2020-07-01: News Headlines

yenisafak (2020-07-01). 'Priority in Syria political unity, territorial integrity'. yenisafak.com Protecting the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria is a priority, the Turkish president said Wednesday."Maintaining the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria, the establishment of calm on the ground and a lasting solution to the conflict are our priority," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a Turkey-Russia-Iran summit under the Astana process via video conference."We'll continue to do our best to provide peace, security and stability in our neighbor Syria," he said.The trilateral meeting is ongoing with the attendance of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Puti…

sputniknews (2020-07-01). Labour Party Demands China Be Removed From UK 5G and Nuclear Power Projects. sputniknews.com The Labour Party has taken a harsher line on China in recent weeks, offering support for Hong Kong opposition protesters and criticising the government in Beijing for its new national security law.

Germán Gorraiz López (2020-07-01). What Is the United States Plotting in Kashmir and Balochistan? The Destabilization of Pakistan? globalresearch.ca The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (OCS), founded in 2001 by the Shanghai Five (China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan) and to which Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan were later added would be the ALBA and Iran countries. Hard core of resistance to world …

_____ (2020-07-01). Venezuela Slams Interpol Arrest Of CLAP Contractor In Cape Verde. popularresistance.org Alex Nain Saab Moran, 48, was arrested on the archipelago island while on a technical stop-over in his private jet on Friday. He was allegedly en route to the Islamic Republic of Iran to negotiate food import contracts on behalf of the government's subsidized CLAP food program, as well as medicine and other imports needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced Saab's arrest as "illegal," claiming that no Interpol warrant existed at the time of detention. He also accused the French-based international policing organization of violating "the diplomatic immunity which international…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). Human rights just tool in service of US malign aspirations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry's Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi described human rights just a tool in service of US malign aspirations, saying it is not a sincere concern for US.

yenisafak (2020-07-01). Iran reports 141 more fatalities from coronavirus. yenisafak.com Iran on Wednesday confirmed 141 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 10,958.A further 2,549 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 230,211, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.She added that a total of 191,487 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, adding that 3,081 patients remain in critical condition.Over 1.69 million tests have been conducted in the country to date, Lari noted.Iran sees an upward trend in daily infections in many provinces as Khuzestan, Razavi Khorasan, West and East Azerbaijan, Kurd…

yenisafak (2020-07-01). Turkey, Russia, Iran commit to Syria's unity, independence. yenisafak.com Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin, and Hassan Rouhani released a 14-item statement after a videoconference where they discussed the current situation in Syria.The leaders reviewed the developments following their last meeting in Ankara last September and "reiterated their determination to enhance the trilateral coordination in light of their agreements," according to the statement.The leaders "emphasized their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic as well as to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter," the statement said.They also…

sputniknews (2020-07-01). US Doesn't Rule Out Military Action Against Iran Amid Push to Renew UN Arms Embargo. sputniknews.com The demand for an extension to the embargo has not garnered support in the UN Security Council, so the US wants to trigger the snapback mechanism outlined in the 2018 nuclear deal — despite no longer being a member of the agreement.

sputniknews (2020-07-01). S. Korea's President Reportedly Says Trump-Kim Summit Is Needed Before US November Election. sputniknews.com US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met three times in the period between 2018 and 2019 to discuss, among other topics, the Korean peninsula and the possibility of denuclearization. However, the three one-on-one summits fell far short of achieving their goals.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). Iran records 2,549 new COVID-19 cases. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease has infected 2,549 people across Iran in the past 24 hours, according to the Iranian Health Ministry.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). Kazakhstan, one of Iran's top priorities for extraterrestrial cultivation: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Majid Samadzadeh Saber on Wed. described Kazakhstan as Iran's priorities for extraterrestrial cultivation.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). Destructive, destabilizing presence of US, 'real threat to region'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said that destructive and destabilizing presence of the United States is the real threat to the region.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). France repeats meddlesome comments on Iran's internal affairs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — France has once again made meddlesome comments over Iran's internal affairs following a death sentence issued for Ruhollah Zam, the administrator of the Amad News counterrevolutionary website and Telegram channel.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). VIDEO: Mustsee Bandar-e Kong in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Bandar-e Kong which is located in the Central District of Bandar Lengeh County, Hormozgan Province, southern Iran enjoys unique tourist attractions.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). Iran, Belarus Legal Medical Organizations hold meeting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) —The first educational video conference between members of Iran and BelarusLegal Medical Organizations was held on Wednesday.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). Iran's Parl. speaker pens letter to heads of intl. assemblies on Israeli occupation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf penned letters to the heads and secretary generals of international institutions and forums and called on them to adopt decisive steps in confronting and halting Israeli regime's illegal measures.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). Zionist only understand language of resistance: Parl. speaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that Zionists understand the language of resistance ONLY.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). Iran to continue to support Syrian government, people with greater vigor. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Condemning any sanctions against nations in the world, especially Syria, President Rouhani stressed Iran will continue to support the Syrian government and people with greater vigor.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). AEOI chief to brief MPs on Iran's nuclear activities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi will go to the Parliament to discuss nuclear-related issues on Sunday (July 5).

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). Iranian-Turkish border guards enjoy good interaction: Cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Brigadier General Ahmad Ali Goudarzi, Border Guards Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran police said in a meeting with Iranian ambassador to Turkey, that the interaction between Iranian and Turkish border guards is of high quality and we are looking forward to expanding our interactions and cooperation more and more.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). Breathtaking scenery of Gilan Province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Gilan province is located in the north of Iran on the south-western coast of Caspian Sea. With its dense forests, mild climate and beautiful sea shores, Gilan province is the most visited destination for Iranian tourists.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). Tehran's City Theater hosts 1st performance under Covid-19 outbreak. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — After almost five months of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, Sayeh Hall of Tehran's City Theater hosted its first performance in the current year (started March 20), allocating half of its capacity to audiences, preserving health and safety protocols.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). Caesar sanctions 'economic terrorism': Iran's envoy to Brussels. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Addressing the IV Conference on 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region', Iranian ambassador to Brussels Gholamhossein Dehghani named the US Caesar sanctions against Syria as 'economic terrorism'.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-01). Leader urges probe into deadly blast at a Tehran clinic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 01 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei offered commiserations over the death of a number of people in an explosion and at a medical clinic in northern Tehran, stressing the need for a probe into the causes of the incident.

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.

Fight Back (2020-06-30). Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump and his accomplices. fightbacknews.org According to Iran's authoritative FARS News Agency, arrest warrants have been issued, June 29, for U.S. President Trump and 35 others implicated in the assassination of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani. | Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Mohsen Baharvand said, "Our intelligence and security forces have identified nearly 40 Americans who have ordered, assisted and collaborated in the assassination, and a number of others – including the U.S. drone operators, that have conducted the attack – are yet to be identified, which will be done soon," | Lieutenant General Soleimani was killed by a U.S. drone strike on Bag…

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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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 (2020-06-30). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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 (2020-06-29). 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….