2020-09-30: News Headlines

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Iranian MPs to escort humanitarian aid ships to Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — An Iranian delegation consisting of Parliament members will escort the ships carrying humanitarian aid to opressed people of Yemen.

Marilyn Bechtel (2020-09-30). International virtual webinars call for ending all nuclear weapons. peoplesworld.org On Sept. 26, the United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, two remarkable events spanning 10 hours of virtual programming by activists, legislators, artists and leaders of struggles around the world were presented by UNFOLD ZERO and We The Peoples 2020. The programs, divided into two five-hour segments, were timed for …

WSWS (2020-09-30). US strikes Iraqi targets from aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf. wsws.org The airstrikes from the USS Nimitz were launched as Washington steadily escalated threats to "liquidate" Iranian-aligned Shia militias in Iraq.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Foreign interference to complicate Azerbaijan-Armenia dispute. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Expressing Iran's readiness to relieve recent tensions in the region due to Armenia and Azerbaijan conflict, Rouhani noted that any foreign interference in this matter will complicate the conflict and tensions.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Iran registers 3,582 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 3,582 COVID-19 infections and 183 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Resistance martyrs' bloods to void compromise with Zionists. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said that the blood of Resistance martyrs voids humiliating compromise with the child-killer regime.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Defense Industry, symbol of Iran' authority and independence. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army described the defense industry's achievements exhibition as the best example of Iran's defense authority and independence.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). VIDEO: An Iraqi old woman paying tribute to Gen. Soleimani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — An Iraqi old woman is paying her tribute to Iran's top commander Lt. Gen. Soleimani and resistance commanders on her way to Karbala for Arbaeen pilgrimage.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Foreign envoys visit Sacred Defense Achievements expo. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — As of its inauguration, several foreign ambassadors and cultural attaches have paid a visit to Iran's National Exhibition of the Holy Defense and Resistance Achievements.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Tehran-Moscow ties at best level. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Iran's envoy to Russia said the relations between Tehran and Moscow are currently at the best level and that the mutual ties are of particular importance to both sides.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Sidelines of Cabinet meeting on Wed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Some of the Iranian ministers and President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi answered reporters' questions on the sideline of the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Rumors about Iran's aid to Armenia completely baseless: Vaezi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Rejecting rumors that Iran is sending aid to Armenia, President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi said that these rumors are completely baseless and are aimed at disrupting the good relations between Iran and Azerbaijan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Shahab Hosseini, Mina Vahid win awards at San Francisco IFF. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Iranian actor 'Shahab Hosseini' and actress ' Mina Vahid' have won awards at 13th Annual Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco, US.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). UN nuclear watchdog inspects 2nd Iranian site. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) — The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that its officials have inspected the second of two atomic sites agreed with Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). History not to forgive killers, traitors: Foreign Ministry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the martyrdom of Palestinian child Muhammad al-Durrah, Iranian Foreign Ministry in its Twitter account wrote that the history won't forgive killers and traitors.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). 17 Iranians arrive home from India after 7 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — 17 Iranian citizens arrived in the country after 7 months of being stuck in India due to travel restriction raised by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Iranian film critic named jury member at SCHLINGEL FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Iranian film critic Hamed Soleimanzadeh has been chosen as a jury member at the SCHLINGEL International Film Festival in Germany.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-30). Iran adopts measures based on its territorial integrity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that Iran's measures regarding the Persian Gulf Islands are within the framework of its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

MEE staff (2020-09-29). Netanyahu claims Hezbollah keeping 'secret arms depot' in residential Beirut. middleeasteye.net Netanyahu claims Hezbollah keeping 'secret arms depot' in residential Beirut | The Israeli leader made the unproven claim during the UN General Assembly and lambasted the world body over the Iran nuclear deal | Tue, 09/29/2020 – 18: 38 | Netanyahu called on the people of Lebanon to protest in order to prevent another blast similar to the Beirut port blast (AFP/File photo) | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Neta…

news.un (2020-09-29). Nuclear threat against North Korea 'continues unabated', UN ambassador tells Assembly. news.un.org During the past several decades, North Korea has done "everything possible" to safeguard peace and security on the Korean peninsula, the country's representative told the UN high-level General Debate on Tuesday.

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-09-29). Russia and Iran in Syria; Iran Prepares a Move on the Israeli Borders. globalresearch.ca There has been a lot of talk about a Russian-Iranian conflict of interest in Syria and the differences of priorities, goals, and about the deployment of the Iranian forces in different Syrian provinces, in particular in the south of Syria …

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-29). Iranian envoy meets Omani deputy FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) — Iranian ambassador Ali Najafi met and held talks with the Deputy Foreign Minister for Diplomatic Affairs in the Sultanate of Oman Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali Al-Harthi in Muscat on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-29). Rouhani urges Europe to maintain economic relations with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Europe not to allow US illegal and unilateral sanctions to affect its economic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-29). Wolrd Maritime Day marked. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) — On the occasion of World Maritime Day a ceremony was held on Tuesday morning with the participation of Iranian deputy road minister.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-29). Terrorists' defeat in Syria like Liberation of Khorramshahr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) — Hailing Iran's recent victories at the international level, the Commander of Iran Air Force likened the failure of the terrorist group in Syria to the victory of Iran in liberating Khorramshahr during the Imposed War.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-29). Iraqis' resistance against ISIL outcome of Sistani's wisodom. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) — IRGC Quds Force Commander Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani said the resistance of Iraqi people against the ISIL is a result of the wisdom of Iraq's most prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-29). New industry min. gets vote of confidence from Parliament. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) — Members of the Iranian Parliament gave their vote of confidence to Alireza Razm Hosseini as the new Minister of Industry, Mines, and Trade.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-29). Celebration ceremony of "The Sun" drama in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) —In a ceremony held on Tuesday, the artists of the drama 'The Sun' directed by Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi celebrated with the presence of the agents of the film.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-29). Three IRGC soldiers martyred in SE Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) — The Quds Headquarters of IRGC ground forces announced that three of its forces have been martyred near Nikshahr County in Sistan and Baluchestan Province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-29). Rouhani hails Denmark' stance over JCPOA at UNSC. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) — Hailing Denmark's constructive stance in favor of JCPOA at UN Security Council, the Iranian President expressed hope that Iran-Denmark expand relations in the field of trade, economic, and technology.

_____ (2020-09-28). Iran Has Been 'Resanctioned' but Do Sanctions Actually Work? strategic-culture.org The Trump administration is seeking international support to turn back the clock on

South Front (2020-09-28). Video: US Is Preparing Military Response to Wave of Iranian-backed Attacks on Its Forces in Iraq. globalresearch.ca Over the past months, attacks on convoys of the US-led coalition moving military equipment and supplies have become an ordinary development in Iraq. Local Iranian-backed resistance groups demanding a US military withdrawal from the country have conducted over two dozen …

Editor (2020-09-28). Discredited Russian Bounty Story Exposes Media's Role in Status Quo. scheerpost.com By Maj. (ret.) Danny Sjursen / Original to Scheerpost It is an old journalistic trope: no one reads the correction … or the retraction. No matter how serious the error or profound the implications of the misreporting. Like, let's say the entire range of mainstream media took the word of unnamed intelligence sources as gospel and reported that the only other nuclear superpower — which supposedly… |

WSWS (2020-09-28). Armenian-Azeri conflict erupts in Caucasus, threatening wider war. wsws.org A war could spiral out of control and escalate into a broader conflict between Russia, Turkey and other NATO states, potentially involving nuclear weapons.

Elijah Magnier (2020-09-28). La Russie et l'Iran en Syrie : l'Iran se prépare à la frontière israélienne. thealtworld.com On a beaucoup parlé de conflit d'intérêts entre Russes et Iraniens en Syrie, dont les priorités et les objectifs divergeraient, notamment en ce qui concerne le déploiement des forces iraniennes dans différentes provinces syriennes, en particulier dans la zone au sud de la Syrie bordant le plateau du Golan occupé par Israà´l. En réalité, les différents acteurs acceptent les désaccords tacites tant qu'ils ne nuisent pas à leurs principaux objectifs. Cependant, l'Iran semble avoir décidé de prendre des mesures d'escalade en Syrie qui devraient soulever des inquiétudes en Israà´l. Ces mesures sont envisag…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-28). Iran backs peaceful stability of all ethnic groups in Bosnia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 28 (MNA) — Iranian ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina said that Islamic Republic of Iran supports the amicable coexistence, integrity and stability of all ethnic groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-28). Assassinating top gen., proof of strengthening US terrorism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 28 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei said that assassination of former IRGC Quds Force Commander Lt. Gen. Soleimani is a proof of strengthening of terrorism by the US.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-28). Trump using 'small' countries to rescue US out of troubles. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 28 (MNA) — An official with the Leader's office said that US President Donald Trump is taking advantage of some Persian Gulf states to gain votes in the upcoming election.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-28). Governor Generals' meeting at Interior Ministry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) —The meeting of Governor generals across the country held at a venue in the Ministry of Interior on Monday in the presence of Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-28). Iranian documentary honored at US MLFF. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 28 (MNA) — Iranian documentary 'Democracy on the Road of Saveh" directed by Touraj Kalantari received an honorary reward in the 2020 Mammoth Lakes Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-28). Indian animator awarded in 16th Resistance Int. Film Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 28 (MNA) — "The Saviour" by Arjun Mukherjee from India managed to snatch the Iran's 16th Resistance International Film Festival's "Health Defenders" Section's trophy and diploma of honour.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-28). New development in region to end to detriment of Israelis. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 28 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs said that the new trend and development is taking shape in the region which will end to the detriment of the Zionist regime.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-28). Ayatollah Sistani fortress of Iraq, safety valve for region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 28 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif in a Monday tweet in Arabic appreciated the role of Iraq's most prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in establishing stability and security in Iraq.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-28). Iran marks National Day of Rumi, greatest mystical poet. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) — Mehr 8 in the Iranian calendar corresponding with September 29 this year is considered a significant cultural event for Iranians to commemorate the prominent Iranian poet Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi who is known to everyone.

sputniknews (2020-09-28). Despite Calls to Support Armenia, India Should Take Its Cues from Russia, Analysts Say. sputniknews.com Both Azerbaijan and Armenia have blamed each other for triggering the latest round of hostilities over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which has been disputed between the two countries since the 1980s. Major powers, including Russia, Iran, and the US, have called for defusing the tensions. Turkey, on the other hand, has backed Azerbaijan.

sputniknews (2020-09-28). US Plan Seeks to Isolate Iran From Global Financial System – Reports. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US administration is considering sanctioning Iran's entire financial system to cut it off from the outside world, Bloomberg news agency reported.

yenisafak (2020-09-28). Iranian ships conduct illegal fishing off Yemen coast. yenisafak.com "The illegal fishing by these Iranian ships constitutes a blatant assault on the Yemeni sovereignty," Fahad Kafain said on Twitter. | Kafain called on the international community to intervene to "halt Iran's destructive role" in Yemen, going on to call for a stronger coordination between the Yemeni government and the Saudi-led coalition to "counter Iran's violations and prevent tampering with the Yemeni waters and resources". | There was no immediate comment from the Iranian authorities on the accusations. | Yemen has been devastated by a conflict that escalated in September 2014 after Iran-aligned Houthi rebe…

yenisafak (2020-09-28). Iran reports 190 more virus deaths, over 3,500 new cases. yenisafak.com At least 190 more coronavirus-related fatalities have raised the death toll in Iran to 25,779, the country's Health Ministry said on Monday. | Some 3,512 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, pushing the overall count up to 449,960, ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said. | She added that 376,531 patients have recovered so far, while 4,068 are hospitalized in critical condition. | Some 30 of Iran's 31 provinces are in the red zone with high risk of coronavirus, Lari warned. | Iran is struggling to contain the pandemic since February when the first cases were confirmed in the city of…

Nick Turse (2020-09-28). How a News Report on Hiroshima Helped Prevent Nuclear War. thenation.com How a News Report on Hiroshima Helped Prevent Nuclear War…

_____ (2020-09-27). RIP Andre Vltchek: 'Western Imperialism Is World's Biggest Problem'. popularresistance.org André traveled relentlessly from one battle field to another, from one conflict zone to a war zone. He exposed innumerable atrocities committed around the world, mostly by western powers. He never wavered from revealing the truth. From Afghanistan to Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan to Argentina, Chile, Peru to Hong Kong, to Xinjiang, the Uygur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China — André was there.