2021-04-29: News Headlines

Arab News (2021-04-29). Russia's Expanding Footprint In The Middle East — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Talmiz Ahmad* | Over the last month or so, the shadow of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has loomed large across the Middle East. In March, he visited the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. He was soon back in the region, visiting Egypt and Iran on April 12-13. | Russia became a key player in the Middle East when it brought its armed forces into Syria in September 2015 to prevent externally sponsored regime change. Having achieved this fairly quickly, its diplomatic canvas has broadened to include all the regional states, with which it is building substantial ties in the areas of energy, economics and defe…

Staff (2021-04-29). FM Zarif to visit Kuwait for bilateral talks, regional coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman revealed that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Kuwait on Thursday.

Staff (2021-04-29). Iran, Oman stress strengthening mutual, regional, intl. coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — The two countries of Iran and Oman emphasized the need for strengthening bilateral, regional and international cooperation.

Staff (2021-04-29). Oman briefed on latest developments in Iran's nuclear talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — In his meeting with General Sultan bin Mohammed al Numani Minister of Royal Office of Sultan of Oman on Thu., Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif briefed him on latest developments of Iran's talks with P4+ 1 group.

Staff (2021-04-29). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Staff (2021-04-29). Nuclear talks between Iran, P4+1 continue in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — Nuclear talks between Iran and P4 + 1 continue in Austrian capital Vienna with the continuation of meetings of expert working groups in the three areas of sanctions, nuclear and executive arrangements.

Staff (2021-04-29). Front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on April 29. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Thursday, April 29.

Staff (2021-04-29). US cooperating with its allies on Iran nuclear program: Biden. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — US President Joe Biden said that the United States will cooperate closely with its allies on the nuclear programs of the Islamic Republic of Iran and North Korea.

Staff (2021-04-29). Evil act of Zionist regime not to go unanswered. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament's Special Aide for International Affairs said that the evil act of the Zionist regime will not go unanswered.

Staff (2021-04-29). Headlines of Iranian Persian Dailies on April 29. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Thursday, April 29.

Staff (2021-04-29). Qatari FM backs Saudi Arabia's invitation to talk with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani reacted to the remarks of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about focus of foreign policy on dialogue in region including with Iran.

Staff (2021-04-29). Iran receives 7th shipment of Sputnik-V vaccine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — The seventh consignment of the Russian "Sputnik V" vaccine has been dispatched to the Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday via Iran's Mahan Airlines.

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-29). Report: Biden Considering Major Rollback of Iran Sanctions to Revive Deal. news.antiwar.com According to a report from The Associated Press, Iran is willing to return to the nuclear limits set by the JCPOA if the US lifts sanctions that have been imposed since 2018 when the US withdrew from the agreement. But because the Biden administration refuses to do so, the U…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-29). Sullivan: US and Israel Have a Policy of 'No Surprises'. news.antiwar.com National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan When asked if he would prefer that Iran's nuclear sites not come under attack, Sullivan said, "We certainly believe that there are certain kinds of activities that are unhelpful to diplomacy.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-04-29). Can War with Russia be Avoided? globalresearch.ca Considering the level of tension between the nuclear powers, the topic …

Staff (2021-04-29). Several killed after small plane crashes in US Florida. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — Multiple people are dead after a small plane crashed in northern Florida on Wednesday, US media cited authorities as saying on Wednesday.

Staff (2021-04-29). US air base in Iraq's Balad targeted by drone attacks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — Iraqi sources reported on Wednesday evening that a drone attacked US air base in Iraq's Balad where the US occupying forces are stationed.

Pepe Escobar (2021-04-28). Vienna Shadow Play Hangs over Iran Nuke Deal. globalresearch.ca Few people, apart from specialists, may have heard of the JCPOA …

Abdel Bari Atwan (2021-04-28). Why Israel is alarmed. thealtworld.com Iran and its allies have had enough of Israeli attacks and provocations | It was no small matter for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to convene a meeting of Israel's top military and security chiefs along with its defense and foreign ministers on Saturday, 24 hours after a Syrian missile landed near the Dimona nuclear complex. | The media were told the emergency conference was a response to the recent spate of missile firings from the Gaza Strip. Its supposed aim was to deliver a warning to Hamas that Israel would invade or carpet-bomb the territory if violations of the de-escalation agreements persist. | But t…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-28). Saudi Crown Prince Calls On Houthis To Join Peace Talks In Exchange For Financial Support. southfront.org Screen grab from MBS interview that was aired by the Saudi state TV. | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman praised the "Arabian" and "Yemeni" qualities of the Houthis (Ansar Allah) in a recent interview. | The interview was aired on the Saudi state TV on April 28 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Crown Prince's strategic development plan "Saudi Vision 2030". | In the interview, Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, criticizes the Houthis' alliance with Iran and their rebellion against the legitimate authorities in Y…

Linda Pentz Gunter (2021-04-28). The Composer Who Fought Uranium Mining on the Orkneys. counterpunch.org On a midsummer day on Saturday, June 21, 1980, in a Victorian Hotel on the Orkney Islands, resident composer Peter Maxwell Davies and actress Eleanor Bron performed the composer's newest piece — The Yellow Cake Revue. It was part of the Islands' annual St. Magnus Festival, founded by Maxwell Davies, poet George Mackay Brown and

teleSUR (2021-04-28). US Navy Fired Warning Shots at Iranian Vessels in Gulf Sea. telesurenglish.net In an official statement released Tuesday, the U.S. Fifth Fleet alleged that three IRGC vessels approached a U.S. Navy patrol ship as well as a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat late Monday evening. | According to the statement, "The U.S. crews issued multiple warnings via bridge-to-bridge radio and loud-hailer devices, but the IRGCN vessels continued their close-range maneuvers." | RELATED: | It continued by stating that…

José Steinsleger (2021-04-28). Anarquistas eran los de antes. globalizacion.ca La reconocí a bordo del ferry que une los puertos lacustres de Guaqui (Bolivia) y Desaguadero (Perú), sobre el Titicaca. Iba envuelta en velos, junto a un féretro. Me acerqué mirando con distracción al lago, y a su lado musité: …

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-28). There will be no "JCPOA Plus" in Vienna talks, Ulyanov says. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov says he is optimistic about reaching an agreement on reviving Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) before May 21st.

Staff (2021-04-28). Iran backs ceasefire in Yemen: Foreign Minister. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Islamic Republic of Iran supports restoration of ceasefire in Yemen.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-28). Iran envoy holds meetings with two Russian FM deputies. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) — The Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali held separate meetings with the Russian Deputy Foreign Ministers in Moscow to discuss the situation in West Asia region, as well as developments in Afghanistan and the Caucasus.

Staff (2021-04-28). ISIL terrorism defeated thanks to Martyr Soleimani's courage. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hailed the role of Martyred Lieutenant General Ghasem Soleimani in establishing stability and security in the region.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-28). Syrian parl. invites Iran parl. to observe presidential votes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — Syrian parliament agreed Wed. to invite some parliaments of the brotherly and friendly countries, including Iran's to observe presidential elections in the country.

Staff (2021-04-28). Planning underway to achieve $30bn trade between Iran, Turkey. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) – Stating that necessary conditions are provided for setting up a permanent fair in Turkey, Chairman of Iran-Turkey Joint Chamber of Commerce said that it is planned to achieve $30 billion worth of trade between Iran and Turkey.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-28). Zarif discusses bilateral ties, region with Omani deputy PM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed bilateral relations and regional developments with the deputy prime minister of Oman in a meeting in Muscat on Wednesday afternoon.

Staff (2021-04-28). Vaezi terms Turkey as Iran's best economic partner in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) — Among the 15 neighboring countries, Iran has the best economic relations with Turkey, said the Iranian President's Chief of Staff in the 28th edition of the Joint Economic Cooperation meeting.

Staff (2021-04-28). Iran not tolerating Zionists' presence in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) — The Islamic Republic of Iran does not tolerate the military or even civilian presence of the Zionist regime in the region in any way, the president of the Supreme National Defense University stressed.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-28). Zarif discusses ties, regional developments with Omani FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with his Omani counterpart in Muscat Wed. to discuss bilateral relations and the developments in the region.

Staff (2021-04-28). Gen. Soleimani Gov's advisor in regional, diplomatic affairs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) — General Soleimani was the best advisor for the Iranian government in the field of foreign policy, President Rouhani said, referring to the General's role in Iran's foreign policy at regional and international level.

Staff (2021-04-28). Iraq interested in Tehran-Riyadh relations: Ex-envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) — Former Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Iraq said that Iraq is interested in relationship between Islamic Republic of Iran and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

sputniknews (2021-04-28). US Reportedly Plans to Spend Nearly $18 Bln on Missile Interceptor for Use Against North Korea, Iran. sputniknews.com The United States resumed its work on a missile defence shield in the early 2000s after withdrawing from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia. Moscow responded by financing the creation of its hypersonic missile programme, meant to guarantee Russia's ability to respond to any potential large-scale aggression.

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

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Iranian top negotiator says nuclear talks on right track with challenges ahead. ecns.cn Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that the process of talks aimed at reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is "on the right track," yet there are still important challenges to address, Iranian media reported.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Chinese envoy underscores sequence of U.S., Iran returning to nuke deal. ecns.cn The sequence in which the United States and Iran return to compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is first and foremost a matter of "sense of justice".

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). Chinese envoy underscores sequence of U.S., Iran returning to nuke deal. ecns.cn The sequence in which the United States and Iran return to compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is first and foremost a matter of "sense of justice".

Jason Ditz (2021-04-28). US Warships Fire Warning Shots On Iranian Boats in Persian Gulf. news.antiwar.com On Monday, the US Navy reported a maritime incident off the Iranian Coast, in which several weeks ago Iranian boats came "unprofessionally" close to US Coast Guard ships. This report appears to have been done with an eye toward another maritime incident in the same area, which happened just as this report was being made. | In the new, Monday incident, US Navy and Coast Guard

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

_____ (2021-04-28). Vienna Shadow Play Hangs Over Iran Nuke Deal. strategic-culture.org Few people, apart from specialists, may have heard of the JCPOA Joint Commission. That's the group in charge of a Sisyphean task: the attempt to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal through a series of negotiations in Vienna. | The Iranian negotiating team was back in Vienna yesterday, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi. Shadowplay starts with the fact the Iranians negotiate with the other members of the P+1 — Russia, China, France, UK and Germany — but not directly with the US. | That's quite something: after all, it was the Trump administration that blew up the JCPOA. There is an A…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-28). US navy admits it fired on Iranian vessels in the Persian Gulf. peoplesdispatch.org The US navy on Tuesday, April 27, admitted that it fired on Iranian vessels in the Persian Gulf region. The American navy's fifth fleet claimed in a statement that shots were fired at the Iranian vessels when they came close to its patrol ships USS Firebolt and USCGC Baranoff "unnecessarily and with unknown intent" around 8 pm local time on Monday. | According to the

Rainer Shea (2021-04-28). Ukraine's Fascist Nightmare and the Growing Risk of a Repeat of World War II. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Apr 22, 2021 | I warn about World War II repeating itself not because I expect Washington's currently escalating anti-Russian proxy war in Ukraine to turn into a nuclear confrontation any time soon; as Moscow-based international affairs analyst Mark Sleboda recently

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…

teleSUR (2021-04-28). China Urges Japan To Revoke Nuclear Wastewater Decision. telesurenglish.net China's Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Wednesday urged Japan to revoke and apologize for its wrong decision to dump contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. | RELATED: | He made the remarks at a daily news briefing when asked whether or not to delete his related tweet, in consideration of protests from the Japanese side. On Monday, Zhao tweeted an image by…

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…

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Alarm over Fukushima water mounts. ecns.cn A decision by Japan to dump contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea is generating growing anger in Southeast Asia.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China urges Japan to revoke wastewater dump decision and apologize. ecns.cn China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Wednesday called on the Japanese government to revoke its decision to dump nuclear polluted water into the ocean and apologize, in response to a question regarding a tweet he posted on Monday.

2021-04-29 23:15 | 19:15 EST | 50 | 1 | 37 | 17 | 0