2020-09-08: News Headlines

Newsclick (2020-09-08). If Julian Is Guilty So Am I: Roger Waters. peoplesdispatch.org Musician Roger Waters told NewsClick that , "In 2010 Julian Assange along with Chelsea Manning played a pivotal role in releasing classified documents on US military activity in Iraq and Iran. I displayed the video for three years. If Julian is guilty so am. I am ready to give my arrest and may be in the coming time they can arrest me too. "

Kevin Zeese (2020-09-08). The US Must Grow Up and Respect Iranian Independence. globalresearch.ca One of the lessons from our recent visit to Iran as a Peace Delegation is that Iran is a mature country. It is 2,500 years old, ten times as old as the United States and one of the world's oldest …

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iranian children shine in Bulgarian painting competition. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Five members of the Iranian Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults received honorary diplomas from the 22nd International Youth Art Exhibition Nova Zagora held in Bulgaria.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran, Turkey agree on expansion of fight against terrorism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iran and Turkey issued a joint statement on the expansion of bilateral ties and agreed to fight against PKK, PJAK, and all terrorist groups.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Heavy rains inflicting damage on rice fields of Gilan prov. en.mehrnews.com RASHT, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Heavy summer rains have inflicted damages on rice fields of Gilan province, north Iran, affecting both the quality and quantity of the products while also making the harvesting process more difficult.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Steel ingot production vol. hits 9.2mn tons in 5 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Subsidiary units of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) and major industrial-mineral companies produced 9,238,503 tons of steel ingot in first five months of the current year.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Expanding ties between Iran, Turkey only way to foil plots. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani referred to Iran and Turkey as two major regional powers and noted that expanding bilateral ties is the only way to foil conspiracies.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway symbol of friendship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — The Kazakh Foreign Ministry described the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway as a symbol of friendship and a new opportunity to further develop international cooperation between the three countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Namaki urges for global call to end US illegal sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — In a letter to Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Iranian Minister of Health Saeed Namaki called for a global request for an end to the US illegal and unilateral sanctions that endanger global health.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran-Turkey talks play crucial role in solving regional issue. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that bilateral talks between Iran and Turkey play a very decisive role in resolving many regional issues.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran emphasizes lasting stability in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iran's special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian emphasized the significance of lasting stability and peace in Afghanistan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Europe seeking to boost its diplomatic role in Iran:Former MP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Regarding the failure of the US anti-Iran pressures, a former Parliament Member said that the Swiss Foreign Minister's visit to Iran and his messages show Europeans' tendency to play a more active diplomatic role toward Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran, India FMs eye boosting bilateral ties: FM spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Hailing the meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Iran and India, the Foreign Ministry spokesman stated that the two counterparts reaffirmed their will to further expand bilateral relations in all dimensions.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran building more advanced nuclear facilities in Natanz. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is constructing more advanced nuclear facilities within the Natanz Mountains.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Amir Aliakbari to fight Russian heavyweight in Singapore. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — The Iranian mixed martial artist Amir Aliakbari is set to take on the Russian heavyweight Anatoly Malykhin at the ONE Championship in Singapore on October 30.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). MP urges France to apologize for insulting Holy Prophet (S). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Chairwoman of Iranian Parliament's Human Rights Committee called on French government to apologize to Muslims for insulting the Holy Prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad (S).

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Active engagement with neighbors Iran's top priority: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Referring to his meeting with his Indian counterpart, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described active engagement with neighborhood as Iran's top priority.

yenisafak (2020-09-08). Erdogan hails dialogue with Iran on region. yenisafak.com The president of Turkey on Tuesday praised his country's dialogue with Iran to find possible solutions to problems in their shared region."Dialogue between Turkey and Iran has played a determinant role in resolving many regional problems," said Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking at the sixth meeting of the Turkey-Iran High-Level Cooperation Council."I believe our cooperation will return to its previous levels as the epidemic subsides," Erdogan said at the meeting, which was being held via video link and co-chaired by himself and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.Turkey's Communications Directorate had said in a…

yenisafak (2020-09-08). Iran building new production hall for centrifuges in mountains near Natanz. yenisafak.com Iran has begun to build a hall in "the heart of the mountains" near its Natanz nuclear site for the production of advanced centrifuges, Iran's nuclear chief said on Tuesday.It is meant to replace a production hall at the facility which was damaged by fire in July. Iran said at the time that the fire was the result of sabotage and had caused significant damage that could slow the development of advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges."It was decided to establish a more modern, wider and more comprehensive hall in all dimensions in the heart of the mountain near Natanz. Of course, the work has begun," said Ali Akba…

Ken Hanly (2020-09-07). Owners of Oil Tankers Seized by the US File Lawsuits. globalresearch.ca The US unilaterally imposes its own sanctions universally as much as it can becoming the self-appointed global policeman. Many countries obey because of the financial and military power of the US. | *** | US must prove oil is from Iran and …

The New Arab (2020-09-07). Israel Could Build Military Base in UAE, Iranian Report Claims. globalresearch.ca An Iranian report has warned against "undeclared aims" in the

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iran registers 2,152 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 2,152 COVID-19 infections and 117 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iran rejects reports of sending Russian arms to Armenia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Republic of Azerbaijan on Monday strongly rejected some media reports about the transfer of Russian military equipment to Armenia through Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iran gas export registers %88 jump in 7 years: NIGC. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Referring to the development of South Pars Gas Field and increasing gas production in the country, the CEO of the National Iranian Gas Company announced that during the last 7 years Iran's gas exports have increased by %88.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). "Dance with Me", "Tsunami" receive nominations at Wales Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Iranian movies "Dance with Me" and "Tsunami" are competing for the best film award in two different categories at the Wales International Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iranian animation 'The Last Fiction' to be screened in US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iranian animated feature 'The Last Fiction', directed by Ashkan Rahgozar, will be screened in the US.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). 105 power, water projects launched in 21 provinces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — A total of 105 power and water projects were launched in 21 provinces by the 19th week of the Energy Ministry's A-B-Iran program, the Energy Minister said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iranian envoy submits credentials to Azerbaijan's FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iran's newly-appointed Ambassador to Baku Seyed Abbas Mousavi submitted his credentials to Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iran considers violation of UNSCR 2231 as end of JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh called the violation of UNSCR 2231 the end of the JCPOA, saying that Iran will respond if any party wishes to violate Resolution 2231 and its commitments.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). 6% growth in petrochemical production in 5 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The output of Iranian petrochemical complexes in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20- August 21) increased by six percent compared to the previous year's same period.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). PMO offers 80% discount to Ro-Ro vessels in northern Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran has offered an 80% discount for the ro-ro (roll on/roll off) vessels in the northern Iranian ports.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Swiss FM in Tehran to strengthen mutual ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said the purpose of his trip to Tehran is to strengthen Iran-Switzerland relations.

Kate Hudson (2020-09-06). US B-52 Bombers Back in Britain: Escalating Nuclear Tension. globalresearch.ca Six US Air Force B-52 bombers arrived at RAF Fairford on Saturday. Official sources describe it as 'a long planned training mission', carrying out theatre and flight training across Europe and Africa. But local news site GloucestershireLive describes it as …

Maureen Clare Murphy (2020-09-06). Trump goes nuclear against ICC. zcomm.org The Trump administration in Washington has placed economic sanctions on the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and another senior official at the Hague…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). New channel created for Iran's export to Central Asia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Deputy Foreign Minister for the Economic Diplomacy Affairs Gholamreza Ansari said that a new channel has been created for the export of Iranian goods to Central Asia through Afghanistan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Iranians to never forget damages caused by US sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that Iranian nation will never forget the damages caused by the US sanctions.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Military coop. with Iran bears good impact on regional peace. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Military and defense cooperation between Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan has a positive impact on the spread of peace and stability in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Big haul of illicit drugs seized in Golestan Prov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — The police forces of Golestan province, northern Iran, have seized over 1 ton of narcotics in the border regions of the province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Filmmaker Majidi censures US sanctions against Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Renowned Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi censured the US inhuman sanctions against Iran during the press conference held after screening his latest film "Sun Children" at the 77th Venice Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Semnan exports 96K tons of non-oil goods since March 20. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Head of Industry, Mining and Trade Organization of Semnan province announced that a total of 96,000 tons of non-oil goods have been exported from the province since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20).

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). General policies of 7th 5-Year Development Plan discussed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — In a Sunday meeting attended by Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, the general policies of Iran's Seventh Five-Year Economic, Cultural and Social Development Plan 1400-1405 (2021 – 2026) were discussed.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). US uninvited intruder in region, Syria: Spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — The Spokesperson for the Iranian Mission to the UN said that Iran's role in Syria is merely to help the Syrian people and their government to fight terrorism and restore stability and security.

teleSUR (2020-09-05). Iran: Schools Reopen Amid Strict COVID-19 Health Measures. telesurenglish.net Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Saturday officially announced the opening of the new school year this, after a seven-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | During the school's opening ceremony via videoconference, Iran's head of state stressed the importance of education despite the pandemic. | "It is very important for us to continue with the knowledge learning and education system while trying to safeg…

Tim Anderson (2020-09-05). The Collaborator's Reward: the UAE, from Syria to Israel. thealtworld.com What do Panama's Manuel Noriega, Iraq's Saddam Hussein and the UAE's Mohamad Bin Zayed (MBZ) all have in common? They dreamed that their collaboration with the imperial power would allow them the freedom to pursue their own ambitions. | Very wrong. Once Noriega was employed by the CIA to betray compatriot nationalists and to be used as a tool against independent Cuba and Nicaragua, imperialism owned him. Once Saddam was armed (including with poison gas) by NATO countries to attack Revolutionary Iran and slaughter dissident Iraqis, imperialism owned him. And once MBZ collaborated with Mossad against the Palestinia…

_____ (2020-09-05). UAE, Oman And UK Tell Court US Seized Their Oil. popularresistance.org Shippers based in the UAE, Oman and the UK told a US court today they hold title to the cargoes seized by the US aboard four tankers that allegedly were transporting petroleum products from Iran to Venezuela. | The US Justice Department on 14 August said it took custody of 1.16mn bl of Iranian product aboard four Greek-owned, Liberia-flagged tankers — the Bella, the Bering, the Luna and the Pandi. The vessels were carrying cargoes — interchangeably described by US attorneys as gasoil, gasoline and refined oil — from Iran to Venezuela, the US said. The three companies said they had the right to "

_____ (2020-09-05). Why There Should Be A Pivot To Peace, Not War, With China. popularresistance.org A new international peace movement is being launched that opposes the new US military doctrine that is preparing this country for "major power conflict" with China. The doctrine of "major power conflict" will become a self-fulfilling prophecy unless the American people act to put the brakes on a doctrine/policy that is escalating global tensions, accelerating a new nuclear arms race, and eliminating accepted international arms treaties. While the Pentagon pivots toward preparations for major power conflict in Asia the non-stop demonization of China by the government and mainstream media has replaced an informed d…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-05). Iran, Kazakhstan emphasize on continuing bilateral coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) — The Islamic Republic of Iran and Kazakhstan stressed the need to broaden and enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-05). Schools in Hamedan start education year amid pandemic. en.mehrnews.com HAMEDAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Along with other Iranian provinces, the western province of Hamedan started the new education year on Saturday taking into account the special considerations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-05). Iran' foreign trade exceeds $24 billion in 5 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade put the value of Iran's foreign trade in the first five months of the current fiscal (March 20-August 21) at $24.6 billion.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-05). New school year officially kicks off across Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday, symbolically and through a video conference, rang the bell of the beginning of the school year (2020-2021).