Daily Archives: November 25, 2020

2020-11-25: News Headlines

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). Khaf-Herat railway to come on stream in few weeks: Roads min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development said that Khaf-Herat railway between Iran and Afghanistan will become operational before the termination of the Iranian month of Azar (Dec. 20).

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). 9 power plants to come online by yearend: min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Iranian energy minister informed that 9 power plants will come online by the current yearend (March 20, 2021).

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). FM's assistant condemns Bamiyan terrorist attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Iran Foreign Ministry's Director-General for West Asia condemned a deadly attack that killed and injured dozens of people.

RT (2020-11-24). 'Stop the threat': Saudi Arabia blames Houthis for Aramco missile attack in letter to UN Security Council. rt.com Saudi Arabia has told the United Nations Security Council that Yemen's Houthi militia is behind the missile attack at a petroleum facility in Jeddah owned by its Aramco oil company on Monday, in a formal letter seen by reporters. | A letter penned by Saudi UN ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi called on the 15-member body to "stop the threat" that the Iran-backed Houthi rebels pose to energy security, Yemeni politics, and regional stability, Reuters reported on Tuesday. | "It has been identified that the Houthis militia backed by Iran is responsible for the terrorist attack," Al-Mouallimi said in the letter, rep…

Evelyn Leopold (2020-11-24). Biden is Facing a Showdown on Iran Sanctions. counterpunch.org President Trump has called the Obama-initiated nuclear agreement for Iran a "horrible one-sided deal" and withdrew from it in 2018. Except he really didn't. This past summer, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a series of appeals to the UN Security Council, saying that the United States was still a member of the deal, based

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Iran's daily COVID-19 infections exceed 13,700. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — According to the latest announced figures by the Iranian Health Ministry, 13,721 new COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). 'Qatar having strong will to expand economic ties with Iran'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Iranian energy minister said the Qatari government has a strong will to develop economic relations with Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). VIDEO: Coastguards seize one trawler in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Coastguards of southern Hormuzgan province have seized one illegal fishing trawler in Jask territorial waters in the Persian Gulf with over 600kg of different kinds of fish, said provincial Judiciary official on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Iran to be able to mass-produce corona vaccine: Pres. Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Islamic Republic of Iran will be able to mass-produce coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccines.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Zarif holds phone talk with Lavrov over Nagorno-Karabakh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif held a phone talk with his Russian counterpart Lavrov on important regional issues, including the JCPOA, the Nagorno-Karabakh issue and Syria.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to be enforceable. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) – Atomic Energy Organization of Iran announced that Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has reached quorum required to be enforceable i.e. it was approved by 50 countries and will be enforceable after 90 days as of Jan. 22.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). AEOI required to design 40 MW heavy water reactor. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Spokesman said that AEOI will be required to design a heavy water reactor.

WSWS (2020-11-24). US, Israel and Saudi Arabia meet amid mounting war threats against Iran. wsws.org The trip by Pompeo and Netanyahu to Saudi Arabia came as the Pentagon is steadily building up its air power in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Police bust over 1 ton of narcotics in SE Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — The anti-narcotics police of Sistan and Baluchistan confiscated 1,272 kg of different illicit drugs in Zabol, Iranshahr, and Khash counties.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Iran, Qatar ink economic MoU. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — At the end of the 7th meeting of the Iran-Qatar Joint Economic Commission, the sides inked the commissions' MoU.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Negotiations led to no result; we can nullify sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the collective effort, and innovation are the keys to ward off the impacts of the cruel sanctions against the Iranian nation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Iran, Kazakhstan discuss bilateral, regional relations online. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Iranian and Kazakh thinkers, intellectuals, professors and researchers in a joint webinar on Tuesday exchanged their views on bilateral, regional and international relations, Eurasian Economic Union and regional crises.

Yves Engler (2020-11-24). Canada: The Hypocrisy of Liberals' Nuclear Policy. globalresearch.ca A Vancouver MP's last-minute withdrawal from a recent webinar on Canada's nuclear arms policy highlights Liberal hypocrisy. The government says they want to rid the world of nuclear weapons but refuse to take a minimal step to protect humanity from …

sputniknews (2020-11-24). Israel Strikes South of Damascus Province, Damage Inflicted, Syrian Army Says. sputniknews.com The reports follow last week's airstrikes conducted by the Israeli military, which, the IDF said, targeted Iranian Quds and Syrian Army objects in Syria. The attack resulted in three soldiers killed and one injured, Syrian media said, citing a military source.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-24). Jogja-NETPAC Asian FilmFest. to host 6 Iranian titles. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — Six Iranian titles, namely 'The Warden', 'Badger', 'Just 6.5', 'Gabriel', 'Local Anesthesia', and 'Najibeh' will take part at the 15th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival in Indonesia.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-23). E3 foreign ministers to discuss Iran nuclear deal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (MNA) — Foreign ministers of Germany, UK and France in a trilateral meeting on Monday will review the latest development on Iran's 2015 nuclear deal, JCPOA.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-23). Isfahan to host Iran-Qatar joint economic commission meeting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (MNA) — The 7th Iran-Qatar Joint Economic Commission Meeting will be held in historic city of Isfahan on Tue. Nov. 24 in the presence of Reza Ardakanian and Ahmed Al Kuwari chairmen of Iran and Qatar joint economic commission meeting.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-23). Defense Ministry to unveil Dena destroyer. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (MNA) — Iran's defense minister says a state-of-the-art domestic destroyer dubbed "Dena" will join the Navy's fleet in the near future.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-23). Iran exports to CIS hit $692mn in six months: TPO. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (MNA) — An official in Iran's Trade Promotion Organization said that Iran's exports, in the first 6 months of the current Iranian year, hit $13.57 billion, of which $692 were exported to CIS.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-23). Following air strikes, Iran warns Israel against violating Syria's sovereignty. peoplesdispatch.org Israel carried out airstrikes inside Syria on November 18 and again on November 21. At least three Syrian soldiers and close to 15 militiamen were killed in the airstrikes…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-23). Iran keen on coop. for boosting peace, stability in Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (MNA) — Addressing Syrian officials in messages, the senior assistant to the Iranian FM in special political affairs stressed Iran's readiness to cooperate in strengthening peace and stability in Syria.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-23). Inter-Afghan talks can lead to establish 'peace', 'stability'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker said that inter-Afghan talks can lead to the establishment of peace and stability.

Hamid Dabashi (2020-11-23). "Coup 1953" Documentary Opens Up Wounds Over Britain's Criminal Role in Iran's History. globalresearch.ca "Angry TV film-makers stop release of lauded Iranian documentary,"

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-23). Pompeo says US restricted Iran's access to oil revenues. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (MNA) — The US Secretary of State claimed that US sanctions have prevented Iran from directly accessing 70 billion dollars in oil revenues.

Never Forgive, Never Forget (2020-11-23). 57 Years Since 11/22/63 Kennedy Assassination. indybay.org We managed to get rid of the worst president in memory, Nazi Trump, in this year's election, but the nuclear holocaust threat remains. Instructive to all in public speaking and war & peace as a basic issue is Pres. John Kennedy's speech on 6/10/63 at American University, now on Youtube, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZsG4qbw_tY&feature=emb_logo

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-23). US sanctions against independent countries failed policy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (MNA) — In a meeting with the Turkish Ambassador, the Iranian Parliament Speaker said that US sanctions against independent countries are a failed policy.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-23). 'Driving Lessons' wins at Hebden Bridge filmfest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (MNA) — Iranian Short 'Driving Lessons' has won an award at the 2nd edition of Hebden Bridge Film Festival in the UK.

Staff (2020-11-23). Reports of Meeting Between Netanyahu, Pompeo, bin Salman Spark Fear of Iran War. truthout.org The alarming possibility of a military attack on Iran — a nation that has long been in the sights of war hawks in the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Israel — was immediately invoked by foreign policy analysts Monday following

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-23). Police bust over 26 tons of narcotics in a week: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (MNA) — According to the International Deputy of Iran Drug Control Headquarters, over 26 tons of illicit drugs have been seized by Iran's anti-narcotics police forces in the country in the last week.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-23). E3 Foreign Ministers seeking to cooperate on Iran: UK FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (MNA) — British Foreign Secretary said that E3 Foreign Ministers reaffirmed their commitments to cooperate on Iran in a meeting on Monday.

Elijah Magnier (2020-11-22). Comment l'Iran peut-il convaincre que le règlement de la question du nucléaire iranien est une priorité? (2). thealtworld.com De nombreux pays du Moyen-Orient estiment que les conflits actuels en Syrie, en Irak, au Yémen, en Palestine et au Liban pourraient être résolus si les USA et l'Iran s'assoyaient à la table des négociations, même si l'Arabie Saoudite et Israà´l préféreraient une guerre contre l'Iran afin de paralyser ses capacités militaires et économiques. | La ´ pression maximale ª exercée par les USA, la plus dure subie par un pays dans le monde, n'a pas réussi à soumettre l'Iran au diktat américain, ni à réduire le programme de missiles de l'Iran, ni à modifier son soutien à ses puissants alliés au Moyen-Orie…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Iran to operate 174 IR-M2 centrifuges at Natanz facility. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Representative to International Organizations Kazem Gharibabadi says the country will operate 174 advanced IR-M2 centrifuges at Natanz nuclear facility.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Zarif congratulates new Syrian FM on his election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister congratulated Faisal Mekdad on his election as the new Syrian FM on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Police seize over 1 ton of narcotics in Isfahan province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — The police forces of Isfahan province in central Iran have seized over 1 ton of illicit drugs in a single operation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Veteran voice actor Changiz Jalilvand passes away. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Renowned Iranian voice actor Changiz Jalilvand passed away in Tehran on Sunday at the age of 80.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Iran's exports to EU hit a 13% growth in nine months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) – Iran's export of non-oil products to the European Union registered a 13 percent hike in the nine months of the current year in 2020 (from Jan. to Sept).

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Institutionalizing resistance Resistance FilmFest's function. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) —The Cinema Organization of Iran director said institutionalizing the social concept of resistance is one of the functions of 16th Resistance International Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Iran exports $100,000 worth of sedans to Spain: IRICA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran said that $100,000 worth of passenger cars were exported from the country to Spain last year (ended March 20, 2020).

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Iran's resistance drove US away from its strategic position. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major says the Islamic Revolution's resistance power has managed to weaken the US' strategic position.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Saudi begging for role in possible talks with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Repeating baseless accusations against Iran Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said that Riyadh should be part of any future talks.

Abdul Rahman (2020-11-22). US sanctions on Iran stand as an obstacle to any constructive engagement in West Asia. peoplesdispatch.org The relentless maximum pressure campaign of the Trump administration against Iran which is continuing even after his electoral loss will be tough for a Biden administration to reverse, assuming there is the will to do so…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). "Glauber, Claro" to be displayed in Iran's "Cinema Verite" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — César Meneghetti's bio-documentary "Glauber, Claro" will be displayed in the portrait section of the 14th Iran International Documentary Film Festival "Cinema Verite".

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Iranian play 'Labor' to be performed in Red Curtain Intl Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Iranian play 'Labor' will be performed on 28 and 29 November in the online international Red Curtain Theatre Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Indonesia to study Iran's proposal to build oil refinery. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — Indonesia will study a proposal from Iran to build an oil refinery, as it seeks to expand its oil refining capacity by 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) in the next seven years.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-22). Iran ready to transfer medical experience to Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) — The Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of Iran and the former Prime Minister of Iraq conferred on the expansion of bilateral cultural and scientific relations on Sunday.