2020-07-13: News Headlines

Howard Lisnoff (2020-07-13). Remembering the Nuclear Freeze Movement and Its Futility. counterpunch.org It's ironic that something that so much effort went into in the early 1980s came to amount to less than nothing. The problem with the movement to reverse the global arms race was that while it raised consciousness about nuclear war and nuclear proliferation, it made no demands on power. It was like a gigantic

Ishmael Reed (2020-07-13). Lin-Manuel Miranda's Perry Mason Moment. counterpunch.org We challenged Lin-Manuel Miranda's depiction of slave owners and brokers as abolitionists in his billion dollar plus musical "Hamilton, The Revolution," with our play, "The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda," in which Miranda is taught the truth by slaves, Native-Americans and others whose views are not represented in "Hamilton." The reviews of our play were mixed,

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-13). China and Iran Deepening Bilateral Ties. A 25-Year Strategic Partnership. globalresearch.ca In contrast to endless US war on humanity, China, Russia, Iran, and other nonbelligerent nations on its target list for regime change pursue cooperative relations with other countries — hostility toward none. | For some time, China and Iran have been …

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Iran to adopt 'smart response' toward Natanz incident. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — In reaction to the Natanz incident, the Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said that the strategic and inviolable policy of the Establishment is giving a smart and ingenious response.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Govt. determined to coop. with branches in resolving problems. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his administration is determined to cooperate with two other branches of the government (legislative and judicial bodies) for resolving economic problem facing people in the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Iranian lawmaker dies of COVID-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — A member of the Iranian Parliament, Isa Jafari, has died of COVID-19 on Monday in a hospital in Tehran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Police seize over 4 tons of narcotics in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — Dismantling a drug-smuggling band in Iranshahr, police forces of Sistan and Baluchestan have seized over 4 tons of illicit drugs in three separate operations in the past 72 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Find the (best) Iranian Psychologists in Toronto. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — Many problems are facing Iranian immigrants that need the advice of an expert who understands what they are saying in many of these difficult times.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Bushehr province Q1 exports top $1.18 billion. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — More than 5.7 million tons of commodities worth over $1.18 billion were exported from Bushehr province, southern Iran, during the first three months of the current fiscal (March 20 -June 20).

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Iran waiting for EU Foreign Policy Chief's consultations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araghchi said that the Islamic Republic is currently waiting for the response from EU Foreign Policy Chief.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Armenia, Azerbaijan must resolve differences fully: Spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said on Mon. that the two countries of Armenia and Azerbaijan Republic must settle their differences fully over the disputed region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). IAEA BoG anti-Iran resolution hits JCPOA process: Jalali. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of JCPOA, Iranian ambassador to Moscow called the recent anti-Iran resolution of the 3 European countries another strike to the implementation process of the JCPOA.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Disinfecting passenger planes against coronavirus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — The passenger planes at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran are being regularly disinfected in line with ensuring the safety of passengers and preventing the outbreak of deadly 'coronavirus'.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). 57 injured in fire aboard US warship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — The US military officially announced that 57 sailors have been injured in the USS Bonhomme Richard incident.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Special coronavirus ward in Golestan province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — Nurses and doctors at hospitals of Gonbad Kavus and Aliabad-e-Katool, in the northern Golestan province are offering high-quality medical services to Covid-19 patients round-the-clock.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Union of OIC News Agencies to hold virtual Media Forum. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — The Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA) will hold a virtual Media Forum on July 14.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Health defenders new warriors. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — The contagion of the new coronavirus has appeared as an unexpected war with doctors, nurses, and hospital personnel as the new warriors on the front lines demanding the sacrifice of the health experts.

yenisafak (2020-07-13). Iran says no 'operational restrictions' on nuclear program. yenisafak.com Iran does not face any "operational restrictions" on its nuclear program, the country's foreign ministry said on Monday on the 5th anniversary of a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. | Speaking to reporters in Tehran, ministry spokesman Sayed Abbas Mousavi said Iran is making "steady progress" in nuclear enrichment after reducing commitments to the 2015 deal, also known as JCPOA. | Mousavi said Iranian nuclear program was "moving forward" under the aegis of Iran's atomic energy organization (AEOI) and in accordance with the UN nuclear watchdog (IAEA)'s safeguards commitments and voluntary impl…

RT (2020-07-12). US-Russian relations 'remain at almost-rock bottom:' Unbefitting of leading nuclear powers — Kremlin. rt.com The "terrible" state of relations between the US and Russia is not what other nations expect from the two countries with the world's biggest nuclear arsenals, President Putin's spokesman has said. | "Our relationship remains at almost-rock bottom. The situation is terrible both in bilateral aspects and in terms of our responsibility for multilateral affairs, first of all, in arms control and strategic stability," Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with Russian TV. | He noted that "shy" expert contacts between the two nations have been failing to preserve strategic arms control agreements, like the now-defunct…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). 4 Afghan police forces killed in Daykundi Province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Four Afghan security forces have been killed in a Taliban attack on a police station on Sunday.

Ted Snider (2020-07-12). How Many Ways Can Israel Wage War on Iran Before the Media Reports Israel Is Waging War on Iran? commondreams.org Satellite images of Natanz Nuclear Plant. (Photo: Google [before] and Iran International [after]) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/natanz-iran_5031346-1024×576.jpg

Elijah Magnier (2020-07-12). Iran to Assad: Don't worry about the "Caesar Act" when you have Israel on your borders. thealtworld.com An Iranian military delegation led by Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri met in Syria with President Bashar al-Assad and his Defence Minister Major General Ali Ayyoub to

Pepe Escobar (2020-07-12). Iran and China Turbo-charge the New Silk Roads. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on Two of the US's top "strategic threats" are getting closer and closer within the scope of the New Silk Roads — the leading 21st century project of economic integration across …

Elijah Magnier (2020-07-12). L'Iran à Assad : Pas de quoi s'inquiéter de la ´ loi César ª avec Israà´l à la frontière. thealtworld.com Une délégation militaire iranienne dirigée par le chef d'état-major, le major général Mohammad Bagheri, a rencontré en …

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Leader urges unity as key to overcome enemies' plots. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said unity among people and the authorities is the key to overcoming the plots of the enemies.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Air Force opens new hospital in Tehran for COVID-19 patients. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari cut the ribbon on a new hospital in Tehran on Sunday, which has been established by tIslamic Republic of Iran Air Force for treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iran confirms 2,186 infections,194 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,186 people and claimed 194 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iranian short animation 'Malakout' to be shown at Shanghai. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — Iranian short animated film 'Malakout' (Divinity), directed by Farnoosh Abedi, will be screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Ex envoy objects over US effort to extend arm embargo on Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) —The former Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan expressed his objection over US effort to extend the arms embargo on Iran, stressing that such futile efforts are not acceptable to the member States of the Security Council.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). A closer look at Iran-Syria military cooperation agreement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — The agreement on military, defense, and security cooperation between Iran and Syria has sent a wave of fear through the Zionist camp.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Govt. ready to coop. with Parl. for country's development. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his administration is ready to establish fair cooperation and interaction with the Parliament for the development and progress of the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iranian airline to resume Tehran-Istanbul flights on Monday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iran Air, the airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran, will resume flights between Tehran and Istanbul as of Monday, July 13, according to an official.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iran among leading Asian countries in FinTech: VP Sattari. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The Vise President for Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari said that Iran is one of the leading countries in Asia in the field of FinTech (Financial Technology).

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Parl. to pursue 'look to East', diversifying trade partners. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that having a look to the East and diversifying trade partners of Iran are on the Parliament's agenda as factors that can solve the country's economic problems.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Parliament open session on Sunday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The open session of the Iranian Parliament was held in the presence of Vice Speaker Seyyed Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi and 195 lawmakers on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iran issues license for 14 crypto mining centers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — According to the deputy head of Tavanir company, the Islamic Republic has issued permits for the activity of 14 cryptocurrency mining centers, each with a capacity of 300 megawatts.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iran has no arms dependency on foreign countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Deputy Commander of Mostazafin Basij (Volunteer Forces) Organization said that Islamic Republic of Iran has no arms dependency on foreign countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Outgoing Spanish amb. meets with FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Spain's ambassador to Iran Eduardo López Busquets met and held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). If JCPOA obligations were fulfilled, world could be different. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — On the eve of the anniversary of JCPOA, Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini said that the world could be different if the obligations were fulfilled.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). '279 shipments of oil products loaded under sanctions'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The Managing Director of Hormozgan PMO announced that despite the US sanctions, 279 shipments of oil products and hydrocarbons have been loaded at the Persian Gulf Oil Port as of March 20 to be exported to the world.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Saudi-led coalition violates ceasefire in Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Saudi mercenaries violated the ceasefire in Yemen and launched a series of attacks on Marib, Al-Jawf, and Al-Bayda provinces.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Tehran-Dubai tourist flights resumed amid outbreak. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — The tourist flights of Tehran and Dubai have been resumed since July 09 during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, by observing health protocols.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iraqi MP urges for issuing intl. arrest warrant for Trump. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iraqi lawmaker Hassan Salem has called for issuing an international arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over his order to assassinate Lieutenant General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Police bust 389kg of opium in Kermanshah prov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The police forces of the western province of Kermanshah have busted two consignments of opium, with a combined volume of 398 kilograms, in the past day.

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Lebanese Christian cleric seen to criticise Hezbollah, allies over crisis. yenisafak.com Lebanon's top Christian cleric stepped up criticism of the Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah and its allies without naming them on Sunday, saying Lebanese rejected being isolated from their allies and driven into decline.Lebanon is suffering a financial meltdown which marks the biggest threat to its stability since the 1975-90 civil war.For the second sermon in a row, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai stressed the importance of Lebanon's neutrality, implicit criticism of the heavily armed Hezbollah over its support for Iran in conflicts with Sunni-led Gulf Arab states.Rai carries weight as the head of t…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Yemen army seizes arms shipment to rebels in Hodaydah. yenisafak.com Yemeni forces seized an arms shipment to Houthi rebels in Al-Hudaydah province in western Yemen, according to the army on Sunday.A military statement said the shipment included light and medium weapons, ammunition and mortar shells.According to the statement, government forces had aborted several attempts to smuggle weapons and explosives to Houthi rebels, but without giving further details.There was no comment from the Houthi group on the claim.Yemen has been devastated by a conflict that escalated in March 2015 after Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized the capital Sanaa and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Iran reports 194 more fatalities from coronavirus. yenisafak.com A further 2,186 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 252,720, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.She added that a total of 219,993 people have so far recovered and been discharged from hospitals, adding that 3,359 patients remain in critical condition.Iran's Khuzestan, Razavi Khorasan, West Azerbaijan and Mazandaran provinces are in the red zone, the most serious indicator. The capital Tehran, Fars, Kerman, Alborz, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Golestan, Bushehr, Hormozgan and East Azerbaijan provinces are among the high-risk regions.Since originating in China last Decembe…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Iran-Serbia bilateral ties on development track: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Serbia said that bilateral relations between Islamic Republic of Iran and Serbia is on the track of development and growth.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Unveiling ceremony of electronic authentication system. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The unveiling ceremony of the electronic authentication system for the Capital Market was held in the presence of the Vice President for Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari and the Director of Iran's Exchange Organization.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Iran, India seeking to expand railroad coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — In a meeting on Saturday, Head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) and Indian Ambassador to Tehran conferred on expanding railroad cooperation.

2020-07-12: News Headlines

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). 4 Afghan police forces killed in Daykundi Province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Four Afghan security forces have been killed in a Taliban attack on a police station on Sunday.

Pepe Escobar (2020-07-12). Iran and China Turbo-charge the New Silk Roads. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on Two of the US's top "strategic threats" are getting closer and closer within the scope of the New Silk Roads — the leading 21st century project of economic integration across …

Ted Snider (2020-07-12). How Many Ways Can Israel Wage War on Iran Before the Media Reports Israel Is Waging War on Iran? commondreams.org Satellite images of Natanz Nuclear Plant. (Photo: Google [before] and Iran International [after]) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/natanz-iran_5031346-1024×576.jpg

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Leader urges unity as key to overcome enemies' plots. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said unity among people and the authorities is the key to overcoming the plots of the enemies.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iran has no arms dependency on foreign countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Deputy Commander of Mostazafin Basij (Volunteer Forces) Organization said that Islamic Republic of Iran has no arms dependency on foreign countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Ex envoy objects over US effort to extend arm embargo on Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) —The former Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan expressed his objection over US effort to extend the arms embargo on Iran, stressing that such futile efforts are not acceptable to the member States of the Security Council.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). A closer look at Iran-Syria military cooperation agreement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — The agreement on military, defense, and security cooperation between Iran and Syria has sent a wave of fear through the Zionist camp.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Air Force opens new hospital in Tehran for COVID-19 patients. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari cut the ribbon on a new hospital in Tehran on Sunday, which has been established by tIslamic Republic of Iran Air Force for treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Outgoing Spanish amb. meets with FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Spain's ambassador to Iran Eduardo López Busquets met and held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). If JCPOA obligations were fulfilled, world could be different. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — On the eve of the anniversary of JCPOA, Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini said that the world could be different if the obligations were fulfilled.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iran among leading Asian countries in FinTech: VP Sattari. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The Vise President for Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari said that Iran is one of the leading countries in Asia in the field of FinTech (Financial Technology).

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Govt. ready to coop. with Parl. for country's development. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his administration is ready to establish fair cooperation and interaction with the Parliament for the development and progress of the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iranian airline to resume Tehran-Istanbul flights on Monday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iran Air, the airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran, will resume flights between Tehran and Istanbul as of Monday, July 13, according to an official.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iran confirms 2,186 infections,194 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,186 people and claimed 194 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iran issues license for 14 crypto mining centers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — According to the deputy head of Tavanir company, the Islamic Republic has issued permits for the activity of 14 cryptocurrency mining centers, each with a capacity of 300 megawatts.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Parliament open session on Sunday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The open session of the Iranian Parliament was held in the presence of Vice Speaker Seyyed Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi and 195 lawmakers on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Parl. to pursue 'look to East', diversifying trade partners. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that having a look to the East and diversifying trade partners of Iran are on the Parliament's agenda as factors that can solve the country's economic problems.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). '279 shipments of oil products loaded under sanctions'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The Managing Director of Hormozgan PMO announced that despite the US sanctions, 279 shipments of oil products and hydrocarbons have been loaded at the Persian Gulf Oil Port as of March 20 to be exported to the world.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Police bust 389kg of opium in Kermanshah prov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The police forces of the western province of Kermanshah have busted two consignments of opium, with a combined volume of 398 kilograms, in the past day.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Tehran-Dubai tourist flights resumed amid outbreak. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — The tourist flights of Tehran and Dubai have been resumed since July 09 during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, by observing health protocols.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Iraqi MP urges for issuing intl. arrest warrant for Trump. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iraqi lawmaker Hassan Salem has called for issuing an international arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over his order to assassinate Lieutenant General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-12). Saudi-led coalition violates ceasefire in Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Saudi mercenaries violated the ceasefire in Yemen and launched a series of attacks on Marib, Al-Jawf, and Al-Bayda provinces.

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Lebanese Christian cleric seen to criticise Hezbollah, allies over crisis. yenisafak.com Lebanon's top Christian cleric stepped up criticism of the Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah and its allies without naming them on Sunday, saying Lebanese rejected being isolated from their allies and driven into decline.Lebanon is suffering a financial meltdown which marks the biggest threat to its stability since the 1975-90 civil war.For the second sermon in a row, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai stressed the importance of Lebanon's neutrality, implicit criticism of the heavily armed Hezbollah over its support for Iran in conflicts with Sunni-led Gulf Arab states.Rai carries weight as the head of t…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Yemen army seizes arms shipment to rebels in Hodaydah. yenisafak.com Yemeni forces seized an arms shipment to Houthi rebels in Al-Hudaydah province in western Yemen, according to the army on Sunday.A military statement said the shipment included light and medium weapons, ammunition and mortar shells.According to the statement, government forces had aborted several attempts to smuggle weapons and explosives to Houthi rebels, but without giving further details.There was no comment from the Houthi group on the claim.Yemen has been devastated by a conflict that escalated in March 2015 after Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized the capital Sanaa and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi…

yenisafak (2020-07-12). Iran reports 194 more fatalities from coronavirus. yenisafak.com A further 2,186 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 252,720, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.She added that a total of 219,993 people have so far recovered and been discharged from hospitals, adding that 3,359 patients remain in critical condition.Iran's Khuzestan, Razavi Khorasan, West Azerbaijan and Mazandaran provinces are in the red zone, the most serious indicator. The capital Tehran, Fars, Kerman, Alborz, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Golestan, Bushehr, Hormozgan and East Azerbaijan provinces are among the high-risk regions.Since originating in China last Decembe…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). 'Carrot Cake' to take part in 29th Nevada Film Festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) —The Iranian screenplay, "Carrot Cake" by Iman Davari will take part in the 20th Nevada Festival Film in California, United States.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Iranian company produces nano-rubbish bin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — An Iranian knowledge-based company has been able to manufacture an anti-bacterial rubbish bin by nanoparticles.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Iran opposes OPCW's decision over Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Iranian ambassador to the Netherlands called the new decision of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) over Syria unbalanced and a step towards politicizing the organization.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Police seize 483 kg of opium in E Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The police forces of the eastern Iranian province of South Khorasan have busted 483 kilograms of opium in the city of Ghayen.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Extinguish of wildfire of Harariz heights in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com NOURABAD, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The pictures show that voluntary forces along with firefighters are trying to extinguish wildfire of Harariz heights in Nourabad, Fars Province.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). NIOC, local firm sign contract on Yaran oilfield development. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has signed a contract with Persia Oil and Gas Industry Development Company (POGIDC) for the development of Yaran joint oilfield, near the Iraqi border.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Tehran-Beijing coop. to strengthen Iran's position in WA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Former Iranian Ambassador to China said that the 25-Year Cooperation Partnership Program between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the People's Republic of China will strengthen Iran's positions in West Asia.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Iran-Serbia bilateral ties on development track: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Serbia said that bilateral relations between Islamic Republic of Iran and Serbia is on the track of development and growth.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Find the (best) Persian Realtors in Montreal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Living abroad can be difficult for Iranians. These difficulties begin with the start of the migration process and related activity and may continue until you are fully settled in the destination country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). 'Srebrenica genocide began as Europe failed to uphold duties'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Srebrenica genocide began as Europe failed to uphold its basic duties.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Iran helps Azerbaijan with providing water to its cities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Officials in Azerbaijan announced on Saturday that Iran helped the country in solving the problem of water shortage in some border areas.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Coppersmiths' bazaar in Yazd. en.mehrnews.com YAZD, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The art of Repoussé and chasing copper has a long history in Iran and some artists across the country still continue this craftmanship. Photos relate to coppersmiths' bazaar in Yazd.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). Iran COVID-19 cases pass 255,000. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus has infected 2,397 people in Iran during the past 24 hours, increasing the total cases to 255,117.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Iran, India seeking to expand railroad coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — In a meeting on Saturday, Head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) and Indian Ambassador to Tehran conferred on expanding railroad cooperation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). 'Cradle of Silence' to go on screen at Itaúna FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Iranian short 'Cradle of Silence', directed by Mostafa Mehraban, has made it into the competition program of the 2nd Itaúna Film Festival in Brazil.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Unveiling ceremony of electronic authentication system. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — The unveiling ceremony of the electronic authentication system for the Capital Market was held in the presence of the Vice President for Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari and the Director of Iran's Exchange Organization.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Turkey, UK very close to free trade deal: Cavusoglu. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Turkey and the UK are "very close" to signing a free trade agreement for…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). VIDEO: Ex-Mexican pres. bust in giant face mask. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) —The bust of the former president of Mexico, Adolfo Lopez Mateos has been kitted out with a giant face mask in order to raise awareness of the people amid novel corona virus pandemic.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-11). 'Ensuring Zionists' regional security top priority of US'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) — Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem named providing the security of the Zionist regime in the region as the main target of the US.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-11). Europe has learned no lessons from Srebrenica Genocide. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) — Despite all tragedy, tears, European politicians have learned no lessons from Srebrenica Genocide, says Turkish president.

sputniknews (2020-07-11). Gas Explosion in Iranian Capital of Tehran Injures At Least 1 Person — Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A gas explosion at a residential building in the Iranian capital of Tehran has left at least one person injured, a representative of the city's fire department told Iran's ISNA agency on Saturday.

yenisafak (2020-07-11). Iran's president calls for ban on weddings, wakes to halt virus spread. yenisafak.com Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for big gatherings such as weddings and wakes to be banned to stem a rise in coronavirus infections, but insisted the country's economy had to stay open.Shortly after Rouhani's televised speech, a police official in Tehran announced the closure of all wedding and mourning venues in the capital until further notice.Iran has been gradually relaxing its lockdown since mid-April, but has recently reported a sharp rise in the infection rate.The death toll on Saturday rose by 188 over the previous 24 hours to 12,635, while the total number of diagnosed cases reached 25…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-07-10). "I Could Live With That": How the CIA Made Afghanistan Safe for the Opium Trade. counterpunch.org Jimmy Carter later confessed in his memoirs that he was more shaken by the invasion of Afghanistan than any other event of his presidency, including the Iranian revolution. Carter was convinced by the CIA that it could be the start of a push by the Soviets toward the Persian Gulf, a scenario that led the president to seriously consider the use of tactical nuclear weapons.

Melvin Goodman (2020-07-10). The Washington Post and Its Cold War Drums. counterpunch.org The Washington Post has taken its Cold War campaign against China, Russia, and Iran to a new level. In the Sunday edition of its Outlook section,…

RT (2020-07-10). Iran warns of consequences for any 'foreign elements' proven to be involved in mysterious Natanz nuclear-facility incident. rt.com Iran has vowed consequences for any foreign power that might have been involved in the recent incident at the Natanz uranium-enrichment site. The blast came amid a series of incidents at other Iranian vital sites. | "It is still too early to talk about and make any judgment regarding the main cause and reason for the blast [in Natanz], and relevant security bodies are investigating all the details of the incident," Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi said on Friday to reporters. | If they conclude that foreign elements have been involved, they will announce it, and there will be consequences.