2020-08-28: News Headlines

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-08-28). Normal Has Failed. Be As Weird As You Like. thealtworld.com Consumerism is unsustainable. Competition is unsustainable. Imperialism is unsustainable. | Our species is standing on the brink of an extinction-level event due to ecosystemic collapse or nuclear war, and it is because of the way that we have lived on this planet up until this point. If we keep moving in this direction we will go the way of the dinosaur in the not-too distant future and take most terrestrial life with us. Maybe even all of it. | The imperfect and immature nature of our newly evolved capacity for language and abstract thought, combined with our social nature as primates, has caused our species to…

Carla Stea (2020-08-28). "Modern Attilla the Hun" Ravages Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iran… China and Russia Block The Momentum, Are They the Next Targets? globalresearch.ca In 1991-1992, just prior to, and following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US gloated over its global supremacy which, of course guaranteed its unfettered dominance of United Nations agencies, the most powerful of which is the UN Security …

Comitato No Nato No Guerra (2020-08-28). Appeal to the Leaders of the Nine Nuclear Weapon States. globalresearch.ca Initiative of the No War No NATO Campaign: | We, the people of good will, of all walks of life, living on all continents and professing different creeds and religions, direct your attention to the threat of an all-out nuclear war …

Comitato No Nato No Guerra (2020-08-28). Apelo Aos Dirigentes Dos Nove Estados Detentores De Armas Nucleares (China, Franàßa, Ândia, Israel, Coreia do Norte, Paquistà£o, Rússia, Reino Unido e Estados Unidos da América). globalresearch.ca Nós, pessoas de boa vontade, de todas as etnias e de todas as classes socioeconómicas, a viver em todos os continentes e a professar credos e religiàµes distintas, dirigimos a vossa atenàßà£o para a ameaàßa de uma guerra nuclear total …

_____ (2020-08-27). Nuclear Power In The Green New Deal? popularresistance.org Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest in a Green New Deal and there are many versions proposed in different countries. At the same time, there has also been criticism of these proposals on many counts, including the fact that they typically don't include nuclear energy. | This criticism misses a basic point: a Green New Deal is, by its very definition, much more than an emissions reduction plan. As we argue below, the other attributes that characterize Green New Deals, rule out nuclear energy as an option. | Like the original New Deal of U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s, all…

Scott Ritter (2020-08-27). US Is Willing to Dismantle the UN Security Council to Put Pressure on Iran. globalresearch.ca In a world where American exceptionalism and unilateralism has become common currency, the brazenness of Secretary of State Pompeo's bid to impose "snap back" inspections of Iran takes the cake. Moreover, it's doomed to fail. | When it comes to …

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-27). Army marks Government Week with issuing a statement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran called on all governmental officials to take revolutionary steps in solving economic problems overshadowing the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-27). Germany seeking to impose arms embargo on Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Leveling accusations against Iran, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas pointed to efforts to impose an arms embargo against the Islamic Republic in the future.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-27). Developing Iran only oceanic port, JCPOA salient achievement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — The Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Department General said that development of Iran's only oceanic port "Chabahar" is the salient achievement of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-27). China welcomes Iran-IAEA agreement: FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — China welcomed and applauded that the IAEA and Iran reached an agreement on the resolution of the safeguards implementation issues after friendly consultations.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-27). Trade activity in Mehran Border Crossing increases. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) on Thu. revealed that trade and business activity at Mehran Border Crossing increased to four days a week.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-27). Iran, Turkmenistan stress expanding trade, transit coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkmenistan called for broadening and developing trade and transit cooperation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-27). IRCS announces readiness to help flood-hit Afghan people. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Head of Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) said that the body is ready to help flood-stricken people in Afghanistan.

_____ (2020-08-27). Lebanon: Inconvenient Truths About Syria, Iran, Hezbollah And The Shia 'Street'. popularresistance.org There's been a lot of nonsense passing as truth in post-blast Lebanon reporting. Most centers around alarmism about Hezbollah's nefarious influence, the West's "opportunity" to destroy it, and the supposed struggle with Russia, China, and Iran for paternalist-preeminence in a country that isn't ours (or theirs) to preside over in the first place. There's little discussion in most mainstream reporting on the minor matter of why Hezbollah gained influence in the first place. Shia Muslims are difficult to provoke and almost impossible to suppress once aroused. Long led by a more "quietist" strand of conservative, ap…

Iran-Eurica (2020-08-26). Manufacturing Misconceptions About Iran and the Persistent Misguided Decisions of the US Government. globalresearch.ca The narrative of "regime change in Iran" has turned into a profitable industry run by those who indoctrinate White House officials with misperceptions about the course of events in Iran, and by doing so, mislead US policies vis-à -vis Tehran. Indeed, …

South Front (2020-08-26). Video: Massive Explosion Rocks Syria's Arab Gas Pipeline. Terrorist Attack. globalresearch.ca A large explosion rocked the Arab Gas Pipeline in Syria on August 24 causing a blackout in the country's capital Damascus and multiple other cities and towns. | The explosion occurred between the towns of Ad Dumayr and Adra the a …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-26). UNSC rejects US demand for snapback sanctions against Iran. peoplesdispatch.org The admissibility of the notice submitted by Pompeo last week was questioned by 13 out of 15 members of the UNSC. Even US allies have pointed out that having left the deal in 2018, it cannot ask for sanctions…

Leonid Savin (2020-08-26). The world is going to multipolarity. thealtworld.com Leonid Savin, a Russian political analyst, is of the opinion that the world is moving in the direction of "multipolarity" as the world is fed up with unipolar moves by Washington. | "The world is going to multipolarity, and humanity is tired of Washington's dominance and unipolar operations," Savin tells the Tehran Times. | Savin also says Moscow is looking to the East as Russians have bitter memories of the West. | "Russian decision-makers started looking to the East more and more. Because historically, we faced serious threats from the West." | Following is the full text of the interview: | Q: Iran and Russia a…

WSWS (2020-08-26). Pompeo in Middle East to cement Israel-Gulf alliance against Iran. wsws.org Pompeo made it very clear who was the master in this relationship and that China's increasing trade and investment ties with Israel were unacceptable.

Steven Sahiounie (2020-08-26). Iran Shops for Weapons in Moscow, while the US Is Sidelined. globalresearch.ca The

news.un (2020-08-26). UN again calls for full ratification of nuclear test-ban treaty. news.un.org Achieving a nuclear-free world is the best way to honour lives devastated by these weapons, the UN disarmament chief told a virtual meeting held on Wednesday to commemorate the International Day against Nuclear Tests, observed annually on 29 August.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-08-26). Catholics Against Nukes: Archbishop Wester, the Church and Nuclear Deterrence. globalresearch.ca In what is a turn-up for the books, a senior voice of the Catholic Church made something of an impression this month that did not incite scandal, hot rage, or the commencement of an investigation. It did, however, agitate a …

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Ayatollah Khamenei condoles demise of Hosseinian. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei expressed condolences over the demise of Hojatoleslam Ruhollah Hosseinian.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Leader attends 1st night of Muharram mourning ceremony. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) —The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei attended the first night of mourning ceremony of Muharram, marking the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), at the Husseiniyeh of Imam Khomeini on Wed.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Iranian Animation "H2 Hope" vie at two intl. Film Festivals. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — The short animation "H2 Hope", co-directed by Ashkan Rahgozar and Negin Khajehaei, is accepted at the Bucheon International Fantasy Film Festival and the Comics and Animation Festival in Greece.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). US premier violator of JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Iran's Presidential Aide for Legal Affairs Laya Joneidi named the US as the 'premier violator of the JCPOA'.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Relations with Zionist Regime criteria for US terror list. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that relation with the Zionist Regime is a criterion for US State Department's terror list.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Iranian defense sector independent from foreign countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force said on Wednesday that having access to modern equipment, the Iranian defense sector is now standing on its feet independent from any other countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). India's sugar consignment to Afghanistan arrives in Chabahar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — A cargo ship carrying the first sugar consignment of the Indian private sector to Afghanistan has docked at the southern Iranian port of Chabahar.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Iraq continuing anti-ISIL fight with Iran, Syria & Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — The spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji informed that the 'quadruple security center' comprised of Iraq, Iran, Russia and Syria, is continuing its fight against the ISIL.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Khaji calls for active role of UN in helping Yemeni people. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister's Senior Assistant in Special Political Affairs Ali-Asghar Khaji called on the United Nations to play a more active role in helping the Yemeni people.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Trump's latest move regarding Iran isolates US: Cyr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) —American Professor believes the US move in the UNSC regarding Iran has isolated the US, adding that the issue of the UN has been a controversial issue in the US domestic policy.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Sidelines of Cabinet Session. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — In the sideline of Iran's Cabinet session, some Iranian Ministers answered some questions proposed by reporters.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Iran coronavirus update: 2,243 cases, 119 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — As of Wednesday, the total number of coronavirus cases in Iran has passed 365,000, of whom 21,020 have lost their lives to the deadly virus.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-26). Iranian envoy to UK reacts to UNSC's rejection of US bid. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) — The Iranian ambassador to London has reacted to the isolation of the United States at the UN Security Council for the second time and said there is no consensus on US bid to return Iran's sanction.

sputniknews (2020-08-26). Russia, Iran, Turkey Issue Joint Statement on Syria Condemning Israeli Attacks, US Theft of Oil. sputniknews.com The statement was formulated on the sidelines of the meeting of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, a United Nations-facilitated negotiating platform aimed at reconciling the Syrian government and the opposition and establishing an enduring peace in the war-torn country.

_____ (2020-08-26). Trump and Pompeo Craft No-Win Solutions for the World. strategic-culture.org You have to hand it to the sociopaths running U.S. foreign policy, they are very adept at creating no-win scenarios for their opponents. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was just handed a major defeat at the United Nations Security Council, who voted down a resolution to extend the arms embargo against Iran. | That embargo is set to expire in October as part of the U.S. unilaterally pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known colloquially as the Iran Nuclear Deal. | But Pompeo and President Trump only wanted that vote, in my opinion, to force out into the open their ability to impose the 's…

yenisafak (2020-08-26). Pompeo, Emirati officials discuss ceasefire in Libya and Gulf unity. yenisafak.com U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Emirati officials discussed on Wednesday regional and bilateral issues, including a lasting ceasefire in Libya, Gulf unity and Iran's "malign influence" in the region, a statement from a spokesperson of U.S. State Department said.Pompeo met the United Arab Emirates' Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, and National Security Advisor Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed in Abu Dhabi, spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-08-25). Alliance Between Venezuela and Iran Evolves into the Military Sphere. globalresearch.ca The alliance between Venezuela and Iran seems to be taking new directions. The ties between the two countries began to strengthen in an economic sphere when, in the first half of 2020, Tehran started sending oil ships to Venezuela, circumventing …

South Front (2020-08-25). Video: Pro-Iranian Forces Attack US Convoys Withdrawing from Largest Base in Iraq. globalresearch.ca The US military has been facing increasing pressure from local resistance forces and pro-Iranian groups in Iraq. | On August 21, an improvised explosive device (IED) reportedly struck a vehicle of company working with the U.S.-led coalition in Aweerij, south of …

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). UNSC not able to take action on US move against Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — UN Security Council President Dian Triansyah Djani said on Tuesday that he is not in a position to take further action on the attempt by the US to re-impose all UN sanctions on Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Ehsan Hajsafi to join Greece's Aris Thessaloniki. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — A Greek website has reported that the Iranian midfielder, Ehsan Hajsafi, who plays for Tractor Sazi, will leave his team in case it loses the semi-final match at the Iranian Hazfi Cup.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). US police brutality stems from racist way of thinking: Veep. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iran's First Vice-President on Tue. blasted US police for its brutalities against the American people and said that US' police behavior is the outcome of domination of racist thoughts in that country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). IAEA vows to fulfill obligations responsibly despite pressure. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — The head of the UN nuclear watchdog stressed that his organization will carry out its commitments regrading Iran responsibly and independently, despite some pressures.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Jahangiri felicitates Independence Day of Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri congratulated the Independence Day of Ukraine on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Rouhani orders implementation of new Iran-India tax laws. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, on Tuesday, ordered the finance ministry to implement a new law of an agreement between Iran an India made on double-taxation avoidance and tax-evasion prevention.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Iranian 'Crab' wins Special Jury Prize at Hiroshima Filmfest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug, 25 (MNA) — Iranian short animation 'Crab' directed by Shiva Sadegh Asadi won the Special Jury Prize in the 18th Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2020.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Grossi negotiating IAEA's safeguards verification activities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — In a tweet on Tuesday, the IAEA Chief Rafael Grossi said during his ongoing visit to Iran, he is seeking to reach an agreement with the Iranian side on IAEA's safeguards verification activities in the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). Iran's government not waiting for US election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei said that Iran's administration will not wait for the result of the upcoming US election.

Mehr News Agency (2020-08-25). 5th night of Muharram mourning in Zanjan. en.mehrnews.com ZANJAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) — The mourning ceremonies on the fifth night of Muharram in Zanjan Province, west of Iran, were held preserving the anti-coronavirus health and social-distancing protocols.