Daily Archives: September 15, 2020

2020-09-15: News Headlines

Robert Fantina (2020-09-15). Iran, the United States and False Flags. globalresearch.ca United States' government spokespeople are forever demonizing Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has proclaimed that Iran is the

Shane Quinn (2020-09-15). US Planned Nuclear Attacks on Every City in the USSR and China. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2018. | In mid-December 1960, a conference was held at Strategic Air Command headquarters near Omaha, Nebraska, to outline America's nuclear war strategy. During the meeting, plans were revealed whereby Moscow alone would be hit …

Tsvetana Paraskova (2020-09-15). Iran to Link Its Power Grid to Russia, Azerbaijan. globalresearch.ca Iran's electricity grid will be connected with Russia and Azerbaijan in a few months, once grid compatibility studies are completed, Iran's Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian Iran's power grid could be linked and synchronized to connect with other …

No Nukes Action (2020-09-15). On Tenth Year Of Fukushima, The Olympics & The Resignation Of Abe. indybay.org No Nukes Action hosts a panel with anti-nuclear activists, unionists and a journalist in Japan about the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Olympics and the resignation of Abe. It also presents a new videos from Fukushima tens years after the meltdowns.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). "Shabab al-Moqawama" International Conference in Qom. en.mehrnews.com QOM, Sep. 16 (MNA) — The 7th International Conference of the "Shabab al-Moqawama" with the topic of the strategies for confronting Zionism was held in the conference hall of the Dar al-Shifa seminary in Qom, Iran on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). All countries must take all possible measures to save JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres called on countries to take all possible measures to safeguard Iran's nuclear deal entitled "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA".

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Gas industry mobilized for sustained supply in winter. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) and all its subsidiaries have been working in the past few months to ensure the sustained supply of gas during the cold season.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Combining theory, practice, a must to localize oil equipment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) —Strengthening domestic production and indigenizing knowledge, technology for producing products and equipment that Iran imports from other countries has become one of the major programs that country is pursuing in recent years.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Iran reiterates concern on Saudis' secret nuclear activities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — Iran has once again expressed its concerns over the "non-transparent" nuclear activities of Saudi Arabia.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Iran ready for any assistance to peace process in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran has voiced its readiness for any assistance to the peace process in neighboring Afghanistan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). EU claims it has complied with its JCPOA commitments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — the representative of the European Union claimed that the EU has complied with its JCPOA commitments and is concerned over the increase in Iran's uranium stockpile.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-15). Power Politics and Imperial Gambles. counterpunch.org In grand power politics, there are only national interests, not friendships. This is a point often missed on Australia's dedicated Americanophiles. Faith is put in such untestable propositions as extended nuclear deterrence. Faith is also unqualified. Foreign conflicts with US forces are bound to see the company, albeit small, of Australian contingents. When it comes

RT (2020-09-14). Iran backs OPEC…so long as it safeguards Tehran's interests, official says. rt.com Tehran supports the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as long as it protects Iranian interests alongside other members, Iran's OPEC governor Amir Hossein Zamaninia said on Monday. | "We support OPEC as far as the Islamic Republic of Iran's interests are safeguarded in a balanced form with fellow member states," he said, as cited by the oil ministry's news agency SHANA. "Otherwise, membership in no international organization is mandatory," the official added. | Commenting on the 60th anniversary of OPEC's founding, Zamaninia said that Iran "has done a lot for protecting and upgrading this…

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-14). Joe Biden's Pro-War History … Vote Independent. globalresearch.ca Businessman Trump is a political novice, a geopolitical know-nothing. | Longtime Washington insider Biden has been active politically since 1973 as a US senator, vice president, and presidential aspirant. | He never met a US war of aggression against a nation threatening …

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-09-14). UAE-Israel Deal: 'Peace-for-Protection'…? globalresearch.ca It was no surprise to hear US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declare at the weekend that the UAE and Israel have agreed to form a security and military alliance against Iran to 'protect' US interests and the Middle East …

_____ (2020-09-14). Foreign Interventionism, 9/11, and the Perpetual War on Terrorism. strategic-culture.org Jacob G. HORNBERGER | With today being another anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it's important to recall why it was that that deadly event came about. | No, the terrorists didn't attack us because they hated our "freedom and values," as U.S. officials and American interventionists claimed after the attacks. Instead, the attacks occurred in retaliation for what the U.S. national-security establishment, specifically the Pentagon and the CIA, had been doing to people in the Middle East prior to the 9/11 attacks. | Recall the Persian Gulf War in 1991, when the U.S. government intervened in a conflict involving their…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Police busts 1.7 ton of drugs in Zahedan. en.mehrnews.com ZAHEDAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — The police force of Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan have successfully busted 1,674 kilograms of illicit drugs through in a single operation in the southeastern province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Animation sections' jury members of Festivals announced. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iran's 16th Resistance International Film Festival announced the names of the juries of Festival of Festivals which covers short fiction, video clips and animation sections.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Iranian judge, artists in Italian art tour. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — An art tour titled "Italy in Arte" is underway in Italy with the participation of international artists including two from Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). 'All the Time' to go on screen at Busan Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iranian short film, 'All the Time' directed by Shadi Karamroudi, has been accepted into the competition program of the 25th edition of Busan International Film Festival in South Korea.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Iran shining in world for achieving isotope enrichment tech. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — The head of the Atomic Energy Organization stated that despite sabotages of the arrogant powers, today, Iran is one of the few countries that have acquired the technology of the enriching the stable isotopes.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). South Africa not aware of US allegation against Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — The Spokesman for South Africa's foreign ministry Lunga Ngqengelele said US official's allegation against Iran took Pretoria by surprise.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). IAEA to inspect second location in Iran later this month. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi said that a complementary access at the second specified location in Iran will take place later this month.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). US always used gullible journalists to sell their folly. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that US warmongers have always used gullible journalists to sell their folly.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). 3rd group of Iranians stranded in Bulgaria return home. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — A group of Iranian nationals stranded in Bulgaria and other Balkan countries due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, left the country for Tehran on Sunday evening.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Foreign passing flights from Iran's sky hits 13% growth. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Foreign passing flights from Iranian sky in the 5th Iranian month in the current year (from July 21 to August 22) registered a 13.4 percent growth as compared to a month earlier.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Iran summons German ambassador over meddlesome remarks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the German Ambassador over meddlesome tweets of the embassy.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Observe diplomatic etiquette! en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Ali Bagheri, deputy of international affairs of the Judicial System of Iran, strongly condemned the interference of European embassies in Iran's internal affairs and urged them to observe the diplomatic etiquette.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Leader to honor Sacred Defense's veterans via videoconference. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — At the threshold of the Sacred Defense Week, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will deliver a speech on Monday Sept. 21 to honor one million war veterans through videoconference.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). World must boycott those who only pretend to favor peace. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) —The Commander of Iran Army's University of Command and Staff said that the world should move towards peace, and in this regard, those who are are making a pretense of being adherent to peace should be boycotted.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Iran COVID-19 update: 2,619 cases, 156 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — The daily count of COVID-19 infections in Iran reached 2,619 on Monday, bringing the total cases to 404,648, according to the Health Ministry.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). Peace agreements signed between longstanding allies. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Peace agreements' being signed are not between foes but longstanding allies.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Iran delivers 2nd anti-coronavirus cargo to Kyrgyzstan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — The second cargo of Iranian humanitarian and medical aid to combat Covid-19 was delivered to the Kyrgyz authorities by the Iranian embassy on Saturday.

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). Cooperation of three branches can help solve problem. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that cooperation and collaboration of Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches can help accelerate solving economic problems of the country.

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 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). 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.

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). 8.6mn tons of oil products sold at IRNEX in 6 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Managing Director of Iran Energy Exchange (IRENEX) Ali Hosseini announced on Sunday that in the past six months, 8.6 million tons of oil products have been sold at the market.

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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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 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). 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.

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.