Daily Archives: November 27, 2020

2020-11-27: News Headlines

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Israel behind attack on Iranian scientist: NY Times reports. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — New York Times quoted intelligence officials as saying that Israel regime was behind the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). COVID-19 lockdown in Iran's Sanandaj. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — A two-week plan for covid-19 restrictions started in several Iranian cities on Saturday, November 21, according to which car traffic is prohibited from 9 PM to 4 AM. The plan has been going on for a week now.

John Pilger (2020-11-27). Britain's Class War on Children. counterpunch.org When I first reported on child poverty in Britain, I was struck by the faces of children I spoke to, especially the eyes. They were different: watchful, fearful. In Hackney, in 1975, I filmed Irene Brunsden's family. Irene told me she gave her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes. "She doesn't tell me she's hungry, she

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Enemies not to stop plotting against Iran: Amir-Abdollahian. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Stating that the enemies will not stop plotting against the country, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the nuclear scientist assassination shows the US-Zionist effort to continue to hit the advancement of science in Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Velayati condemns assassination of Iranian scientist. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 28 (MNA) — Adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution for International Affairs said that the visible and hidden perpetrators of the assassination of martyr Fakhrizadeh should wait for the revenge of Iranian nation.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). Iran offers full commitment to JCPOA if Biden decides to re-join the nuclear deal and lift all sanctions. peoplesdispatch.org The Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the deal in May 2018 and imposed various sanctions against Iran without any international approval…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Terror attack not to set back Iran nuclear program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Spokesman for Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that assassination of nuclear scientists does not set back Iran's nuclear program.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Scientist's assassination a coward move with Israeli role. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif strongly condemned the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist, saying the coward move had serious indications of the Israeli regime's role.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Iran to make terrorists regret their act. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — A military aide to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution said Iran will make the terrorists who are behind the assassination of its nuclear scientist regret their act.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). SEC services obliged to identify those behind assassination. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Condemning the assassination of Iranian scientists, Iran's Judiciary Chief said that the intelligence and security services and the relevant judicial authorities are obliged to identify those behind the assassination.

commondreams (2020-11-27). NIAC Statement on the Attempted Assassination of Iranian Nuclear Scientist. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Iranian Navy' authority nullifies dream of Global Arrogance. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces said that grandeur and authority of Navy Force of Islamic Republic of Iran nullified dream of Global Arrogance and foreign powers to dominate security components of the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-27). Hard revenge awaiting scientist's assassination perpetrators. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) — Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces said that terrorist groups and the commanders and perpetrators of the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh should be aware that severe revenge awaits them.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-26). US sanctions clear symbol of crimes against humanity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations said that US sanctions are an obstacle for Iran in its fight against the coronavirus.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-26). Iran COVID-19 update: 482 deaths, 13,961 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 13,961 COVID-19 infections and 482 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

sputniknews (2020-11-26). Venezuela's UN Envoy Calls for Alliance of Nations Against US Sanctions – Video. sputniknews.com Venezuelan UN envoy Samuel Moncada has called for cooperation between the 29 nations currently under unilateral US sanctions to "mitigate" their effects – just as Iran, Russia and Cuba have helped his country in the past.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-26). Cinema Verite to hold classes attended by cinematic figures. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) — Due to a spike in the COVID-19 cases in Iran and also the significance of the Iran International Documentary Film Festival known as "Cinema Verite", this international prestigious cinematic event will be held online.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-26). VIDEO: Kylie Gilbert released from jail in prisoner swap. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) — One Iranian businessman along with two other Iranian nationals who were detained abroad due to false charges were exchanged with Kylie Moore Gilbert, a spy working for the Zionist regime.

WSWS (2020-11-26). Iraq's economic and political crisis threatens to ignite new upheavals. wsws.org Iraq has become a key political battleground in US imperialism's militaristic confrontation with Iran, further exacerbating its crisis.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-26). Iran petchem plant operates at 104% of capacity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) — Martyr Tondgouyan Petrochemical Plant, has operated beyond expectations by producing 107,000 tons of petrochemicals which are 104 percent of its installed capacity in the period between October 21 and November 20, 2020.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). 'Ocean Behind Window' to be shown at China Film fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) — The Iranian movie 'The Ocean Behind the Window' directed by Babak Nabizadeh will be shown at the Perspective section of the 33rd China Film Golden Rooster Awards, an international film festival in China, November 25-28.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). VIDEO: Qari Bridge a historical stone bridge in Tabriz. en.mehrnews.com TABRIZ, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Being registered in the National Registry of Cultural Monuments, Qari Bridge is a famous, historical stone-made bridge in West Azarbaijan province of Iran which has been built during the Qajar dynasty.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). Zionist regime, cause of 'insecurity, instability' in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Zionist regime is the main cause of insecurity and instability in the region.

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.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). US impose sanctions on Chinese, Russian firms over Iran deals. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on some Chinese and Russian firms, claiming that they were promoting Iran's missile program.

news.un (2020-11-25). UN experts decry Iran's reported plan to execute Iranian-Swedish academic. news.un.org Iran must halt any planned execution of Iranian-Swedish academic Ahmadreza Djalali, who has not been given a fair trial and was forced to confess under torture, two experts advising the UN Human Rights Council said on Wednesday.

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). 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). Iran, Afghanistan discuss expanding cultural-media coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman discussed with Afghan officials on the expansion and development of cultural-media cooperation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). On the margins of Nov. 25 Cabinet Session. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — On Wednesday, some of the Iranian ministers answered a number of questions raised by reporters on the sideline of Iran's Cabinet session.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-25). Iran's investment capacities in foreign countries introduced. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) — Iran's envoy to Beijing, in a conference held in China, introduced Iran's investment capacities in…

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). '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). 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 …

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.

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). 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). 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). 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.

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.

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 (2020-11-24). 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). 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.