2021-04-27: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-28). US Updates Israel on Iran Policy as Nuclear Talks Continue in Vienna. news.antiwar.com Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat

Iran News Wire (2021-04-28). Khamenei's Iran Elections Impasse — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Adena Nima | Less than two months to Iran's presidential elections and the regime has yet to officially announce its candidates for the

Luis Brito Garcia (2021-04-28). Communications in the Internet Age. orinocotribune.com By Luis Britto García — Apr 24, 2021 | Every technological advance gives rise to a utopian dream and a dystopian nightmare. The invention of the internet around 1990 generated enthusiastic expectations. Its very beginning was utopian. Its creator, Tim Berners-Lee, refused to register the patents that would have made him a billionaire in order to make the internet available to humanity. | A device initially taken over by the military industrial complex as an underground network safe from nuclear attack, it soon became an instrument supposedly available to all for the free exchange of messages and knowledge. I…

IDN (2021-04-28). Sleepwalking Into Nuclear War? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Jonathan Power* | Last week on Tuesday (April 20), US Strategic Command, the part of the military responsible for nuclear weaponry and its use, posted an official Tweet that read, "We must account for the possibility of conflict leading to conditions which could very rapidly drive an adversary to consider nuclear use as their least bad option". | This came just as Russia was pulling back its large deployment of troops on Ukraine's border which, in turn, was triggered in part by President Joseph Biden's decision to ship for the first time sophisticated weapons to Ukraine. | The crisis has now passed but the…

Cesar Chelala (2021-04-27). Dare to Make Peace with Iran. counterpunch.org In discussing recent international political events, a friend told me, "Countries are like people: they react in the same manner." I didn't realize the full import of her words until I reflected on the unrelenting efforts by the U.S. to make an enemy out of Iran. There are abundant historical examples to prove that dehumanizing

Juan Cole (2021-04-27). No, Kerry didn't Leak Israeli strikes to Zarif; but Trump did leak Israeli Intel to Russia. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Ted Cruz and other far right demagogues have charged for over half a decade that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was misguided because you can't trust anything Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarid says. Now all of a sudden they are treating an offhand remark by Zarif in a leaked interview …

Jorge Elbaum (2021-04-27). El Comando Sur se va a la guerra: Perfume de mujer en la coordinación sudamericana. globalizacion.ca El jefe del Comando Sur del Pentágono, almirante Craig Faller, concluyó la última semana su gira de despedida en República Dominicana, participando de la Conferencia de Seguridad de las Naciones del Caribe (CANSEC) junto a referentes militares de países comprometidos…

Golnaz Esfandiari (2021-04-27). U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Could Bring Iran Opportunities, Threats. juancole.com ( RFE/RL) — The announced withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan will grant Iran one of its biggest wishes and lead to the departure of all foreign forces, which Tehran has long blamed for insecurity in the region. Analysts say the pullout of U.S.-led NATO forces from Afghanistan could potentially give Iran more room to …

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-27). JCPOA Joint Commission meeting kicks off in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — The meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and P 4+1 started in Grand Hotel in the Austrian capital of Vienna minutes ago.

Staff (2021-04-27). Zarif leaves for Erbil to meet Kurdistan region's officials. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Baghdad for Erbil to meet with Iraqi Kurdistan region's official.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-27). Aliyev calls borders with Iran "Border Of Friendship" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has described his country's shared borders with the Islamic Republic of Iran as "Border Of Friendship".

Staff (2021-04-27). Senior officials of Iraqi Kurdistan recieve Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif arrived in Erbil on Tue. evening and was received by the high-ranking officials of the Iraqi Kurdistan.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-27). Zarif meets with patriarch of Chaldean Catholic Church. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — On the second day of his Iraq visit, Foreign Minister Zarif held a meeting with Patriarch of Chaldean Catholic Church Louis Sako in Iraq.

Staff (2021-04-27). Ulyanov names Iran-Russia-China meeting fruitful. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov named the meeting of Iranian, Chinese and Russian delegations on JCPOA as fruitful.

Tasnim News Agency (2021-04-27). Iran Claims Leaked Audio Of Zarif's Interview Was Stolen, Launches Probe. eurasiareview.com The spokesperson for the Iranian administration said the leaked recording of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's interview had been stolen, adding that the Intelligence Ministry has been assigned to identify those behind the plot. | Speaking to reporters at a weekly press conference on Tuesday, Ali Rabiee said the stealing of the audio from Zarif's interview in March is part of a plot against the Iranian establishment, administration, domestic unity, and national interests. | "The file of interview with Mr. Zarif has been stolen for absolutely clear reasons, the aspects of which are still unknown, by indiv…

Cyrus Yaqubi (2021-04-27). Iran: Dreadful Human Rights Violations By Regime — OpEd. eurasiareview.com According to Amnesty International's annual report, Iran ranked second in the world last year in terms of the highest number of executions in the world. However,

Peter Tase (2021-04-27). Deteriorating Conditions: Interview With An Iranian Pensioner. eurasiareview.com Despite high-ranking officials of the Iranian regime touting the importance of the presidential election that is scheduled for June 18, 2021, there is a growing concern that citizens nationwide may in fact be less favorable to participate. Fear of not attaining the minimum legitimacy for the formation of government, with an unprecedented systematic corruption, unemployment, and poverty, along with the collapse of Supreme Leader's awe in Iran and the region, international and deadly economy isolation, and most importantly being the only country in the region without vaccines and Immunity from coronavirus, have…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-27). Iran's Navy Harassed US Coast Guard In Persian Gulf Earlier This Month. eurasiareview.com The US Navy said Tuesday that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy conducted itself in an "unsafe and unprofessional" manner after several of its vessels passed in a close range to two US Coast Guard ships earlier this month in the Persian Gulf. | According to the US Navy, on April 2, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) Harth 55, accompanied by three fast attack craft / fast inshore attack craft, approached U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats USCGC Wrangell and USCGC Monomoy while the US vessels were conducting routine maritime security patrols in the international waters of the southern A…

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). IAEA to invite Chinese experts over Fukushima wastewater disposal: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn Experts from China will be invited to be part of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical working group pertaining to Japan's disposal of nuclear wastewater, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday…

Staff (2021-04-27). War in Ma'rib to end only when foreigners leave. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — Mohammed al-Houthi, the head of the Houthi Supreme Revolutionary Committee underlined that the war in Ma'rib will end only when foreigners withdraw their forces.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-26). 2nd shipment of vaccine production equipment arrives in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) —According to an Iranian Customs official, the 2nd shipment of Covid-19 vaccine production equipment arrived in Iran, which can increase production capacity to 20 million doses per month.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-26). Putin, Assad discuss supplies of Russian vaccines to Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Russian and Syrian presidents have held a phone conversation to discuss Russian vaccine supplies to Syria and cooperation against COVID-19.

The Canary (2021-04-26). 'Urgent explanation' is demanded as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe sentenced to a another year in Iranian jail. thecanary.co British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been given an additional jail term in Iran. | Zaghari-Ratcliffe has already completed a five-year sentence on charges levied by Iranian authorities, the last year of which was spent under house arrest due to the pandemic. | Her lawyer Hojjat Kermani said she received the second sentence on a charge of spreading "propaganda against the system" for participating in a protest in front of the Iranian Embassy in London in 2009. | As well as the one-year jail term she has also been banned from leaving the country for a year. | Thank you for all the messages r…

Shivan Mahendrarajah (2021-04-26). The Iranian Government is more Pragmatic in dealing with Sunnis than its Sectarian image Implies. juancole.com St. Andrews (Special to Informed Comment) — The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is often depicted by its enemies and their press (the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel in particular) as an ideological and sectarian Shiite state, drunk on fundamentalism. Religious fundamentalism, however, is a key part of the politics of these …

Yanis Iqbal (2021-04-26). The Balance of Forces in Syria. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Apr 24, 2021 | Russia, Iran and Syria have established a mission aimed at securing a safe and stable flow of oil supplies, wheat and some other materials to Syria via the Mediterranean. The mission's work is to secure multi-sided coordination to secure the arrival of oil in the first place, especially after the fuel crisis that is the largest that Syria has witnessed in decades. | After intensive meetings, the three countries approved a mechanism for Russian warships to escort Iranian oil tankers coming to Syria, as soon as they reach the Mediterranean gate of the Suez Canal, and until they…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-26). UAE's Al Wahda take Iran's Perspolis by surprise. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Al Wahda ended Iranian Persepolis' dream AFC Champions League unbeaten run in the 2021 AFC Champions League when the two met in Group E at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on Monday evening.

Staff (2021-04-26). Hatami condoles with Indonesian counterpart on missing Sub. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Addressing Indonesian his counterpart, the Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami expressed his condolences over the death of a group of Indonesian soldiers following the missing of an Indonesian Navy sub.

Staff (2021-04-26). Saudis in dire need of talk with Iran: Ex-envoy to Qatar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Stating that Saudi Arabia is facing many security and economic problems, former Iranian ambassador to Doha said that Saudis cannot survive in the region without the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Staff (2021-04-26). FM Zarif meets with prominent Iraqi Sunnis, tribal chiefs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talk with Khamis al-Khanjar Leader of Legitimate Arabic Center and a number of representatives of Iraqi ethnic and religious figures and prominent Sunni personalities.

Staff (2021-04-26). Iran-Turkey trade exchange volume should reach $30bn: Vaezi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA)-Stating review of ways to develop trade and economic cooperation as one of the important pillars of upcoming talks with Turkey, Iranian President Chief of Staff said that Iran-Turkey trade volume exchange should hit $30 billion.

Staff (2021-04-26). Path to security in region going through internal dialogue. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that the path to security in the region goes through intra-regional dialogue.

teleSUR (2021-04-26). US Attitude Hinders Nuclear Deal Talks in Vienna. telesurenglish.net Iran's Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Said Khatibzade on Monday asserted that if the United States does not demonstrate sufficient political will, his country will abandon talks to revive the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear deal signed in 2015 by Iran, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, and the United States. | RELATED: | "We have no interest in long or attrition dialogues," Khat…

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). China, Iran take path to shared future. ecns.cn State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sign agreements on the China-Iran comprehensive cooperation plan in Teheran, Iran, on March 27.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-26). Zarif underlines following up assassination case of Soleimani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Admiring Iraq's role in the region and expressing concern over ISIL's recent actions in the country, in his meeting with Iraqi counterpart, Iranian FM called for following up assassination case of Martyr Soleimani.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-26). Iran-Cuba vaccine tested on 5 volunteers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — The first doses of the joint vaccine of the Pasteur Institute of Iran and the Finlay Institute of Cuba were injected into 5 volunteers.

Jason Ditz (2021-04-26). Iran Military Chief Threatens Retaliation for Israeli Action. news.antiwar.com In comments to reporters on Sunday, Iranian military Chief of Staff Gen. Mohammed Bagheri warned Israel should not believe that it can carry out attacks on targets inside Syria without repercussions, Talk of retaliation comes in the wake of incidents in the past several days seeing Israel attack a number of targets in south Syria, and a presumptive Israeli attack on an Iranian fuel tanker just off the Syrian coast. | Gen. Bagheri…

news.un (2021-04-26). 'Disasters know no borders' says Guterres, 35 years on from Chernobyl nuclear accident. news.un.org In his message for Chernobyl International Remembrance Day on Monday, the UN chief reminded that "disasters know no borders".

IPS (2021-04-26). US-China Cold War Could Lead To A More Dangerous Nuclear Stand-Off — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Joseph Gerson* | Despite the negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), we are confronted by the increasing dangers of great power war, even nuclear war. | Instead of making necessary investments to ensure public health, reverse climate change and ensure the security of their peoples, trillions of dollars are being wasted to construct new nuclear weapons and their delivery systems, including new hypersonic delivery systems. | The U.S. and Russia are the lead drivers of this race to annihilation, with more than 90% of the world's nuclear weapons. The U.S. is in the process of upg…

Staff (2021-04-26). Sana'a announces release of more than of its 20 inmates. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — The Head of Yemeni National Committee for Prisoners Affairs announced that 22 prisoners from Yemeni Army and Popular Committees have been released in a process of swapping prisoners with the Saudi coalition.

Staff (2021-04-26). 3-year-old child fatally shot at a birthday party in Florida. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — A three-year-old child was shot dead in a shooting spree at a birthday party in the US State of Florida.

Staff (2021-04-26). Hamas leader warns Zionists over recent unrests in Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Head of political Bureau of Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said that if the Zionist enemy continues its hostile policy against Quds, there will be no calm.

Staff (2021-04-26). Rival groups clash in Somali capital over president's mandate. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Gunfire erupted in Somalia's capital on Sunday between security forces loyal to the government and others angry at the country's leader as tensions spiked over President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's extended stay in power.

Staff (2021-04-26). Armenian Pres. accepts resignation of PM Pashinyan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — The President of Armenia on Sunday evening accepted the resignation of the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.

Staff (2021-04-26). Shooting in SE UK left two people injured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Two people were injured in a shooting spree in West Sussex, United Kingdom on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-26). MI6 'green spying' on China & other nations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — British agents are monitoring the world's largest polluters, particularly China, to ensure that they are honoring their international commitments regarding the environment.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-26). Putin-Biden summit planned for summer: Kremlin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — The summit between Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden is planned for summer but its precise date and location will still have to be agreed, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-26). Baghdad underscores necessity of foreign troops' withdrawal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Qasim al-Araji, Iraq's national security advisor underlined the vitality of the withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-26). Muslims, non-Muslims enjoying Ramadan festivities in Lebanon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Since Ramadan, like Christmas, is regarded as a national occasion in Lebanon; its festivities are en ≠joyed and celebrated by all Muslims and non-Muslims in this country.

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