2021-01-06: News Headlines

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Iranians at forefront of science, vaccine production. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Hailing that Iranian scientists are always at the forefront of science in the world, a parliament member said that therefore, Iran can rely on domestic capabilities in producing the Covid-19 vaccine.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Iran's software dominance to be next slap to arrogant power. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — IRGC Quds Force Commander Esmaeil Ghaani said Iran's next slap to the arrogant power, the US, would be the Islamic Republic's dominance in the software sector.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). 20% enrichment Iran's reasonable diplomatic pressure. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Brian Berletic says that after years of being patient, now 20% uranium enrichment is Iran's diplomatic pressure on the table to make other parties return to the original terms of the JCPOA.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). VIDEO: Karrar drone intercepts hostile targets in drill. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — The Karrar interceptor drone of Iran's Army Air Defense Force has successfully carried out air interception operations and destroyed hostile targets in a large-scale drone combat exercise in Semnan Province.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Martyr Soleimani belongs to world's freedom-seeking nations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — A group of elites and professors of Spanish universities in a statement on Wed. announced that Iran's top commander martyr Lt. Gen. Soleimani belongs to all freedom-seeking nations in the world.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Army Ground Forces gain uinque achievments in drone sector. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — The commander of Iranian Army Ground Forces said the body has gained great and unique achievements in manufacturing drones.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). E3 ask Iran to stop 20% enrichment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Britain, France, and Germany expressed "deep concern" over Iran's commencement of uranium enrichment up to 20% in one of its facilities without pointing to their lack of commitment to the deal.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Yazd exports exceed 2mn tons in 9 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — The exports from the central Iranian province of Yazd reached 2.2 million tons worth $263 million during the nine calendar months (March 20- Dec. 20), a senior official said.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Iran's Army tests domestic Kamikaze drone in military drill. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Iran's Army has tested a domestic Kamikaze drone dubbed "Arash" for the first time in a military drill on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Iran warns IAEA over Israelis' covert nuclear program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Iran has called on the International Atomic Energy Agency over the Israeli regime's unlawful and clandestine nuclear activities.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Fight against terrorism requires setting aside dual behaviors. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Iranian Defense Minister in a message to the defense ministers of more than 60 countries in the world on Wed. wrote that fighting against terrorism needs setting aside double-standard behaviors.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). South Korean diplomatic delegation heads to Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — A South Korean delegation is dispatched to Iran on Wednesday to discuss the issue of the chemicals tanker seized in Persin Gulf waters by IRGC due to environmental pollution.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Flights from UK suspended to ensure control of UK coronavirus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador to London announced that flights from the UK have been suspended to ensure control of the UK mutant coronavirus.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). India to host 'Train That Night', 'The Reversed Path'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — The Iranian films "Train That Night" and "The Reversed Path" have managed to take part in two Indian film festivals.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Karrar drone hit enemy position in Army's drill. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — In a large-scale drone combat drill of the Iranian Army, the Karar interceptor drone destroyed enemy targets successfully.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Iran not to tolerate interference in its nuclear program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — The spokesperson of the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that the Islamic Republic will not tolerate any interference in its nuclear, missiles, and defense programs.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). 82 deaths, 6,283 infections in past 24h: Health Ministry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 6,283 COVID-19 infections and 82 deaths due to respiratory disease in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Rouhani urges Biden to compensate for US' past mistakes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic welcomes any move by US President-elect Joe Biden to "compensate for past mistakes" and return the US to the 2015 nuclear deal with full compliance.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Syria deplores US support to Israeli mass destruct. weapons. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Syria has condemned the attempt by the US administration to protect the Israeli regime's arsenal of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Amnesty Intl. urges Zionists to give vaccine to Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Amnesty International called on the Zionist regime to stop its occupation and take immediate action to provide the Covid-19 vaccine to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Trump says will win election if Mike Pence comes to help. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — "If Vice President Mike Pence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency," US President Donald Trump said.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). A prominent ISIL leader arrested in S Baghdad. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — The Iraqi intelligence service announced on Wednesday the arrest of a prominent leader of the ISIL terrorist group in the south of Baghdad.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Leader to deliver live speech on Friday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — The Leader of the Islamic Revolution is to deliver a live speech on Friday, January 8, on the occasion of 1978 Qom demonstrations against the Pahlavi dynasty.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). US adventurism caused Ukrainian plane crash. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — IRGC in a statement on Wednesday said the Urkarnian flight PS752 tragedy was the result of adventure-seeking terrorism of the US.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). US not want Iraqi Army to be strong: Al-Fatah Alliance member. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — A member of Iraqi Al-Fatah (Conquest) Alliance member Muhammad Karim al-Baldawi said that the United Sates does not want Iraqi Army to be strong and powerful.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Egypt says it will open its airspace with Qatar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Egypt will open its airspace with Qatar, but the implementation will be contingent on the fulfillment of Egyptian requirements.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Russian base targeted in NE Syria: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Syrian Kurdish sources claim that a Russian base near the Syria-Turkey border in Al-Hasakah countryside has been targeted.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-06). Americans recent actions in region 'psychological warfare'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi considers the recent actions of the US in the region as psychological warfare.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-05). Iran's decision to raise uranium enrichment level is expected, say Russia, China. peoplesdispatch.org Iran announced on Monday that it has started enriching uranium to up to 20% as per the law passed by its parliament in November and according to the provisions of the 2015 nuclear deal…

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Oil, gas industry suffered most pressure under US sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — Iran's First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri said the Iranian oil and gas industry suffered the most pressure under the US embargo period.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Iran ready to test advanced generation of COVID-19 vaccine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — Virology Research Director of Pasteur Institute of Iran said the the country is ready to enter human test in advanced generation of coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Iran Army's large-scale drone drill. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — The Iranian Army launched a large-scale drone drill in Semnan province on Tuesday. The drill is attended by Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri and Army Chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). US imposes sanctions on Iranian mining, steel companies. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — The US Treasury said that it has added to the Iran-related sanctions lists as many as 16 companies, most of which are involved with mining and the production of steel.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Japan expresses concern over Iran moves on uranium enrichment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — Japan's top government spokesman on Tuesday said the country was deeply concerned about Iran's latest announcement of a resumption of 20% uranium enrichment.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Ali Karimi joins Qatar's Al Duhail on loan. en.mehrnews.com Tehran, Jan. 05 (MNA) — Iranian midfielder Ali Karimi has joined Al Duhail on loan till the season end.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). IRIAF to announce good news of Iranian drones progress soon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — The Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) said there will be good news about the development of Iran's knowledge of drones in the near future.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Pakistan committed to cooperating with Iran on border issues. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — Pakistan's Minister of Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said that Islamabad is committed to cooperating closely with Iran on border issues and the fight against drug trafficking.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Iran's 20% uranium enrichment not a violation of NPT: Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — Russian Foreign Ministry showed a reaction to Iran's enrichment of uranium up to 20 percent, stating that Iran's 20% enrichment of uranium is not a violation of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Iran must be safe haven for investors. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — President Rouhani said on Tue. that Ira must be safe haven for legal investors.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Daily deaths turned two-digit after some 6 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry reported double-digit Covid-19 deaths in the country, confirming 6,113 COVID-19 infections and 98 deaths due to respiratory disease in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Time for E3 to issue vacuous announcements over: Entessar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — Political scientist says resuming 20% enrichment of uranium is Iran's strongest signal to EU and US that the JCPOA cannot survive unless the West decides to start abiding by its obligations in a serious and meaningful way.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Headlines of Iranian Persian dailies on January 5. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Tuesday, January 5.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Iran inks contract with Afghanistan on rail export. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran signed an agreement for export of rail to neighboring Afghanistan.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Attacking distant targets main goal of drone combat exercise. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — Deputy Chief of Operations of Iran's Army said that attacking faraway targets is one of the main goals of large-scale drone combat exercise drill.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Beijing reacts to 20% uranium enrichment by Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman called on all JCPOA parties to remain exercise restraint after Iran's announcement over the start of 20% uranium enrichment.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Armenian economic, trade delegation to visit Iran next month. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — A high-level delegation from the public and private sectors, headed by the Armenian Minister of Economy, will travel to Tehran early next month to advance trade and economic goals, announced an Iranian official at TPO.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). 'Hands on trigger': Iran ready to counter any threat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — Reacting to Trump's adventurism in the region, a top Iranian commander said the country's armed forces are ready to counter any external threat that aims to undermine the Islamic Republic's peace and security.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Iran detects first UK variant of COVID-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — Iran has registered its first case of a highly contagious coronavirus variant that emerged in Britain.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). Start of 20% enrichment to restore Iran's strong position. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker said the start of 20% uranium enrichment will restore Iran's strong position in the face of lawbreakers.

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-05). European Commission reacts to increase of Iran enrichment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) — The European Commission has reacted to Iran uranium enrichment, saying that it believes that the nuclear deal was worth saving.