2020-07-28: News Headlines

Gareth Porter (2020-07-28). How a Police Spy's Stunning Testimony Threatens the Official US-Israeli AMIA Bombing Narrative. globalresearch.ca Revelations by a former police spy upend the official story blaming Iran for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, and suggest a cover-up by dirty war elements may have let the real culprits off the …

Aidan Jonah (2020-07-28). Who's behind the Canadian Think Tank Pushing for Sanctions against China and Iran? dissidentvoice.org The "independent" think tank, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute recently called for China and Iran to be severely punished for allegedly covering up the original outbreak and failing to respond to COVID-19 in time. This was done in ignorance of both Canada's PM Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump's failure to listen to military intelligence warning …

South Front (2020-07-28). Video: Israel Reinforces Troops Near Golan Heights Fearing Hezbollah Retaliation to Strikes on Syria. globalresearch.ca The Middle East is rapidly moving towards a new round of confrontation between the US-Israeli bloc and Iranian-led Shiite forces. | On July 26, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) deployed M109 Doher howitzers near the separation line with Lebanon. The deployment …

Sina Toossi (2020-07-28). The Beginning of the U.S.-Iran Hot War? globalresearch.ca "Americans should not blame others in vain," Iranian general Esmail Gha'ani has

_____ (2020-07-28). Killing Democracy In The United States. popularresistance.org I fear that it either can't or won't end because, as Martin Luther King, Jr., pointed out in 1967 during the Vietnam War, the United States remains the world's greatest purveyor of violence — and nothing in this century, the one he didn't live to see, has faintly proved him wrong. Considered another way, Washington should be classified as the planet's most committed arsonist, regularly setting or fanning the flames of fires globally from Libya to Iraq, Somalia to Afghanistan, Syria to — dare I say it — in some quite imaginable future Iran, even as our leaders invariably boast of having the world's greatest fir…

_____ (2020-07-28). The Beginning Of The US-Iran Hot War? popularresistance.org Washington, DC — "Americans should not blame others in vain," Iranian general Esmail Gha'ani has declared, "this is a fire they have lit and today has engulfed them." Gha'ani, a veteran military commander who heads the Quds Force, the branch of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) responsible for extraterritorial operations, was speaking about the massive fire that has overtaken a U.S. navy vessel in San Diego. | Gha'ani chose his words carefully. He skirted suggesting that Iran had a role in the blaze, instead saying it was the "result of the actions and crimes of the American government" and wa…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Iran records 235 more deaths from COVID-19. yenisafak.com Iran on Tuesday confirmed 235 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 16,147, according to an official. | A further 2,667 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the overall count to 296,273, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said. | She said more than 257,019 people have so far recovered and been discharged from hospitals, adding that 3,902 patients remain in critical condition. | Over 2.38 million tests have been conducted in the country to date, Lari added. | The alarming surge in daily fatalities has sent shockwaves across Iran as t…

yenisafak (2020-07-28). Nukes guarantee N. Korea's safety, future: Kim Jong-un. yenisafak.com North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has said the country's nuclear capabilities will permanently guarantee its "national security and future," according to media reports on Tuesday.His remarks came at an event in the capital Pyongyang on Monday night to mark the 67th anniversary of the end of the 1950-1953 Korean War, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.They were a clear signal that North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons and views them as an essential means of deterrence."Thanks to our reliable and effective self-defense war deterrence, there will no longer be war on this land and our na…

sputniknews (2020-07-28). US Navy Slams Iranian Military Drills in Strategic Strait of Hormuz as 'Irresponsible and Reckless'. sputniknews.com At the same time, Washington has repeatedly ignored Tehran's calls for the US to stop sending its carriers to the Gulf and its warnings that such actions only contribute to the escalation of tensions in the region, not to security.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Ardabil province exports up 6% in first quarter. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — A total of 33,548 tons of non-oil goods worth $32 million were exported from the northwestern Ardabil province during the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 20- June 20), a senior customs official said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Iran, Azerbaijan Republic emphasize developing bilateral ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan stressed the need to expand and develop bilateral ties.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Resistance countries has right to respond Zionist aggression. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) —The Popular Resistance Committee issued a statement stressing that "It is the right of Hezbollah, the Palestinian Resistance, Syria, and Iran to respond to any aggression by the Zionist enemy."

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Outgoing Iranian envoy bids farewell to Omani FM official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — The outgoing Iranian Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman bid farewell to the Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry of Oman Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Al Busaidi in Muscat on Tue.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). 2 short animations win at Cinrecreo. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Iranian short animated pieces 'The Fox' directed by Sadegh Javadi and 'Pet Man' by Marzieh Abrar-Paydar win Cinrecreo youth short film festival awards in Ecuador.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Iran, Austria discuss boosting academic ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA)— Officials of Iran and Austria's emphasized boosting research and academic cooperation in the form of 17 joint research projects.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Iran not to tolerate US provocations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic will not tolerate US unusual and illegal behaviors.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). US officials tour to region aimed at Iranophobia, instability. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister's Senior Assistant in Special Political Affairs said that trip of Americans to the region is aimed at spread of 'Iranophobia' and 'instability'.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Iran records 2,667 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,667 people and claimed 235 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). Iran's Kerman attracts $ 282m foreign investment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — The Deputy Director General of Economic Affairs and Finance of Kerman Hamid Shahsavari said that Kerman has attracted 282 million dollars' foreign investment during six years.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-28). VIDEO: 'Great Prophet-14' military drill in south of Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced that its forces have started the final stage of the 'Great Prophet-14' military drill in the south of Iran on Tuesday.

_____ (2020-07-28). Iran's Future Will Be Prosperous: A 150-Year Fight for Sovereignty From Oil to Nuclear Energy. strategic-culture.org This is Part 3 of the series "Follow the Trail of Blood and Oil".

_____ (2020-07-27). State Dept Abandons Families Of Mercenaries Detained In Venezuela. popularresistance.org The Grayzone has confirmed that former US ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson traveled to Venezuela on Monday, July 13, following conversations with the families of former Green Beret soldiers Luke Denman and Airan Berry. Venezuelan authorities detained Berry and Denman on May 4, after they participated in a failed mercenary invasion of Venezuela with the stated goal of kidnapping the country's elected president, Nicolas Maduro. | Mark Denman, the younger brother of the detained mercenary Luke Denman, told The Grayzone that Richardson had agreed to help his family after the US Department of State failed to offer…

teleSUR (2020-07-27). Venezuela: Authorities Postpone Electoral Registration Day. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) President Indira Alfonzo Sunday announced that the Special Electoral Registration Day will be postponed due to the radical quarantine applied in several regions of the country. | RELATED: | The COVID-19 local resurgence that has been registered in different communities forced authorities to apply a radical quarantine in the states of Miranda, Zulia, Sucre, La Guaira, Tachira, and Bolivar…

Karl Grossman (2020-07-27). Ohio nuclear scandal 2020. nationofchange.org The U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI last week charged the speaker of the Ohio House of Representative and four others in a scheme to use ratepayers money to keep two decrepit nuclear power plants operating.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Expanding transit infrastructure to increase deterrence power. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri said the development of domestic transit infrastructure to connect the country to international corridors will increase Iran's deterrence power.

yenisafak (2020-07-27). Iran moves mock-up US carrier to mouth of Gulf. yenisafak.com Iran has moved a mock-up U.S. aircraft carrier to the strategic Strait of Hormuz, satellite images show, suggesting it will use the look-alike vessel for target practice in war games in a Gulf shipping channel vital to world oil exports.The use of dummy American warships has become an occasional feature of training by Iran's Revolutionary Guards and its naval forces, including in 2015 when Iranian missiles hit a mock-up resembling a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.Tehran, which opposes the presence of U.S. and Western navies in the Gulf, frequently holds naval war games in the strategic Strait, the conduit for some…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). US cannot tell India what to do in Chabahar port: Indian ambs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — India has told the Americans that the United States "cannot tell the country what to do" in the strategic Iranian seaport of Chabahar.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). US harassment of Iranian airliner unforgivable: Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — Emphasizing that the recent US harassment of a passenger plane is a gross violation of international law, Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi called the US action unforgivable.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Ukraine's 3 scenarios for further fight PS752 talks with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Ukranian Deputy FM unveiled three scenarios for holding further talks with Iran about the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crashed outside Iran's capital on January 8.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Petrochemical industries playing key role in non-oil exports. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that petrochemical and steel industries are playing a key role in the field of production and non-oil export in the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Stronger army can foil enemies' plots, excessive demands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) — Iranian Army Commander said that stronger and more capable army which is equipped with high capability in scientific terms can guarantee security of country in the face of enemies' excessive demands.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Global history demonstrating political irrationality. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA)-Referring to harassment of Iranian airliner by US warplanes and different lawlessness of Trump administration, Prof. Adib-Moghaddam says global history is demonstrating a period of political irrationality and incompetence.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Iran, Iraq emphasize coop. in maintaining common interests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq stressed the need to continue cooperation in line with preserving common interests between the two country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Naval training centers must be upgraded: Khanzadi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that naval training centers of Iran's Army must be upgraded with latest technology.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Over 66000 tons of basic good enters Iran' largest ocean port. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — The Director-General of Ports and Maritime Affairs of Sistan and Baluchestan announced the arrival of a ship carrying 66,700 tons of sugar to Chabahar port.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Iran produces anti-corona 'ACTEMRA' drug. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — The Director-General of Iran's Food and Drug Administration (IFDA) for Drugs and Controlled Substances Affairs said that Iran managed to produce "ACTEMRA" drug for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). IRIAF to unveil more aircraft similators: cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — The Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) said that the force is working on simulators of other aircraft which soon be unveiled.

RT (2020-07-26). US claims 'no one' wants to allow Iran to buy & sell weapons as arms embargo set to expire. rt.com No one wants to give Iran the opportunity to buy and sell weapons, Washington has claimed, arguing that regional security would suffer if an arms embargo on Tehran is allowed to expire. | There is no desire to give Iran a chance to enter the arms trade, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Sunday. He supported the rather presumptuous claim by insisting that the conflict in Syria would worsen if the current weapons embargo on Tehran is lifted. The official accused Iran of bypassing international restrictions and warned that Middle East peace would be threatened if the current sanctions were lo…

Abdul Rahman (2020-07-26). Iran faces twin challenges of COVID-19 and American sanctions. peoplesdispatch.org The worst hit country in West Asia, Iran has had a tough time coping with the pandemic amid US sanctions. It has resorted to strengthening links with countries such as Russia and China towards this end…

Elijah Magnier (2020-07-26). Iran-Russia-China: a strategic alliance is born while the US loses ground and allies. thealtworld.com In 2005 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began "

Elijah Magnier (2020-07-26). Iran-Russie-Chine : naissance d'une alliance stratégique alors que les USA perdent du terrain et leurs alliés. thealtworld.com En 2005, le président iranien Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a commencé à ´

Robert J. Burrowes (2020-07-26). The Global Elite's Coup Against Humanity. Fear and "Submissive Obedience" globalresearch.ca Any serious study of the relevant scholarly literature reveals at least four possible paths to "human extinction": nuclear war, the climate catastrophe, the deployment of 5G and biodiversity collapse. | Moreover, as I have documented previously, under cover of a virus …

yenisafak (2020-07-26). Putin says Russian Navy to get hypersonic nuclear strike weapons. yenisafak.com Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday the Russian Navy would be armed with hypersonic nuclear strike weapons and underwater nuclear drones, which the defence ministry said were in their final phase of testing.Putin, who says he does not want an arms race, has often spoken of a new generation of Russian nuclear weapons that he says are unequalled and can hit almost anywhere in the world. Some Western experts have questioned how advanced they are.The weapons, some of which have yet to be deployed, include the Poseidon underwater nuclear drone, designed to be carried by submarines, and the Tsirkon (Zircon)…

sputniknews (2020-07-26). Netanyahu Says Won't Allow Iran's Military to Establish Itself Along Israeli Border. sputniknews.com Earlier this week, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said in a statement that the country's armed forces were stepping up security measures on the northern border on the heels of an escalation unfolding on the frontier with Lebanon and Syria.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). Iran to continue peaceful nuclear program: Deputy FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi said that Iran will continue its peaceful nuclear program in accordance with IAEA regulations.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). KTAI corridor launched to connect Iran to central Asia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — According to IRICA Director of Transit Bureau, Iran has sent two cargoes from Shahid Rajaee Port in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas to Kyrgyzstan through Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran (KTAI) corridor.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). Iran steel production on positive track despite pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — According to the World Steel Association recent release, 'June 2020 crude steel production', Iran's steel production has grown by 10.2 percent.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). FM Zarif to address online lecture on Mon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to deliver a speech at an online lecture titled 'The World in Transition', which is planned to be held via a live Instagram on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). US to continue efforts to extend Iran arms embargo: Hook. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — Repeating allegations against Tehran, US representative for Iran affairs Brian Hook said that Washington will continue efforts to extend the UN arms embargo on Iran which is due to expire in October.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-26). UK media reveals Pompeo's role in assassinating Iran Gen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) — UK-based The Guardian newspaper in an editorial revealed the role of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in assassinating former IRGC Quds Force Commander Martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.