2020-10-02: News Headlines

Eve Ottenberg (2020-10-02). How the U.S. Military Deformed Science. counterpunch.org Any discussion of American science includes, perforce, the military. Physics? Nuclear weapons. Biology? Germ warfare. Chemistry? Poison gas. While the wonders of science extend far beyond these blights, the military and its money have distorted scientific inquiry, to say the least. And where the Pentagon hasn't co-opted any given discipline, capitalism has swooped in. Just

Andrew Korybko (2020-10-01). Iranian Geostrategic Calculations In The Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis. thealtworld.com Iran has an extremely rare opportunity to greatly improve its regional reputation by offering to host peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan to replace the failed OSCE Minsk Process, though it might experience intense Russian resistance if it opts for this course of action unless Tehran can convince Moscow that its proposal stands the credible chance of being just as successful as the Astana peace process in Syria which those two and Turkey are closely cooperating on and won't reduce the Eurasian Great Power's influence. | A New War On Iran's Northern Frontier | The intense fighting between Armenia and Azerba…

Manuela Solé (2020-10-01). Venezuela Announces New Fuel Scheme as Iranian Gasoline Arrives. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro government also presented a new "anti-blockade" law.

sputniknews (2020-10-01). Two Iranian-Flagged Tankers Reportedly Arrive in Venezuela as Maduro Vows to Improve Gasoline Output. sputniknews.com In May, five Iranian tankers delivered more than a million barrels of oil to Venezuela, hit by a serious fuel shortage caused by US sanctions.

MEE correspondent (2020-10-01). Iranian press review: Tensions flare in Iraq and Iran over criticism of Sistani. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Tensions flare in Iraq and Iran over criticism of Sistani | Meanwhile, oil exports sharply increase despite US sanctions and three authors are jailed for 'propaganda against the state' | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 12: 58 | Mask-clad members of the Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary force stand near portraits of Sistani, left, and Soleimani, right (AFP) |

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-10-01). The Idiotic Claim That Other Nations Are 'Disrupting The Public Conversation' On US Politics. thealtworld.com Twitter claims that it has suspended 130 Iranian accounts for "attempting to disrupt the public conversation" during the US presidential debate. | "Based on intel provided by the FBI, last night we removed approximately 130 accounts that appeared to originate in Iran," a

MEE staff (2020-10-01). Twitter removes 130 Iran-linked accounts during US presidential debate. middleeasteye.net Twitter removes 130 Iran-linked accounts during US presidential debate | Social media giant says accounts all appeared to originate in Iran and were identified based on FBI intelligence | Thu, 10/01/2020 – 17: 06 | Last year, Twitter removed almost 5,000 accounts it said were linked to Iranian government (AFP/File photo) | Twitter says it removed 130 accounts linked to Iran that were "attempting to disrupt the…

RT (2020-10-01). Russia's FSB detains Siberian nuclear scientist suspected of passing classified technologies & state secrets to China. rt.com A Russian physicist is being accused of divulging state secrets, after conducting research at a physics lab in China. He couldn't return to his work there due to Covid rules and had recently been working at Tomsk State University. | The Urals-based news site Znak identified the suspect as 64-year-old nuclear physicist Alexander Lukanin. Znak reported that Lukanin was arrested for disclosing classified information belonging to the Russian government, but there has been no official confirmation of this. The outlet also reported that the scientist is currently in a pre-trial detention centre, and that the FSB has…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Oct. 01. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Thursday, October 01.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Iran ready to coop. with China on COVID-19 vaccine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani felicitated the Chinese National Day and expressed readiness for increased cooperation with Beijing, especially in producing the COVID-19 vaccine.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Rouhani felicitates Nigeria on Independence Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the anniversary of Nigeria's independence from Britain, calling for increased cooperation with the African country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Harvesting, drying plums in NE Iran. en.mehrnews.com JAJARM, Oct. 01 (MNA) — The photos below depict the traditional harvesting and drying of yellow plums in a rural area near Jarjarm, North Khorasan province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Oct. 01. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Thursday, October 01.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Mortar shells of Karabakh conflict injures Iranian child. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Mortar shells from the military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region has hit a village in the Iranian soil, injuring a 6-year-old child.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). 25-year agreement to open new chapter in Iran-China ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri expressed congratulations to the Chinese officials and people on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the establishment of Modern China which is celebrated on October 1.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). COVID-19 infects 3,825, kills 211 in Iran in 24h. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, the novel coronavirus disease has claimed 211 lives in the country in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Nouri dismisses report of link with Esteghlal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Iranian-German coach Alexander Nouri has rejected reports of his initial agreement with Esteghlal or any other Iranian team.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Ghalibaf condoles passing of Emir of Kuwait. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf offered his condolence over the death of Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Hundredfold increase of knowledge-based firms in 7 yrs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that the number of knowledge-based companies has increased a hundredfold since seven years ago.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-01). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) — The following are Iran's developments in the past 24 hours.

sputniknews (2020-10-01). North Korea Showing Favoritism to Trump by Delaying Tests of Growing Nuclear Arsenal – Analysts. sputniknews.com The suspension of denuclearization negotiations and weapons testing by North Korea will likely continue until after the US presidential election, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been able to covertly build up his country's nuclear capabilities during US President Donald Trump's term, according to new analyses from US-based think tanks.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-10-01). 2020 Right Livelihood Laureates Honored for Fighting 'Increasing Threats to Democracy' Across Globe. commondreams.org Human rights defenders in Iran, the U.S., Nicaragua, and Belarus were recognized this year for what is known as the "Alternative Nobel Peace Prize." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/rs9918_img_9060_1.jpg

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.

Lawrence Wittner (2020-09-30). Where Does the Democratic Party Stand on War, Peace, and International Relations? counterpunch.org After nearly four years of the Trump administration, U.S. voters have a pretty good idea of the policies that the President and his Republican allies champion when it comes to America's dealings with other nations. These policies include massive increases in military spending, lengthy wars abroad, threats of nuclear war, withdrawal from climate and nuclear

Eric Walberg (2020-09-30). Cashing in on Russia's Woes. dissidentvoice.org I was always dismissed as a 'Sov symp' in the days of communism, attracted by the Soviet Union's great foreign policy: anti-imperialist, ant-zionist, pro-nuclear disarmament, pro-liberation movements, etc, etc. I could never understand why lefties didn't fall in love with the only real non-capitalist modern society. It worked, however badly. It had to be at …

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.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2020-09-30). History: Britain's Complicity in 1953 Iranian Coup Revealed: The Smoking Gun, MI6's "Man of Mystery" globalresearch.ca After 60 years of foot-dragging and dissembling, the U.S. government

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

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). 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.

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). 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). 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.

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). 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.