2020-10-06: News Headlines

news.un (2020-10-06). UN rights chief urges Iran to release jailed human rights defenders, citing COVID-19 risk. news.un.org The top UN rights official has called on Iran to release imprisoned human rights defenders, lawyers and political prisoners, citing deep concerns over their situation and heightened risk of contracting COVID-19.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-06). 22nd Iran Intl. Steel Exhibition kicks off in Kish. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 06 (MNA) — The 22nd edition of Iran International Steel Exhibition dubbed "Annual Steel Symposium" was inaugurated in Kish Island on Tue. with the participation of 254 domestic and foreign companies and will run for three days.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-06). Iran update: 227 deaths, 4,151 new infections in 24h. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 06 (MNA) — The daily count of COVID-19 infections in Iran reached 4,151 on Tuesday, bringing the total cases to 479,825, according to the Health Ministry.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-06). Others should not become complicit in US inhumane actions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 06 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that other countries should not cooperate with the United States in its 'inhuman' policies against Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-06). Iran among top 10 countries in radar construction: IRGC cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 06 (MNA) — Commander of Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that if there are 20 countries in the world that construct radar, Iran is definitely among the top 10 countries.

MEE staff (2020-10-05). A Biden victory will be 'bad' for Israel, Gulf states, US envoy claims. middleeasteye.net A Biden victory will be 'bad' for Israel, Gulf states, US envoy claims | US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman says if Joe Biden wins presidential election, it would damage Trump's efforts to subdue Iran | Mon, 10/05/2020 – 15: 57 | US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman speaks during a briefing at the White House on 13 August 2020 (AFP/File photo) | The US ambassador to Israel has said a victory for Joe Bide…

WSWS (2020-10-05). Foreword to 30 Years of War, the German edition of David North's A Quarter Century of War. wsws.org After three decades of US-led wars, the outbreak of a third world war, whichwould be fought with nuclear weapons, is an imminent and concrete danger. Based on a thorough understanding of the wars of the past three decades and the socioeconomic and political processes in which they were rooted, this book develops a socialist perspective for the struggle against war.

Dr. Javad Heirannia (2020-10-05). "Israel's Presence Near the Iranian Border Would Also Put Them in Direct Confrontation with Iran." Dr. Javad Heirannia. globalresearch.ca Recently, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed the "

Manuela Solé (2020-10-05). Venezuela Announces New Fuel Scheme as Iranian Gasoline Arrives. globalresearch.ca A second Iranian convoy of tankers is arriving in Venezuela this week with over 800,000 barrels of gasoline. | Forest, Faxon and Fortune ships will be discharging the fuel shipments in the El Palito and Paraguana refinery ports over the coming …

_____ (2020-10-05). UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Likely To Enter Force Early Next Year. popularresistance.org Above photo: From In Depth News. New York -A U.N.-adopted nuclear ban treaty is likely to enter into force early next year as the number of signatories is anticipated to reach the needed threshold of 50 soon, possibly later this month, a diplomatic source said Friday. According to the source and the International Campaign to …

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Persian Restaurants in Canada. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Restaurants have long been a place for friends and family for gatherings.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). 'Gelak' wins at San Francisco Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 06 (MNA) — Iranian short documentary film, 'Gelak' directed by Siroos Kaffash, won the best documentary film award at the 13th San Francisco Iranian Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Iran to give stronger warnings if mortar attack continued. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Interior Minister said that Islamic Republic of Iran will give stronger warnings if any mortar attack on borders of country is continued following the conflict erupted between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Agriculture minister's trip to S. Khorasan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — In his trip to South Khorasan province, the Iranian Minister of Agriculture Kazem Khavazi paid visits to an ostrich farming complex and a greenhouse complex and took part in a symposium with agricultural elites and activists.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-05). Iranian Doctors in US, Canada. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) — Iranians are among the most talented nations in the world in medical sciences. They have proven that the best results can be achieved by relying on Iranian intelligence and round-the-clock efforts.

RT (2020-10-04). Israel defense minister accuses Turkey of working against peace efforts and 'supporting regional aggression'. rt.com Israel Defense Minister Benny Gantz has said Turkey's actions "pushes away from stability" in the region and argued "international pressure" must be used to "make sure they are pulling their hands from direct terrorism." | Speaking on a conference call put together by The Arab Council for Regional Integration, Gantz accused Turkey, a country Israel has a trade relationship with, of helping to destabilize the region and working against peace efforts, including Tel-Aviv's September deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was brokered by the US. | Countries like Iran, Turkey, and Palestine have opposed th…

_____ (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). 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.

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). 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). 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'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). '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.

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). '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). 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). 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). 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). 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.

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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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.

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

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 …

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). '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). 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.

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). 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). 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). 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). 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.