2020-11-03: News Headlines

MEE and agencies (2020-11-03). Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: Russia says will consider Iran's proposal to end fighting. middleeasteye.net Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: Russia says will consider Iran's proposal to end fighting | Tehran has offered to take a leading role in negotiations to establish peace in Nagorno-Karabakh region | Tue, 11/03/2020 – 14: 08 | Reservists keep watch in the Shusha region on 31 October 2020, amid the ongoing military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. (AFP) | Russia is co…

_____ (2020-11-03). 'The Coming War On China' — Watch John Pilger's Powerfully Relevant Documentary. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | "The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may well be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable," Pilger says in his 2016 documentary The Coming War on China, which "In a few years China has become the world's second-biggest economic power," Pilger's introduction continues. "The United States is the world's biggest military power, with bases and missiles and ships covering ever…

WSWS (2020-11-03). Ukraine, Turkey deepen military alliance in Black Sea region. wsws.org The systematic NATO encirclement of Russia has turned seemingly isolated conflicts in the region into dangerous flashpoints that threaten to spark a major war involving the US, nuclear-armed Russia and countries such as Turkey.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-11-03). Fukushima espalha a pandemia nuclear. globalresearch.ca Nà£o é o Covid, mas a notícia passou quase desapercebida: o Japà£o descarregará no mar mais de um milhà£o de toneladas de água radioactiva da central nuclear de Fukushima. | O acidente catastrófico de Fukushima foi provocado pelo tsunami que, em …

Manlio Dinucci (2020-11-03). Fukushima, dilaga la pandemia nucleare. globalresearch.ca Foto: Una parte degli oltre mille serbatoi pieni di acqua radioattiva, accumulati nella centrale nucleare di Fukushima. | Non è Covid, per cui la notizia è passata quasi inosservata: il Giappone scaricherà in mare oltre un milione di tonnellate di acqua …

The Canary (2020-11-02). Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'relieved' at avoiding prison after court hearing. thecanary.co Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has expressed her relief at not being sent back to prison after appearing before a court in Iran, according to her family.The 42-year-old British-Iranian dual national was told she would be returned to Evin prison in Tehran following Monday's hearing, but it was adjourned before she could put forward a defence, her husband Richard Ratcliffe said.She has been detained in Iran since 2016, when she was sentenced to five years in prison over allegations, which she denies, of plotting to overthrow the Iranian government. | Free Nazanin campaign can confirm that today (Monday 2 November) Nazan…

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-02). No Letup in US War on Iran by Other Means Ahead. globalresearch.ca On all things Iran under both right wings of the US war party, transforming the country into a subservient vassal state is a high priority. | Regardless of whether Republicans or Dems control the White House and/or Congress, things won't change …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). 11th National Ceramic Biennial of Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — On Oct. 31, the 11th National Ceramic Biennial of Iran was inaugurated virtually in Niavaran Cultural Center in which 94 works by 87 Iranian artists will be displayed for a month.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Army will not allow any enemy's aggression against Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 3 (MNA) — Iran's Army Forces in a statement on Monday on the occasion of Aban 13, which marks the anniversary of US Embassy Takeover, said that Army Forces of the country will not allow any aggression of enemy against the Islamic Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). 'To Be Is Better Than Not To Be' to be screened in Argentina. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian documentary 'To be is better than not to be' directed by Iman Bayatfar will be screened in El Festival Internacional de Cine Austral in Argentina.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Iran, Russia discuss expanding coop. within EAEU. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for the Economic Diplomacy Affairs and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister conferred on boosting relations within the framework of EAEU.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Iran Air Force begins military drill on Monday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) started a military exercise in the central province of Isfahan with the participation of units from seven airbases on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Defending Prophet's values priority of all Islamic countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — In separate messages to his Muslim counterparts, Iran's 1st VP noted that defending the values of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (PBUH), is the priority of all Islamic countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). 22 Iranian convicts transferred from Iraq to Islamic Republic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Justice Minister for Human Rights and International Affairs said that 22 Iranian convicts have been transferred from Iraq to Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). White House's behavior important for Iran, not promise: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 03 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister said that what is important for Iran is how the White House behaves after the US election, not what promises there are.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Islamic Iran to continue 'Fight on Arrogance" with more power. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) —The Guardian Council in a statement on the occasion of commemorating Aban 13 (Nov. 03) wrote that "We will continue to fight against arrogance with more power and authority."

Rohollah Faghihi (2020-11-02). Millions of Iranians at Risk as US Sanctions Choke Insulin Supplies. globalresearch.ca A new tranche of sanctions imposed by the US on Iran has exacerbated the insulin shortage crisis in the Islamic Republic and boosted its smuggling, patients and doctors told Middle East Eye. | On 8 October, the US Treasury announced that …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Muslims celebrate birthday of Prophet of Islam, Imam Sadiq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 3 (MNA) — Shia Muslims in Iran and around the world observe the birthday anniversary of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (PBUH) on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). 'Takfiris product of West to harm Muslims' image'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iran's Judiciary Chief says Takfiri terrorism is a product of western powers and an effort to distort the image of Muslims in the world.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Rouhani felicitates Prophet Muhammad's birth anniversary. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has sent separate messages to the heads of Islamic countries, congratulating his counterparts on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Gordon Duff (2020-11-02). Nuclear Education: America's Secret Plan to Create a Fake Iranian Nuclear Program (censored/suppressed). thealtworld.com Today's delve into the world of nuclear secrets begins with a short discussion of the "trial that never happened," or as some are aware, the trial of a CIA officer going on in Virginia today. "If a trial isn't reported, does jail time for a phony crime inconvenience one quite as much?" | From Politico: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a highly unusual public appearance Thursday — taking the witness stand for the prosecution in a criminal case against a former CIA officer on trial for leaking details of a top-secret spy program. | Former CIA case officer, Jeffrey Sterling, a man who knew of Ame…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Police bust over 1.2 tons of drugs in SE Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iran's counter-narcotics forces busted over 1.2 tons of different illicit drugs in the southeastern border regions in two operations on in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Utmost efforts needed to spread unity among Islamic Ummah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs said that utmost efforts should be made for spreading unity and amity among Islamic Ummah.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Fight against Arrogance a deep-rooted notion in Islamic Rev. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — IRGC statement stressed that "fight against global arrogance" is a deep-rooted notion in principles of the Islamic Revolution of Iran which will not be influenced by power shift between Democrats and Republican.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-02). Iranian nation ruins grandeur of US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) — Iranian intelligence minister said by its resistance, the Iranian nation has ruined the grandeur of the United States and put that totalitarian regime on the verge of collapse.

MEE staff (2020-11-01). Robert Fisk, famed UK Middle East correspondent, dies aged 74. middleeasteye.net Robert Fisk, famed UK Middle East correspondent, dies aged 74 | In a decades-long career, Fisk reported on five Israeli invasions, the Lebanese civil war, the Iran-Iraq war and the 2011 Arab revolutions | Sun, 11/01/2020 – 22: 42 | Journalist Robert Fisk, who has died aged 74 (The Guardian) | The veteran British foreign correspondent Robert Fisk has died at the age of 74. | The journalist and author was report…

Kaamil Ahmed (2020-11-01). Iran arrests leading Arab separatist figure abroad. middleeasteye.net Iran arrests leading Arab separatist figure abroad | Ahwazi group claims Iran 'kidnapped' former leader, Habib Asyud, in Turkey | Sun, 11/01/2020 – 15: 46 | Habib Asyud gives an interview to an Arabic TV channel (screengrab) | A leading Iranian-Arab separatist figure from Iran's southwestern Ahwaz province has reportedly been captured abroad and transferred to Iran. | Iran has accused Habib Asyud of b…

Robert Hunziker (2020-11-01). Dumping Fukushima's Water into the Ocean. counterpunch.org For nearly a decade the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has been streaming radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. As it happens, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) struggles to control it. Yet, the bulk of the radioactive water is stored in more than 1,000 water tanks. Assuredly, Japan's government has made an informal decision

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Over 1 ton of opium seized at Mirjaveh border. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Commander of the Border Guards of the Islamic Republic of Iran Police informed that Police forces of the Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran, have seized over one ton of opium near Mirjaveh border.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Traditional dyeing in SW Iran. en.mehrnews.com CHALESHTAR, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Traditional dyeing methods are still being used in some regions of the country to gain high-quality materials for producing handmade Persian carpets.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). $8b of import items on domestic production list. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Strengthening domestic production has become a major focus of the Iranian government in the past few years, as the country is determined to nullify the US sanctions.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). VIDEO: Astonishing scenery of Kaleybar forest in NW Iran. en.mehrnews.com TABRIZ, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Autumn has given special beauty to the nature of Kaleybar forest, in the northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Iran registers 7,719 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 7,719 COVID-19 infections and 434 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Leader to deliver speech on Prophet Muhammad birth anniv. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will deliver a speech on Tuesday, November 3.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). US strategy on Iran not to change with changing its president. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Head of Passive Defense Organization said that strategy of the United States against Islamic Republic of Iran will not undergo any change with the replacement of president in this country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Bolivian new Gov. keen on reviving relations with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The Bolivian President-elect said that the new government will reactivate the bilateral relations and cooperation with Iran that were stagnant during the Bolivian interim government.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Iran's foreign trade value hits over $38bn in 7 months: IRICA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) put the country's total value of foreign trade at $38.278 billion in the seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (from March 21 to Oct. 22).

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Three Iranian animations go to Italy's Corti a Ponte festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Three Iranian animations have been accepted into the 13th edition of Corti a Ponte in Italy.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Air Force to conduct war game in C Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The Islamic Republic of Iran's Air Force will start the final phase of a military drill on Monday in Isfahan province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). US imposition of cruel sanctions on Iran, 'a failed policy'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Chairman of Iran-Russia Parliamentary Friendship Group said that the US imposition of sanctions against Islamic Republic of Iran is a failed policy.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Audacity towards sanctities is violation of human dignity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — In a reaction to the statements of French President Emmanuel Macron, First Deputy Speaker of the Iranian Parliament said that rudeness towards sanctities is clear violation of dignity of all human beings.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Resistance Fest. vital in convergence of resistance artists. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — A Lebanese actor said the Iran's 16th Resistance International Film Festival is pivotal in the convergence of resistance artists to confront global arrogance.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Leader appoints a new member of Guardian Council. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — In a directive, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Ahmad Khatami as a member of the Guardian Council on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Best medical tour operator in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — At the beginning of the new millennium, and in the light of advanced technologies in the field of transportation, geographical boundaries and long distances have become virtually meaningless.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Close to 1 ton of illicit drugs busted in Kerman province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The police forces of Kerman province in central Iran seized 950 kilograms of illicit drugs in a single operation on Saturday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Find the (best) Iranian Dentists in Los Angeles. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Teeth are one of the most vital organs in the body. For this reason, their maintenance has a high priority.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). VIDEO: Leader's letter to French youth over double standards. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — Issuing a letter to the young people in France, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on them to question the double standards of their president Emanuel Macron over freedom of expression.

Robert Hunziker (2020-10-31). Dumping Fukushima's Water into the Ocean… Seriously? dissidentvoice.org (Reuters) For nearly a decade the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has been streaming radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. As it happens, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) struggles to control it. Yet, the bulk of the radioactive water is stored in more than 1,000 water tanks. Assuredly, Japan's government has made an informal …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-31). Cultivated Lunacy, Nuclear Deterrence and Banning the Nuke. zcomm.org In looking at the debates on nuclear weapons, one tension remains ineradicable. Those who do not possess such weapons, nor put their stake in their murderously reassuring properties, have little interest in seeing them kept…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-31). Meeting of COVID-19 combat headquarters held on Saturday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) — National Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters held a meeting in the presence of Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki on Saturday.