Daily Archives: June 10, 2020

2020-06-10: News Headlines

_____ (2020-06-11). Trump agitates to restart the global nuclear arms race. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica: Time Magazine says Donald Trump is both "dangerous, impatient and foolish." EuroNews says Trump — "is a grave danger to the US and the world." The 2017 book entitled — The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, contains the essays from 27 psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals describing the "clear and present …

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-10). Trump Regime Wants 84 Million Iranians Ill-Nourished and Starved. globalresearch.ca Trump regime hardliners want imports of food, medicines, medical equipment, and other humanitarian goods blocked from entering Iran. | They want the world community going along with a high crime against humanity on the Iranian people. | They want them denied treatment …

teleSUR (2020-06-10). Iran Urges UN to Prevent the US From Extending Sanctions. telesurenglish.net Iran's President Hassan Rohani Wednesday urged members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to curb U.S. attempts to extend sanctions against his country. | RELATED: | Next October, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a 2015 nuclear deal popularly known as "The Arms Embargo", will be lifted as agreed in the UNSC resolution 2231. | Currently, however, the United States does not recognize this international agre…

T.J. Coles (2020-06-09). Nukes in Space: the Extinction Rebellion Yet to Be. counterpunch.org In January 2017, President Trump ordered the Department of Defense to conduct a Nuclear Posture Review. The document published a year later makes clear that the US possesses nuclear weapons, in part, so that "our diplomats continue to speak from a position of strength on matters of war and peace." The Nuclear Posture Review cites Russia as the evil menace against which the US must defend by renewing its nuclear stockpiles.

WSWS (2020-06-08). This week in history: June 8-14. wsws.org 25 years ago: France ends moratorium on nuclear weapons testing in the PacificOn June 13, 1995, the French government announced that it would resume nuclear weapons testing in the South Pacific. French President Jacques Chirac decided to end the three-year moratorium on nuclear testing, citing France's "higher interests," just shy of the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in World War Two—earning himself the hostile label "Hirochirac."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-06-08). 80 Lawmakers Demand Trump Ditch Any Thought of Resuming 'Dangerously Provocative' Nuclear Tests. commondreams.org "When Americans say that they want and need tests, they weren't talking about the nuclear kind." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump-testing-nukes.jpg

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-06-08). Time Served and $25 a Month in Fines in First Sentencing of Kings Bay Plowshares Anti-Nuclear Activists. commondreams.org "I don't apologize for it," said sentenced activist Elizabeth McAlister. "I think the weapons are completely destructive of life." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/kbp_group_2_signs_horiz.jpg

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). 'I Can't Breathe' gallery in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — The Art Bureau of Iran's Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization has launched an international cartoon exhibition on "I Can't Breathe" to show protests against racism in the US. Over 40 Iranian and foreign artists are showcasing 72 works at the event.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Iranian embassy in Madrid planning for fourth direct flight to Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Iranian embassy in Spain is planning to launch the fourth direct flight to Tehran to bring home Iranian nationals to the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Iran at forefront of fight against drug trafficking: cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — The newly-appointed deputy head of Iran's Police said that Iran is at the forefront of the fight against drug trafficking and Western governments must appreciate the efforts of the Islamic Republic.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Army chief names 'enhancing military readiness' as force's main mission. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Iranian Army's first-in-command pointed to the necessity of boosting the readiness of the military forces.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Homegrown defense systems protecting Iranian sky: deputy cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Abolfazl Sepehri Rad, deputy commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, announced on Wednesday that the Iranian sky is well-protected against foreign threats by domestically grown defense systems.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Be ashamed of crying wolf over detention of an Iranian. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — In a tweet on Wednesday, Iran's Ambassador to UK Hamid Baeidinjad lashed out at United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom Woody Johnson for his latest remarks urging the release of the detained Iranian citizen Morad Tahbaz by the Islamic Republic.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Iranian Parliament's open session on Jun. 10. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran held an open session on Wednesday, June 10. Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian and Road Minister Mohammad Eslami attended the session to report on various issues related to their ministries.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Senegal congratulates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Speaker of the National Assembly of Senegal Moustapha Niasse in a message congratulated Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf on his election as Iran's parliament speaker.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Iran, Russia voice concern over humanitarian crisis in Yemen, Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister's Senior Assistant for Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji held a phone conversation with Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin over the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and Syria.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Roads min. says grounds paved to connect holy shrines of Iran, Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Suitable ways have been provided for connecting the holy shrines of Iran in Qom and Mashhad cities to those in Iraq.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-10). Palestinian people have no choice but resort to resistance: Deputy FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand said on Wed. that Palestinian people have no other choice but to resort to resistance.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Belarus congratulates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — Belarus' Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko, in a congratulatory message to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, felicitated his election as the new Iranian parliament Speaker.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Iranian coppersmith from North Khorasan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — June 10 is celebrated as World Handicraft Day worldwide. Iranian artists have used the occasion to draw international attention to Iran's unique art forms. Mr. Naghi Khorasani is a coppersmith (also known as a brazier) who makes artifacts from copper and brass (brass is an alloy of copper and zinc) for almost 20 years in the Iranian province of North Khorasan. His colleague Mr. Masoumian accompanies him by doing 'toreutics' (metal-engraving) on his crafts.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). A trip to Nahavand's nature in Hamedan Prov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Nahavand is located southwest of Hamadan province. It has many historical monuments and is considered one of the tourism attractions of Iran.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). 5.7-Richter quake jolts southern Fars province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale hit 'Beyram' city in the southwestern Iranian province of Fars on Tuesday night.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Police confiscate 265 kg illicit drugs in central Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — The police forces of Isfahan Province have seized 265 kg of illicit drugs in Nain County.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Iran's re-export of fishery products to EU kicks off despite US sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — State Veterinary Medicine Organization on Tue. revealed the re-export of fishery products to the European Union [EU].

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). All Iranian soldiers ready for self-sacrifice to preserve security. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that all soldiers of the Islamic Iran are ready to self-sacrifice themselves to establish security and repel global arrogance from the country especially in the maritime sector.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Rouhani stresses expansion of economic coop. with Kyrgyzstan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — President Hassan Rouhani in a phone talk with his Kyrgyz counterpart, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, on Tuesday stressed the need for developing cooperation between Iran and Kyrgyzstan amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). MP calls on intelligence min. to pursue perpetrators of martyr Soleimani's assassination. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — A member of Iranian Parliament in a letter penned to the intelligence minister called on him to submit a comprehensive report on the measures taken by the Ministry of Intelligence in connection with the assassination of martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani by the US terrorist forces.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-09). Iran records 2,095 new COVID-19 infections, 74 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry announced 2,095 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, putting the total number of cases in the country at 175,927.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Iranians stranded in Kazakhstan return home amid pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — A group of Iranian citizens stranded in Kazakhstan due to the pandemic arrived in Tehran on Monday.

_____ (2020-06-09). The Rest Of The World Sees Uprisings, Not Riots. popularresistance.org U.S. officials, whether Democrat or Republican, pretend that only other countries violate human rights. Every year, the State Department issues a report on worldwide human rights with the heaviest criticism aimed at enemies du jour such as China, Russia, and Iran. | Human rights, as defined by U.S. officials, include freedom of the press, maintaining an independent judiciary, and civil rights. But most of the world, the United Nations included, goes further, saying human rights include the right to a job, health care, and housing, among other things. | Not surprisingly, U.S. leaders never mention authoritative in…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Indian ship evacuating nationals from Iranian port of Bandar Abbas. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — India's 'INS Shardul' will evacuate 200 Indian citizens, i.e. fishermen stranded in Iran for months now, on Monday from the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran to Porbandar, Gujarat.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). New bridge between Iran-Turkmenistan, source of strengthening ties between two nations'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Turkmenistan said that inauguration of the new bridge between Iran and Turkmenistan in Sarakhs is the source of strengthening relations between the two nations.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Authority of Armed forces due to popularity: Ghalibaf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that popularity is the key to the victory and authority of Iran's Armed Forces.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). 2,043 new coronavirus infections confirmed in Iran: spokseman. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — According to Iranian Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, 2,043 new coronavirus cases and 70 deaths have been confirmed in Iran during the past 24 hours.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). US imposes new sanctions against Iranian tankers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — US Treasury Department recently added 125 ships and tankers linked to the Islamic Republic of Iran to its sanctions list.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Raeisi condemns West's hosting Iranian financial criminals. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi criticized western countries that act as a safe haven for economic disruptors charged with financial crimes in Iran but have fled the country to escape justice.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Surge in production, key to resolve problems for entering new century: Pres. Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pointed to the current year's motto entitled 'surge in production' and added, "surge in production is the key to resolve problems for entering new century.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Leader thanks crew of oil tankers carrying fuel to Venezuela. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appreciated the efforts of the oil tankers' crew that delivered Iranian fuel to Venezuela.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-08). Sticking to JCPOA sole way to tackle nuclear issue: China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — China has criticized the US' policies toward the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA) as the main reason behind the nuclear crisis, saying that fulfilling commitments under the historic pact is the sole way to tackle the situation.

yenisafak (2020-06-08). Iran's death toll from coronavirus surpasses 8,350. yenisafak.com Iran on Monday confirmed 70 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 8,351. | A further 2,043 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 173,832, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said. | According to the spokesman, 136,360 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,619 patients remain in critical condition. | Some 1.1 million tests have been conducted in the country so far, according to the spokesman. | Iran sees an upward trend in daily infections in many provinces, especially in the s…

Peter Koenig (2020-06-07). Venezuela, Minneapolis, Iran, Europe — Trump's Last Gasps of Collapsing World Control — Or is it? globalresearch.ca There comes a time when shooting around in circles just hits walls, bullets splinter off sidewalks, and shatter a window here and there. But people are in safety. They watch from a distance and with self-assurance. | Venezuela has received five …

Peter Koenig (2020-06-07). Venezuela, Minneapolis, Iran, Europe — Trump's Last Gasps of Collapsing World Control. Or Is It? globalresearch.ca There comes a time when shooting around in circles just hits walls, bullets splinter off sidewalks, and shatter a window here and there. But people are in safety. They watch from a distance and with self-assurance. | Venezuela has received five …

RT (2020-06-07). Netanyahu says Covid-19 won't diminish Israel's commitment to fighting Iran's nuclear program, urges 'crippling' sanction. rt.com The coronavirus pandemic should not be an obstacle in fighting Iran, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said calling for harsh sanctions against Tehran after a critical report by the international nuclear watchdog. | The PM insisted that "coronavirus does not diminish our determination to act against Iranian aggression at all," vowing to do everything to prevent Iran from ever getting a nuclear weapon. | "Iran systematically violates its commitments by hiding sites, by enriching fissile materials and other violations," Netanyahu said as he opened a government meeting on Sunday. | He called on the international comm…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-07). Enemies seek to damage Iran, Afghanistan friendly relations: police chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) — Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari said on Sunday that enemies seek to create tension between Iran and Afghanistan.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-07). Iran's petchem production capacity to increase by 107k tons. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) — The production capacity of country's petrochemical industries will be increased by 107,000 tons after launching four new petrochemical projects.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-07). Omani speaker calls for boosting parliamentary ties with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) — Omani Parliament Speaker Sheikh Khalid bin Hilal al-Maawali has called for enhanced parliamentary cooperation with Iran.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-07). Asalem-Khalkhal green road. en.mehrnews.com KHALKHAL, Jun. 08 (MNA) — The Almas pass located on Asalem-Khalkhal road, northwestern Iran, is one of the most beautiful communication routes in the country linking Gilan province to Ardabil. The side of the road is filled with young, sturdy trees and colorful flowers, as well as the flocks of ships and horses on the green slopes.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-07). 630 kg of illicit drugs seized in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — The Commander of Maritime Guards in Hormozgan said on Sunday that 630 kg of illicit drugs have been confiscated in Iran's southern Jask port.

yenisafak (2020-06-07). Iran coronavirus deaths rise by 72 to 8,291. yenisafak.com Iran on Sunday confirmed 72 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 8,291.A further 2,364 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 171,789, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said.According to the spokesman, 134,349 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,596 patients remain in critical condition.Iran's daily number of COVID-19 cases dropped to around 800 in early May, but daily figures show an upward trend in recent days after authorities took measures to ease restrictions.Despite…