2020-06-09: News Headlines

T.J. Coles (2020-06-09). Nukes in Space: the Extinction Rebellion Yet to Be. counterpunch.org In January 2017, President Trump ordered the Department of Defense to conduct a Nuclear Posture Review. The document published a year later makes clear that the US possesses nuclear weapons, in part, so that "our diplomats continue to speak from a position of strength on matters of war and peace." The Nuclear Posture Review cites Russia as the evil menace against which the US must defend by renewing its nuclear stockpiles.

Peter Koenig (2020-06-07). Venezuela, Minneapolis, Iran, Europe — Trump's Last Gasps of Collapsing World Control. Or Is It? globalresearch.ca There comes a time when shooting around in circles just hits walls, bullets splinter off sidewalks, and shatter a window here and there. But people are in safety. They watch from a distance and with self-assurance. | Venezuela has received five …

Peter Koenig (2020-06-07). Venezuela, Minneapolis, Iran, Europe — Trump's Last Gasps of Collapsing World Control — Or is it? globalresearch.ca There comes a time when shooting around in circles just hits walls, bullets splinter off sidewalks, and shatter a window here and there. But people are in safety. They watch from a distance and with self-assurance. | Venezuela has received five …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-06-08). 80 Lawmakers Demand Trump Ditch Any Thought of Resuming 'Dangerously Provocative' Nuclear Tests. commondreams.org "When Americans say that they want and need tests, they weren't talking about the nuclear kind." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump-testing-nukes.jpg

ahtribune (2020-06-08). Syria: Will the Great Middle Eastern War Begin in the Levant? ahtribune.com The world is in turmoil. 2020 has already brought major multiple crises, with the Iranian-American clash in Iraq which followed the US assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani, and the COVID-19 health pandemic and economic disaster that struck all continents and stole the lives of over 400 thousand people around the world, costing tens of millions of jobs. None of this, however, prevented America from imposing even more sanctions on Iran, Syria and Venezuela. Iran — already under maximum sanctions since 1979 — sent five tankers to Venezuela to break the embargo on components and spare parts…

RT (2020-06-07). Netanyahu says Covid-19 won't diminish Israel's commitment to fighting Iran's nuclear program, urges 'crippling' sanction. rt.com The coronavirus pandemic should not be an obstacle in fighting Iran, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said calling for harsh sanctions against Tehran after a critical report by the international nuclear watchdog. | The PM insisted that "coronavirus does not diminish our determination to act against Iranian aggression at all," vowing to do everything to prevent Iran from ever getting a nuclear weapon. | "Iran systematically violates its commitments by hiding sites, by enriching fissile materials and other violations," Netanyahu said as he opened a government meeting on Sunday. | He called on the international comm…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). All Iranian soldiers ready for self-sacrifice to preserve security. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that all soldiers of the Islamic Iran are ready to self-sacrifice themselves to establish security and repel global arrogance from the country especially in the maritime sector.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Police confiscate 265 kg illicit drugs in central Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — The police forces of Isfahan Province have seized 265 kg of illicit drugs in Nain County.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). 5.7-Richter quake jolts southern Fars province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale hit 'Beyram' city in the southwestern Iranian province of Fars on Tuesday night.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Belarus congratulates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — Belarus' Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko, in a congratulatory message to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, felicitated his election as the new Iranian parliament Speaker.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Iranian coppersmith from North Khorasan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — June 10 is celebrated as World Handicraft Day worldwide. Iranian artists have used the occasion to draw international attention to Iran's unique art forms. Mr. Naghi Khorasani is a coppersmith (also known as a brazier) who makes artifacts from copper and brass (brass is an alloy of copper and zinc) for almost 20 years in the Iranian province of North Khorasan. His colleague Mr. Masoumian accompanies him by doing 'toreutics' (metal-engraving) on his crafts.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Iran's re-export of fishery products to EU kicks off despite US sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — State Veterinary Medicine Organization on Tue. revealed the re-export of fishery products to the European Union [EU].

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Rouhani stresses expansion of economic coop. with Kyrgyzstan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — President Hassan Rouhani in a phone talk with his Kyrgyz counterpart, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, on Tuesday stressed the need for developing cooperation between Iran and Kyrgyzstan amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). MP calls on intelligence min. to pursue perpetrators of martyr Soleimani's assassination. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — A member of Iranian Parliament in a letter penned to the intelligence minister called on him to submit a comprehensive report on the measures taken by the Ministry of Intelligence in connection with the assassination of martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani by the US terrorist forces.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Iran records 2,095 new COVID-19 infections, 74 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry announced 2,095 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, putting the total number of cases in the country at 175,927.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). US imposes new sanctions against Iranian tankers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — US Treasury Department recently added 125 ships and tankers linked to the Islamic Republic of Iran to its sanctions list.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). 2,043 new coronavirus infections confirmed in Iran: spokseman. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — According to Iranian Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, 2,043 new coronavirus cases and 70 deaths have been confirmed in Iran during the past 24 hours.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Authority of Armed forces due to popularity: Ghalibaf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that popularity is the key to the victory and authority of Iran's Armed Forces.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). New bridge between Iran-Turkmenistan, source of strengthening ties between two nations'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Turkmenistan said that inauguration of the new bridge between Iran and Turkmenistan in Sarakhs is the source of strengthening relations between the two nations.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Iranians stranded in Kazakhstan return home amid pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — A group of Iranian citizens stranded in Kazakhstan due to the pandemic arrived in Tehran on Monday.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Surge in production, key to resolve problems for entering new century: Pres. Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pointed to the current year's motto entitled 'surge in production' and added, "surge in production is the key to resolve problems for entering new century.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Indian ship evacuating nationals from Iranian port of Bandar Abbas. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — India's 'INS Shardul' will evacuate 200 Indian citizens, i.e. fishermen stranded in Iran for months now, on Monday from the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran to Porbandar, Gujarat.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Raeisi condemns West's hosting Iranian financial criminals. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi criticized western countries that act as a safe haven for economic disruptors charged with financial crimes in Iran but have fled the country to escape justice.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Leader thanks crew of oil tankers carrying fuel to Venezuela. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appreciated the efforts of the oil tankers' crew that delivered Iranian fuel to Venezuela.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Sticking to JCPOA sole way to tackle nuclear issue: China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — China has criticized the US' policies toward the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA) as the main reason behind the nuclear crisis, saying that fulfilling commitments under the historic pact is the sole way to tackle the situation.

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). Asalem-Khalkhal green road. en.mehrnews.com KHALKHAL, Jun. 08 (MNA) — The Almas pass located on Asalem-Khalkhal road, northwestern Iran, is one of the most beautiful communication routes in the country linking Gilan province to Ardabil. The side of the road is filled with young, sturdy trees and colorful flowers, as well as the flocks of ships and horses on the green slopes.

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.

yenisafak (2020-06-08). Iran's death toll from coronavirus surpasses 8,350. yenisafak.com Iran on Monday confirmed 70 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 8,351. | A further 2,043 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 173,832, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said. | According to the spokesman, 136,360 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,619 patients remain in critical condition. | Some 1.1 million tests have been conducted in the country so far, according to the spokesman. | Iran sees an upward trend in daily infections in many provinces, especially in the s…

_____ (2020-06-09). The Rest Of The World Sees Uprisings, Not Riots. popularresistance.org U.S. officials, whether Democrat or Republican, pretend that only other countries violate human rights. Every year, the State Department issues a report on worldwide human rights with the heaviest criticism aimed at enemies du jour such as China, Russia, and Iran. | Human rights, as defined by U.S. officials, include freedom of the press, maintaining an independent judiciary, and civil rights. But most of the world, the United Nations included, goes further, saying human rights include the right to a job, health care, and housing, among other things. | Not surprisingly, U.S. leaders never mention authoritative in…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-07). 630 kg of illicit drugs seized in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — The Commander of Maritime Guards in Hormozgan said on Sunday that 630 kg of illicit drugs have been confiscated in Iran's southern Jask port.

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.

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…

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…

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). 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). 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). 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'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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). '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). 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.