2020-07-04: News Headlines

Anand Naidoo (2020-07-04). The Heat: Iran arms embargo. america.cgtn.com The United States threatens Iran with military force to stop the Islamic Republic from acquiring nuclear weapons.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). Martyrdom of Lt.Gen. Soleimani biggest US gift to terrorism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said that the assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani was the biggest US gift to terrorism.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). VIDEO: Beauties of Arasbaran forest in NW Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Arasbaran Forest includes a vast green area extended from Ahar City to Aras River. It is a UNESCO registered biosphere in East Azarbaijan province.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). Fire in power plant in SW Iran contained. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — Firefighters of Khuzestan province have extinguished the fire in the Zargan power plant on Saturday afternoon.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). Head of Interpol in Iran holds talk with S Korean envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — Director General of Interpol in Iran met and held talks with South Korean Ambassador to Tehran, conferring on boosting bilateral ties.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). Over 2 tons of drugs busted in SE Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — The police forces of the Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran, have busted 2.246 tons of illegal drugs in an armed clash in Saravan County.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). Zarif to address virtual MED2020 on Mon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif is to deliver a speech at the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED2020), which is planned to be held via a video conference on Monday, July 6.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). FAO shares knowledge with Iran in Early Warning Action system. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — FAO, in collaboration with its national counterparts in Iran and Mongolia, facilitates the sharing of good practices and lessons learned in Disaster Risk Reduction and resilience-building between the two countries.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). Iran confirms 2,449 infections,148 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — Iran's Health Ministry announced that 2,449 new cases of infections with the novel coronavirus disease have been confirmed in the past 24 hours.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). Iran sues US for effect of sanction on spread of COVID-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — Iranian Vice-President for Legal Affairs Laya Joneydi said on Saturday that Iran has filed a complaint regarding the effect of sanctions on the fight against COVID-19.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). Iran triggered JCPOA DRM on at least 6 occasions: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that Iran has triggered JCPOA DRM on at least 6 occasions.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). Saudi media's insult to Ayat. Sistani, 'a vicious act'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — Head of Supreme Council of Ahl-ul-Bayt World Assembly on Sat. condemned Saudi Arabian media's insult to leading Iraq Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani and called it a 'vicious act'.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). Hezbollah denounces Saudi media's insult to Ayat. Sistani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah condemned, in a statement issued on Saturday, the insult of a Saudi Arabia's newspaper, Asharq al-Awsat, against Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani, top Iraqi Shia leader.

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

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-03). US files to seize Iranian shipments en route to Venezuela. peoplesdispatch.org Federal prosecutors in the United States have appealed for seizure of the four Iranian ships that are supplying petrol to Venezuela. A civil-forfeiture appeal was filed before a federal court in the US capital of Washington D.C. on Wednesday, July 2. The appeal to seize the ships is against an Iranian expatriate businessman in the United Kingdom, with alleged ties with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for having arranged the shipment. | The IRGC, the official paramilitary forces in Iran, has been named as a "terror" organization by the US, and prosecutors allege that the proceeds of the shipments will…

Scott Ritter (2020-07-03). If US attempts to seize Iranian tankers carrying oil to Venezuela now, de-escalation will be more difficult than ever. thealtworld.com To expand its "maximum pressure" sanctions campaign targeting Iranian oil and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Command, the …

_____ (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). 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.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-03). Iran enduring 40yrs of sanctions on human principles: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 03 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Paris Bahram Ghasemi said that Islamic Republic of Iran has endured sanctions against human standards for more than forty years.

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.

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). 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.

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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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.

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.

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.

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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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.