2020-10-04: News Headlines

_____ (2020-10-04). The Idiotic Claim That Other Nations Are 'Disrupting the Public Conversation' on U.S. Politics. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | "Based on intel provided by the FBI, last night we removed approximately 130 accounts that appeared to originate in Iran," a

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-04). Iran's nuclear power capacity to be tripled: minister. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) — Iranian Energy Minister announced on Sunday that the country plans to increase its nuclear power capacity from its current 1,000 megawatts to 3,000 MW in future.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-04). Iran Passive Defense Org. role vital in foiling new threats. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of the General Staff of Iran's Armed Forces described Passive Defense Organization as a vital organ due to its crucial role in preventing the country against the unexpected and new cyber threats.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-04). Iran's positions on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) — Iran has been calling for restraint and dialog between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute and most recently has given a stern warning to the two warring sides against violating Iran's territory.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-04). Al-Kadhimi assesses Iran-Iraq relations as good. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) — The Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi described his country's relations with Iran as good and said there are no real problems in the relations between the two countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-04). 'Iran, Kuwait to witness ever-increasing ties'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) — In a message to the new Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed hoped that the bilateral ties between the two sides will experience an ever-increasing trend.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-04). Iranian parliamentary members visit Nagorno-Karabakh border. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) — Following recent conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh region, a group of Iranian Parliamentary members visited Nagorno-Karabakh border on Sunday morning.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-04). Iranian Realtors in Canada, US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) — Hearing the name of a realtor, many people remembered intermediaries. Most people think that realtors' role in the transaction can be eliminated, and their role can be ignored.

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-03). Arms Control and the Dangers of Nuclear War: Russia Rejects Unacceptable Trump Regime New START Demands. globalresearch.ca New START is the last remaining Russia/US arms control agreement. | Expiring on February 5, 2021 if not renewed, the Trump regime rejected Vladimir Putin's offer to extend the agreement for another five years with no pre-conditions. | On September 28, Politico …

WSWS (2020-10-03). US deploys missile destroyer off coast of Venezuela. wsws.org The military provocation has come amid a wave of new sanctions against both Venezuela and Iran, which is supplying the South American country with vital fuel supplies.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). Late Iranian actor applauded in Brazilian filmfest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — The late Iranian actor, Levon Haftavan has been appreciated for his performance in the short film "Barzakh" at Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival in Brazil.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). Unity, amity, empathy needed to overcome current crises: Veep. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — Iranian First Vice President said that unity, amity and empathy is needed to overcome crises and problems overshadowing the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). Iranian "Ojaq" wins at Religion Today Filmfest. in Italy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — Ali Bolandnazarzar, the Iranian filmmaker won an award for his documentary "Ojaq" at Religion Today Film Festival in Italy.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). 'The Wasteland' to go on screen at Valladolid Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) — Iranian film 'The Wasteland' directed by Ahmad bahrami, will take part at the 65th edition of Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). SP Phase 14 refinery to come online next year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — An official with Pars Oil and Gas Company says that the refinery of Phase 14 will come become operational in the first half of the next Iranian calendar year (to start on March 21, 2021).

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). IranAir launches first Germany flight after six months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — IranAir has resumed flights to Germany after more than six months of hiatus due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). Iranian legislator highlights 16th Resistance Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — An Iranian lawmaker urged officials to seriously and fully support Iran's 16th Resistance International Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). Oct 21, last deadline for 16th Resistance Int'l Filmfest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) —The head of Permanent Public Relations and Information Centre of Iran's 16th Resistance International Film Festival, Mohsen Javadi, announced the last deadline for submitting the works to the second part of this cinematic even.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). Police seize over 1 ton of opium in SE Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — Police forces of the Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran, have captured over one tone of opium in a single operation in the province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). All Iran-Iraq flights cancelled due to COVID-19: CAO. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — Head of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) said that all flights of Iranian airlines and Al-Araqiya Airlines were cancelled until further notice from Iran to Iraq and vice versa due to spread of COVID-19.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). Ayat. Sistani, 'symbol of 'rationality, wisdom': VP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — Iran's First Vice President said that Iraq's most prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is a symbol of rationality and wisdom of authority.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). France extends EMASoH mandate for 2021. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) — France says the so-called European Maritime Awareness mission in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASoH), which is purportedly protecting shipping lanes in the strategic waterway, has been extended for the year 2021.

CFDIPR (2020-10-02). Sugar workers in Iran striking for wages and public ownership. peoplesworld.org September 2 marked the 80th day since workers of the Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane complex in the south of Iran came out on strike, on June 15. They are demanding their unpaid wages, medical insurance, reinstatement of dismissed colleagues, return of the industrial giant to the state sector, and the return to the workers of funds embezzled …

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

teleSUR (2020-10-02). UN Calls for Further Progress on Nuclear Disarmament. telesurenglish.net United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday called for the international community to return to the path towards nuclear disarmament. | RELATED: | During a high-level meeting at the UN General Assembly, Guterres pointed out that although nuclear disarmament has been a UN priority since its founding 75 years ago, the world continues to live in the shadow of a nuclear catastrophe. | "For our common good, the…

news.un (2020-10-02). Guterres: Only way to remove nuclear risk, 'completely eliminate nuclear weapons'. news.un.org The elimination of nuclear weapons is vital to the "survival of life on this planet", the UN chief told the final major event of the General Assembly's high level week on Friday.

_____ (2020-10-02). Why Is the British Press Sexing Up Stories on Hezbollah, Iran and China? strategic-culture.org

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-02). Drug ring smashed in Khorasan Razavi by intelligence forces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) — Iran's intelligence forces busted a drug ring in the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-02). Iran COVID-19 update: Death toll at 26,567. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) — Iran's Health Ministry announced on Friday that with 187 patients losing their lives in the past 24 hours to the coronavirus, the country's death toll currently stands at 26,567 ones.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-02). 'We're moving from subsonic to supersonic missiles'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) — Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said the Iranian Navy has made tremendous efforts over the past years to modernize its arsenal.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-02). VIDEO: Mortar shells of Karabakh conflict land in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) — Above 20 mortar shells from the military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region have hit Iran's Aslandoz region in northwestern Ardabil province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-02). Foreign trade at above $30b in 6 months: IRICA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) — The head of IRICA announced that Iran's trade with its top trading partners reached over $30 billion in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21- September 21, 2020)…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-02). Chabahar, Gwadar ports coop. could bring prosperity to region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) — The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Pakistan said getting Iran's Chabahar and Pakistan's Gwadar ports linked will strengthen bilateral trade and bring prosperity to the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-02). Iran ready for energy coop. with Europe. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) — Iran's Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian expressed the country's readiness to initiate energy cooperation with the European countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-02). Iran's policies not to be affected by US elections: FM spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) — Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says the US' internal affairs, including the presidential elections, have nothing to do with Tehran's overall foreign policies.

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) |

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…

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

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

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). 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.