2020-11-16: News Headlines

Ralph Nader (2020-11-16). Trump's Ongoing Crime Wave Requires a Special Prosecutor. counterpunch.org There are many reasons why loser Trump refuses to concede. Yes, delusion has been the counterfeit coin of his fantasy realm — "I won this election by a lot" he tweeted with all caps last Saturday. In his fevered mind — nourished by a bullying career — all victories are his triumphs, and all losses are fake due

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-16). A Dedicated Obsession: Washington's Continuing Iran Sanctions Regime. globalresearch.ca One dogma that is likely to persist in US foreign policy during a Biden presidency will be the sanctions regime adopted towards Iran. Every messianic state craves clearly scripted enemies, and the demonology about the Islamic Republic is not going …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Zarif condoles with Syria over his counterpart's demise. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered condolences to the Syrian government over the death of his counterpart Walid al-Moallem.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). 'Moallem made great efforts to counter threats of Zionists'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker appreciated the late Syrian FM Walid al-Moallem's great efforts to counter the threats of the Zionist regime.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Slovakian, Thai, Japanese envoys submits credentials to Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — The new ambassadors of Slovakia, Thailand and Japan submitted a copy of their credentials to the Iranian Foreign Minister on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Iran Health Ministry announces 13,053 new COVID-19 cases. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — A spokesperson in the Iranian Health Ministry said that 13,053 people have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease in the past 24 hours which brings total infections to 775,121.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). UN anti-Iran Human Rights resolution ignores Iranians' rights. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Ali Bagheri-Kani deplored the UN anti-Iran resolution on Human Rights which has ignored many human rights violations against Iran such as US cruel sanctions and the assassination of General Soleimani.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). VIDEO: American experts discuss Iran's cyberpower. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — American experts discuss the cyber power of the Islamic Republic of Iran in this video.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Wahhabi terrorists to fail in northern borders of Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — Ali Akbar Velayati said that the presence of Wahabi terrorists in the northern borders of Iran is doomed to failure.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Gasoline rationing scheme: From policy to practice. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — These days last year, Iranians were surprised by the sudden news of the implementation of a program for rationing gasoline and also the increase in the fuel prices.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). Macron, Pompeo to confer on issues related to Iran in Paris. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — A French newspaper reported that the French President will hold a meeting with the US Secretary of State to discuss issues related to Iran on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-16). FAO starts project on improving Iran agro-rural capacities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) started the implementation of a Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) project to enhance the resilience of Iranian rural communities and agricultural systems.

RT (2020-11-15). Iran boosts military cooperation with Iraq as it warns of US-backed 'terrorists' being redeployed to the region. rt.com A senior Iranian military official has hailed an agreement to increase defense cooperation with Iraq, claiming that the two nations must guard against extremists allegedly being sent into the region by Washington. | Tehran and Baghdad have drafted a plan that calls for joint military drills and cooperation between their defense industries, as well as strengthening border security. The document will be finalized and formally signed in the near future, according to Iranian state media. | Iraqi Defense Minister Juma Anad Saadoun, accompanied by senior Iraqi commanders, traveled to Tehran to iron out the deal. | R…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). Swapping to improve Iran's foreign trade. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — In an interview with Mehr News, Deputy Foreign Minister for the Economic Diplomacy Affairs said bartering will improve Iran's foreign trade.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). MP terms re-negotiation with fraudulent liars as foolish idea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — MP Moghtadaei stressed, "re-negotiation of JCPOA with fraudulent liars and criminals, who have never stopped their hostile moves against Iran, is basically a foolish idea."

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). Iran ready for any kind of military coop. with Iraq's navy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — IRGC Navy Commander said that Islamic Republic of Iran is ready for any kind of military cooperation with Iraq's Navy Force.

Iran Aguilera (2020-11-15). Communal Organisation: The Barcelona Experience. zcomm.org Venezuelan communard Iran Aguilera examines the advances of popular power in Anzoátegui State…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). Shamkhani's meeting with Iraqi Defense Minister. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani met and held talks with the visiting Iraqi Minister of Defense Juma Inad Sadoon in Tehran on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). Iran-Bulgaria: Great capacities for coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Taking a look at the commonalities between Iran and Bulgaria in a variety of aspects, signals that the two countries have great capacities for further enhancing ties.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). Iran to avenge perpetrators of assassinating Martyr Soleimani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said that Iran will certainly revenge the perpetrators of assassination of former IRGC Quds Force Commander Martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). Iran's new amb. submits credentials to Qatari official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Iran's new envoy to Qatar submitted a copy of his credentials to the Qatari Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). Parliament's Sunday open session. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament, during its open session on Sunday, investigated an urgent bill to extend the VAT law.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-15). 'Iran self-reliant in port construction sector'. en.mehrnews.com CHABAHAR, Nov. 16 (MNA) — In an interview with Mehr news the Head of Coastal and Port Engineering department of PMO said Iran is self-reliant in the port construction sector and the majority of the maritime equipment in Iranian ports is domestic.

Devi Sridhar (2020-11-14). [Perspectives] Staying sane in our new COVID-19 world. thelancet.com COVID-19 spread like wildfire across the world: from China to its neighbouring countries to east Asia, Iran, Europe, and the rest of the world. This pandemic showed how connected the world has become, and how even the best mathematical modelling could not predict which countries would be first affected and how elite travellers would move from hotels to ski resorts to cruise ships and restaurants. But during the pandemic, there has been anxiety about the virus and considerable uncertainty, with widespread reports of mental health issues and feelings of isolation, especially under lockdowns.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-14). Iran produces effective antiviral COVID-19 drug. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Iranian researchers have developed an effective COVID-19 drug that has been approved by Iran's Food and Drug Administration (IFDA).

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-14). Iran's trade vol. exchange with Europe at $8.8bn in 7 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) put the country's trade volume exchanged with Europe in the seven months of the current year (from March 21 to Oct. 22) at $8.8 billion.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-14). Iran ready to aid Iraq boost its defense capabilities: Hatami. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — Iran's Minister of Defense voiced Iran's readiness to help Iraq strengthen its defense capabilities.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-14). Iranian "The Hunter" to vie at Canadian HECFF. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — The documentary film "The Hunter" directed by an Iranian filmmaker will be taking part in Human-Environment Care Film Festival in Canada.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-14). IRGC launches attack on anti-revolutionary group in NW Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) — IRGC's Hamza Sayyid al-Shuhada Base announced that it has targeted the positions of anti-Revolutionary groups on the other side of the Iranian border.

David Swanson (2020-11-13). Everything Will Fundamentally Change. zcomm.org Either everything will change for the better or one or both of the twin dangers of environmental and nuclear apocalypse will change everything for the worse…

Linda Pentz Gunter (2020-11-13). In Promoting New Nuclear Power, Biden-Harris Back Fiction Over Science. counterpunch.org When you look at the precipitating drop in renewable energy costs versus the ever soaring nuclear ones; when you examine how you can reduce more carbon emissions faster and more cheaply with renewables than nuclear; and when you observe the real life examples of countries whose carbon reductions are greater after investing in renewables rather than clinging onto nuclear; then the only reason to include nuclear power in a climate plan is political.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-13). Iran produces 13.9mn tons of steel ingot in H1. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran produced 13.9 million tons of steel ingot in the first six months of the current year (from March 21 to Sept. 22).

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-13). COVID-19 claims 461 lives in past 24 hours in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, claimed lives of other 461 people in the country in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death tally to 40,582.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-13). Developing trade ties with neighbors, way to counter sanction. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) — Chairman of Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of Commerce said that development of economic relations with neighboring countries is the best way to deal with sanctions.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-13). Five Iranian COVID-19 vaccines included in WHO's list: IFDA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) — Spokesman of Iran Food and Drug Administration (IFDA) announced that five Iranian vaccines were included in the list of candidates of coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine of World Health Organization (WHO).

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-13). Sponge iron production vol. tops 18.1mn tons in 7 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) — Production volume of sponge iron in the country exceeded 18.1 million tons in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (from March 21 to Oct. 22).

RT (2020-11-12). Russia inks draft deal to open naval base for nuclear-powered ships in Sudan, in exchange for military cooperation with Khartoum. rt.com Russia is to build a naval logistics base in northeastern African Sudan, allowing Moscow to keep its nuclear warships on the Red Sea coast. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved the draft agreement. | The deal stipulates a maximum of four warships and 300 servicemen can stay in the base at one time, including "naval ships with nuclear propulsion systems." Once endorsed, the bilateral agreement will enable Russia to use the Sudanese port for repairs and resupply, and in return Khartoum will receive weapons and military equipment free of charge to protect the base. | The Russian ships will be e…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-12). VIDEO: Pristine, rainy nature of Arasbaran forests in NW Iran. en.mehrnews.com TABRIZ, Nov. 12 (MNA) — The beautiful and scenery forests of Arasbaran, with breathtaking views, is one of virgin tourist hubs in the country which has a special and unique nature in these rainy and autumn days.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-12). Iranian film to be screened at Torino film festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) — Iran-Germany co-production 'Extra Sauce', directed by Iranian filmmaker Alireza Ghasemi, will take part in the 38th edition of Torino Film Festival in Italy.