Daily Archives: November 13, 2020

2020-11-13: News Headlines

Linda Pentz Gunter (2020-11-13). In Promoting New Nuclear Power, Biden-Harris Back Fiction Over Science. counterpunch.org When you look at the precipitating drop in renewable energy costs versus the ever soaring nuclear ones; when you examine how you can reduce more carbon emissions faster and more cheaply with renewables than nuclear; and when you observe the real life examples of countries whose carbon reductions are greater after investing in renewables rather than clinging onto nuclear; then the only reason to include nuclear power in a climate plan is political.

David Swanson (2020-11-13). Everything Will Fundamentally Change. zcomm.org Either everything will change for the better or one or both of the twin dangers of environmental and nuclear apocalypse will change everything for the worse…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-12). Iran's support for Palestine 'a matter of faith'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) — A senior member of Hamas Islamic Resistance Movement said the martyrdom of General Soleimani indicated that Iran's support for Palestine and the ideals of the Palestinian people is not political hypocrisy but a firm belief.

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 (2020-11-12). Russia inks draft deal to open naval base for nuclear-powered ships in Sudan, in exchange for military cooperation with Khartoum. rt.com Russia is to build a naval logistics base in northeastern African Sudan, allowing Moscow to keep its nuclear warships on the Red Sea coast. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved the draft agreement. | The deal stipulates a maximum of four warships and 300 servicemen can stay in the base at one time, including "naval ships with nuclear propulsion systems." Once endorsed, the bilateral agreement will enable Russia to use the Sudanese port for repairs and resupply, and in return Khartoum will receive weapons and military equipment free of charge to protect the base. | The Russian ships will be e…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-12). VIDEO: Pristine, rainy nature of Arasbaran forests in NW Iran. en.mehrnews.com TABRIZ, Nov. 12 (MNA) — The beautiful and scenery forests of Arasbaran, with breathtaking views, is one of virgin tourist hubs in the country which has a special and unique nature in these rainy and autumn days.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-12). Iranian film to be screened at Torino film festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) — Iran-Germany co-production 'Extra Sauce', directed by Iranian filmmaker Alireza Ghasemi, will take part in the 38th edition of Torino Film Festival in Italy.

sputniknews (2020-11-12). Man Commits Suspected Self-Immolation Near Albania's Foreign Ministry – Reports. sputniknews.com BELGRADE (Sputnik) – An unknown man has supposedly set himself on fire near the building of the Albanian Foreign Ministry in Tirana, media reported on Thursday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-12). IAEA report shows no proliferation concern over Iran activity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) — A senior Russian diplomat has reacted to the new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency over Iran's activities, saying the report leaves no proliferation concern over Tehran's nuclear program.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-12). Intelligence Ministry busts ringleader of ASMLA terror group. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) — Iranian intelligence forces have arrested a leader of the separatist group Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA), which is regarded as a terrorist organization by Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-12). Trump virus more lethal than COVID-19: Iran OPEC governor. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) — Iran's OPEC governor says the impact of the economic terrorism imposed by Donald Trump Administration on Iran was more severe to its gas production than the coronavirus pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-12). Iran COVID-19 fatalities pass 40,000. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 457 new coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the death tally to 40,121.

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 …

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: 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.

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). '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). 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). 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). 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). 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.

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). '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). 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). 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.

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). 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.

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). 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 (2020-11-10). 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.

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). 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.

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). 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). 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). 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). 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.

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). 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). 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 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). 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). 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.