2020-06-30: News Headlines

news.un (2020-06-30). Iran nuclear deal still best way to ensure peace, DiCarlo tells Security Council. news.un.org The UN regrets that the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is in doubt, but notwithstanding current challenges, that landmark deal is still the best way to ensure that Iran's nuclear programme proceeds along a peaceful path, the UN's top political official said on Tuesday.

Ian Zabarte (2020-06-30). Nuclear Weapons' Testing in Nevada and the Shoshone People. The Dark Legacy of Radiation Exposure. globalresearch.ca Regarding Gary Martin's June 15 Review-Journal article, "Nuke test rumors spur Nevada lawmakers": As a Shoshone, we always had horses. My grandfather always told me, "Stop kicking up dust." Now I understand that it was because of the radioactive fallout….

_____ (2020-06-30). Iranian Arrest Warrant For Trump Shows How Disreputable US Presidency Has Become. popularresistance.org The arrest warrant issued by Iran for the murder of General Qassem Soleimani in January shows how disreputable the office of the US presidency has become. Trump has openly bragged about ordering the assassination of the widely revered Iranian commander. | There was a time when American presidents would at least use discretion in liquidating foreign enemies. Not Trump. He reveled in the murder. For the more liberal apologists of America's Murder Inc., Trump's kind of bravado is embarrassing. The president is just not supposed to divulge the bloody reality of Washington's lawlessness. Interpol, which serves as an i…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Iran records highest daily virus deaths since Feb.19. yenisafak.com Iran on Tuesday confirmed 167 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, the highest daily number of deaths since the virus was first detected on Feb. 19, country's health ministry said. | A further 2,457 people tested positive for COVID-19, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said. | Iranian authorities have so far reported 227,662 infections, including 10,817 deaths, Lari said. | She added that a total of 188,758 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, adding that 3,049 patients remain in critical condition. | Over 1.66 million tests have been conducted in the country to date,…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Iran: 13 die in clinic gas explosion. yenisafak.com The explosion injured six others, Tehran Emergency Department head Peyman Saberian told the semi-official Fars News Agency.Also, Hamid Reza Goudarzi, deputy governor of Tehran, said in a statement to state television that a gas leak had caused the explosion.The street that the explosion took place was closed to traffic and strict security measures were taken at the scene.*Writing by Havva Kara Aydin…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). US urges UN to extend Iran arms embargo. yenisafak.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to extend Tuesday an arms embargo against Iran and warned that ending it would risk stability in the Middle East."Iran will hold a sword of Damocles over the economic stability of the Middle East, endangering nations like Russia and China that rely on stable energy prices," Pompeo told a virtual UNSC session.The ban on arms transactions with Iran is set to expire Oct. 18, under terms of a 2015 nuclear deal.Pompeo said Iran could directly move to buy Russian fighter jets and upgrade its submarine fleet if the embargo expires and Tehran would be…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). France's oldest nuclear power plant shuts down. yenisafak.com France's oldest power plant Fessenheim went offline at midnight on Monday after 40 years of operation, the state-owned energy company EDF announced.France has 56 nuclear reactors currently in operation which provide 75% of the country's energy consumption, making the nation the world's biggest consumer of nuclear energy.The development of Fessenheim was welcome news for residents of the region, previously fairly devoid of industry or any commerce. The location was an attractive one for its proximity to Germany: Fessenheim is a commune located directly on the border, in the Haut-Rhin Department in the Grand Est re…

sputniknews (2020-06-30). Iran Urges UNSC Not to Surrender to 'Law of Jungle' By Backing US Arms Embargo Proposal. sputniknews.com UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday called on the UN Security Council to avoid surrendering to the "law of the jungle" by supporting the US proposal to extend the arms embargo on Tehran.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). German envoys signals end of his tenure in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Michael Klor-Berchtold pointed to the ending of his tenure in Iran as the ambassador of Germany.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Council for Modernization of Educational System. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — The meeting of the specialized council for the transformation and modernization of Iran's educational system was held in the presence of Iran's Minister of Education Mohsen Haji Mirzaei on Monday.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Border guards confiscate 1.4 tons of drugs in southeastern Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Anti-narcotics police forces have seized 1,438 kilograms of illicit drugs at Iran-Pakistan Mirjaveh border, in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Iran has no choice but to become stronger: IRGC cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — IRGC's first-in-command said that the Islamic Republic of Iran should become a model for the whole world and this requires becoming stronger.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Interior design of Dome of Soltaniyeh. en.mehrnews.com ZANJAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Dome of Soltaniyeh is Iran's magnificent turquoise-brick dome which is considered as a key monument in the history of Islamic architecture and the oldest double-shell dome in the world. The structure is a very exquisite mosque which is well-known in the world from the viewpoint of architecture, interior design and space.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Leaders of Astana Process to hold virtual meeting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Kremlin Spokesman announced on Tuesday that the Iranian, Russian, and Turkish presidents will hold a videoconference on the Syrian crisis tomorrow.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). US seeking to change Iran's Establishment: Russian envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya criticized the US Secretary of State's anti-Iranian statement at a Security Council meeting on Tuesday.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Iranian envoy submits credential to Austrian President. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Iran's new ambassador to Austria submitted his credentials to the Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen in a ceremony held At the Austrian Presidential Palace on Tuesday.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Saudi Arabia's false claims against Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) —Faisal bin Furhan Al Saud, Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia has claimed that Iran is a big danger for the Identity and future of Syria.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). A permanent member of UNSC has violated Res. 2231: FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council [UNSC] has violated the UN-drafted Resolution 2231 on Iran's 2015 nuclear deal.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). West Bank annexation continuation of Israeli occupation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — Iranian ambassador to Paris Bahram Ghasemi said on Tuesday that West bank annexation is the continuation of Israeli occupation and aggression.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Iran condemns attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) — The Spokesperson of the Iranian ministry of foreign affairs Seyyed Abbas Mousavi condemned the Monday Terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, which led into death of multiple people.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-30). Railway to connect Iran, Afghanistan within months: road min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) Iranian minister of road Mohammad Eslami announced on Tuesday that Iran and Afghanistan are to get connected through railway within the next few months.

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….

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 …

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 …

_____ (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). 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.

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.

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'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). '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.

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'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 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). 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). 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). 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.

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 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). 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). 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). 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.