Daily Archives: November 12, 2020

2020-11-12: News Headlines

Staff (2020-11-12). Trump Loss Decreases Chance of Iran War, But Many Iraqis Fear U.S. Policy Under Biden, Too. democracynow.org We look at how Joe Biden's presidency will affect the U.S. footprint in the Middle East with Guardian correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, who says Biden's win is being viewed with "anxiety" by many Iraqis who are eager to avoid war between the U.S. and Iran. "Any conflict will take place on Iraqi soil," says Abdul-Ahad. "There is not much optimism. There is anxiety towards Biden and his team in the way they deal with Iraq."

Charles Pierson (2020-11-12). Trump's UAE Arms Sale Means More Slaughter in Yemen. counterpunch.org The Trump Administration has approved a $23.37 billion arms sale to the United Arab Emirates. A November 10 statement from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that the UAE needs the weapons in order to "defend itself against heightened threats from Iran." That sounds better than admitting that the UAE will use the weapons

RT (2020-11-11). Iran's enriched uranium stockpile is 12 TIMES over nuclear deal limit — IAEA. rt.com Iran has accumulated a low-enriched uranium stockpile that is 12 times greater than that allowed under the 2015 nuclear deal, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said. | A confidential report by the UN nuclear watchdog suggests that the total amount of enriched uranium in Iran's possession accounts for more than 2.4 tons, AP and Reuters reported, citing papers they saw. | The quantity is about 12 times higher than the limit of 202.8 kilograms set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed between Iran and Russia, China, France, Germany, the UK and EU, also known as the Iranian nuclear d…

John Schoonover (2020-11-11). The Conspiracy Against Nuclear Energy: How Big Oil Built the Ecology Movement to Demonize Nuclear Energy Competition. dissidentvoice.org Some skeptical questions Is nuclear energy safe? What can we do about the waste? What about Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima — don't they prove that we can't rely on nuclear reactors? Won't a tiny amount of radiation kill you? Why are reactors so expensive to build with so many delays? Why don't we just …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). MoU of 7th Iran-Qatar joint commission finalized. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — The text of the MoU of the joint commission meeting on cooperation between Iran and Qatar is finalized.

Media Lens (2020-11-11). Robert Fisk: Death of a "Controversial" Journalist. dissidentvoice.org Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: 'Much of what Fisk wrote was controversial…' As John Pilger noted, in describing Fisk's journalism as 'controversial' the Independent was …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). VIDEO: Meeting of Iran FM, Pakistani Army chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa conferred on the fight against terrorism and strengthening border security cooperation on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Iran proposes creation of intl. fund for Syria reconstruction. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — In the Intl. Conference on the Return of Syrian Refugees, Iran proposed the establishment of an international fund for the reconstruction of Syria.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). 'Indian equipment for Chabahar development to arrive by Mar.'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — In an interview with Mehrnews, PMO Head Mohammad Rastad informed that the 1st consignment of the Indian equipment for the development of Chabahar Port will arrive in Iran by March 2021.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). 'Extra Sauce' to be screened at German filmfest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iran-Germany co-production 'Extra Sauce', directed by Iranian filmmaker Alireza Ghasemi, will take part in the 19th edition of Festival des Deutschen Kinos in the German city of Mainz.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Iran, Syria explore avenues for boosting coop in water sector. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Syria explored avenues for implementing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inked between the two countries in the field of water and wastewater.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Zarif describes talks in Pakistan as 'detailed, fruitful'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister said that his talks with Pakistani officials on border commerce and security have been detailed and fruitful.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). 2020 Kish Day commemorated on Iranian island. en.mehrnews.com KISH, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Aban 20 in the Iranian calendar, which fell on November 10 this year, is annually celebrated as Kish Day. This year's ceremony was held with Secretary of Iranian Free Zones High Council Morteza Bank inaugurating some projects.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Iranian "That Night's Train" to vie at Greek Intl. Film Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — The film "That Night's Train" directed by Iranian filmmaker Hamidreza Ghotbi is scheduled to take part in Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People in Greece.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Export of Iranian products to Vietnam to surge: TPOI. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) said that country's export of non-oil products to Vietnam will increase.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Zarif, Imran Khan highlight Tehran-Islamabad coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Trump joins dustbin of history. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Trump has left a legacy that will continue to haunt Americans and some other nations, including Iranians, for the years to come.

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

Miranda Dotson (2020-11-11). College Costs More Than What's on the Bill — That's Why Students Should Strike. thenation.com College Costs More Than What's on the Bill — That's Why Students Should Strike…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). Iran to restrict IAEA's JCPOA related access. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — The chairman of the Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said that IAEA will only be permitted to supervise the Safeguards and NPT agreements.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-11). VIDEO: Iran, Pakistan to expand border trade exchange. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iran's visiting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is currently holding talks with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi to confer on a host of issues of mutual interest.

RT (2020-11-10). 'Safer world?' Stoltenberg calls on international community to get rid of nukes, says NATO members should keep theirs for now. rt.com The world should "urgently pursue nuclear disarmament," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said, while calling nukes a pillar of international peace and arguing it is not the time for the Alliance to forgo its arsenal. | The international community needs to bolster its efforts aimed at getting rid of nuclear weapons in the world, the secretary general said on Tuesday, at NATO's annual Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) conference in Romania. | "Our ultimate goal is a world free of nuclear weapons", he

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Iran, Qatar stress expansion of coop. in renewable energies. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Qatar emphasized on the expansion of bilateral cooperation in the field of renewable energies.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Iran, Oman hold talks on energy coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — In a meeting between the Iranian ambassador to Oman and the country's Minister of Oil and Gas the sides conferred on mutual cooperation in the energy sector.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Envoy advises US to punish perpetrators of killing Iran cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — The Iranian ambassador and permanent representative to the UN office in Geneva advised the US government to punish the perpetrators of assassination of former IRGC Quds Force Commander Lt. Gen. Soleimani.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Iranian short film 'Retributive Minds' wins at NYC shorts. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) — Iranian short film "Retributive Minds" directed by Mehrtash Mohit has won the best foreign-language film award at the New York City Short Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Milano IntI. FICTS Filmfest. to host 3 Iranian documentaries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Three Iranian documentaries, "No Place for Angels", "Sailors do not go to the sea alone and "Shahsavar will be screened at The 37th Milano International FICTS Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Iran, Netherlands emphasize strengthening trade cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Deputy Foreign Ministers of Islamic Republic of Iran and the Netherlands stressed the need to strengthen trade cooperation between the two countries using existing mechanisms and frameworks.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Iranian Health Minister visits Kermanshah province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki visited Kermanshah province to inaugurate 66 health projects on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Iran's COVID-19 cases surpass 700,000. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 10,339 COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, bringing the total cases in the country to 703,288.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Iranian FM arrives in Islamabad. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister arrived in Islamabad at the head of a political and economic delegation on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Iran plays key role in ensuring security of Central Asia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Russia said that discussing the security of Central Asia and issues related to regional development cannot be discussed without Iran.

Elijah Magnier (2020-11-10). L'Iran prêt à négocier si Biden respecte l'accord international. thealtworld.com Le président Donald Trump a attendu en vain au

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Hormozgan exports over 60,000 tons of cement to Kuwait. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — The governor of Hormozgan Province of Iran announced over exporting 60,000 tons of cement from Parsian County to Kuwait.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Iranian snooker player improves his global ranking. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Iranian talented snooker player Hossein Vafaei has improved his annual ranking among world professionals to 20 in 2020.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). US imposes Iran-related sanctions on 4 entities, 6 companies. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) —United States on Tue. imposed Iran-related sanctions on six companies and four people, accusing them of supplying sensitive goods to an Iranian military firm in Trump administration's latest move to increase pressure on Tehran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Iran sees lasting security only via coop with its neighbors. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran sees lasting security as possible only through cooperation, partnership, and peace with its neighbors.

Elijah Magnier (2020-11-10). Iran ready to negotiate if Biden respects the international deal: the missiles on the table if… thealtworld.com President Donald Trump waited in vain by the

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Iranian Film "Forty-seven" to vie at Sofia MENAR FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Iranian Film "Forty-seven" directed by Ahmad Otraghchi will be screened at Sofia MENAR Film Festival in Bulgaria.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). US should end arbitrary detention, harassing Iranian citizens. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Ambassador to Vienna-based International Organizations said that the United States should end arbitrary detentions and harassment of Iranian citizens.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-09). UAE-Italy foreign ministers confer on Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Italy's foreign minister visited the UAE on Monday for high-level bilateral talks on regional developments, including Iran, Libya, and the eastern Mediterranean.

Dr. Hisako Sakiyama (2020-11-09). Health Effects of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. globalresearch.ca Introduction | Hisako Sakiyama has a PhD in Medicine and is a Member of the Takagi School of Alternative Scientists, a Japanese NGO established in 1998 to study the environment, nuclear issues, human rights, and other issues in modern society from …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-09). Japanese scholar's 'Heart of Iranians' reprinted for 2nd time. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — "The Heart of the Iranians", a book written by the prominent Japanese Iranologist Emiko Okada has been reprinted by a Japanese publication for the second time.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-09). Romanian Filmfest to host Iranian animation "Crab" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) — Iranian animation 'Crab' directed by Shiva Sadegh Amini, will be screened at the 15th International Animated Film Festival in Romania.