Daily Archives: November 21, 2020

2020-11-21: News Headlines

Gareth Porter (2020-11-21). FBI and DOJ prepared takedown of "Iranian" American Herald Tribune website with years of legal chicanery. thegrayzone.com The new powers claimed by the FBI to seize "Iranian" outlets could have serious implications for the basic American freedom to publish and access news and opinion The US Department of Justice announced on October DATE it had seized the web domain of the American Herald Tribune (AHT), an alternative media outlet that published editorials criticizing US foreign policy. As The Grayzone reported, AHT published articles primarily written by Americans under their own names, often as original content. 128 other …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). West held humanitarian topics of Syria hostage: Khaji. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — The senior assistant to the Iranian foreign minister in special political affairs said that Western countries have held the humanitarian topics of Syria hostage to their political objectives.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). Zarif congratulates Atmar on keeping his position as FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif congratulated his Afghan counterpart Atmar on keeping his position as Minister of Foreign Affairs after receiving votes of confidence on Saturday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). Reduced dependency on oil achievement of resistance economy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that continued decline in oil dependency is the salient and great achievement of the resistance economy in the current government dubbed "Hope and Prudence".

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). US responsible for attack on Iran embassy in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — Stating that the US is responsible for the terrorist attack on Iran's embassy in Kabul, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said the attack is an example of proxy war and the actions of US terrorist allies in Afghanistan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). Not prudent to mix up JCPOA dossier with missile program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) – Russia's Permanent Rep. to Intl. Organizations in Vienna noted that It is not prudent to mix up the nuclear dossier and other issues including the missile program.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). Zarif's trip to Russia, Azerbaijan postponed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — Foreign Ministry spokesman announced on Sat. Iranian FM Zarif's trip to Russia, Azerbaijan has been postponed.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-21). Tehran to host "5th IRAN REC" on Dec. 16. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) — The 5th Iran Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IRAN REC) and 2nd National Renewable Energy Award will be held in Tehran on Dec. 16 through online.

Mondialisation (2020-11-21). Os Euromisseis nucleares està£o de regresso. globalresearch.ca Quando há mais de cinco anos, referimos como título no 'il manifesto' (9 de Junho de 2015), "Será que os mísseis regressam a Comiso?", essa hipótese foi ignorada por todo o arco político e descartada como 'alarmista' por alguém que …

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-20). Possible US Strike on Iran? globalresearch.ca Since Iran ended a generation of US/UK-installed fascist tyranny in 1979, both wings of US duopoly rule waged dirty war on the country and its people by other means. | They stopped short of attacking Iranian territory militarily. | Will US hardliners …

Global Research News (2020-11-20). Selected Articles: Nuclear Euromissiles Are Back. globalresearch.ca By A few days ago, on November 6, Lockheed Martin (the same company that produces the F-35s) signed a first $ 340 million contract with the US Army for the …

Ed Lehman (2020-11-20). A New Era for Nuclear Disarmament. globalresearch.ca On Oct. 25 the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons announced: "Honduras has become the 50th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons so it will now come into force in 90 days time." | This treaty …

Manlio Dinucci (2020-11-20). Nuclear Euromissiles Are Back. globalresearch.ca Over five years ago we titled in the Manifesto ((9 June 2015) "Are missiles returning to Comiso? (Sicily)." This hypothesis was ignored by the entire political spectrum and dismissed by some self-styled expert as "alarmist." The alarm, unfortunately, was well …

WSWS (2020-11-20). Pompeo escalates Iran war threats in trip to Israel. wsws.org The US Secretary of State arrived in the wake of Israeli air strikes against Iranian forces in Syria, and announced yet another round of sanctions against Tehran.

_____ (2020-11-20). Attacking Iran Would Be Colossally Stupid. strategic-culture.org Daniel LARISON | Last week, the president The president's Iran obsession has bee…

Karl Grossman (2020-11-20). BNL lawsuit and the impacts of national nuclear laboratory. nationofchange.org Brookhaven National Laboratory "continues to show almost no regard for its neighbors…Is this any way for a government-funded agency to treat its neighbors?"

Hajira Asghar (2020-11-19). Palestinians, Iran in the crosshairs as Pompeo makes farewell visit to Israel. liberationnews.org Pompeo used the occasion to deepen two of the most odious features of U.S. foreign policy: support for the colonial occupation of Palestinian land, and warmongering against Iran.

RT (2020-11-19). Tehran adds 'aircraft carrier warship' to Iran's navy amid rising tensions with Washington. rt.com Iranian military officials claim the country has bolstered its navy with the introduction of a new warship capable of carrying aircraft, drones, helicopters, and missiles, according to a statement issued on Thursday. | The 150-meter Shahid Roudaki vessel is "ready to carry out missions," Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said in a statement on its website. | The IRGC's existing fleet mainly comprises small vessels off the Iranian coast and near the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic choke point on a major international oil and gas shipping route. | The announcement of the new addition to the fleet com…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-11-19). United States Imperialism Threatening War Against Iran During Contested Presidential Elections Struggle. globalresearch.ca There have been serious threats to the Islamic Republic of Iran and its allies in the aftermath of the contested presidential and congressional elections in the United States. | Inside the U.S., the incumbent administration of President Donald J. Trump has …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-19). COVID-19 claims over 43,000 lives across Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 19 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 13,223 COVID-19 infections and 476 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-19). Iran questions US double standards on nuclear verification. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 19 (MNA) — Referring to the US behaviour towards KSA, UAE, and Israel regime's nuclear activities, Kazem Gharibabadi questioned the US double standards on nuclear verification.

Polina Aniftou (2020-11-19). "The End of the War in Syria Will Come as Part of the Agreement Between Iran and China," Says Iranian Foreign Policy Analyst. globalresearch.ca As the US changes leadership, new opportunities for re-alignment may open up for the Middle East and the wider region. To understand more fully the implications presented in conflicts ranging from the US-Iran tension, the Syrian war, and the role …

Elise Swain (2020-11-19). Anti-Nuclear Pacifists Get Federal Prison Terms for Nonviolent Protest. zcomm.org The most dedicated peace activists you've never heard of are headed to federal prison amid a deadly pandemic…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-19). Iran's futsal maintains 6th rank in world. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 19 (MNA) — According to the latest ranking published by Futsal World Ranking, Iranian futsal team kept its first place in Asia and 6th in the world.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-19). Iran's new amb. submits credentials to South Africa President. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 19 (MNA) — Iran's new Ambassador to South Africa submitted his credentials to the country's president on Thursday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-19). Zarif to visit Moscow to discuss JCPOA, Nagorno-Karabakh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 19 (MNA) — Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said that Iranian FM is scheduled to visit Moscow to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh and issues of mutual interests.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-19). Reproducing soft, hard power key to lifting sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 19 (MNA) — Stressing that Biden is not Iran's friend and master key, Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs said that reproducing soft and hard power is key to lifting sanctions.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-19). Iran not to negotiate its defensive power: Leader's advisor. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 19 (MNA) — A military aide to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that Iran will not negotiate its defensive power with anybody under any circumstances.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-19). No geographical limit for IRGC to defend Iran's interests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 19 (MNA) — Major General Hossein Salami said that IRGC would not restrict its activities to a specific geographical region when it comes to protecting Iran's security and vital interests.

RT (2020-11-18). Canadian border officer denies questioning Huawei CFO on FBI orders, claims WIKIPEDIA sparked his suspicion. rt.com A Canadian border agent has insisted he questioned Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou about its dealings in Iran because a Wikipedia article piqued his suspicion she was a spy — denying the FBI used him to gather evidence. | Border Services Agency Superintendent Sanjit Dhillon claimed during a Tuesday court hearing that five to 10 minutes spent reviewing a Wikipedia article about Meng and Huawei had motivated him to question the CFO about her company's business in Iran upon her arrival at Vancouver airport in December 2018. | Meng's legal team, however, has claimed he was attempting to extract information on beha…

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.

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

Ralph Nader (2020-11-18). Abdicating to Boeing: An Open Letter to FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson. counterpunch.org November 13, 2020 Stephen Dickson, Administrator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) U.S. Department of Transportation 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 Dear Mr. Dickson, It is now abundantly clear that instead of clearing out top Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operatives who have worked to make the FAA safe for Boeing, you have thrown in your

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-18). If US meets its obligations, we will fulfill ours: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that if the United States meets its obligations as such under UNSCR 2231, we will fulfill ours under the #JCPOA.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-18). Assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani accelerated US expulsion. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs said that the assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani has accelerated US expulsion from the region.

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.

sputniknews (2020-11-18). Canadian Intelligence Agency Claims China, Russia Pose Greatest State-Sponsored Cyber Threat. sputniknews.com TORONTO (Sputnik) – China, Russia, Iran and North Korea pose the greatest cybersecurity threat to Canada, a division of the country's Communications Security Establishment (CSE) intelligence agency said in a Wednesday report.

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). 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, Oman discuss parliamentary ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — Iran's envoy to Muscat met and Speaker of Majlis Al-Shoura of Oman held talks about the Parliamentary cooperation between the two countries.

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). Diplomats defend legitimacy of Iranian people during war. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs said that diplomats defended the legitimacy of Iranian people during eight years of Iraqi imposed war against Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-18). Neutrality, non-interference Iran stance on Kharabakh issue. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 19 (MNA) — President of the Center for Strategic Studies noted that "Neutrality" and the need for "non-interference of intra-regional powers" are Iran's main policies toward the Karabakh dispute.

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.

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). US imposes new sanctions on Iranian companies. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — The US imposed new sanctions on a number of Iranian officials and companies on Wednesday.

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). US medicine sanctions endangered Iranians' health: MP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — Head of Iran-Greece Parliamentary Friendship Group said that US medicine and economic sanctions have endangered the health of the Iranian people while the coronavirus outbreak has overshadowed the international community.

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.