-14). Greenlighting War: Iran and Yemen. counterpunch.org On May 7, Republicans proved yet again that most of them are perfectly happy allowing President Donald Trump unchecked discretion to make war. Senate Joint Resolution 68, introduced on January 9 by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Hillary Clinton's 2016 running mate, invoked the 1973 War Powers Resolution in an attempt to prohibit President Trump from

en.mehrnews (2020-05-14). Iran marks National Day of Ferdowsi, father of modern Persian language. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Ordibehesht 25 in the Persian calendar corresponding with May 14 is National Commemoration Day of the renowned poet Ferdowsi, the influential Persian poet and author of the Persian epic, Shahnameh.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-14). Tehran, Moscow discuss economic ties amid Covid-19 pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — In a phone talk between Iranian envoy to Moscow Kazem Jalali and Deputy Minister of Energy Anatoly Tikhonov, the two sides discussed expansion of mutual economic ties under the coronavirus pandemic.

WSWS (2020-05-14). Iran destabilised by US amid COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org US sanctions have shattered the country's economy and blocked access to critical food, pharmaceutical and industrial supplies, making it more difficult for Iran to respond to the pandemic.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-14). Brian Hook threatens to trigger return of UN sanctions on Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — In line with Washington's hawkish policies, US special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, has publicly threatened to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions on the Islamic Republic if the UN Security Council does not extend an arms embargo on Tehran that is due to expire in October under the 2015 nuclear deal.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-14). US reacts to Iran Navy vessel's mishap. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The US Central Command (CENTCOM) has reacted to the accident for an Iranian naval vessel in southern waters, which lead to the martyrdom and wounding of a number of Iranian sailors.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-14). Iranian coastguards detain 4 trawlers, 8 foreign nationals in Hormozgan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Coastguards of southern Hormuzgan province have seized four trawlers and arrested eight foreign nationals on board at Bandar Abbas territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, provincial Judiciary official Ali Salehi said on Thursday.

MISH (2020-05-14). Beginning of the End of German Support for NATO. globalresearch.ca Make way for the Greens and the Leftists. They do not want US nuclear weapons on German soil. |

Angela Merkel will soon be gone. The next German coalition already shares new ideas in many areas including NATO.

| Three Consequences | Germany …

The Commonwealth Club (2020-05-14). Nuclear Weapons: Stopping the War That No One Wants (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-05-14). Germany Split on Banning US Nuclear Weapons on Its Territory. globalresearch.ca NATO has a "sharing" treaty with Berlin where it delivers to Germany dozens of nuclear warheads, which are deposited in Buchel, at Ramstein Air Force Base. | The presence of these weapons in German territory has been controversial for a long …

Ricardo Vaz (2020-05-13). [UPDATED] Venezuelan Oil Sector Continues Slump Amid Pandemic, US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro government is working to repair refineries with Chinese and Iranian assistance to tackle fuel shortages.

RT (2020-05-13). US 'knocks on closed door' seeking to extend arms embargo against Iran — Russia's UN envoy. rt.com The US cannot demand the extension of an arms embargo against Tehran since it is no longer a party to the Iran nuclear deal, Russian UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told reporters via a video link-up. | "I do not see any reasons why [an] arms embargo should be imposed on Iran. It expires on 18 October. It was temporary," TASS quoted Nebenzia as saying. "It was not in fact even an embargo. It is the provision where Iran is allowed to export/import armaments on the consent of the [UN] Security Council," he noted. | Two years ago, the US "proudly announced" that it withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Act…

Elijah Magnier (2020-05-13). L'Irak dans la balance entre l'Iran et les USA. thealtworld.com L'Iran et les USA sont en guerre depuis 1979, lorsque la ´ République islamique ª a pris le pouvoir. Cette guerre se poursuivra tant que les USA chercheront à vaincre l'Iran, qui voudrait bien pour sa part forcer les USA à quitter le Moyen-Orient. Cette guerre se manifeste parfois par des affrontements directs entre les deux pays, mais elle se déroule généralement sur le territoire des alliés de l'Iran. Ces alliés ont maintenant acquis suffisamment de force et de puissance pour être pris au sérieux. Cette montée en force impose l'Iran comme une puissance régionale dont l'influence s'étend à plusieurs p…

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-13). How Huxley's X-Club Created Nature Magazine and Sabotaged Science for 150 Years. strategic-culture.org Amidst the storm of controversy raised by the lab-origin theory of COVID-19 extolled by such figures as Nobel prize winning virologist Luc Montagnier, bioweapons expert Francis Boyle, Sri Lankan Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, an elaborate project was undertaken under the nominal helm of NATURE Magazine in order to refute the claim once and for all under the report This project was led by a team of evolutionary virologists using a line of reasoning that "random…

RT (2020-05-13). Pity they don't work against Covid-19: US drives RECORD global spending on atomic weapons, report shows. rt.com The world's nuclear powers are increasingly pouring money into their atomic arsenals, a new report shows, with Washington leading the way. The US has also exited a major arms control treaty and deployed a new tactical weapon. | Nine nuclear-armed nations spent an estimated $72.9 billion on their 13,000-plus atomic weapons in 2019, according to

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Conflict between Russia, Iran over Syria psychological war: Nasrallah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Secretary General of Lebanese Resistance Movement Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah told reports on the conflict between Russia and Iran over Syria is part of the psychological warfare against Syria and its allies.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). UNICEF dispatches dressings for EB patients in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 — The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has dispatched dressings for Iranian children suffering from Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Ulyanov reacts to US allegations of Moscow's support for JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov has reacted sarcastically to the US allegations of Moscow's support for JCPOA and prevention from the extension of Iran's arms embargo.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Iran, Georgia seek improvement of customs coop. amid coronavirus pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — In a trilateral video call among Iran's Ambassador to Georgia Javad Ghavam Shahid, Head of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Mehdi Mirashrafi and an official from Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia the two countries conferred on improving customs cooperation under the coronavirus pandemic.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Tehran, Kuala Lumpur ready to exchange experiences on Covid-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — In a phone conversation between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin on Wednesday, the two sides discussed various issues including sharing experiences on the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Iran approves to grant a five-year residence permit to foreign investors: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Babak Dinparast Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs and Regional Development of the Ministry of Interior announced on Wed. that groundwork has been laid for the issuance of a five-year residence permit to foreign investors and depositors investing in the country.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Iranian, Turkish researchers carry out 22 joint projects. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian and Turkish researchers are conducting some 22 projects under the agreement inked between Iran's Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and Iran-Turkey Scientific Cooperation Working Group at Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey [TàúBƒ∞TAK].

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Al-Kazemi calls for Iran's help to overcome Iraq' economic challenges: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi said on Wednesday that the New Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi has asked Iran to help Iraq overcome its economic challenges.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Trade exchange vol. between Iran, Germany to hike by 15% in coming months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — It is predicted that trade volume exchange between Islamic Republic of Iran and Germany will rise by 15% in the coming months.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Iran, Russia stress coop. in fight against coronavirus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Health and Medical Education Saeed Namaki and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Murashko held a videoconference on Tuesday, stressing cooperation between two countries in the fight against coronavirus.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). White House hosting worst US administration, Pompeo knows nothing about ABC's of politics. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — In his remarks during Wednesday Cabinet Meeting, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the White House is hosting the worst American administration and the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo does not know ABC's of politics.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Police busts one ton of drugs in Saravan County. en.mehrnews.com Zahedan, May 13 (MNA) — The anti-narcotic forces of Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran, have captured one tone of different illicit drugs in a single operation in Saravan county.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). 89,428 Iranians recover from Covid-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The total number of COVID-19 cases in Iran presently stands at 112,725 of whom 6,783 have lost their lives to the deadly virus but 89,428 have recovered from it.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Iranian embassy calls on Japan to support UNSCR 2231. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Referring to the friendly and traditional relations between Iran and Japan, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Tokyo called on the Japanese government to support the UNSCR 2231.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Iran delivers homegrown corona diagnostic kits to Germany: IRICA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) said that COVID-19 serology diagnostic kits, made by the Iranian scientists, were delivered to Germany over the past two days.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). "World Telecommunication Day" to be held online amid COVID-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Information Technology Organization of Iran said that "World Telecommunication and Information Society Day" will be held online this year due to the outbreak of coronavirus global pandemic, COVID-19.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Russia may start talks with Iran in future over selling armament to country: Kabulov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Second Asia Department Zamir Kabulov said Wednesday that Russia may commence talks with the Islamic Republic over selling weaponry to the country after the removal of Iran's arms embargo, i.e. October 2020.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Front pages of Iran international dailies on May 13. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran-based international newspapers on Wednesday, May 13.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Iran, Afghanistan to comment joint investigations on Herat incident. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Afghanistan ministry of foreign affairs announced on Wednesday that Tehran and Kabul will start mutual investigations on Herat incident; the tragic deaths of a number of Afghan migrants near the Iran-Afghanistan border in Early May, as of Thursday.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Iranian photographer goes to Kharkiv Fest in Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The Deputy of Art and Cinema in the Department of Culture and Islamic Guidance in Bushehr announced that the work of Babak Mansurian has reached the final stage of the Kharkiv International Festival of Arts in Ukraine.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-13). Iran to give harsh response to any military escapade by US: Envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iran will give a harsh response to any military escapade that US President Donald Trump may resort to, Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali has said in an interview, commenting on Trump's veto of a congressional resolution limiting his ability to conduct military operations against Iran without congressional approval.

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-05-12). U.S. hand in recent assaults on Cuba, Venezuela. peoplesworld.org Secretary of State Pompeo loudly condemns Iranian border guards who abused Afghans crossing into Iran. He castigates China's supposed failings with the COVID-19 pandemic. He and President Trump rail against dictatorship they see in Venezuela. They protest Cuba's "slave doctors" — who actually "defend health care as a human right," according to Cuba's foreign minister. …

Betsey Piette (2020-05-12). Sanctions = Health terrorism. workers.org A timely international webinar, sponsored by SanctionsKill.org on May 9, featured representatives from Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, Syria and Venezuela, plus a statement from Zimbabwe addressing the deadly impact of U.S. sanctions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 1,000 people from nearly every continent, including multiple U.S. cities, viewed the event. The . . . |