2020-07-03: News Headlines

Richard D. Wolff (2020-07-03). Revolutionary Possibilities: Could U.S. Capitalism Turn Nationalist? counterpunch.org The Trump administration has turned sharply toward economic nationalism. It attacks and undermines the World Trade Organization, NATO, and the UN. Trump and other top officials explicitly insult many world leaders. He imposes high tariffs. Official statements renew and sustain Cold War-type attacks on China, Venezuela, Cuba, and Iran. Trump flirts openly with nationalists who

Lau Kin Chi (2020-07-03). Tokyo olympics and Fukushima 'revival'. mronline.org At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics a young man born on the day of Hiroshima nuclear bombing was selected to be the last torch bearer on the relay, to signify that Japan had stood up from nuclear ruin. In an attempt to replicate the 1964 Olympic theme, the Abe government has constructed the idea of a …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-07-03). US Imposes Additional Economic Sanctions Against Venezuela and Iran. globalresearch.ca The US government is seeking to economically drown Venezuela and Iran by wanting to seize fuel that Tehran is sending to Caracas. This is part of a sustained aggressive and illegal policy against both countries. The US Attorney's Office requested …

Shane Quinn (2020-07-03). US Downing of Iranian Airliner Gone From History. globalresearch.ca This article was first published on July 2, 2018, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the downing of Iran Air Flight 655 on July 3, 1988. Having found

_____ (2020-07-03). World Rebukes US Over Iran. popularresistance.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday sought to reassert America's waning influence on the world stage, challenging the U.N. Security Council to extend a U.N. arms embargo that is due to expire in October. Instead, America's top diplomat received a scolding from friends and foes alike in the 15-nation council, which roundly criticized Washington for withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal two years ago without a clear plan to limit Tehran's nuclear activities. | On a day when the European Union pointedly excluded the United States from a "safe list" of countries permitted to travel to the 27-member bloc, the c…

yenisafak (2020-07-03). Top Iran security body says cause of incident at Natanz nuclear site identified. yenisafak.com Iran's top security body said on Friday the cause of an incident and fire at the Natanz nuclear site had been determined and will be announced later, semi-official news agency Tasnim reported."Investigations by the relevant agencies have accurately determined the cause of the incident… at the Natanz nuclear complex," spokesman Keyvan Khosravi said, according to Tasnim. "Due to security considerations, the cause and manner of the incident will be announced at a convenient time."Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation initially reported an "incident" had occurred early on Thursday at Natanz. It later published a photo…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-03). Armed forces ready to respond to any US despicable move. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Defense (MoD) Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that Iran's Armed forces is ready to respond to any US malicious move authoritatively.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-03). Khaf-Herat railway to come on stream in Nov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — Khaf-Herat Railway will become operational before the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2021).

en.mehrnews (2020-07-03). Iran, Iraq discuss expansion of defense coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) — Iranian and Iraqi military officials discussed on the ways to expand security and defense cooperation between the two countries.

Leonid Savin (2020-07-02). US Begins Active Militarisation Of Space. thealtworld.com On 19 June, the unclassified section of the Pentagon's new space defence strategy was The publicly available document is short in length, but it clearly shows the position and intentions of the US military with regards to space — to achieve and retain US military superiority. | In the spirit of previous strategies and doctrines, Russia, China, Iran and North Korea, none of whic…

_____ (2020-07-02). Anti-Russia War Fever Spreads On Capitol Hill. popularresistance.org Groups of congressional Republicans and Democrats have visited the White House over the past two days for briefings on allegations that the Russian military intelligence agency GRU offered bounties to Taliban fighters who killed American soldiers in Afghanistan. | They have emerged bristling with demands for retaliation, with one Republican senator declaring, "I want to hear their plan for Taliban and GRU agents in body bags"—in other words, for military action by the United States against Russia, possessor of the world's second largest stockpile of nuclear weapons. | The "Russian bounties" campaign is a fa…

commondreams (2020-07-02). States Might Allow High Doses of Radiation to Public Before Evacuating From a Nuclear Accident During Viral Pandemic. commondreams.org ______________________________…

sputniknews (2020-07-02). Explosion in Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility Caused by Bomb, Report Claims. sputniknews.com An explosion at one of Iran's most important nuclear facilities, Natanz, took place on Thursday, damaging the power plant, but leaving its reactor intact. The cause of the explosion has not been officially confirmed.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-02). Iran agrees to compensate downed plane victims' families. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) —Sweden's foreign minister says Tehran has agreed to compensate the families of the foreign victims of the shot down plane.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-02). FM Zarif hopes for developing ties with Belarus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed his hope for developing bilateral ties between Iran and Belarus.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-02). Intl. Motorcycling, Automobile Academy inaugurated. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — The First International Academy of Iranian Motorcycling and Automobile Federation was inaugurated on Thu.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-02). Iran to overcome sanctions relying on its capabilities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Adviser for International Affairs said that Islamic Republic of Iran will overcome sanctions relying upon its capabilities and potentials.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-02). Ghalibaf stresses need to expand coop. with Belarus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf emphasized the need for expanding cooperation with Belarus is issues of mutual concerns.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-02). No victory would have been gained in absence of resistance. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that if it weren't for the resistance of Palestinian fighters, victory would not have been gained.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-02). Rouhani hopes for deepening ties with Belarus on Natl. Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed his hope for developing and broadening relations with Belarus.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-02). India welcomes setting up FTZ in Chabahar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) — Indian government welcomed setting up a Free Trade Zone [FTZ] in Iran's Chabahar Port.

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). 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…

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…

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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). Tehran's City Theater hosts 1st performance under Covid-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — After 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), preserving health and safety protocols.

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). 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). 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). 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). ICFI, Alhoda Institution explore avenues for further coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) — The managing director of Alhoda International, Cultural, Artistic, and Publishing Institution and the head of Iran Cultural Fairs Institute (ICF) met to develop cultural relations and executive cooperation.

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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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.

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….

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,…