Daily Archives: September 4, 2020

2020-09-04: News Headlines

yenisafak (2020-09-04). Iran condemns sacrilegious cartoons by French magazine. yenisafak.com Iran strongly condemned the republishing of sacrilegious caricatures insulting the Prophet Mohammad by a notorious French magazine.The provocative move by Charlie Hebdo, a left-wing French magazine infamous for publishing anti-Islamic content, has drawn widespread anger and outrage across the Muslim world.The caricatures were first published in 2006 by a Danish newspaper Jylllands Posten, sparking a wave of protests across the world then.Iran's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that any irreverence to the prophet of Islam or other divine prophets is "unacceptable" for Muslims of the world."The French magazine'

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-03). JCPOA Signatories in Vienna Reject Snapback Sanctions on Iran. globalresearch.ca Hegemon USA increasingly finds itself isolated on the world stage. | The harder it pressures, bullies, otherwise threatens and/or bludgeons other countries to bend to its will, the further its isolation longer-term. | On Tuesday, Joint Commission of the JCPOA signatories Russia, …

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-03). India Implodes Its Own New Silk Road. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on There was a time when New Delhi was proudly selling the notion of establishing its own New Silk Road — from the Gulf of Oman to the intersection of Central and …

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-03). Opening ceremony of MoD's exhibition. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 03 (MNA) — The exhibition of manufacturing industrial parts was opened in the presence of Iranian Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami on Thursday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-03). Ayatollah Lankarani condemns Quran desecration in Sweden. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 03 (MNA) — Ayatollah Lankarani issued a statement and called on the Iranian government to take the strongest actions against burning the Holy Quran in Sweden.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-03). US plots against Iran failed: Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 03 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that US plots against the Islamic Republic of Iran have failed.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-03). Iran able to export billions of dollars of military equipment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 03 (MNA) — The Head of the Iranian Defense Ministry's Marine Industries Organization pointed to the capacity of the Islamic Republic in exporting military equipment after the sanctions lifted.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-03). Tractor claims title of Iran's Hazfi Cup. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 03 (MNA) — Tractor defeated Esteghlal in the final match of the Hazfi Cup on Thursday to claim its second title in the event.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-03). Iran, Pakistan seeking to expand bilateral ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 03 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a phone talk with his Pakistani counterpart, conferring on expanding bilateral ties.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-03). Iran registers 1,994 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 03 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 1,994 COVID-19 infections and 129 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

sputniknews (2020-09-03). Trump Issues Plea to Iran Not to Execute Popular Wrestling Star Navid Afkarai. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Iran should spare the life of young wrestling star Navid Afkarai and not execute him for participating in an anti-government demonstration, US President Donald Trump said in a public appeal to Tehran.

WSWS (2020-09-03). Coup 53 recounts the role of British intelligence in overthrowing Mosaddegh government in Iran. wsws.org The film documents the part played by MI6 in the 1953 Anglo-American coup that ousted Iran's nationalist Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and ushered in 26 years of a murderous dictatorship under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

South Front (2020-09-02). Video: Israeli Missiles Target Iran-Hezbollah backed Forces in Southern Syria. globalresearch.ca Late on August 31, air defense forces of Syria were activated to repel Israeli missile strikes on the countryside of the Syrian capital of Damascus and the southern part of the country. According to reports, Israeli missiles targeted positions of …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-02). Barring US, all parties reiterate commitment to Iran nuclear deal. peoplesdispatch.org Delegates from Iran, Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany said the deal was a key component in the global nuclear non-proliferation architecture. They also rejected US bids to trigger snapback sanctions…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-02). Foreign Ministry to safeguard Iran's national interests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Foreign Ministry makes every effort to protect Iran's national interests.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-02). Brazil attaches importance to boosting ties with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — Considering the relations with Iran as an important issue for Brazil, the Brazilian envoy told Hossein Amir-Abdollahian that his country welcomes expanding relations and cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-02). Iranian short 'Tumor' nominated for award at Syrian filmfest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — Iranian short film 'Tumor' has been nominated for an award at the first edition of the Afrin International Short Film Festival in Syria.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-02). Iran adopting anti-terrorism as its ultimate strategy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 03 (MNA) — A senior judiciary official said the fight against terrorism is the definitive strategy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, asserting that the country is seriously seeking to eradicate any types of terrorism.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-02). Polish film fest. to screen Iranian 'Villa Dwellers'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — Iranian feature film 'Villa Dwellers' directed by Monir Gheydi will be screened at the Gdynia Film Festival in Poland.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-02). 473 tons of illicit drugs busted in Iran in 6 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — Some 473 tons of different kinds of illicit drugs have been seized by Iran's ant-narcotics police forces, in the first 6 months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 20, 2020).

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-02). Criminal US, Zionist regimes, vicious sources of evil doing. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) – Iranian Army Commander said that the United States and Zionist regime are the vicious sources of evil doing in the world.

_____ (2020-09-01). US Government Seizes Websites Allegedly Involved In Iran-Venezuela Oil Deal. popularresistance.org The US government announced today that it had seized three websites used by Iran to facilitate oil deals with Venezuela. The decision follows the US interception of Iranian oil tankers bound for Venezuela and increased pressure from Washington on both countries. | The Department of Justice assumed control of the websites for Mobin International, Sohar Fuel and Oman Fuel, which the department called front companies. The companies allegedly facilitated a fuel shipment by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to Venezuela, according to a department press release.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). JCPOA participants unanimously reject US-triggered Snapback. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — UN Security Council President Dian Triansyah Djani said last week that he was not in a position to take any further action in relation to the US effort to reinstate UN sanctions against Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). 27 achievements of Army Air Defense Force to be unveiled. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — A number of 27 salient achievements of Iran's Army Air Defense Force will be unveiled on Wed. Sept. 02.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). Leader's meeting with Education Ministry officials. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei held a meeting on Tuesday via videoconference with the Education Minister Mohsen Haji Mirzaei, and senior officials at the Education Ministry.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). Joint Commission determined to preserve JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said that the Joint Commission on JCPOA is determined to preserve the Nuclear Deal.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). US' so-called 'maximum pressure' to fail soon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei said the Islamic Republic of Iran continues its 'maximum resistance' against the US' so-called 'maximum pressure', which is expected to fail in the near future.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). Trade to be increased in region via Iran-Afghanistan borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Through launching Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran (KTAI) corridor and Iran-Afghanistan-Uzbekistan corridor, trade activities will be increased in the region via Iran-Afghanistan borders.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). Will Iraqi PM's visit to US impact Iran-Iraq energy ties? en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — As the US waivers for Iraq's electricity imports from Iran are nearing their expiration in Sep., the Iraqi Prime Minister's recent visit to the US has raised some questions about the future of the two neighbors' energy ties.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). Iran, Asian nations discuss agri. challenges amid COVID-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) along with its 46 member nations, convened in a conference to address the immediate threats posed to the agriculture sector and rural development amid pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). VP Jahangiri congratulates Independence Day of Uzbekistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — In a message on Tuesday, Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri felicitated Uzbek government on the country's Independence Day.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). UAE normalization ties with Israel violates regional peace. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs said that United Arab Emirates' normalization of ties with the Zionist regime violates peace and security in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). JCPOA members not recognize US as a party to deal: Araghchi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for the Political Affairs said that members of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) do not recognize the United States as a party to the deal.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). Over 1 ton of narcotics seized in Iran's Saravan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — The police forces of the Sistan and Baluchestan Province, southeastern Iran, have seized over 1 ton of illegal drugs in Saravan County.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). Kamalvandi terms Iran-IAEA agreement 'win-win'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Stating that the IAEA chief's visit to Tehran had strategic importance, the AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said that the recent Iran-IAEA agreement is win-win.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). 'Russia remains ready to facilitate US-Iran direct dialogue'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday that Russia is ready to help the United States and Iran to have a direct dialogue.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). Iran's daily COVID-19 death toll declines. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Iran's daily coronavirus fatalities dropped for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, with 101 deaths, down by six compared to a day earlier, according to the Health Ministry's spokeswoman.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). Iranian short film 'Doubt' to vie at two intl. Film Festivals. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — The short film 'Doubt' directed by Ali Tasdighi and produced by Farhad Ghadimi has been accepted at the 14th Bali International Film Festival.