Daily Archives: November 18, 2020

2020-11-18: News Headlines

A Guest Author (2020-11-18). A survivor speaks: 'I had to defend myself'. workers.org This is a slightly edited version of a talk given at the webinar "Women and Oppressed Genders: Survival and Resistance" hosted by WWP's Prisoners Solidarity Committee on Sept. 24. Wendy Howard with daughters Bailey (left) and Miranda (right) in front of the office of the Kern County District Attorney. . . . |

Prof. Juan Cole (2020-11-18). Trump Bruited Strike on Iran Civilian Nuclear Facilities, Which May Kill as Many as Did Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima. globalresearch.ca

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-18). Traitors to Holy Quds have no future in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs said that traitors to Holy Quds and Palestine have no future in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-18). Iran, Uzbekistan to establish Joint Trade Committee. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — The Presidents of the Iran-Uzbekistan Chambers of Commerce, in a video conference, signed an MoU to establish the joint trade committee of the two sides.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-18). No safe, impenetrable refuge for criminals: Shamkhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) said that Iran's security forces will eventually terminate any aggressor or criminal.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-18). 'Iran not to fullfil commitments if US does not so'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — Iranian President's Chief of Staff said if the US does not return to its commitments, Iran will not be able to meet its requirements, either.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-18). Iranian film 'The Enemies' goes to Estonian festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — Iranian film 'The Enemies' directed by Ali Derakhshandeh has been accepted into the 2020 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-18). Zarif felicitates Oman on National Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister has congratulated his counterpart on the occasion of Oman's National Day.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-18). Iran COVID-19 cases exceed 800,000. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 13,421 COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, bringing the total cases in the country to 801,894.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-18). Iran can reach $300b market via EAEU agreement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — Iran's ambassador to Moscow says accession to the Free Trade Agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) can be an opportunity to reach a $300-billion worth market.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-18). Iranian filmmaker joins juries at Cortos en Grande fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — Iranian filmmaker Ghasideh Golmakani has joined the jury panel at the 3rd edition of the Cortos en Grande Short Film Festival in Chile.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-18). 75 Democrats urge Trump to show leniency on Iran Sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — Democrats on Capitol Hill are pushing back on the Trump administration's plan to unveil stepped-up sanctions against Iran, urging the outgoing US president to be flexible and allow coronavirus aid to be sent.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-18). Pres. Rouhani congrats Sultanate of Oman on Natl. Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani felicitated the Sultanate of Oman on the arrival of National Day.

Thomas Knapp (2020-11-17). How Joe Biden Can Score a Major Foreign Policy Win on Day One of his Presidency. counterpunch.org "President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal," writes Tom O'Connor at Newsweek. "But a return is set to face challenges on both sides as they attempt to rebuild trust in a radically different environment than five years ago."

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-17). A Dedicated Obsession: Washington's Continuing Iran Sanctions Regime. counterpunch.org One dogma that is likely to persist in US foreign policy during a Biden presidency will be the sanctions regime adopted towards Iran. Every messianic state craves clearly scripted enemies, and the demonology about the Islamic Republic is not going to go begging. Elliot Abrams, the current US special representative for Iran, told Associated Press

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-17). House Progressives Call on Pompeo to Condemn Israeli Demolition of West Bank Village That Left Dozens Homeless. commondreams.org "This is a grave humanitarian issue that demands your immediate attention and our collective condemnation," the lawmakers told the outgoing secretary of state, who is visiting the region this week. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bibi_pompeo_iran_war.jpg

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-11-17). Albania's Attempts to Refocus Kosovo War Crime Tribunal onto Serbia Will Not Work. globalresearch.ca Kosovo Albanians via their allies in Tirana are once again attempting to antagonize Serbia, this time through the Self-Determination Movements initiative. The Movement is trying to push through the Albanian Parliament a declaration condemning the so-called "Serbian genocide in Kosovo." …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-17). Protecting security of borders, Ground Force's main priority. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (MNA) — Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces said that protecting and preserving security of borders is an important priority of Iran's Army Ground Force.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-17). Borders of Iran, Azerbaijan to be peaceful forever: Envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (MNA) — The Ambassador of Iran in Azerbaijan said that borders between Iran and Azerbaijan will always be peaceful due to historical and cultural similarities between the two countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-17). Hungarian Faludi Intl Film Fest to host Iranian "Branded" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (MNA) — The short film "Branded" directed by an Iranian filmmaker is scheduled to vie at the Faludi International Film Festival in Hungary.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-17). Iran produces COVID-19 rapid antigen diagnostic test kits. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — The unveiling ceremony of the production line of COVID-19 rapid antigen diagnostic test kits was held in the presence of Iranian First Vice President at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences on Tuesday.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-11-17). Ritornano gli euromissili nucleari. globalresearch.ca Foto : il missile sm-6 della raytheon da cui la lockheed martin derivera' il missile balistico nucleare a medio raggio da installare in europa | Oltre cinque anni fa titolammo sul Manifesto (9 giugno 2015) ´Ritornano i missili a Comiso? ª. Tale …

Ben Jacob (2020-11-17). Oxford University's Ties to Nuclear Weapons Industry Revealed. globalresearch.ca Freedom of Information requests submitted by Cherwell have revealed that Oxford University accepted at least £726,706 from the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), the designer and producer of the UK's nuclear warheads, during the years 2017-19 alone. | The majority of this …

teleSUR (2020-11-17). Saudi Arabia: Nuclear Weapons to Confront Iran Is an Option. telesurenglish.net Saudi Arabia announces that it is considering as an "option" equipping itself with nuclear weapons to deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran. | "It is definitely an option. If Iran becomes a nuclear power, more countries will follow its example," said Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Yubeir, in a recent interview with the German agency DPA. | RELATED: | Although Iran has repeatedly clarified tha…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-17). Meeting of Coronavirus Combat Headquarters in Isfahan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (MNA) — The meeting of Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters was held in the presence of Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences on Tuesday.

Scott Ritter (2020-11-17). US' successful ICBM intercept test brings us closer to a nuclear war and proves Moscow's concerns were well grounded. thealtworld.com The US has long dismissed Russian concerns over the deployment of the Aegis Ashore missile defense system …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-17). Iran among top 5 in COVID-19 rapid test kit production. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (MNA) — Chairman of the Coronavirus Combat Headquarter said that Iran is among the top five countries in the world in the production of COVID-19 rapid detection kit.

_____ (2020-11-16). How War Became Absurd — Again. strategic-culture.org With a massive, growing gap between our military goals and actual outcomes, we must acknowledge that U.S. strategy has hit a dead end. | Andrew J. BACEVICH | The October 1955 issue of Harper's magazine featured a trio of essays grouped together under the heading "How War Became Absurd." Leading off was an article by Bernard Brodie, then a prominent theorist in the arcane field of study known as nuclear strategy, titled "Strategy Hits a Dead End." | Today Brodie is all but forgotten. With its abstruse vocabulary of deterrence and decapitation, counterforce and countervalue, first strike and second strike, nucle…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-16). 'An Act of Love, An Act of Justice': Anti-Nuclear Activists Headed to Prison for US Naval Base Protest. commondreams.org "To be clear," said Martha Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day and one of the sentenced, "these weapons are not private property, they belong to the people of the United States; they belong to me, to you, to us." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/kings-bay-plowshares-955px_0.jpg