Daily Archives: November 7, 2020

2020-11-07: News Headlines

MEE and agencies (2020-11-07). Iran temporarily releases jailed rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. middleeasteye.net Iran temporarily releases jailed rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh | Release follows warnings by rights groups that Sotoudeh's health had severely deteriorated after a hunger strike | Sat, 11/07/2020 – 13: 43 | Nasrin Sotoudeh, pictured after being freed in 2013 after serving around half of a six-year jail sentence for spreading propaganda and conspiring to harm state security, charges she den…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Iran not to participate in event held by Zionist regime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Sport For All Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran rejected the news regarding Iranian athletes competing with the Zionist regime in e-sports competitions.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Azerbaijani MP reprimanded over anti-Iran remarks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Azerbaijan's National Assembly has blasted remarks of MP Bahruz Maharramov about Iran, noting that the position of the MP does not reflect that of the parliament.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Goods transit via Bashmaq Border Crossing hits about $2bn. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Observer of Kordestan Customs said that goods, valued at $1,903,762,792, was transited via Bashmaq Customs, Iran's main border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region, in the current year (started March 21).

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). American Bull wins at Arlington film festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Iranian short 'American Bull' directed by Fateme Tousi has won at the 10th edition of the Arlington International Film Festival in the US.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Terror attacks not to affect Afghans' will for building peace. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — The Iranian Parliament Speaker condemned the terrorist attack at Kabul University, noting that the path of building a peaceful Afghanistan will continue.

WSWS (2020-11-07). FBI seizes internet domain names it claims are part of Iranian influence campaign. wsws.org The DoJ made vague assertions of "covert influence" and "pro-Iranian propaganda," but presented no evidence of its allegations.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). "Resistance" only way to confront terrorists: Haddad Adel. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — The Director of Academy of Persian Language and Literature said that noble nation of Afghanistan are not alone, stating that 'resistance' is the sole way to deal with terrorists.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). A peek into nomad's lifestyle in SW Iran. en.mehrnews.com KUHRANG, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Following photos have been taken from Lirah village in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Iran to produce three new human vaccines by yearend: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — The Secretary of Biotechnology Development Headquarters of the Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology said that three new human vaccines will be produced in the country by yearend (March 20).

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-07). Iran standing by Afghans in fight against terrorism,extremism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Iranian Science Minister asserted that Iran has always stood by the Afghan Government in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

Tim Anderson (2020-11-06). Iran's Resistance Economy and Regional Integration. thealtworld.com Journal of World Sociopolitical Studies: | Abstract | Iran's 'resistance economy' is sometimes presented as defensive strategy. Despite Washington's 'New Middle East' wars and the rapid evaporation of expected benefits from the long JCPOA (nuclear deal) process, a certain illusion remains that a general 'normalisation' with the outside powers might still bring economic benefits to the country. Nevertheless, it remains true that, while Iran is a large country, pure self-sufficiency would impose physical limits. Therefore, the question that one may ask is what are the better economic opportunities for the n…

teleSUR (2020-11-06). Iranian FM Arrives in Cuba After Completing Visit to Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif has arrived in Cuba, the second stop on his Latin American tour, to address mutual interest issues. As informed this Friday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Persian Diplomacy head is already in Havana, the Cuban capital, after having finished his official visit to Venezuela. | RELATED: | During his trip to Cuba, besides meeting…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-06). 'Silk Road to expand economic ties between Iran, China'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in shanghai said that the Silk Road will expand cultural and economic ties between Iran and China.

Rohollah Faghihi (2020-11-06). Millions of Iranians at risk as US sanctions choke insulin supplies. zcomm.org New penalties have seen the diabetic treatment disappear from Iran's pharmacies and black market…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-06). 'The Sun' to go on screen at Ajyal Film Festival in Doha. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 06 (MNA) — Iranian film 'The Sun' directed by Majid Majidi, will be screened at the 8th edition of the Ajyal Film Festival in Qatar.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-06). 'The Wasteland' to vie at Singapore Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) — Iranian film 'The Wasteland' directed by Ahmad bahrami, has been accepted into the competition program of the 31st edition of Singapore International Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-06). 'Branded' goes to Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 06 (MNA) — Iranian short film 'Branded' by Fatemeh Mohammadi will take part at the 15th edition of the Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival in Indonesia.

Ralph Nader — Bruce Fein (2020-11-05). How Trump, Hannity and Limbaugh Violated Election Law. counterpunch.org Conservative media celebrities Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh have flagrantly violated the federal election law prohibition of donating anything of value exceeding $2,800 to a presidential candidate. The ongoing strategic collaboration between Trump, Hannity and Limbaugh is obvious and has been widely documented in newspapers and books. Both Hannity and Limbaugh have collaborated with President

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-05). Inaugural ceremony of water transfer from Persian Gulf. en.mehrnews.com BANDAR ABBAS, Nov. 05 (MNA) — In a ceremony on Thursday, President Rouhani, through video-conference, inaugurated the first phase of the water transfer project from the Persian Gulf to the central Iranian provinces.

Umar A Farooq (2020-11-05). US Elections 2020: A Who's Who of Joe Biden's Foreign Policy Team. globalresearch.ca Democratic nominee's advisers consist of many former Obama-era officials, some who helped craft the Iran nuclear deal, drone strikes programmes and sanctions on Syria and Libya | *** | As a two-term vice-president under President Barack Obama, Joe Biden played a leading …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-05). Army's 'Armored Brigade 116' dispatched to NW borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 05 (MNA) — Army Ground Force's 'armored brigade 116' of Qazvin province was dispatched to northwestern borders to provide the security of the Iranian borders as conflicts between Azerbaijan and Armenia continue over the Nagorno-Karabakh.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-11-05). Fukushima, the Nuclear Pandemic Spreads. globalresearch.ca It was not Covid, therefore the news went almost unnoticed: Japan will release over a million tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. The catastrophic incident in Fukushima was triggered by the Tsunami that …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-05). AFC dismisses Persepolis' appeal over Alkasir ban. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 05 (MNA) — The Appeal Committee of the AFC today rejected the appeal lodged by Iran's Persepolis over a ban imposed on its striker Isa Alkasir.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-05). Zarif starts meetings in Venezuela. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has started his diplomatic meetings in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-05). Iran to 'firmly' respond to any threat in NW borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 05 (MNA) — The Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps says the security of borders is the country's redline and any threat will be firmly responded to.

_____ (2020-11-05). DOJ Seizes 27 Domains, Claims They Are Controlled By Iran. popularresistance.org The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Wednesday that it seized 27 online domains, claiming the websites were controlled by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The DOJ seized the domains under the guise of enforcing US sanctions against Iran and the IRGC. | Wednesday's announcement followed the seizure of 92 domains in October that the DOJ also claimed were operated by Iran. The DOJ purports that the domains were being used to spread "Iranian propaganda" and "disinformation."

Dave DeCamp (2020-11-05). Online Censorship: DOJ Seizes 27 Domains, Claims They are Controlled by Iran. globalresearch.ca The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Wednesday …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-05). COVID-19 kills almost 17 Iranians every hour. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 05 (MNA) — According to the latest announced figures by the Iranian Health Ministry, 406 patients have succumbed to the COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Bill Meyer (2020-11-04). Features from Iran at 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. peoplesworld.org Iran, yet another country in the bull's-eye of U.S. imperialism, has probably one of the most humanist national cinemas in the world. Despite rabid U.S. attempts to demonize the people of Iran, the country's rich history of filmmaking has provided a different picture entirely, of a country defending itself through many chaotic transitions in power, …

MEE staff (2020-11-04). Bahrain convicts dozens on allegations of membership of Iran's Revolutionary Guard. middleeasteye.net Bahrain convicts dozens on allegations of membership of Iran's Revolutionary Guard | Conviction of 51 people, mostly in absentia, decried by activists as proof of 'systemic corruption of Bahrain's judiciary' | Wed, 11/04/2020 – 11: 05 | Bahraini women demonstrate in solidarity with political prisoners, in the village of Shakhora, west of Manama, on 1 June 2012 (AFP) | The Bahraini government announced on Tuesd…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Bosnia & Herzegovina eyes developing parl. ties with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina emphasized the need for the expansion of parliamentary ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). VIDEO: Iranian envoy submits credentials to Yemeni official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Iran's new ambassador to Yemen Hassan Irloo submitted a copy of his credentials to the Chairman of Yemen's Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Global Arrogance aims to engage Muslims against each other. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — The Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) said engaging Muslims against one another and sowing seeds of discord among Muslims is the main objective of the Global Arrogance.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Iranian Foreign Minister arrives in Venezuela on Wednesday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister was welcomed by his Venezuelan counterpart upon his arrival in the country on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Sidelines of cabinet session on Wednesday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — On the sideline of Iran's Cabinet session on Wednesday, some of the ministers answered a number of questions raised by reporters.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Iran's newly-appointed envoy to Yemen submits credentials. en.mehrnews.com SANA'A, Nov. 05 (MNA) — Iran's newly-appointed ambassador to Yemen Hassan Irloo submitted a copy of his credentials to the Chairman of Yemen's Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). NIDC indigenizes know-how for manufacturing highly-used parts. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — After the US reimpostion of sanctions against Iran, indigenizing the know-how for the manufacturing of the parts and equipment applied in different industrial sectors is one of the major strategies of Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Russia Intl. ICT exhibition hosts Iran Knowledge-based firms. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Some Iranian knowledge-based firms exhibited their latest achievements at the 32nd International Exhibition for Information and Communication Technology in Moscow.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Coronavirus infects 8,452, kills 419 in Iran in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — The daily count of COVID-19 infections in Iran reached 8,452 on Wednesday, bringing the total cases to 646,164, according to the Health Ministry.

teleSUR (2020-11-04). Iran's Foreign Minister Starts Latin American Tour in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Iran's foreign minister began his trip to Latin America in Venezuela, where he arrived on Wednesday to promote a strategic alliance. | RELATED: | "At 3: 45 am today [Wednesday], we welcomed the brother foreign minister of Iran, (Mohamad Yavad) Zarif. Each high-level visit deepens our strategic alliance, our brotherhood," announced Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza in a message posted on his Twitter accoun…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Iranian prisoners in Georgia repatriated to Islamic Republic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Georgia handed over 6 Iranian prisoners to the Islamic Republic on Wednesday due to the efforts made by the Iranian Embassy in Tbilisi.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-04). Bloodshed, insecurity only result of Takfiri terrorism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (MNA) — Iran's deputy foreign minister has condemned a deadly terrorist attack on Kabul University, Afghanistan, saying Takfiri terrorism has led to nothing but bloodshed and insecurity.