Daily Archives: September 12, 2020

2020-09-12: News Headlines

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-12). 'Careless Crime' wins at 77th Venice Intl. Film Festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) — Iranian film, 'Careless Crime' directed by Shahram Mokri has won an award in the 77th Venice International Film Festival in Italy.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-12). Persian leopard spotted in Behbahan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) — A Persian leopard has been spotted at the ‚ÄåBadil Hunting Prohibited Area in Behbahan, Khuzestan Province, southwest of Iran, chief of the provincial department of environment said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-12). Adviser warns UAE, Bahrain not rely on US rotten lifeline. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs warned the rulers of UAE and Bahrain not to pave the way for the Zionists' plots in West Asia and not to rely on the US rotten lifeline in this regard.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-12). IRGC eliminates base of anti-Revolutionary groups in NW. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) — IRGC's Hamza Sayyid al-Shuhada Base announced that it has targeted a base of anti-Revolutionary groups situated in the Iraqi Kurdistan region in response to the groups' hostile moves against Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-12). Leader condoles demise of Ayatollah Saanei. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution expressed his condolences over the demise of Ayatollah Yousef Saanei.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-12). European Council President emphasizes preserving JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) — President of the European Council Charles Michel emphasized preserving and implementing JCPOA and the significance of relations between Iran and the EU.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-12). Iran,Russia hold 1st joint tourism committee meeting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) —The first joint tourism committee meeting between Iran and Russia was held on Saturday through video conference.

yenisafak (2020-09-12). Iran says Bahrain-Israel normalization deal 'shameful'. yenisafak.com Iran has decried a deal to normalize relations between Bahrain and Israel, terming the agreement as "shameful" and a "humiliating act".In a statement issued on Saturday, Iran's Foreign Ministry said Muslims worldwide and the Palestinian people would "never accept" the normalization of ties with a "usurper regime'."The government of Bahrain, making a fundamental mistake, instead of drawing legitimacy from its own people has unfortunately turned its back on them," read the statement.Manama and Tel Aviv agreed on Friday to fully normalize their diplomatic ties, in a move facilitated by US President Donald Trump. | B…

sputniknews (2020-09-11). Palestine, Iran Denounce Bahrain's Recognition of Israel as 'Betrayal' of Palestinians. sputniknews.com GAZA (Sputnik) – The Palestinian Authority rejected on Friday the US-brokered agreement between Bahrain and Israel on the establishment of diplomatic relations, calling it a "betrayal" of the Palestinian cause.

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 …

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-11). Pompeo should look in mirror: FM spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo should look in mirror, adding that hypocrisy is ugly but it's never too late to change the track.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-11). FM Zarif thanks St. Vincent FM for rejecting US illegal move. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister expressed his thanks to Louis Hilton Straker Foreign Minister of Saint Vincent over rejecting illegal US provocations regarding the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-11). Afghanistan calls for broadening trade ties with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 11 (MNA) — Afghanistan called for enhancing and expanding trade relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and described Iran as Afghanistan's important trade partner.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-11). 1st Friday prayers held in Gorgan in current year amid COVID. en.mehrnews.com GORGAN, Sep. 11 (MNA) — The first Friday prayers, led by Ayatollah Seyyed Kazem Nour-Mofidi Representative of Leader in Golestan prov., was held in Gorgan Mosalla by fully observing of anti-coronavirus and social-distancing protocols.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-11). Preserving territorial integrity, main mission of Iran's Army. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 11 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of Iran's Army Ground Forces said that safeguarding territorial integrity and preserving security of borders are the main mission of Army Ground Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-11). Operation ceremony of 11 natl. projects on Kish Island. en.mehrnews.com KISH, Sep. 12 (MNA) — A number of 11 national projects were become operational on Thu. in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani through vide conference.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-11). Iran's Army Air Defense intercepts one US plane, two drones. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 11 (MNA) — During the Zolfaghar-99 military exercise on Fri., one US plane and two drones, that had violated the law and entered Iranian Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) illegally, were intercepted by homemade Karrar drone.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-11). Iran reacts to Human Rights Council's report on Yemen crisis. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman reacted to a report by United Nations Human Rights Council on situation in Yemen, saying that Iran's name along with providers of weapons for Saudi Coalition is an absolutely incorrect act.

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…

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). 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). 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). '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.

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.

_____ (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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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.

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). 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). 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). 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). 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.

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.

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.

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.