2021-04-25: News Headlines

Anonymous103 (2021-04-25). Great Reinforcement Of China's Navy: Three Advanced Naval Vessels Commissioned For South China Sea Fleet. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 23, a solemn ceremony was held at the naval base in Sanya (Hainan island), in China. Three major vessels were commissioned into the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet. The destroyer "Dalian", the landing helicopter dock (LHD) "Hainan" and the strategic nuclear submarine (SSBN) Changzheng-18 were placed on active service. | The commissioning ceremony was attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committe…

Arab News (2021-04-25). How Iran Made Itself A Haven For Israeli Spies — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Baria Alamuddin* | There's nothing new in Iran's paranoid ayatollahs seeing spies, saboteurs and enemies under every rock. But their recent paranoia may be well founded, as the Iranian parliament and media accuse their leaders of allowing the nation to be turned into a "haven for spies," while openly wondering about the extent of infiltration of the state's nuclear and intelligence apparatuses. | Iranian officials fear that a substantive clandestine Israeli sabotage network is operating with impunity throughout the Islamic Republic, staging assassinations and attacks against strategically sensitive sites, a…

RFE RL (2021-04-25). Iran's Revolutionary Guards Says Three Alleged 'Terrorists' Killed In Southeast. eurasiareview.com ( The IRGC mounted a "successful operation" in Iran's southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan Province and ambushed the "terrorist cell linked to the global arrogance," an IRGC statement published on Iranian news sites, said. | RFE/RL could not independently verify the claim. | Iran generall…

Tasnim News Agency (2021-04-25). Iran Foreign Ministry Dismisses Ex-Oil Minister's Comments On Helping Yemen. eurasiareview.com The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied the recent comments from Rostam Qassemi, a former oil minister, in an interview with Russia al-Youm about the Islamic Republic's military assistance to Yemen and the presence of Iranian military advisers in the Arab country. | In the statement released on Friday, the Foreign Ministry said the comments published in the Wednesday interview are contrary to the reality and policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Yemen. | The ministry emphasized that only the official authorities are eligible to declare Tehran's stances, adding, "Iran's support for Yemen is of poli…

Cyrus Yaqubi (2021-04-25). Two Different Perspectives For Preservation And Survival Of Islamic Republic Of Iran — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Iran is in its worst economic situation in 42 years, and the threat of a widespread uprising that may lead to the regime's overthrow has become more serious than ever. When Khomeini was alive, no authority dared to dispute his orders and decisions, and everyone had to obey him. In today's Iran, Khamenei still has the final say on all internal and international matters. But unlike Khomeini, he has not been able to keep all political factions in Iran at bay. | Although Khamenei has not wasted a moment in suppressing its opponents, even those very close to him and his ideas, such as, one of Iran's former Prime Mi…

Hudson Institute (2021-04-25). Holding Iran Accountable: The Importance Of Maintaining Sanctions Leverage — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Robert Greenway* | The leverage gained through economic sanctions has once again brought Iranian leadership to the negotiating table in Vienna—but that is not the end of sanctions' utility. This leverage will be essential to secure the longer and stronger1 deal nearly everyone agrees is required to effectively prevent the Islamic Republic from getting a nuclear weapon. In fact, absent these sanctions such a deal is practically impossible to envision. Lifting sanctions before validating the change in behavior that required them in the first place endangers our national security, undermines the legitima…

Staff (2021-04-25). Turkey summons US envoy over Biden statement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned US ambassador to Turkey in a protest to the US decision in recognizing "Armenian genocide", stating that US president Joe Biden's claims in this regard are 'baseless, worthless'.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-25). Indian variant of Covid-19 not still detected in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Head of Iran's Health Ministry Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Sunday that the Indian variant of the coronavirus has not been detected in Iran although it is likely that will happen in the future.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-25). Third clinical trial phase of Iranian-made Cov-19 vaccine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — The third clinical trial phase of COV Iran Barakat to fight the Covid-19 pandemic began on Sunday with Minoo Mahraz, who is leading the research team working on the vaccine receiving it first.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-25). Gen. Salami stresses IRGC's full support in fighting Covid-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Major General Hossein Salami, the Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) says that the IRGC will spare no efforts in helping the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Peter Koenig (2021-04-25). World War III: Depopulation, Nuclear War vs. Biological War. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Imagine a nuclear blast, as depicted by Stephen Fry, in …

Staff (2021-04-25). Palestinians demonstrate in support of Al-Aqsa in Gaza Strip. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Residents of the Gaza Strip have reportedly staged large-scale rallies against Zionist security forces in the border areas, so as to support the Palestinian resistance in the occupied city of Jerusalem Al-Quds…

Staff (2021-04-25). Tehran in Ramadan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — People in Tehran are preserving Ramadan rituals amid the pandemic.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-25). Iran to host Asian taekwondo competitions in September. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Taekwondo Federation has said in a statement that three different taekwondo events will be hosted by Iran this September.

Staff (2021-04-25). US medical terrorism prevented global corona vaccination. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister said that US sanctions and medical terrorism have prevented global vaccination to control the coronavirus.

Staff (2021-04-25). Zionist Israeli delegation to depart for DC for talks on Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — A delegation from the Israeli regime will travel to the US on Monday without the participation of the Chief of General Staff Aviv Kohavi.

Staff (2021-04-25). Iran-Turkey Joint Economic Coop. Commission to convene. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) —The 28th edition of meeting of Iran-Turkey Joint Economic Cooperation Commission will be held on April 28-29 to discuss enhancing and broadening bilateral ties on issues of mutual interests.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-25). Zionist plots in Quds to get nowhere: Hamas. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas issued a The Iranian health official also rejected claims on the existenc on Sunday in reaction to recent developments in holy Quds, saying that Zionist plots in Quds will be defeated.

Staff (2021-04-25). 'Seven Years Minus 10 Days' to vie at Hollywood Silver Screen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Iranian short film 'Seven Years Minus 10 Days' by Hamid Nouri will compete at the Hollywood Silver Screen Festival in the US.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-25). Kata'ib Hezbollah calls on Al-Kadhimi to resign. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — The resistance group Kata'ib Hezbollah have called Mustafa Al-Kadhimi's government to resign after a tragic incident in a hospital in Baghdad that killed dozens and injured many more.

Staff (2021-04-25). Front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on April 25. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Sunday, April 25.

Staff (2021-04-25). Shahrdari Gorgan wins title with an exceptional buzzer beater. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Shahrdari Gorgan claimed the title of the Iranian Basketball Super League (IBSL) on Saturday after a dramatic comeback.

Staff (2021-04-25). Paks urge reactivation of joint economic committee with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — President of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) said Pakistani businessmen call for reactivation of Iran-Pakistan Joint Economic Committee.

Staff (2021-04-25). FM Zarif sympathizes with Iraqis on Baghdad hospital fire. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed his sympathy with the families of victims of the Baghdad hospital fire.

Staff (2021-04-25). Headlines of Iranian Persian dailies on April 25. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Sunday, April 25.

Richard Silverstein (2021-04-25). Iran-Israel Tensions: The Threat of Nuclear Disaster Looms Large. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Israel had a

World Nuclear News (2021-04-25). Politics Should Not Detract From Climate Policy, Says Blinken. eurasiareview.com US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on heads of state to put their political differences to one side and make a collective effort to tackle global warming. Blinken moderated the first session of the Leaders Summit on Climate, which included Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. | Opening the session, which was titled Raising Our Climate Ambition, Blinken underlined the USA's new pledge, announced moments earlier by President Joe Biden, to halve its CO2 emissions from 2005 levels by the end of this decade. This is up from its original goal of 26% by 2025. | Nations under the…

Staff (2021-04-25). US convoy targeted in Iraq's Al-Anbar province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Iraqi sources reported a new attack on a US military logistics convoy in Iraq.

Staff (2021-04-25). Putin, Biden may meet in June. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden may meet in June.

Staff (2021-04-25). Cubans participate in caravan protest against US blockade. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — The Cuban provinces of Las Tunas (east) and Villa Clara (center) participated on Sunday in the caravan protest against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.

Anonymous669 (2021-04-24). Drone Strike Targets Iranian Tanker Anchored Off Syria's Main Oil Terminal (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On April 24 afternoon, an unidentified drone targeted a tanker anchored off Syria's main oil terminal in the town of Banias. | In an official statement, the Ministry of Oil and Natural Resources said that the hostile drone came from the direction of Lebanon's waters. The ministry also said that a fire caused by the strike was put down by the tanker's crew."Firefighters controlled by the fire which erupted in one of the oil tanker's sections off the oil terminal in Banias," the statement reads.

Anonymous669 (2021-04-24). Iran Denied Its Flag Over Tanker Targeted Off Syria's Shores. southfront.org Illustrative image | The oil tanker According to the agency, the targeted tanker, which was reportedly struck by a drone, was not one of the Iranian tankers currently present in Syria's waters. Four Iranian tankers arrived earlier this month in Banias oil terminal, where the attack took plac…

_____ (2021-04-24). Biden's Appeasement Of Hawks And Neocons Is Crippling His Diplomacy. popularresistance.org President Biden took office promising a new era of American international leadership and diplomacy. But with a few exceptions, he has so far allowed self-serving foreign allies, hawkish U.S. interest groups and his own imperial delusions to undermine diplomacy and stoke the fires of war. | Biden's failure to quickly recommit to the Iran nuclear deal, or JCPOA, as Senator Sanders promised to do on his first day as president, provided a critical delay that has been used by opponents to undermine the difficult shuttle diplomacy taking place in Vienna to restore the agreement. | The attempts to derail talks range fro…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-24). U.S. Central Command downgrades former war on terrorism to confront China, Russia and Iran. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Central Command downgrades former war on terrorism to confront China, Russia and IranRick Rozoff For twenty years U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) has waged the bulk of military operations under the rubric of what Washington formerly named the War on Terror or Global War on Terrorism, including wars in and strikes against Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, …

Iran News Wire (2021-04-24). Iran: Two Sentenced To Death For 'Insulting The Prophet, Blasphemy'. eurasiareview.com Two prisoners were sentenced to According to the Only one of the prisoners has been identified as Yusef Mehrdad from the northwestern city of Ardabil. | The 1st Branch of the Arak Criminal Court sentenced Yusef and the other prisoner to death for "insulting the prophet" and "blasphemy". | Me…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-24). US And Iranian Researchers Collaborate On Lake Urmia Restoration. eurasiareview.com In a rare exchange, scientists and water resources engineers from Iran and Utah are collaborating on a bold scientific study to restore one of the world's largest saline lakes. | Lake Urmia — a massive salt lake in Iran's northwest and a sister to Utah's Great Salt Lake — has lost nearly 95 percent of its volume over the last two decades. As water levels drop, salinity spikes, threatening the lake's brine shrimp population and the flamingos and other bird species that depend on the shrimp for food. Lake levels are so low that at some coastal resorts, tourism boats must be pulled a kilometer (0.6 mile) or mor…

Staff (2021-04-24). Purchase of COVID-19 vaccine government's top priority. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that purchase of the COVID-19 vaccine is one of the government's top priorities.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-24). "Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map", 204 Atomic Bombs against 66 Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned During World War II. globalresearch.ca According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, "the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas.

Staff (2021-04-24). At least 172 migrants drowned in central Mediterranean Sea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — At least 172 people are believed to have drowned in three different shipwrecks in the central Mediterranean Sea, and the number of drowning in the world's deadliest crossing has more than doubled this year.

Staff (2021-04-24). Zionists seek to weaken Palestinians' will by attack on Gaza. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — Spokesman for Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said that breaking and undermining the will of Palestinian nation is the main aim behind Zionists' launch of new aggression on Gaza Strip.

Staff (2021-04-24). 7 Afghan soldiers killed in a Taliban attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — A member of Afghanistan's Takhar provincial council announced seven Afghan soldiers are killed in a Taliban attack.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-24). Putin orders preparing list of hostile states for sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree ordering the preparation of a list of countries hostile to Russia in order to impose restrictions and sanctions on them and their nationals.

Staff (2021-04-24). Eye-catching Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari Province. en.mehrnews.com SHAHR-E KORD, Apr. 24 (MNA) — Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It lies in the southwestern part of the country. Its capital is Shahr-e Kord.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-24). Zarif's visit has nothing to do with Iran nuclear talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — An Iraqi lawmaker has said that the Iranian foreign minister's upcoming visit to his country has nothing to do with the nuclear talks between Tehran and the remaining parties to the JCPOA in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

Staff (2021-04-24). Iran calls on Japan to join global disarmament movement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — Secretary-General of Iran's Human Rights Office said that Tehran and Tokyo can develop a front by creating a global movement to disarm the weapons of mass destruction which will result in peace and security in the world.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-24). Zarif upcoming visit to Qatar "very promising": Iran envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) —Iranian Ambassador to Qatar Hamidreza Dehghani said about FM Zarif's upcoming visit to Doha that his visit "is very promising after the recent developments."

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-24). VIDEO: Moment when armed men assassinate Iran police officer. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — The CCTV cameras capture moments when two armed men on a motorcycle shoot at the head of the anti-narcotics department of the Law Enforcement in the southwestern city of Khorramshahr in Khuzistan province.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-24). Iran's FUM, Austrian FHJ agree on student exchange program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) —The Iranian Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM) and Austria's Joanneum University of Applied Sciences (FHJ) have agreed on the fifth round of the student exchange program.

Staff (2021-04-24). Iraq hails Iran's stances in Vienna nuclear talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — The Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq called Iran's stances in the Vienna nuclear talks courageous that can be used as a model for resolving international disputes.

Elijah J. Magnier (2021-04-24). Iran Embarrassed Netanyahu and Cornered the West in Vienna. orinocotribune.com By Elijah J Magnier — Apr 18, 2021 | The Islamic Republic proved to be a shark with sharp teeth during its negotiation with the signatories (Russia, China, France, Great Britain and Germany) of the nuclear deal in Vienna, leaving few choices to the negotiators. Iran showed how complex and inflexible its position is with the most powerful county in the world, forbidding the US envoy to join the mediators in the same room because Donald Trump revoked its 2015 nuclear deal agreement. Moreover, Iran used the Israeli sabotage actions against the Natanz nuclear facility as an excuse to hit Israel, the US and all E…

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