Daily Archives: September 13, 2020

2020-09-13: News Headlines

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). VIDEO: People of Kermanshah deplore blasphemy against Prophet. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — People of the western Iranian city of Kermanshah held demonstrations on Sunday to condemn French weekly Charlie Hebdo's republication of blasphemous cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Three Iranian animations screened at French cinemas. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Three Iranian animations were screened in the form of a feature film entitled "The Crow and the Amazing Sparrow" in French cinemas.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Iran gives Turkey 10 suggestions to ease mutual trade. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — In a video conference, the Head of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) gave Turkish deputy trade minister 10 suggestions for easing and expanding the mutual ties between Tehran and Istanbul.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Mehran border terminal operational on all weekdays: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — The trade activities at Mehran border terminal, in the western Iranian borders with Iraq, have increased from four days to all weekdays.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Iran has largest artificial intelligence companies in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Iran's Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari said that Iran has the largest knowledge-based companies in the field of artificial intelligence in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Trump 'certainly' after using Afghan peace for re-election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — A former Iranian Ambassador to Afghanistan believes that US President Donald Trump is trying to use the Afghan peace negotiations in Doha as a card in the November election.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). 1,044 centrifuges enriching uranium in Fordow: AEOI chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Chief of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on Sunday said that 1,044 centrifuges are enriching uranium in Fordow Nuclear Facility.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Authority of air defense shown to enemies in military drill. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Commander of Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard said that the enemies of the Islamic Republic realized Iran's air defense power in the Zolfaghar-99 military exercise.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Tehran, Bishkek discuss expansion of economic ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — The ambassadors of Iran and Kyrgyzstan to Russia met in Moscow on Sunday to discuss bilateral ties between Tehran and Bishkek.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Iran-China-Russia joint exercise to influence World' equation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) —Referring to an upcoming Iran, China, China, and Russia joint exercise, Iran's Navy Commander said that this 3 world powers' joint effort conveys the message that they are capable to influence the equations of the World.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Resistance Intl. Film Festival announces entry names. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Iran's 16th Resistance International Film Festival has announced the names of the films in the event's festivals sections.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Rouhani hails nation's resistance against challenges. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — President Hassan Rouhani hailed the Iranian nation's resistance against the current challenges, stressing the need to continue the health protocols amid pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). New academic year officially kicks off across Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — New academic year officially kicked off on Sunday morning in a ceremony held in the presence of Minister of Science, Research, and Technology, Health Minister, Vice President for Science and Technology in Tehran University.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Iran freestyle league to kick off Oct. 1. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Iran's freestyle wrestling league will start on October 1 with Tehran as the host of the first round.

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Iran's confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 400,000. yenisafak.com The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iran rose by 2,089 to 402,029, a health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Sunday, as the country reported 128 new deaths in the past 24 hours.Sima Sadat Lari said the official death toll stood at 23,157 in Iran, one of the worst-hit countries in the Middle East.

RT (2020-09-12). 'More intimidating than a nuke': Chinese media heap praise on Russia's highly advanced Avangard missile system. rt.com Russia's Avangard missile system is a "masterpiece of the Russian Army" and a "more intimidating weapon than a nuclear bomb," according to Sina, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language websites. | As a hypersonic missile, the Avangard is capable of flying faster than the speed of sound, making it "absolutely invulnerable to any air or missile defense system," Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. He also noted that Russia is the only country in the world with hypersonic weapons, meaning other countries are "playing catch-up." | Sina highlighted Russia's superiority in the development of hypersonic…

_____ (2020-09-12). It's Time For The West To Sit Down, Shut Up And Listen To 'The Others'. popularresistance.org We were always told what to think; what is correct and what is wrong. By the white dudes living in or coming from Europe and North America. They knew everything. They were the most qualified. | When I write "white," I don't mean just their race or color of their skin. To me, "white" is their culture, where they belong. Yes, their identity. | We Russians, Cubans, Venezuelans, Chinese, Iranians, Turks are not really "white," even if our color of the skin is. Not that we are dying to be white, really! We have our own way of living and thinking, and most of us are on the side of the oppressed, of the 'wretched of the…

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.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-12). Iran, Belarus stress finalizing prisoners transfer agreement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) — The Iranian ambassador to Minsk and the consular director general of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry stressed the need to finalize an agreement on the transfer of convicts between the two countries.

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). '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). 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). Majid Majidi's 'The Sun' wins at Venice Filmfest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) — Iranian film "The Sun" directed by Majid Majidi has won the Magic Lantern award at 77th Venice Film Festival in Italy.

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.

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). 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). 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.

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). 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). 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). 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). 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.

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.

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). '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). '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). 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). '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 (2020-09-09). 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). 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). 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). 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.