Daily Archives: September 11, 2020

2020-09-11: News Headlines

Howie Hawkins (2020-09-11). Reject Militarism on the Anniversary of 9/11. dissidentvoice.org Nineteen years after more than 3,000 people were killed on 9/11, there remains a bipartisan commitment to fight an endless "war on terrorism," instigate regime change coups, increase military spending, enhance US nuclear weapons, deport undocumented residents, curtail civil liberties, and militarize the police. The September 11, 2001 attacks on the US have obscured "The …

Staff (2020-09-11). Universities Should Learn Lessons of 9/11 and Transform in the Face of Pandemic. truthout.org Nineteen years ago, I (Sepehr Vakil) was wrapping up my last summer before college visiting my dad in South Carolina. I was getting ready to enter the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as a freshman to study engineering. I was the stereotype, the "American dream" realized, the successful culmination of an Iranian family's journey to the United States. We had immigrated from Iran when I was a small child, in the midst of the deadly Iraq-Iran War. | The summer of 2001 was an excit…

Jane Green (2020-09-10). The 'trampling of humanity' continues in Iran. peoplesworld.org

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-10). Power Balance in the East Mediterranean Is Changing as France Sends Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier. globalresearch.ca The delicate power balance in the East Mediterranean is changing dramatically and quickly as states begin to cooperate to contain and contract Turkish ambitions in the region. Turkey's drive to secure and control gas and oil supplies has seen its …

Michael Jansen (2020-09-10). Sanctions in the Middle East: Against Iran, Iraq, Syria. globalresearch.ca Sanctions are a blunt weapon used by the mighty against the weak to compel them to capitulate to political demands, but almost always put pressure on populations rather than rulers who concede nothing. Although sanctions have been liberally used in …

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-10). MoD calls on UK to take practical actions to pay 40-year debt. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 09 (MNA) — Stating that the issue of paying off Iran's debt by the UK government has nothing to do with the release of some prisoners, Iran's Ministry of Defense called on UK to take immediate action to pay 40-year debt.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-10). 'Zolfaghar 99 Military drill' in south of Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 10 (MNA) — The three-day exercises, dubbed Zolfaqar-99, kicked off on Thursday under the command of the Army's Zolfaqar base, with observers from the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base in attendance.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-10). Iran COVID-19 update: 129 deaths, 2,063 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 2,063 COVID-19 infections and 129 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-10). 'Among The Hills' to go on screen at UK Film Festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 10 (MNA) — Iranian film 'Among The Hills' directed by Mohammad Reza Keivanfar will take part at Screen Power Film Festival in the UK.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-10). 'Malakout' wins at intl. film festivals in Turkey, Lithuania. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 09 (MNA) — Iranian short animated piece 'Malakout', directed by Farnoosh Abedi, has won awards at two international film festivals in Turkey and Lithuania.

_____ (2020-09-09). Roger Waters: If Julian Assange Is Guilty, So Am I. popularresistance.org Musician Roger Waters told NewsClick that , "In 2010 Julian Assange along with Chelsea Manning played a pivotal role in releasing classified documents on US military activity in Iraq and Iran. I displayed the video for three years. If Julian is guilty so am. I am ready to give my arrest and may be in the coming time they can arrest me too. "

RT (2020-09-09). Pentagon awards Northrop Grumman contract to develop next-gen $85bn ICBM for nuclear triad upgrade. rt.com The Pentagon has handed arms manufacturer Northrop Grumman a colossal $13.3 billion contract to develop a new ICBM to replace the Minuteman III missile, part of a sweeping modernization effort to update the US' nuclear triad. | Northrop

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-09). UAE carrying stigma of betraying Muslims for Zionists' sake. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 09 (MNA) — An Iranian Parliament Member maintained that UAE is carrying 'the stigma' of betraying the Islamic world and Palestine issue via establishing friendly relations with the Zionist regime.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-09). Trump says he will make a fair deal with Iran after election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 10 (MNA) — US President Donald Trump claimed that he will make a fair deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran after 2020 US Presidential Election, adding that US does not need to be present in West Asia.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-09). On the margins of Cabinet Session. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 09 (MNA) — In the sideline of the cabinet session on Wednesday, some of the Iranian Ministers answered some questions raised by reporters.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-09). Cranberry harvest in Iran's Hire village. en.mehrnews.com ALAMUT, Sep. 09 (MNA) — Hire village in West Alamut District in Qazvin Province is the Iran's largest cranberry producer. Harvest season of cranberry begins late August and goes through September.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-09). 114 Iranian inventions registered internationally. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 09 (MNA) — Iran Patent Center (Kanoon IP) announced that from among 1,884 registered requests in the country, 114 inventions have been granted patents by the international patent offices.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-09). 1st VP congratulates Tajikistan on Independence Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 10 (MNA) — In a Wednesday message to the PM Tajikistan Kokhir Rasulzoda, Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri sent offered the country congratulations on the 29th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-09). VIDEO: Genow, green ruby of Hormozgan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 09 (MNA) — Genow is a village in Isin Rural District, in the Central District of Bandar Abbas County, Hormozgan Province, Iran. It has been registered as one of the 13 biosphere reserves in UNESCO.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-09). Iranian "I love You" story published in Baku. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 09 (MNA) — The Iranian story book "I Love You" written by Farhad Hassanzadeh published in the September edition of a magazine in the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2020.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-09). Iranian households welcoming rooftop renewables. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 10 (MNA) — Renewable energy sources are opening their place in the energy basket of all countries around the world even in energy regions like West Asia because of their cleanness and their much lower costs compared to fossil fuels.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-09). 4.2-Richter quake jolts southern Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 09 (MNA) — An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale hit Qaleh Qazi city, in Hormozgan province a few minutes ago.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-09). Iran among priorities of Kazakhstan's foreign policy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 09 (MNA) — Askhat Orazbay, the ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Tehran named Iran as one of priorities of his country's foreign policy.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-09). Brazilian found. calls for improving joint research with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 10 (MNA) —In a meeting with the New Iranian Ambassador to Brazil, the representative of Brazil's CAPES called for expanding joint research cooperation between Tehran and Brasilia in the field of cognitive sciences.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-09). Top Iranian actors honor late Iranian director Mollagholipour. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 09 (MNA) — Several acclaimed Iranian actors signed…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-09). Presser of commander of Zolfaghar 99 war game. en.mehrnews.com JASK, Sep. 09 (MNA) — Commander of joint Zolfaghar 99 war game of Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari held a press conference in Jask on Wed. Iran's army will start large-scale drills in eastern part of country's southern waters on Thursday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-09). Arab Quartet cmte repeats anti-Iranian baseless allegations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 09 (MNA) — In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Arab Quartet Committee once again repeated its basless allegations against Iran.

sputniknews (2020-09-09). Iran Begins Construction on Advanced Centrifuge Production Hall Near Natanz Nuke Site. sputniknews.com Iran is constructing a production hall for advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges as a response to the recent fire meant to "sabotage" the country's development of the machines, according to Tuesday comments issued by the country's nuclear chief.

sputniknews (2020-09-09). Iran Air Attempting to Sell Off Ancient Airliners Amid Suffocating Sanctions. sputniknews.com Iran's national airline is looking to rid itself of some old aircraft as US sanctions continue to strangle the country's economy.

Newsclick (2020-09-08). If Julian Is Guilty So Am I: Roger Waters. peoplesdispatch.org Musician Roger Waters told NewsClick that , "In 2010 Julian Assange along with Chelsea Manning played a pivotal role in releasing classified documents on US military activity in Iraq and Iran. I displayed the video for three years. If Julian is guilty so am. I am ready to give my arrest and may be in the coming time they can arrest me too. "

Kevin Zeese (2020-09-08). The US Must Grow Up and Respect Iranian Independence. globalresearch.ca One of the lessons from our recent visit to Iran as a Peace Delegation is that Iran is a mature country. It is 2,500 years old, ten times as old as the United States and one of the world's oldest …

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran emphasizes lasting stability in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iran's special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian emphasized the significance of lasting stability and peace in Afghanistan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Namaki urges for global call to end US illegal sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — In a letter to Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Iranian Minister of Health Saeed Namaki called for a global request for an end to the US illegal and unilateral sanctions that endanger global health.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran, India FMs eye boosting bilateral ties: FM spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Hailing the meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Iran and India, the Foreign Ministry spokesman stated that the two counterparts reaffirmed their will to further expand bilateral relations in all dimensions.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Steel ingot production vol. hits 9.2mn tons in 5 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Subsidiary units of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) and major industrial-mineral companies produced 9,238,503 tons of steel ingot in first five months of the current year.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Amir Aliakbari to fight Russian heavyweight in Singapore. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — The Iranian mixed martial artist Amir Aliakbari is set to take on the Russian heavyweight Anatoly Malykhin at the ONE Championship in Singapore on October 30.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). MP urges France to apologize for insulting Holy Prophet (S). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Chairwoman of Iranian Parliament's Human Rights Committee called on French government to apologize to Muslims for insulting the Holy Prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad (S).

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Heavy rains inflicting damage on rice fields of Gilan prov. en.mehrnews.com RASHT, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Heavy summer rains have inflicted damages on rice fields of Gilan province, north Iran, affecting both the quality and quantity of the products while also making the harvesting process more difficult.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran building more advanced nuclear facilities in Natanz. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is constructing more advanced nuclear facilities within the Natanz Mountains.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran-Turkey talks play crucial role in solving regional issue. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that bilateral talks between Iran and Turkey play a very decisive role in resolving many regional issues.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Europe seeking to boost its diplomatic role in Iran:Former MP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Regarding the failure of the US anti-Iran pressures, a former Parliament Member said that the Swiss Foreign Minister's visit to Iran and his messages show Europeans' tendency to play a more active diplomatic role toward Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway symbol of friendship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — The Kazakh Foreign Ministry described the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway as a symbol of friendship and a new opportunity to further develop international cooperation between the three countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Active engagement with neighbors Iran's top priority: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Referring to his meeting with his Indian counterpart, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described active engagement with neighborhood as Iran's top priority.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran, Turkey agree on expansion of fight against terrorism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iran and Turkey issued a joint statement on the expansion of bilateral ties and agreed to fight against PKK, PJAK, and all terrorist groups.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Expanding ties between Iran, Turkey only way to foil plots. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani referred to Iran and Turkey as two major regional powers and noted that expanding bilateral ties is the only way to foil conspiracies.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iranian children shine in Bulgarian painting competition. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Five members of the Iranian Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults received honorary diplomas from the 22nd International Youth Art Exhibition Nova Zagora held in Bulgaria.

yenisafak (2020-09-08). Erdogan hails dialogue with Iran on region. yenisafak.com The president of Turkey on Tuesday praised his country's dialogue with Iran to find possible solutions to problems in their shared region."Dialogue between Turkey and Iran has played a determinant role in resolving many regional problems," said Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking at the sixth meeting of the Turkey-Iran High-Level Cooperation Council."I believe our cooperation will return to its previous levels as the epidemic subsides," Erdogan said at the meeting, which was being held via video link and co-chaired by himself and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.Turkey's Communications Directorate had said in a…

yenisafak (2020-09-08). Iran building new production hall for centrifuges in mountains near Natanz. yenisafak.com Iran has begun to build a hall in "the heart of the mountains" near its Natanz nuclear site for the production of advanced centrifuges, Iran's nuclear chief said on Tuesday.It is meant to replace a production hall at the facility which was damaged by fire in July. Iran said at the time that the fire was the result of sabotage and had caused significant damage that could slow the development of advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges."It was decided to establish a more modern, wider and more comprehensive hall in all dimensions in the heart of the mountain near Natanz. Of course, the work has begun," said Ali Akba…

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

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 …