Daily Archives: September 7, 2020

2020-09-07: News Headlines

Ken Hanly (2020-09-07). Owners of Oil Tankers Seized by the US File Lawsuits. globalresearch.ca The US unilaterally imposes its own sanctions universally as much as it can becoming the self-appointed global policeman. Many countries obey because of the financial and military power of the US. | *** | US must prove oil is from Iran and …

The New Arab (2020-09-07). Israel Could Build Military Base in UAE, Iranian Report Claims. globalresearch.ca An Iranian report has warned against "undeclared aims" in the

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Swiss FM in Tehran to strengthen mutual ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said the purpose of his trip to Tehran is to strengthen Iran-Switzerland relations.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iran gas export registers %88 jump in 7 years: NIGC. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Referring to the development of South Pars Gas Field and increasing gas production in the country, the CEO of the National Iranian Gas Company announced that during the last 7 years Iran's gas exports have increased by %88.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). "Dance with Me", "Tsunami" receive nominations at Wales Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Iranian movies "Dance with Me" and "Tsunami" are competing for the best film award in two different categories at the Wales International Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iran considers violation of UNSCR 2231 as end of JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh called the violation of UNSCR 2231 the end of the JCPOA, saying that Iran will respond if any party wishes to violate Resolution 2231 and its commitments.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). 105 power, water projects launched in 21 provinces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — A total of 105 power and water projects were launched in 21 provinces by the 19th week of the Energy Ministry's A-B-Iran program, the Energy Minister said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iran registers 2,152 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 2,152 COVID-19 infections and 117 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). 6% growth in petrochemical production in 5 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The output of Iranian petrochemical complexes in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20- August 21) increased by six percent compared to the previous year's same period.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iran rejects reports of sending Russian arms to Armenia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Republic of Azerbaijan on Monday strongly rejected some media reports about the transfer of Russian military equipment to Armenia through Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). PMO offers 80% discount to Ro-Ro vessels in northern Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) — The Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran has offered an 80% discount for the ro-ro (roll on/roll off) vessels in the northern Iranian ports.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iranian envoy submits credentials to Azerbaijan's FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iran's newly-appointed Ambassador to Baku Seyed Abbas Mousavi submitted his credentials to Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-07). Iranian animation 'The Last Fiction' to be screened in US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iranian animated feature 'The Last Fiction', directed by Ashkan Rahgozar, will be screened in the US.

Kate Hudson (2020-09-06). US B-52 Bombers Back in Britain: Escalating Nuclear Tension. globalresearch.ca Six US Air Force B-52 bombers arrived at RAF Fairford on Saturday. Official sources describe it as 'a long planned training mission', carrying out theatre and flight training across Europe and Africa. But local news site GloucestershireLive describes it as …

Maureen Clare Murphy (2020-09-06). Trump goes nuclear against ICC. zcomm.org The Trump administration in Washington has placed economic sanctions on the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and another senior official at the Hague…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). General policies of 7th 5-Year Development Plan discussed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — In a Sunday meeting attended by Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, the general policies of Iran's Seventh Five-Year Economic, Cultural and Social Development Plan 1400-1405 (2021 – 2026) were discussed.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). New channel created for Iran's export to Central Asia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Deputy Foreign Minister for the Economic Diplomacy Affairs Gholamreza Ansari said that a new channel has been created for the export of Iranian goods to Central Asia through Afghanistan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Filmmaker Majidi censures US sanctions against Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Renowned Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi censured the US inhuman sanctions against Iran during the press conference held after screening his latest film "Sun Children" at the 77th Venice Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Military coop. with Iran bears good impact on regional peace. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Military and defense cooperation between Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan has a positive impact on the spread of peace and stability in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Iranians to never forget damages caused by US sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that Iranian nation will never forget the damages caused by the US sanctions.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Big haul of illicit drugs seized in Golestan Prov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — The police forces of Golestan province, northern Iran, have seized over 1 ton of narcotics in the border regions of the province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). Semnan exports 96K tons of non-oil goods since March 20. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Head of Industry, Mining and Trade Organization of Semnan province announced that a total of 96,000 tons of non-oil goods have been exported from the province since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20).

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-06). US uninvited intruder in region, Syria: Spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — The Spokesperson for the Iranian Mission to the UN said that Iran's role in Syria is merely to help the Syrian people and their government to fight terrorism and restore stability and security.

teleSUR (2020-09-05). Iran: Schools Reopen Amid Strict COVID-19 Health Measures. telesurenglish.net Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Saturday officially announced the opening of the new school year this, after a seven-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | During the school's opening ceremony via videoconference, Iran's head of state stressed the importance of education despite the pandemic. | "It is very important for us to continue with the knowledge learning and education system while trying to safeg…

_____ (2020-09-05). Why There Should Be A Pivot To Peace, Not War, With China. popularresistance.org A new international peace movement is being launched that opposes the new US military doctrine that is preparing this country for "major power conflict" with China. The doctrine of "major power conflict" will become a self-fulfilling prophecy unless the American people act to put the brakes on a doctrine/policy that is escalating global tensions, accelerating a new nuclear arms race, and eliminating accepted international arms treaties. While the Pentagon pivots toward preparations for major power conflict in Asia the non-stop demonization of China by the government and mainstream media has replaced an informed d…

_____ (2020-09-05). UAE, Oman And UK Tell Court US Seized Their Oil. popularresistance.org Shippers based in the UAE, Oman and the UK told a US court today they hold title to the cargoes seized by the US aboard four tankers that allegedly were transporting petroleum products from Iran to Venezuela. | The US Justice Department on 14 August said it took custody of 1.16mn bl of Iranian product aboard four Greek-owned, Liberia-flagged tankers — the Bella, the Bering, the Luna and the Pandi. The vessels were carrying cargoes — interchangeably described by US attorneys as gasoil, gasoline and refined oil — from Iran to Venezuela, the US said. The three companies said they had the right to "

Tim Anderson (2020-09-05). The Collaborator's Reward: the UAE, from Syria to Israel. thealtworld.com What do Panama's Manuel Noriega, Iraq's Saddam Hussein and the UAE's Mohamad Bin Zayed (MBZ) all have in common? They dreamed that their collaboration with the imperial power would allow them the freedom to pursue their own ambitions. | Very wrong. Once Noriega was employed by the CIA to betray compatriot nationalists and to be used as a tool against independent Cuba and Nicaragua, imperialism owned him. Once Saddam was armed (including with poison gas) by NATO countries to attack Revolutionary Iran and slaughter dissident Iraqis, imperialism owned him. And once MBZ collaborated with Mossad against the Palestinia…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-05). Taking a look at five diverse ecological regions of Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) — Environmental features play a significant role in a land's biodiversity and richness, based on which, Iran shares five ecological zones with specific flora from the lowest to the highest.

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). Iran' foreign trade exceeds $24 billion in 5 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade put the value of Iran's foreign trade in the first five months of the current fiscal (March 20-August 21) at $24.6 billion.

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).

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-05). Schools in Hamedan start education year amid pandemic. en.mehrnews.com HAMEDAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) — Along with other Iranian provinces, the western province of Hamedan started the new education year on Saturday taking into account the special considerations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-05). Iran, Kazakhstan emphasize on continuing bilateral coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) — The Islamic Republic of Iran and Kazakhstan stressed the need to broaden and enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields.

sputniknews (2020-09-05). Got It All Figured Out For Us, Didn't You? US Says Iran Must Withdraw From Syria, Russia Can Stay. sputniknews.com Washington has maintained its deployment of troops in the Arab Republic despite having no legal grounds for it as per international law. The US has been ignoring criticism from Damascus and Moscow, which condemned both the illegal deployment and the White House's "stealing" of the country's resources.

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…

Gordon Duff (2020-09-05). Intel Drop:The Biggest Intelligence Leak in US History, and VT Has done it Silently. thealtworld.com VT has, over the past 72 hours, leaked more classified information, up to real 'Q' level, not fake 'Qanon' crap, than in US history. However, all material has been reviewed and redacted for real national security reasons. | What is here? Real UFO information, real nuclear weapons facts, the ones you are never supposed to see, and physics that have been classified. Do governments, collectively, have the right or ability to alter natural laws and basic equations? | They think so, we don't. | The articles are now processing through VT and will reside under the tag "VT Nuclear Education" which is linked to every arti…

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?"

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…

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 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 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). 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.

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'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.

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). 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). 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.