(2020-10-13). Trump's new Iran sanctions hurt civilians and threaten war. thealtworld.com Grayzone- Pushback with Aaron Maté | Weeks before the U.S. election, the Trump administration has imposed crushing new sanctions that sever Iran from the global financial system and further threaten the import of humanitarian goods. The Israeli government and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a pro-regime change think tank, reportedly lobbied White House officials for the new move. | Assal Rad of the National Iranian American Council discusses how the sanctions target Iranian civilians, and threaten an outbreak of military conflict. | Guest: Assal Rad, Research Fellow at the National Iranian American Cou…
(2020-10-13). Talking Tough and Carrying a Radioactive Stick. The Nuclearization of American Diplomacy. globalresearch.ca On August 21st, six nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bombers, representing approximately
(2020-10-13). The Undeniable Cruelty of Trump's 'Maximum Pressure' on Iran. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration calls its policy towards Iran one of "maximum pressure." By its latest move, it would more properly be called "siege and starve," as the feigned interest in establishing leverage for comprehensive negotiations with Iran has been replaced …
(2020-10-13). Olive Branches and Nuclear Bombs in Israel. strategic-culture.org According to the Christian website
(2020-10-13). Another survey on subterranean ducts ends in Persepolis. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — The fourth season of an archaeological survey, probing into a sophisticated water management system of the time has come to an end beneath the ruins of the UNESCO-registered Persepolis in southern Iran.
(2020-10-13). Iran to host 2021 Volleyball Boys' U19 World Championship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — Following an open bidding process and the approval of the FIVB Board of Administration, the international body has confirmed Iran to host the 2021 FIVB Volleyball Boys' U19 World Championship.
(2020-10-13). Health Ministry confirms 4,108 new COVID-19 cases across Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — The daily count of coronavirus infections in Iran reached 4,108 on Tuesday, bringing the total cases to 598,389, according to the Health Ministry.
(2020-10-13). 33rd ICFF Iranian Cinema Competition Jury Board Announced. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — The 33rd ICFF Iranian Cinema Competition jury members have been introduced.
(2020-10-13). Iranian, Serbian wrestling federations sign MoU. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Wrestling Federation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Serbian Wrestling Federation on Tuesday.
(2020-10-13). Government Spokesman holds press conference on Tuesday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei held a press conference on Tuesday and answered a number of questions raised by reporters.
(2020-10-12). Amid Sanctions, Iran Unlocks Essential Funds Frozen in Iraq. telesurenglish.net Iran's central bank chief announced Monday an agreement with neighboring Iraq to unlock frozen Iranian funds in Iraqi banks to purchase humanitarian goods. | The announcement comes in the context of Washington's move last week to blacklist Iran's entire financial sector, which will further hamper Tehran's ability to purchase essential foods and medicine while facing the worse COVID-19 outbreak in the Middle East. | RELATED: | In a banking and business d…
(2020-10-12). With Crushing Sanctions on 18 Iranian Banks, Is Trump Trying to Leave a War Behind for Biden? globalresearch.ca As the dying Trump administration, literally on a sickbed, contemplates losing power, its hawks are lashing out at Iran in an attempt to ensure that the 2015 international nuclear deal is dead and buried, and that the US and Iran …
(2020-10-12). Iran records its highest daily death toll from coronavirus. middleeasteye.net Iran records its highest daily death toll from coronavirus | At least 272 deaths and more than 4,200 new cases were reported on Monday, as country grapples with its third wave of infections, health ministry says | Mon, 10/12/2020 – 19: 59 | Masks are now mandated even in outdoor areas of Tehran as the country struggles to contain the virus (AFP/File photo) | For the second day in a row, Iran shattered its sing…
(2020-10-12). Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict raises spectre of 'pan-Turkism' in Iran. middleeasteye.net Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict raises spectre of 'pan-Turkism' in Iran | Government appears to shift to pro-Azerbaijan position as Iranian Azeris rally to support the country | Mon, 10/12/2020 – 11: 52 | Iranians viewing skins and other merchandise at the bazaar in the city of Tabriz in Iran's northwestern East Azerbaijan province (AFP) | Fears have grown of unrest among Iran's Azeri minority…
(2020-10-12). The Nuclearization of American Diplomacy. counterpunch.org On August 21st, six nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bombers, representing approximately one-seventh of the war-ready U.S. B-52H bomber fleet, flew from their home base in North Dakota to Fairford Air Base in England for several weeks of intensive operations over Europe. Although the actual weapons load of those giant bombers was kept secret, each of them is capable of carrying eight AGM-86B nuclear-armed, air-launched cruise missiles (ALCMs) in its bomb bay.
(2020-10-12). As Trump Aims Fresh US Aggression at Iran, How Many Surprises Can This October Hold? commondreams.org A man walks past a mural painted on the outer walls of the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran, on September 29, 2020. – For Iran, struggling from sanctions imposed under Washington's policy of "maximum pressure", the US presidential race raises hope of change—but also fears that life could get even worse. (Photo: Atta Kenare / AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/iran_october_surprise.jpg …
(2020-10-12). What Does Biden's 'Deliberate Ambiguity' on Iran Sanctions Imply? globalresearch.ca The Trump administration tightened the noose further around Iran's beleaguered economy on Thursday, October 8, announcing a fresh round of sanctions that will effectively shut the country out of the global financial system. | The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on …
(2020-10-12). VIDEO: Why is the British press sexing up stories on Hezbollah, Iran and China? strategic-culture.org
(2020-10-12). Afghanistan hails Iran's position in Afghan Peace Process. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13(MNA) — Afghanistan's Political Deputy Foreign Ministry appreciated strong position of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Afghanistan Peace Process.
(2020-10-12). Illegal sanctions amid pandemic sign of genocide: Namaki. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) — Iranian Health Minister Saeid Namaki said that illegal sanctions amid pandemic are a sign of genocide that targets ordinary people.
(2020-10-12). Iran enjoys $125bn exports capacity to 15 neighboring states. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) — Chief of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) on Monday said that Islamic Republic of Iran enjoys capacity of exporting $125 billion worth of products to 15 neighboring countries.
(2020-10-12). US, Great Satan with "hollow" anger, threats: Bagheri. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) — The Chief of Staff for the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran considered the US as the Great Satan whose anger, threats, and military movements are completely hollow ones.
(2020-10-12). US pressure campaign on Iran doesn't work: Ex-IAEA chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) — Former Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday said that US pressure exerted on the Islamic Republic of Iran does not work and is futile.
(2020-10-12). Iraq to eventually release Iranian accumulated assets. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) — The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced on Monday that the Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has agreed to release Iran's export revenues and financial resources accumulated in Iraqi banks.
(2020-10-12). Iran welcomes war termination between Azerbaijan, Armenia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) — Iranian President's Chief of Staff said that Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes termination of war between Azerbaijan Republic and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh wholeheartedly.
(2020-10-12). Harvest of tobacco in Kordestan province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) — The harvesting of tobacco leaves has begun in the western province of Kordestan. The province is a suitable place for tobacco cultivation in Iran due to its climatic and fertile soil.
(2020-10-12). Em Ghedi, Prepara-se a Nova Base para os F-35 Nucleares. globalresearch.ca No aeroporto militar de Ghedi (Brescia), està£o a inciar-se os trabalhos de construàßà£o da base operacional mais importante para os caàßas F-35A da Foràßa Aérea Italiana, armados com bombas nucleares. A empresa Matarrese spa, de Bari, que se adjudicou ao …
(2020-10-11). Iraqi armed groups agree conditional suspension of attacks on US targets. middleeasteye.net Iraqi armed groups agree conditional suspension of attacks on US targets | Spokesperson for Iran-backed Kataeb Hezbollah says worse attacks could follow unless US withdraws its forces from Iraq | Sun, 10/11/2020 – 13: 54 | Mask-clad members of the Popular Mobilisation Front paramilitary force take part in a military parade in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on 14 June 2020 (AFP) | Several…
(2020-10-11). First reactor of Belarus' controversial Astravets nuclear power plant achieves criticality, Baltic states are outraged by project. rt.com The first of two Russian-built reactors at the new Belarusian nuclear power plant, at Astravets, is almost ready to go. Located near the border with Lithuania and Latvia, the Baltic states have fiercely opposed the project. | Along with Estonia, the pair have pledged to stop electricity trade with Minsk when the plant is finally operational. The Astravets nuclear power plant (known in Belarus as BelAes) is a joint project with Russia's state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom. On Sunday, the first chain reaction was launched at one of the VVER-1200 type reactors and sustained at the minimum controlled power le…
(2020-10-11). Iran' aerospace rank first in Islamic world ,13 in Intl level. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — The head of Aerospace Research Institute announced that in the aerospace field, Iran ranks first among Islamic countries and 13th at the international level.
(2020-10-11). Iran, Iraq to resume direct flights as of Monday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Iraqi Minister of Transport, Nasser Al-Shibli announced on Sunday that flights between Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Najaf and Iran's Mashhad and Tehran will be resumed as of Monday.
(2020-10-11). Exhibition of railway industry inaugurated in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) — The inauguration ceremony of the permanent exhibition of the self-sufficiency of the railway industry was held in the presence of Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami at the Tehran Railway station on Sunday.
(2020-10-11). Official urges launching Iran-Switzerland financial channel. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Chairman of Iran-Switzerland Joint Chamber of Commerce expressed his hope that financial mechanism between Iran and Switzerland will be launched in the first half of the next fiscal year (starts March 20, 2021).
(2020-10-11). Iran to defend Yemeni people in international arena. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister's Senior Assistant for Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is employing all its power to defend the oppressed people of Yemen in the international arena.
(2020-10-11). Iran's envoy reacts to IAEA chief's comments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that considerable centrifugal and quality of nuclear materials have no place in the documents of IAEA.
(2020-10-11). W Azerbaijan province, Iran's chance to enter global market. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Erzurum called the West Azerbaijan province as the gateway of Iran to the global market and the only Iranian city which shares a common border with eastern Turkish provinces.
(2020-10-11). Police seize over 1 ton of illicit drugs in Yazd. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — The police forces of Yazd province in central Iran have seized over 1 ton of illicit drugs in the last 24 hours.
(2020-10-11). Iran inclined to boost sports, cultural ties with Oman. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Iranian envoy to Oman Ali Najafi Khoshroudi expressed the Islamic Republic's tendency for expansion of mutual sports and cultural cooperation.with Oman.
(2020-10-11). W Azarbaijan province, Iran's chance to enter global market. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Erzurum called the West Azarbaijan province as the gateway of Iran to the global market and the only Iranian city which shares a common border with eastern Turkish provinces.
(2020-10-11). US sanctions aim at terminating Iran's exports: Hatami. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Referring to new US sanctions, Iran's Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami noted that Washington is afraid of Iran's exports.
(2020-10-11). China calls for organizing a forum with Iran's presence in WA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Chinese Foreign Minister on Sunday called for holding a forum with the presence of the Islamic Republic of Iran in West Asia.
(2020-10-11). Iran, Afghanistan discuss strengthening bilateral relations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Kabul Bahador Aminian voiced Iran's readiness to expand bilateral relations with Afghanistan in various fields.
(2020-10-10). Iran's rial hits new low against dollar as economy stumbles. middleeasteye.net Iran's rial hits new low against dollar as economy stumbles | Latest US-imposed sanctions on Iran's financial sector are another blow to the country's economy | Sat, 10/10/2020 – 11: 46 | Iranians gather inside the capital Tehran's Grand Bazaar in March 2020, as the Covid pandemic was starting to make an impact on the country (AFP) | The Iranian currency hit a new low against the US dollar…
(2020-10-10). US imposes draconian new sanctions against Iran amid spiraling COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org The sweeping sanctions announced on Thursday are aimed at denying Iran all access to the financial markets, thus cutting off the country's access to desperately needed food and medicine.
(2020-10-10). Middle East leaders prefer the devil they know in US presidential elections. And yet a Biden victory might be the bitter pill needed for reform in the region. strategic-culture.org There are few leaders in the Middle East who would want Joe Biden to take office in January of next year. Considered a disciple of Obama, many consider him as a potential U.S. president who will merely replicate Obama's policies and ostracise them from the White House as a punishment and a recalibration of U.S. relations in the region. | Indeed, countries like Saudi Arabia — which has the most to lose — will place its de facto young leader in a pickle when faced with Iran being reinvigorated by going back to the so-called 'Iran Deal' and the lifting of sanctions, in particular on oil sales in a period…
(2020-10-10). Police seize 604 kg of narcotics in Hormozgan province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) — The police chief of Hormozgan Province, south of Iran said that police forces have confiscated 604 kilograms of illicit drugs in a joint operation.
(2020-10-10). US sanctions not to affect Iran-Swiss financial channel. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) — Chaiman of Iran-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce noted, "New sanctions of the US on 18 Iranian banks will not affect the Iran-Switzerland financial channel in terms of importing of cereals and pharmaceuticals."
(2020-10-10). Iran registers 3,875 new COVID-19 infections, 195 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 3,875 COVID-19 infections and 195 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.
(2020-10-10). Mazloumi resigns as Iran U19 coach to join Esteghlal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) — Parviz Mazloumi has resigned as Iran men's U19 head coach to act as Esteghlal's sporting director.
(2020-10-10). Rouhani, Putin discuss Nagorno-Karabakh over phone. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation on Saturday discussing the latest developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.