Daily Archives: September 5, 2020

2020-09-05: News Headlines

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-05). 90% of armed forces' weapons needs supplied domestically. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Defense Minister said that more than 90 percent of the armed forces' weapons needs have been supplied domestically and the remaining 10 percent would not have a decisive impact on the country's defense power.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-05). New school year officially kicks off across Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday, symbolically and through a video conference, rang the bell of the beginning of the school year (2020-2021).

yenisafak (2020-09-05). Iran schools re-open despite concerns over spread of virus. yenisafak.com Schools in Iran re-opened to 15 million students on Saturday after a seven-month closure despite concerns over increased spread of the novel coronavirus in the country."This year, we shoulder a heavier burden of responsibility toward our students," said President Hassan Rouhani, who oversaw the opening of schools in a video conference broadcast live on state television.Education and health are equally important to society, he said, but added that parents would not be forced to send their children back to school.Iranian media said that seminaries also reopened on Saturday to about 50,000 students.Several medical p…

RT (2020-09-04). Likes for chunks? Istanbul-based influencer caught using luxury Lamborghini as… watermelon-selling counter (PHOTOS, VIDEOS). rt.com If your strategy for social media fame isn't yet fruitful, try following the lead of this rising Instagram star, who deems a mid-engine sports car fit to sell watermelons from and has grown his followers base into the bargain. | Always there for his loyal fans, both online and offline, the Iranian influencer The choice…

RT (2020-09-04). Russia scrambles EIGHT jets to intercept three US NUCLEAR-CAPABLE B-52 bombers testing Crimean borders over Ukraine & Black Sea. rt.com The Russian military launched eight fighter jets on Friday to intercept a fleet of American bombers approaching Crimea. The US mission included a provocative flight over Ukraine, with the focus squarely on flexing military muscle. | Russian air control detected three nuclear-capable US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers approaching the country's border on Friday, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense, in Moscow. Four Su-27 and four Su-30 fighters were quickly scrambled, and escorted the American aircraft away from Russian airspace. | "Violations of the state border of the Russian Federation by A…

RT (2020-09-04). Nagorno-Karabakh President Harutyunyan warns residents of territory disputed by Armenia & Azerbaijan to 'prepare for war'. rt.com The president of Nagorno-Karabakh, Arayik Harutyunyan, has told citizens of the small republic to "be realistic and prepare for war." He claimed that bilateral discussions between Armenia and Azerbaijan have reached an impasse. | He claimed that none of the agreements proposed by both countries are acceptable to the other, and it looks like the talks will fail. | "Azerbaijan is not in the mood for negotiations," he said. "They shell Armenia's positions, threaten to strike at the nuclear power plant, declare that Stepanakert and Artsakh [Nagorno-Karabakh] should be Azerbaijani… What can we talk about here?"

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-04). Iran attends China's CIFTIS. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 04 (MNA) —The China International Fair for Trade in Services started on Friday with representatives from Iran taking part in the event.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-04). Insulting Quran, Prophet sign of ISIL terrorism against Islam. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs strongly rebuked the recent blasphemous actions against the Holy Quran and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), terming such moves as the resumption of ISIL terrorism.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-04). Iran's heavy water stockpile complying with JCPOA: IAEA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 04 (MNA) — The International Atomic Energy Agency, in its latest report, has confirmed that the level of Iran's heavy water uranium complies with the JCPOA limits.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-04). Iran dismisses idea of holding talks with US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 04 (MNA) — Iranian President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi rejected any offer for talks with the United States after Russia expressed readiness to help Tehran and Washington hold negotiations.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-04). Iran, Azerbaijan seeking to develop bilateral ties: Envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 04 (MNA) — Iran's newly-appointed Ambassador to Baku Abbas Mousavi says that his talks with Azeri officials have focused on expanding bilateral relations.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-04). Iran, Russia seeking to facilitate economic relations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 04 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Russia met and held talks with the Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade on Thursday.

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). 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). 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). 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 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). 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.

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.

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). 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.

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). 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). 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). 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 (2020-09-01). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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.