2020-06-07: News Headlines

Elijah Magnier (2020-06-06). La grande guerre du Moyen-Orient sera-t-elle déclenchée au Levant? thealtworld.com Le monde est en pleine tourmente. L'année 2020 a déjà apporté son lot de crises majeures. D'une part, l'affrontement USA-Iran à la suite de l'assassinat du major général Qassem Soleimani par les USA. D'autre part, la pandémie de COVID-19 et la catastrophe économique qu'elle entraàÆne, qui ont coûté la vie à environ 400 000 personnes dans le monde et fait perdre des dizaines de millions d'emplois. Rien de tout cela n'a cependant empêché les USA d'imposer encore plus de sanctions contre l'Iran, la Syrie et lu Venezuela. L'Iran, qui est déjà soumis à des sanctions maximales depuis 1979, a envoyé cinq pétrolier…

Monica Moorehead (2020-06-06). Rebellion against police exposes the haves and have-nots. workers.org Monica Moorehead delivered this talk as a panelist on a June 4 Workers World Party webinar "It is right to rebel against police terror." This rebellion has not only swept the U.S. but is electrifying the entire world, from Palestine to France to Iran to Africa. Every global sector of . . . |

Joht Singh Chandan, Deepiksana Keerthy, Dawit Tefra Zemedikun, Kelvin Okoth, Krishna Margadhamane Gokhale, Karim Raza, Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, Julie Taylor, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar (2020-06-06). The association between exposure to childhood maltreatment and the subsequent development of functional somatic and visceral pain syndromes. thelancet.com Background: Childhood maltreatment is a global public health issue linked to a vast mortality and morbidity burden. This study builds on current literature to explore the risk of developing central sensitivity syndromes (CSS) (consisting of somatic and visceral pain syndromes) subsequent to childhood maltreatment exposure.Methods: A retrospective population based open cohort study using the UK primary care database, 'The Health Improvement Network,' between 1st January 1995-31st December 2018. 80,657 adult patients who had experienced childhood maltreatment or maltreatment related concerns (exposed patients) were…

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-06-06). What chance of pulling off a GCC reconciliation? thealtworld.com Trump is trying to get Saudi Arabia and the UAE to make up with Qatar, but only to rally them all against Iran | The feud within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has been brought back to pubic attention by US President Donald Trump's latest bid to ease it. He has reportedly been trying to persuade Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to re-open their airspace to Qatari airliners because its closure forces them to detour over Iran and earns the country a substantial income in over-flight fees. We haven't been told of details of these efforts, or whether they have made any headway. | The GCC crisis erupted in the summer of 2…

Beyond Nuclear (2020-06-05). Beyond Nuclear Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging High-Level Radioactive Waste Dump for Entire Inventory of US "Spent" Reactor Fuel. globalresearch.ca Today the non-profit organization

RT (2020-06-05). Arctic oil spill: Russian watchdog 'revealed violations' in Norilsk thermal power plant's operations in 2017. rt.com Russia's Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor) revealed violations in the operation of tanks at the combined heat and power plant CHPP-3 in Norilsk, in Russia's Krasnoyarsk Region, in 2017, according to the SPARK database. During inspections in the fall of 2017, Rostechnadzor found irregularities in the operation of two tanks for fuel storage at the thermal power plant that belongs to the Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company (NTEC), which is part of the Nornickel group. | The watchdog also said the company had failed to conduct repair work which had been planned earlier at…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-07). Iran's petchem production capacity to increase by 107k tons. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) — The production capacity of country's petrochemical industries will be increased by 107,000 tons after launching four new petrochemical projects.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-07). Enemies seek to damage Iran, Afghanistan friendly relations: police chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) — Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari said on Sunday that enemies seek to create tension between Iran and Afghanistan.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-07). Omani speaker calls for boosting parliamentary ties with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) — Omani Parliament Speaker Sheikh Khalid bin Hilal al-Maawali has called for enhanced parliamentary cooperation with Iran.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). 'Funfair' goes to Palm Springs film festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Iranian short film 'Funfair', directed by Kaveh Mazaheri will take part at Palm Springs International Film Festival in the US.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Iran can supply agricultural needs by implementing crop pattern: FAO expert. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — An expert at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says Iran can supply its agricultural demands by implementing the "crop pattern" plan.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Michael White expelled due to disease exacerbation, human rights considerations: Iranian official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Director General of Counterintelligence of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence said on Saturday that the US citizen, Michael White, who had been imprisoned on security charges in Iran, has been deported to the US due to disease exacerbation, human rights reasons.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Iranians know very well chief of well-dressed terrorists in White House. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — In reaction to US President Trump's tweet, Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that Iranians know very well the chief of well-dressed terrorists in the White House.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Iran, Spain stress police diplomacy relations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — NAJA International Police Chief Second Brigadier General Hadi Shirzad and the Spanish Ambassador to Iran Eduardo López Busquets met and held talks on the development of police diplomacy relations between the two countries.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). US has no right to initiate anything under UNSCR 2231: Iran UN envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi called the remarks of his US counterpart 'wrong' and said that the United States has no right to initiate anything under the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Pres. Rouhani felicitates Sweden on National Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has forwarded a message of felicitation to the King of Sweden on the occasion of the country's National Day on June 6.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Agreement between OPEC members 'goes ahead' as predicted: Zanganeh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — After the 179th meeting of oil and energy ministers of OPEC held on Saturday, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the agreement made between OPEC member states went ahead as planned.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Iran registers 2269 new COVID-19 infections, 75 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 2,269 new cases of COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in the country during the past 24 hours.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Iran's 'foreign trade council' established to boost non-oil goods exports. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Under the direct order of Iranian Acting Industries Minister Hossein Modarres Khiabani, the ministry's 'foreign trade council' is formed to enhance exports of non-oil products.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Neor Lake in Ardabil Prov. en.mehrnews.com ARDEBIL, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Neor Lake is a shallow lake located in Ardabil Province in the Baghru mountain range in northwest Iran. This lake was formed due to two fault zones during the Eocene period. The lake contains fish species of rainbow trout and fingerlings.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Iranian Parl. attacked by US-backed terrorists in 2017: Mousavi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi reacted to the anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Iranian Parliament in 2017.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Responding to US president pointless, wrong: expert. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — Responding to Trump who himself has no place in US is wrong and Iranian Foreign Minister must not fall into his trap.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). German envoy to Iran to tender his resignation: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) — German Ambassador to Iran Michael Klor-Berchtold will reportedly resign earlier than scheduled.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-06). Birth of Hawksbill sea turtles in Kish. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) — A group of endangered species of Hawksbill baby turtles hatched out on the coast of Kish Island on Saturday and headed for the Persian Gulf.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Russia backs Iran's peaceful satellite launch. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — Russia has defended Iran's right to launch a satellite, dismissing US claims that Tehran was defying the UN resolution endorsing the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers by sending it into space.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Iran COVID-19 update: 2886 new cases, 63 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2886 people and claimed 63 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Iran urges lifting of 'all inhumane sanctions' against Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — Tehran has reiterated its support to the Syrian government and nation, calling for the removal of all sanctions, which have hampered Damascus' efforts in the reconstruction of the country.

sputniknews (2020-06-06). US Media Calls Russia's Mysterious Khabarovsk-Class Sub Potential 'Defining Submarine of 2020'. sputniknews.com In addition to being a major component of Russia's overall naval doctrine, submarines are of crucial importance to the country's nuclear triad, with their silent operations lurking under the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic and Pacific guaranteeing a strategic response in the event of an enemy first strike.

yenisafak (2020-06-07). Iran coronavirus deaths rise by 72 to 8,291. yenisafak.com Iran on Sunday confirmed 72 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 8,291.A further 2,364 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 171,789, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said.According to the spokesman, 134,349 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,596 patients remain in critical condition.Iran's daily number of COVID-19 cases dropped to around 800 in early May, but daily figures show an upward trend in recent days after authorities took measures to ease restrictions.Despite…

yenisafak (2020-06-06). Iran's death toll from pandemic surpasses 8,200. yenisafak.com Iran on Saturday confirmed 75 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 8,209. | A further 2,269 people tested positive for the virus, raising the overall count to 169,425, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said. | Jahanpour said 130,300 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,578 patients remain in critical condition. | Some 1.06 million tests have been conducted in the country so far, according to the spokesman. | The country continued seeing an upward trend in daily infections in many provinces, especia…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Unblocking Iran's resources in foreign banks must be seriously pursued: Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appreciated the efforts by the Central Bank of Iran for unblocking Iran's resources in foreign banks and emphasized on providing the necessary currency for the imports of basic goods.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Iran releases American convict due to Islamic Kindness. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — Tehran has announced the release of a US citizen, Michael White, who had been imprisoned on security charges in Iran.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Foreign Ministry delivers initial report on Iranian ship's sinking in Iraqi port. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry has delivered the initial report on a cargo ship that sank off the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr early Friday.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). FM Zarif calls for release of all Iranians imprisoned in US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif referred to the upcoming return of an Iranian citizen who has been jailed in the US, calling on Washington to release all Iranian hostages.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Iranian ship sinks off Iraqi coast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — An Iranian vessel has drowned near the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr, a senior Iranian maritime official said on Friday.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Imam Khomeini forced US to get its knee off the oppressed people's necks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said 57 years ago people shouted "we cannot breathe", but it was Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, who forced the US to get its knee off the oppressed people's neck.

sputniknews (2020-06-05). 'The Pandemic Will Not Change UK or US Narrative When it Comes to Global Competition' – Analyst. sputniknews.com Government Communications Headquarters Director Jeremy Fleming said earlier this week that the NHS is being targeted by cyberattacks from Russia, China and Iran, which are aimed at getting access to sensitive data such as vaccine research in the UK.

sputniknews (2020-06-05). Iranian Cargo Ship Sinks in Iraqi Territorial Waters, Casualties Reported — Video. sputniknews.com The incident comes amid ongoing tensions between Washington and Tehran in the Persian Gulf region, which began last year with mysterious sabotage attacks against several oil tankers off the Emirati coast.

RT (2020-06-04). 'Thank you, Iran!': Trump says 'deal is possible' after Tehran releases US Navy vet. rt.com US President Donald Trump has praised Tehran for releasing US Navy veteran Michael White, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2018, hinting at a breakthrough that may pave way for a new nuclear deal. | "I just got off the phone with former American hostage Michael White, who is now in Zurich after being released from Iran. He will be on a U.S. plane shortly, and is COMING HOME to the United States," Trump tweeted on Thursday evening, before giving credit to the Islamic Republic for its cooperation in the process. | Thank you Iran, it shows a deal is possible! | I just got off the phone with former Ameri…

RT (2020-06-04). US nuclear secrets reportedly stolen from missile contractor. Surprised to learn that Russian hackers are blamed again? rt.com Cyber extortionists have stolen confidential documents possibly containing information about the United States Minuteman III nuclear deterrent, according to reports. | The hackers The Minuteman III is a key nuclear deterrent system that controls thermonuclear warheads that c…

Philip Giraldi (2020-06-04). Operating Outside the Rule of Law: Washington Pressures International Criminal Court. thealtworld.com There is apparently no limit to what the United States and Israel can get away with without any consequences. | There is apparently no limit to what the United States and Israel can get away with without any consequences. The United States has been waging devastating economic warfare against Iran and Venezuela while also blaming China for a global health crisis that it is unwilling to help address

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-06-04). Bringing Lebanon to its knees. thealtworld.com Syria and Iran can cope with another round of US sanctions. The Lebanese are the most vulnerable targets of the 'Caeser Act'. | The Trump administration is promising Syria and its allies in Iran and Lebanon a fresh package of 'suffocating' sanctions in two weeks' time with the coming into force of the so-called 'Caesar Act', whose provisions were passed by both houses of Congress last December. | The aim of this legislation is not only to suffocate Syria but also to inflict as much economic pain as possible on its backers, especially in Lebanon, Iran, and Russia. It targets all groups, companies, and individuals…

WSWS (2020-06-04). Anger over US police assault on Australian journalists in Washington DC. wsws.org Had the attack occurred in a country such as China or Iran, the muted response from the Australian political establishment would undoubtedly have been very different.

Scott Ritter (2020-06-04). Pompeo pushes allies to increase funding to fight ISIS, but US' real goal is setting up a front for countering Iran (yes, AGAIN). thealtworld.com Despite President Trump's previous claims that Islamic State has been 100 percent eliminated, the US is seeking …

commondreams (2020-06-04). Beyond Nuclear Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging High-Level Radioactive Waste Dump for Entire Inventory of U.S. "Spent" Reactor Fuel. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Erika Williams (2020-06-04). Russia OKs Use of Nukes in Response to Non-Nuclear Attacks. globalresearch.ca Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new government policy for nuclear deterrence on Tuesday that allows the use of nuclear weapons in response to conventional arms attacks. | Russia says its nuclear weapons are developed in order to deter potential attacks …

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-06-04). U.S. Abandons Open Skies for New Age Space Weapons. counterpunch.org With the U.S. deciding to walk out of the Open Skies agreement, the U.S. is signaling to the world that it intends to return to days of Pax Americana that existed post-World War II, when it was the sole possessor of nuclear weapons. It has already walked out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Maintaining public health top priority for gov't: Pres. Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that maintaining the health of the people and all members of society is a top priority for the government.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Iran records 3,574 new COVID-19 cases. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected 3,574 people and claimed 59 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Iran, Turkey resume border activities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — Spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration [IRICA] said that Iran and Turkey have resumed border activities on Thursday morning.