2020-06-29: News Headlines

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Concepts in Leader's letter to Western youth becoming 'clear and clearer: activist. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — A human rights activist believes that what the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei mentioned in his letter to the West's youth is becoming 'clearer' by the day.

Staff (2020-06-29). Headlines for June 29, 2020. democracynow.org Global Coronavirus Cases Top 10 Million as U.S. Cases Surge and a Dozen States Pause Reopening, Judge Orders ICE to Release Immigrant Children over Coronavirus Fears, Coronavirus Cases Mount in India, Iran and Australia, Gunman Kills One Person After Opening Fire at Antiracist Protesters in Louisville, Kentucky, Police in Aurora, Colorado, Pepper-Spray Protesters Calling for Justice for Elijah McClain, Protests Against Police Violence Gain Steam in NYC, Seattle, Philadelphia, Racist Symbols Come Down Across the Country Amid National Uprising, Trump Retweets Video of Supporter Shouting "White Power!", Facebook to…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Iran holds meeting with Taliban in Qatar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Senior leaders of the Taliban are currently stationed in Doha, Qatar, where Iran's special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian holds a meeting with them on Sunday.

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-29). No End to Illegal US Sanctions War on Iran. globalresearch.ca Since Iranians ended a generation of US installed fascist tyranny in 1979, both militant wings of its war party waged state terror on the Islamic Republic and its people. | Its main strategy has been and continues to be weaponized sanctions….

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2020-06-29). While the World Burns, the Road Map to War with Iran Continues. globalresearch.ca Let's face it, the long prediction held by many all agree on one thing, the US empire is on the way into the dustbins of history, but not without a fight to the end. Geopolitically speaking, the US military-industrial complex …

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-06-29). US-Iran Confrontation in Lebanon: Counter-measures and Escalation. globalresearch.ca It's looking like a long, hot summer, as tensions increase between Washington and Tehran, US elections approach, and the "maximum pressure" exercised by the US escalates. After Syria, it is Lebanon's turn. The country's financial failure has reached the point …

_____ (2020-06-29). US And Saudi Nuclear Program: The Trump Administration's Secrecy. popularresistance.org A recent report by the US House of Representatives revealed that Trump administration has accelerated the process of transferring "very sensitive" nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. | The US House of Representatives has revealed that the Donald Trump administration has tried to provide Saudi Arabia with highly sensitive and advanced nuclear technology as soon as possible, regardless of legal and security concerns, the report said. | The report also expressed concern about the Trump administration's secretive engagement with Saudi Arabia. | The report goes on to say that private companies that are in close contac…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Supporting private sector, govt.'s top priority: Veep. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri said that backing private sector is the main and top priority of the government, emphasizing that able and competent private sector will benefit for national interests and development of the country.

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Iranian military prosecutor says human error led to shooting down of Ukrainian airliner. yenisafak.com The shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran in January was due to human error and not an order from senior military authorities, the military prosecutor for Tehran province, Gholam Abbas Torki, said on Monday, Tasnim news agency reported.There was no indication that the downing of the airliner, which killed all 176 people aboard, was due to a cyber attack on Iran's missile or air defence systems, Torki said, adding that three people were under arrest related to the accident.

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Saudi, US officials call for extending UN arms embargo on Iran. yenisafak.com Saudi and U.S. officials on Monday urged the international community to extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran, warning that letting the ban expire would allow Tehran to further arm its proxies and destabilise the region.Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, and U.S. Iran envoy Brian Hook were speaking at a joint news conference in Riyadh.The venue displayed weapons, including drones and missiles, that Saudi authorities accuse Tehran of sending to Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement and which they said were used in cross-border attacks on Saudi cities.

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general. yenisafak.com On Jan. 3, a U.S. drone strike in Iraq killed Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force. Washington blamed Soleimani for masterminding attacks by Iran-aligned militias on U.S. forces in the region.

sputniknews (2020-06-29). Iran's Foreign Ministry Lambasts US, Europe for Funding 'Rogue Entity' MKO Terrorist Group. sputniknews.com Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on 25 June dismissed the US State Department's annual report on terrorism, claiming that the "biggest state sponsor of terrorism" was in no position to judge other countries.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Iran embassy objects over US ambassador remarks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Embassy of Iran in Lebanon has reacted to recent remarks of Dorothy Shea, US Ambassador to Lebanon.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Arrest warrant issued for Trump: Iran's Judiciary official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Tehran's prosecutor said that Iran's judiciary has issued an arrest warrant for Donald Trump regarding the assassination of Lt. General Soleimani.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Iran, Croatia review bilateral ties, latest development on JCPAO. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Zagreb Parviz Esmaieli met and held talks with Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grliƒá Radman on the expansion of bilateral ties and latest development on JCPAO.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Iran's gas exports at 3.6bn cubic meter hike last year: deputy oil min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Iran's export of gas increased about 3.6 billion cubic meter last year [ended March 20, 2020], showing a 26 percent hike as compared to the same period of last year.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Iran's Oil Ministry explains outcome of NIGC complaint against Turkmengaz. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — The General Directorate of Public Relations of Iran's Oil Ministry has explained the outcome of the International Court of Arbitration's ruling regarding the dispute between the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) and Turkmengaz.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Iran strongly condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan's Karachi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — In a message, Iranian Embassy to Pakistan, while expressing hope that the country would overcome sinister phenomenon of terrorism, strongly condemned the terrorist attack in the city of Karachi.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Iran censures naturalization of killing of civilians by US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — In a tweet, on Sunday, Iran's ministry of foreign affairs lambasted normalization and de-tabooing of the killing of civilians in US military operations.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Foreign Ministry spox presser. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) —Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi held a press conference on Monday, answering questions on a wide range of topics on regional and international developments.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). 'The Trucker and the Fox' to go on screen at Flahertiana Intl. Film Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Iranian documentary 'The Trucker and the Fox' by Arash Lahooti will be screened at the 20th edition of International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana in Russia.

Staff (2020-06-29). Iran Issues Arrest Warrant for Trump Over Suleimani Assassination. truthout.org The Iranian government on Monday issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump and recommended that he face "murder and terrorism charges" over the January

yenisafak (2020-06-28). US ambassador appears on Lebanese TV despite court-imposed ban. yenisafak.com Lebanese media broadcast interviews with the U.S. ambassador on Sunday, ignoring a ruling by a judge who banned the diplomat from television for a year over remarks that criticised the powerful Shi'ite movement Hezbollah.Hezbollah is the main political force behind the Lebanese government. Washington considers the heavily armed pro-Iran movement to be a terrorist group.In an interview with Saudi-owned AlHadath television on Friday, U.S. ambassador Dorothy Shea said Hezbollah's behaviour was preventing Lebanon from properly dealing with a deep economic crisis.A Shi'ite judge in the southern city of Tyre ruled on S…

sputniknews (2020-06-28). Iran's Revolutionary Guards Promise to Unveil New 'Surprise' Weapons Soon. sputniknews.com The announcement comes following a statement by a senior adviser to Iran's supreme leader last week that Tehran was done negotiating with US President Donald Trump and would defend itself should Washington make "any military move" against the Islamic Republic in the Persian Gulf.

sputniknews (2020-06-28). Iran Creates Rocket Launcher, Anti-Tank Missile, Sniper Rifle to Save on Arms Imports — Photo, Video. sputniknews.com The new weapons, developed by a Revolutionary Guards' agency responsible for military R&D, have been unveiled amid the Trump administration's ongoing effort to convince the international community to continue to enforce an arms embargo against Tehran after its October expiry date.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Iran, flagbearer in fight against narcotics in world: Gharibabadi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna, Kazem Gharibabadi said that Islamic Republic of Iran is forerunner and pioneer in the fight against narcotic drugs in the world.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Gasoline export to Venezuela trade deal: oil min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Stressing Iran has not given gasoline to Venezuela for free, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said that exporting gasoline to Venezuela was a trade deal.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Find the (best) Iranian Realtors in Toronto. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Home buying is often an organized process, and it may take a year or more before the actual purchase time arrives.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Iran COVID-19 update: 2,489 new infections, 144 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, the novel coronavirus disease has infected 2,489 people across the country in the past 24 hours.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Golestan prov., hub of Iran's silkworm farms. en.mehrnews.com GORGAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Golestan province, in north Iran, is one of the hubs of growing silkworms and producing silk in the country.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). People's livelihood must be our main concern: Ghalibaf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that the economy and people's livelihood must be the main concern of authorities at the present time.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). MEK, by all means a terror cult: Iran's Foreign Ministry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that MEK (Mujahedin-e Khalq) is a terror cult.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). US preventing export of medicine needed for chemical victims: Foreign Ministry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Referring to the remarks of FM Zarif, Iranian Foreign Ministry in its twitter account wrote that the United States is preventing export of the medicine needed for chemical warfare victims.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Iranian police bust over 16 tons of narcotics in a week: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Over 16 tons of illegal drugs have been busted by Iran's anti-narcotics police forces in the country in the last week, according to an official in Iran Drug Control Headquarters.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Black box of Ukrainian plane to be decoded on July 20: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand said on Sunday that decoding the black box of the Ukrainian plane will begin on July 20, under the supervision of an Iranian team in France.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Fourth conference on innovation and ijtihad from the perspective of Ayatollah Khamenei. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Fourth conference on innovation and ijtihad from the perspective of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will be held on June 29.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-27). Iran, Iraq emphasize strengthening security, peace cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — The Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq stressed the need for bolstering the development, peace and security cooperation between the two nations.

Michael Arria (2020-06-27). Palestinian Members of Israeli Parliament Call on Democrats to Oppose Annexation. commondreams.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with US President Donald Trump prior to the President's departure from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on May 23, 2017 in Jerusalem. (Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/bibi_trump_iran_0.jpg

Elijah Magnier (2020-06-27). Affrontement USA-Iran au Liban : contre-mesures et escalade. thealtworld.com L'été promet d'être long et chaud, alors que la tension monte entre Washington et Téhéran à l'approche des élections américaines et avec le resserrement de la ´ pression maximale ª exercée par les USA. Après la Syrie, c'est maintenant au tour du Liban. L'échec financier du pays a atteint un point de non-retour. Les USA tentent de rendre le Hezbollah, le plus puissant des alliés de l'Iran, responsable des conséquences de cette grave situation économique, même si leurs propres porte-parole admettent le contraire. Cependant, l'Iran et son allié ont décidé que la société libanaise à laquelle appartient le…

news.un (2020-06-27). FROM THE FIELD: 'Major breakthrough' in fight against diseases spread by mosquitos. news.un.org The UN nuclear agency (IAEA) has announced a major breakthrough in the bid to scale up technology designed to suppress disease-carrying mosquitos, and bring dengue, yellow fever and Zika under control.

yenisafak (2020-06-27). Iran reports 125 more fatalities from coronavirus. yenisafak.com Iran on Saturday confirmed 125 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 10,364.A further 2,456 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 220,180, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.She added that a total of 180,661 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, adding that 2,928 patients remain in critical condition.Over 1.58 million tests have been conducted in the country to date, Lari noted.Since originating in China last December, the pandemic has claimed over 494,400 lives in 188 countries and regions.More than 9…

yenisafak (2020-06-27). 'Existing tensions surfacing in new China-India row'. yenisafak.com The recent clashes between China and India are a manifestation of long-standing tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors, according to an expert on South Asian geopolitics."The Himalayan border problem between Pakistan, India, and China is not a new issue — it goes back at least 70 years," Umit Alperen, a researcher and professor, said in an online discussion with Cemal Demir, head of the Istanbul-based South Asia Strategic Research Center (GASAM).China and India's military clash can be seen as the surfacing of a tension that has been there for some time, and an escalation accelerated by domestic, r…

sputniknews (2020-06-27). Tehran Blast Took Place at Missile Production Facility, News Agency Claims, Citing Satellite Images. sputniknews.com A large explosion woke up the residents of the Iranian capital with a huge dawn-like blaze seen to the east of the city. The blast, officially attributed to an explosion of a leaky gas tank, shattered windows in some buildings, but ultimately resulted in no casualties.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-27). So-called 'maximum pressure' to hit enemies themselves: Leader. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that enemies' efforts to bring the Iranian nation to its knees is futile.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-27). COVID-19 cases surpass 220,000 in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infected 2,456 people and claimed the lives of 125 patients in the past day, a senior health official said.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-27). Iran accounts for 90% of global opium confiscation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Commander of the Border Guard of the Law Enforcement Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran (NAJA) Second Brigadier General Ahmad Ali Goudarzi said on Sat. that Iran accounts for 90% of global opium confiscation.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-27). World Refugee Day: time for rally around Iran on humanitarian purposes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — As I read the new Global Trends report issued last week from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, I cannot help but feel worried. 1 in 97 people worldwide has been forced to flee their homes. This represents 79.5 million people forcibly displaced in and out of their countries at the end of 2019 — an unprecedented number.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-27). Police seize over 1.4 tons of narcotics in Iran's Saravan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — Police forces of Sistan and Baluchestan have confiscated over 1.4 tons of illicit drugs in Saravan County, said the police chief on Saturday.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-27). Indian bank eyes non-oil imports from Iran to sustain rupee-rial trade. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) — India's UCO Bank is exploring the avenues to keep the rupee payment mechanism with Iran alive, amid the challenges made by the US' unilateral sanctions.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-27). Trump's talks offer with Venezuela, Iran doesn't mean policy shift: Argentinian Prof. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — The head of the International Relations Area for the Observatory of International Trade at the National University of Lujan in Argentina believes that US hostile policies toward Iran and Venezuela will continue despite Donald Trump's willingness to talk with Tehran and Caracas.