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2020-07-16: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2020-07-16). India-Iran Relations in Crisis: Geopolitical Realignment in Favor of China. globalresearch.ca These easily discernible strategic chain reactions were regrettably missed by many experts owing either to unfamiliarity with the guiding motivations of each related party and/or pressure to comply with the so-called "political correctness" being pushed by some of the players …

_____ (2020-07-16). Turmoil at Home, Turmoil Abroad: Israel and the U.S. Escalate Their War Against Iran. strategic-culture.org As the combined impact of the corona virus and the wholesale destruction of America's history and culture, or at least the part of it that is white, continues, it is nice to see that other nations are getting into the game that will lead to the de facto elimination of western civilization. No one is yet quite up the U.S. level of senseless destruction and looting by the heroes of Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Antifa, but in Britain mobs are beating policemen, statues including that of Winston Churchill are being attacked and the Cenotaph commemorating the country's war dead has been vandalized. In a bizarre inc…

yenisafak (2020-07-16). Relations with Turkey 'on solid ground': Russia. yenisafak.com Relations of Russia and Turkey are "based on solid ground" and have "positive interdependence," Russia's deputy foreign minister said on Thursday.The two countries are working together on long-term projects, including the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant and the TurkStream gas pipeline, Alexander Grushko said in an interview with Russia's Interfax news agency."If you look at the content of bilateral relations, including the economy, energy, and humanitarian ties, it is hard not to see that they are based on a solid ground," he asserted."There are clearly elements of positive interdependence here. Pr…

Daniel Ellsberg (2020-07-15). The Doomsday Machine Still Exists. zcomm.org Interview on seeking profit in spite of the risk of nuclear winter is "institutional madness"

ahtribune (2020-07-15). China-Iran Deal Is a Major Blow to U.S. Aspirations in Central Asia. ahtribune.com "Two ancient Asian cultures, two partners in the sectors of trade, economy, politics, culture and security with a similar outlook and many mutual bilateral and multilateral interests will consider one another strategic partners" — these were the opening words of an 18-page document that confirmed a multi-billion dollar deal between China and Iran that blatantly defies U.S. imposed sanctions against the Islamic Republic. | According to

Elijah Magnier (2020-07-15). When Hezbollah flags up the China and Iran options, the US trembles. thealtworld.com Hastily and under the watchful eye of Israeli and US drones, Hezbollah is storing hundreds of tons of food stock, supplied by Iran, in dozens of improvised warehouses on the Syrian-Lebanese border. This new and unusual step by Hezbollah reflects Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's recent promise to prevent the starvation threat looming for the Lebanese population. | The US-Israel war against the "Axis of the Resistance" continues but with different tools. It is progressing from waging wars with armies on the ground as the US did in Afghanistan in 2001 and in Iraq in 2003, and as Israel did in Lebanon in <...

Elijah Magnier (2020-07-15). Quand le Hezbollah brandit la carte de la Chine et de l'Iran, les USA tremblent. thealtworld.com En toute hâte et sous l'≈ìil vigilant des drones israéliens et américains, le Hezbollah stocke des centaines de tonnes de stocks de nourriture, fournis par l'Iran, dans des dizaines d'entrepà¥ts improvisés à la frontière syro-libanaise. Cette nouvelle mesure inhabituelle du Hezbollah concrétise la récente promesse du secrétaire général Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah de prévenir la menace de famine qui pèse sur la population libanaise. | La guerre menée par Israà´l et les USA contre l'Axe de la Résistance se poursuit, mais à l'aide d'outils différents. Elle est passée de guerres conventionnelles av…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Police seize 160 kg of illicit drugs in SW Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — The police forces of the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province, southwestern Iran, have confiscated 160 kg of illicit drugs in a single operation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Iran equipped with high-tech military equipment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA)_Brigadier General Kioumars Heydari said "Today, we have taken great steps in achieving our goal of equipping ourselves with smart, pinpoint, digital and electronic weapons.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Iran COVID-19 updates: 2,388 new cases, 199 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry announced 2,388 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, putting the total number of cases in the country at 264,561.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Afghanistan sends 3rd transit consignment to India via Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — The third shipment of Afghanistan's transit goods has been shipped to India via a port in southern Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Borrell urges Europe to do more to satisfy Iran with JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell on Wed. called on Europe to do more to win satisfaction of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Hiroshima Intl. Filmfest. to host 2 Iranian animations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Two Iranian animation, namely 'Am I A Wolf?' and 'Crab', will vie at the competition section of the 2020 Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Kyrgyzstan to import medicine from Iran to cure Covid-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) — The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Kubatbek Ayilchiyevich Boronov has announced that his country is to import anti-coronavirus and Pneumonia medicine from Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Intl. conf. on polyethylene value chain to be held in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — The Iranian capital is to host the first international conference on polyethylene value chain with a focus on introducing new technologies, grades and business markets on October 3-4, 2020.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Iran paves way for foreign researchers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA_ Hossein Salar Amoli announced that Iran has paved the way for presence of Foreign researchers in the country under a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Science and the Ministry of Cooperation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). VIDEO: Kavir National Park in Semnan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Kavir National Park is a protected ecological zone in northern Iran. It has an area of 4,000 square kilometers. It sits on the western end of one of Iran's two major deserts, the Dasht-e Kavir.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). VIDEO: Virtual trip to Bozqush mount. in E. Azarbaijan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Mountain Bozqush is a 3,306 meters volcanic mountain 20 km south of Sarab and north of Mianeh, East Azarbaijan Province, Iran, that separates Iranian plateau from the Caucasus. In Azerbaijani language, Bozqush means grey bird.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Observing health protocols, solution in fight against corona. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that complying with healthcare instructions is the definite solution in battling the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Iranian MPs to visit Natanz nuclear facilitiy site. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — A delegation of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament is to pay a visit to Natanz Nuclear Site on Monday, July 20.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Afghanistan seeking Iran's experience in COVID-19 combat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — The spokesperson of Afghanistan's Ministry of Health stated that the country is seeking to use Iran's experience in the fight against coronavirus.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Deputy FM Araghchi arrives in Kabul for bilateral talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi arrived in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Wednesday evening at the head of a political, security and economic delegation for holding talks with senior Afghan officials.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Domestic production of "Remdesivir" drug to hit market soon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Iran will supply its first localized production of antiviral "Remdesivir" medicine at the market next week in the fight against the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Iran_Iraq border crossing' operations resume. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) —the head of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that after a few months of closing some Iran-Iraq borders due to the spreading of COVID-19, the situation has recently improved and trade has resumed in the borders.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). VIDEO: Wildfire rages Colorado forests in US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — A wildfire less than an acre in size is burning in "very rugged and inaccessible terrain" in the Pike National Forest northwest of Colorado Springs.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). VIDEO: Protests on streets of Tel Aviv. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) — Hundreds of people have held a demonstration on Wednesday in Tel Aviv to protest against Netanyahu's economic policies amid the pandemic.

_____ (2020-07-15). Trump's Harsh Sanctions Lead To Iran-China Partnership. popularresistance.org China and Iran have drafted a "sweeping economic and security partnership," according to The New York Times. China will get a regular, heavily discounted supply of Iranian oil for the next 25 years, as well as an expanded role in Iranian banking, ports, railways, telecommunications and myriad other projects. Iran and China will also increase their military cooperation. | This "strategic partnership" is the result of Donald Trump's punishing sanctions against Iran. Although it has not yet been formally approved by Iran's Parliament, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, favors the partnership. | Two years…

sputniknews (2020-07-15). After 75 Years, Downwind Victims of 'Dirty' Trinity Nuclear Test Shown 'Genocidal' Lack of Concern. sputniknews.com Thursday marks the 75th commemoration of the Trinity Test, the first detonation of a nuclear bomb, in the New Mexico desert. However, the bomb's dirty explosion has caused untold suffering downwind of the blast – suffering never acknowledged or compensated for by the US government, an expert told Sputnik.

_____ (2020-07-15). Deluded Britain Rows in Behind U.S. Gunboat Diplomacy on China. strategic-culture.org America's trusty British lieutenant has weighed in to stoke tensions in the South China Sea with reports that Britain is to deploy its two new aircraft carriers to the Pacific region. The carrier strike groups which include frigates, destroyers and nuclear-powered submarines, are to join with U.S. and Japanese warships to conduct naval drills. | Beijing has already

yenisafak (2020-07-15). Iraq bans parties, tribes from carrying weapons. yenisafak.com The Iraqi government decided on Wednesday to ban parties and tribes from carrying weapons, according to the official Iraqi news agency.Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said his cabinet held a meeting in the southern Basra province and voted to prevent any party or tribe from carrying arms.The move came four days after al-Kadhimi ordered the Iraqi army to control the proliferation of weapons in the country.Arms and weapons are widespread in Iraq, especially in hands of Iranian-backed militant groups, amid accusations for these groups of launching attacks against US targets in the country.Iraqi tribesmen also poss…

yenisafak (2020-07-15). Germany's Merkel discusses Ukraine agreement in call with Putin: spox. yenisafak.com German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed implementing the Minsk agreement to peacefully solve the conflict in eastern Ukraine in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, her spokesman Steffen Seibert said.Merkel and Putin also talked about the arms embargo against Iran and the current situation in Libya, Seibert said.

yenisafak (2020-07-15). Turkey's medical COVID-19 aid arrives in Kyrgyzstan. yenisafak.com Kyrgyzstan received medical supplies sent by Turkey to contribute to the country's fight against the novel coronavirus, Turkey's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.A Turkish cargo plane carrying the supplies landed in the capital Bishkek, Yavuz Selim Kiran said in a tweet."The medical aid Turkey sent to Kyrgyzstan as an expression of solidarity on the instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached Bishkek on a Turkish Airlines cargo plane named Ayasofya [Hagia Sophia]," the minister said.Turkey has sent medical aid to nearly 140 countries to help them combat the coronavirus pandemic.Since it origin…

Steve Sweeney (2020-07-14). Iranian union members given 74 lashes and jail for demanding unpaid wages. peoplesworld.org Iranian unions have called on the government to cease its oppression yesterday after 42 workers at the Azarab Industries manufacturing plant were jailed earlier this month for a year and sentenced to 74 lashes for protesting against unpaid wages. The Arak Criminal Court also sentenced the trade unionists to a month of forced labor after …

John Hawkins (2020-07-14). Doublethink Doublethink: It's Two Thinks in One! dissidentvoice.org If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever. — O'Brien to Winston Smith in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four Seventy years ago, on August 29, 1949, the Soviets successfully tested their first nuclear bomb, and became the only other state power on the planet, after the …

WSWS (2020-07-14). Washington renews covert campaign to destroy Iran's nuclear infrastructure. wsws.org The US is exerting maximum pressure on Iran, to cripple its economy and intimidate and starve its people, in the hope of effecting regime change.

_____ (2020-07-14). CoronaShock And Socialism. popularresistance.org CoronaShock is a term that refers to how a virus struck the world with such gripping force; it refers to how the social order in the bourgeois state crumbled, while the social order in the socialist parts of the world appeared more resilient. | This is the third in a multiple-part series of studies on CoronaShock. It is based on research by Ana Maldonado (Frente Francisco de Miranda, Venezuela), Manolo de los Santos (researcher with Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research), Subin Dennis (researcher with Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research), and Vijay Prashad (director of Tricontinental: Institute…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Penatgon to hide realities behind warship incident. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — American analyst Stephen Lendman said that the realities behind USS Bonhomme Richard incident will never be determined as the the Pentagon is a lying machine like the White House, Congress, and press agent media.

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (2020-07-14). Five Years On, the Nefarious Goals of the Iran Nuclear Deal Reveal Themselves. mintpressnews.com July 14, 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the so-called Iran Nuclear Deal and five years on it has become more clear than ever that it was never meant to succeed.

Robert Fantina (2020-07-14). Iran, Coronavirus and U.S. Sanctions. globalresearch.ca In 2018, the United States, under the confused and confusing leadership of the bizarre Donald Trump, violated domestic and international law by withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. This was an agreement made with Iran and China, …

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Only solution to Yemeni crisis to be political. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif and FM of Yemen's National Salvation Government Hisham Sharaf Abdullah hold talks via videoconference on regional and Yemeni issues, where Zarif said the only solution to the Yemeni crisis is political.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Iran records 2,521 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,521 people in Iran in the past 24 hours, said Iran's Health Ministry Spokesperson Sima Lari on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Iran, Russia discuss customs coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali held talks with Deputy Head of Federal Customs Service of Russia Vladimir Vladimirovich Ivin on the customs cooperation through videoconference.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Iran, China coop. roadmap valuable: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Road Minister Mohammad Eslami said that bilateral 25-year cooperation between Iran and China is a valuable roadmap.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Health Ministry inks MoU with Resistance Int. Film Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Iran's Health Ministry and Resistance International Film Festival signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Iran trying to normalize commercial ties with Intl. community. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) —Referring to Iran and China 25-year cooperation document, Dr. Zaccaria believes Iran is trying to normalize its commercial ties with International community and benefit from it at least in the short and mid-term.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Possible end of JCPOA, 'start of decline of multilateralism'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Brussels said that the possible end of Iran's nuclear deal, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is the start of decline of multilateralism and a serious blow to the European convergence.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Zarif holds talks with Azeri, Armenian counterparts. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a phone talk with his Azeri and Armenian counterparts following recent clashes between the two countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). 'Spotted Yellow' to vie at Locarno film festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Iranian short 'Spotted Yellow', directed by Baran Sarmad will take part at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Ancient artifacts to be returned from Austria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Iran's head of International Affairs of Police and Director General of Interpol said on Tuesday that some Iranian ancient artifacts have been delivered to Iran's representative at the country's embassy in Vienna.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). CIA spy executed: Iran Judiciary. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmaeili said that an individual, a Defense Ministry retiree, was executed last week due to his spying for the CIA.

2020-07-15: News Headlines

Daniel Ellsberg (2020-07-15). The Doomsday Machine Still Exists. zcomm.org Interview on seeking profit in spite of the risk of nuclear winter is "institutional madness"

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-07-15). China-Iran Deal Is a Major Blow to U.S. Aspirations in Central Asia. globalresearch.ca "Two ancient Asian cultures, two partners in the sectors of trade, economy, politics, culture and security with a similar outlook and many mutual bilateral and multilateral interests will consider one another strategic partners" — these were the opening words of …

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). VIDEO: Kavir National Park in Semnan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Kavir National Park is a protected ecological zone in northern Iran. It has an area of 4,000 square kilometers. It sits on the western end of one of Iran's two major deserts, the Dasht-e Kavir.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Kyrgyzstan to import medicine from Iran to cure Covid-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) — The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Kubatbek Ayilchiyevich Boronov has announced that his country is to import anti-coronavirus and Pneumonia medicine from Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Borrell urges Europe to do more to satisfy Iran with JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell on Wed. called on Europe to do more to win satisfaction of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Afghanistan sends 3rd transit consignment to India via Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — The third shipment of Afghanistan's transit goods has been shipped to India via a port in southern Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Police seize 160 kg of illicit drugs in SW Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — The police forces of the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province, southwestern Iran, have confiscated 160 kg of illicit drugs in a single operation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Afghanistan seeking Iran's experience in COVID-19 combat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — The spokesperson of Afghanistan's Ministry of Health stated that the country is seeking to use Iran's experience in the fight against coronavirus.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Hiroshima Intl. Filmfest. to host 2 Iranian animations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Two Iranian animation, namely 'Am I A Wolf?' and 'Crab', will vie at the competition section of the 2020 Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Iranian MPs to visit Natanz nuclear facilitiy site. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — A delegation of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament is to pay a visit to Natanz Nuclear Site on Monday, July 20.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Observing health protocols, solution in fight against corona. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that complying with healthcare instructions is the definite solution in battling the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Deputy FM Araghchi arrives in Kabul for bilateral talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi arrived in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Wednesday evening at the head of a political, security and economic delegation for holding talks with senior Afghan officials.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Iran COVID-19 updates: 2,388 new cases, 199 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry announced 2,388 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, putting the total number of cases in the country at 264,561.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Iran paves way for foreign researchers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA_ Hossein Salar Amoli announced that Iran has paved the way for presence of Foreign researchers in the country under a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Science and the Ministry of Cooperation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Intl. conf. on polyethylene value chain to be held in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — The Iranian capital is to host the first international conference on polyethylene value chain with a focus on introducing new technologies, grades and business markets on October 3-4, 2020.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Iran equipped with high-tech military equipment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA)_Brigadier General Kioumars Heydari said "Today, we have taken great steps in achieving our goal of equipping ourselves with smart, pinpoint, digital and electronic weapons.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Iran_Iraq border crossing' operations resume. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) —the head of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that after a few months of closing some Iran-Iraq borders due to the spreading of COVID-19, the situation has recently improved and trade has resumed in the borders.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). Domestic production of "Remdesivir" drug to hit market soon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Iran will supply its first localized production of antiviral "Remdesivir" medicine at the market next week in the fight against the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). VIDEO: Virtual trip to Bozqush mount. in E. Azarbaijan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Mountain Bozqush is a 3,306 meters volcanic mountain 20 km south of Sarab and north of Mianeh, East Azarbaijan Province, Iran, that separates Iranian plateau from the Caucasus. In Azerbaijani language, Bozqush means grey bird.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). VIDEO: Wildfire rages Colorado forests in US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — A wildfire less than an acre in size is burning in "very rugged and inaccessible terrain" in the Pike National Forest northwest of Colorado Springs.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-15). VIDEO: Protests on streets of Tel Aviv. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) — Hundreds of people have held a demonstration on Wednesday in Tel Aviv to protest against Netanyahu's economic policies amid the pandemic.

_____ (2020-07-15). Trump's Harsh Sanctions Lead To Iran-China Partnership. popularresistance.org China and Iran have drafted a "sweeping economic and security partnership," according to The New York Times. China will get a regular, heavily discounted supply of Iranian oil for the next 25 years, as well as an expanded role in Iranian banking, ports, railways, telecommunications and myriad other projects. Iran and China will also increase their military cooperation. | This "strategic partnership" is the result of Donald Trump's punishing sanctions against Iran. Although it has not yet been formally approved by Iran's Parliament, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, favors the partnership. | Two years…

sputniknews (2020-07-15). After 75 Years, Downwind Victims of 'Dirty' Trinity Nuclear Test Shown 'Genocidal' Lack of Concern. sputniknews.com Thursday marks the 75th commemoration of the Trinity Test, the first detonation of a nuclear bomb, in the New Mexico desert. However, the bomb's dirty explosion has caused untold suffering downwind of the blast – suffering never acknowledged or compensated for by the US government, an expert told Sputnik.

_____ (2020-07-15). Deluded Britain Rows in Behind U.S. Gunboat Diplomacy on China. strategic-culture.org America's trusty British lieutenant has weighed in to stoke tensions in the South China Sea with reports that Britain is to deploy its two new aircraft carriers to the Pacific region. The carrier strike groups which include frigates, destroyers and nuclear-powered submarines, are to join with U.S. and Japanese warships to conduct naval drills. | Beijing has already

yenisafak (2020-07-15). Germany's Merkel discusses Ukraine agreement in call with Putin: spox. yenisafak.com German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed implementing the Minsk agreement to peacefully solve the conflict in eastern Ukraine in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, her spokesman Steffen Seibert said.Merkel and Putin also talked about the arms embargo against Iran and the current situation in Libya, Seibert said.

yenisafak (2020-07-15). Iraq bans parties, tribes from carrying weapons. yenisafak.com The Iraqi government decided on Wednesday to ban parties and tribes from carrying weapons, according to the official Iraqi news agency.Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said his cabinet held a meeting in the southern Basra province and voted to prevent any party or tribe from carrying arms.The move came four days after al-Kadhimi ordered the Iraqi army to control the proliferation of weapons in the country.Arms and weapons are widespread in Iraq, especially in hands of Iranian-backed militant groups, amid accusations for these groups of launching attacks against US targets in the country.Iraqi tribesmen also poss…

yenisafak (2020-07-15). Turkey's medical COVID-19 aid arrives in Kyrgyzstan. yenisafak.com Kyrgyzstan received medical supplies sent by Turkey to contribute to the country's fight against the novel coronavirus, Turkey's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.A Turkish cargo plane carrying the supplies landed in the capital Bishkek, Yavuz Selim Kiran said in a tweet."The medical aid Turkey sent to Kyrgyzstan as an expression of solidarity on the instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached Bishkek on a Turkish Airlines cargo plane named Ayasofya [Hagia Sophia]," the minister said.Turkey has sent medical aid to nearly 140 countries to help them combat the coronavirus pandemic.Since it origin…

Steve Sweeney (2020-07-14). Iranian union members given 74 lashes and jail for demanding unpaid wages. peoplesworld.org Iranian unions have called on the government to cease its oppression yesterday after 42 workers at the Azarab Industries manufacturing plant were jailed earlier this month for a year and sentenced to 74 lashes for protesting against unpaid wages. The Arak Criminal Court also sentenced the trade unionists to a month of forced labor after …

John Hawkins (2020-07-14). Doublethink Doublethink: It's Two Thinks in One! dissidentvoice.org If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever. — O'Brien to Winston Smith in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four Seventy years ago, on August 29, 1949, the Soviets successfully tested their first nuclear bomb, and became the only other state power on the planet, after the …

WSWS (2020-07-14). Washington renews covert campaign to destroy Iran's nuclear infrastructure. wsws.org The US is exerting maximum pressure on Iran, to cripple its economy and intimidate and starve its people, in the hope of effecting regime change.

_____ (2020-07-14). CoronaShock And Socialism. popularresistance.org CoronaShock is a term that refers to how a virus struck the world with such gripping force; it refers to how the social order in the bourgeois state crumbled, while the social order in the socialist parts of the world appeared more resilient. | This is the third in a multiple-part series of studies on CoronaShock. It is based on research by Ana Maldonado (Frente Francisco de Miranda, Venezuela), Manolo de los Santos (researcher with Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research), Subin Dennis (researcher with Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research), and Vijay Prashad (director of Tricontinental: Institute…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Penatgon to hide realities behind warship incident. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — American analyst Stephen Lendman said that the realities behind USS Bonhomme Richard incident will never be determined as the the Pentagon is a lying machine like the White House, Congress, and press agent media.

Robert Fantina (2020-07-14). Iran, Coronavirus and U.S. Sanctions. globalresearch.ca In 2018, the United States, under the confused and confusing leadership of the bizarre Donald Trump, violated domestic and international law by withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. This was an agreement made with Iran and China, …

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (2020-07-14). Five Years On, the Nefarious Goals of the Iran Nuclear Deal Reveal Themselves. mintpressnews.com July 14, 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the so-called Iran Nuclear Deal and five years on it has become more clear than ever that it was never meant to succeed.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). 'UN expert's report on Lt. Gen Soliemani arouses US wrath'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif said on Tuesday that the UN rapporteur report which described the assassination of Lieutenant General Soleiman as 'unlawful' move by the US, has provoked America's wrath.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Iran's human medicine production vol. hits 39% growth. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Statistics of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade showed that human medicine production volume hit a 39.1 percent growth.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Ghasemi felicitates France's National Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Paris Bahram Ghasemi congratulated the National Day of France and referred to the history of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). 2,574 prisoners of unintentional crimes to be freed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Through a scheme titled as 'plan to release prisoners of unintentional crimes', 2,574 prisoners of unintentional crimes are to be freed within a month from the jails all across Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Over 20 tons of narcotics seized in Iran in a week. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — International Deputy of Iran Drug Control Headquarters said that over 20 tons of illicit drugs have been confiscated by Iran's anti-narcotics police forces in the country in the last week.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). 'Spotted Yellow' to vie at Locarno film festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Iranian short 'Spotted Yellow', directed by Baran Sarmad will take part at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Only solution to Yemeni crisis to be political. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif and FM of Yemen's National Salvation Government Hisham Sharaf Abdullah hold talks via videoconference on regional and Yemeni issues, where Zarif said the only solution to the Yemeni crisis is political.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Iran trying to normalize commercial ties with Intl. community. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) —Referring to Iran and China 25-year cooperation document, Dr. Zaccaria believes Iran is trying to normalize its commercial ties with International community and benefit from it at least in the short and mid-term.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Talks underway between Iran, Serbia to develop trade ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Talks are underway between Islamic Republic of Iran and Serbia for developing and enhancing trade and economic ties.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Possible end of JCPOA, 'start of decline of multilateralism'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Brussels said that the possible end of Iran's nuclear deal, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is the start of decline of multilateralism and a serious blow to the European convergence.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). CIA spy executed: Iran Judiciary. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmaeili said that an individual, a Defense Ministry retiree, was executed last week due to his spying for the CIA.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Iran records 2,521 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,521 people in Iran in the past 24 hours, said Iran's Health Ministry Spokesperson Sima Lari on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Find the (best) Persian Restaurants in Toronto. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — As we see more and more Iranians migrating to Canada and Toronto, we should expect the number of Iranian entertainment venues, especially Persian Restaurants, to increase.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Ancient artifacts to be returned from Austria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Iran's head of International Affairs of Police and Director General of Interpol said on Tuesday that some Iranian ancient artifacts have been delivered to Iran's representative at the country's embassy in Vienna.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Health Ministry inks MoU with Resistance Int. Film Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — Iran's Health Ministry and Resistance International Film Festival signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Iran, China coop. roadmap valuable: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Road Minister Mohammad Eslami said that bilateral 25-year cooperation between Iran and China is a valuable roadmap.