Daily Archives: July 14, 2020

2020-07-14: News Headlines

Richard C. Gross (2020-07-14). The Crackdown on Foreign Students. counterpunch.org There must be something unusually cruel amid a worldwide plague in trying to force international students to take possibly dangerous in-person higher education classes or face losing their U.S. visas or being deported. Colleges and universities are considering online courses for the fall because of a rampant COVID-19 that won't recede. The Trump administration, as

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). 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). 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). 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). 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). '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). 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.

Anya Parampil (2020-07-13). Exclusive: Bill Richardson undertakes private mission after State Dept abandons families of mercenaries detained in Venezuela invasion. thegrayzone.com The brother of Luke Denman, a former Green Beret detained after a failed invasion of Venezuela told The Grayzone ex-US…

Staff (2020-07-13). As COVID Infections Soar, Trump Attacks Dr. Fauci, CDC & Pushes Schools to Reopen at All Costs. democracynow.org As the world and the United States shatter the daily records of COVID-19 infections, President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos continue to push for public schools to reopen in the fall without a plan to adhere to CDC guidelines. "We need to be doing this safely," responds emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen. "We've already seen what happens when we use shortcuts." Meanwhile, the White House continues to attack the nation's top infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Wen says, "I fear that at this point we are not even seeing the peak of this epidemic."

Jamal Rich (2020-07-13). The right to be radical: Uplifting the life of Claudia Jones. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The Claudia Jones School for Political Education and Black Women Radicals came together virtually on the evening of July 3rd to co-host an event uplifting the life and work of Black Communist Claudia Jones. Over 300 attendees from around the world attended the event, including scholars and s from Kenya, Toronto, London, Brazil, the Caribbean, …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-07-13). NEA President's valedictory speech challenges teachers to take on Trump. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —Lily Eskelsen-Garcia may be stepping down as the head of the nation's largest union, but the elementary school teacher from Salt Lake City isn't going quietly into the dark from her post as National Education Association president. Speaking via zoom to her union's virtual convention, she had some choice words not just for GOP …

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 …

Elin Martínez (2020-07-13). Covid-19 Reveals Global Need to Improve Education Systems. commondreams.org School closures have created some of the most trying ordeals for families in this pandemic. (Photo: carl_hfser/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/education_poverty_0_1.jpg

WSWS (2020-07-13). Public forum: COVID-19 and the escalating assault on educators and students. wsws.org The Committee for Public Education and International Youth and Students for Social Equality in Australia are holding on online forum on July 18 to discuss the critical issues posed by government demands that schools reopen.

WSWS (2020-07-13). Haymarket Books "Abolitionist Teaching" forum: A call to promote racial division among teachers. wsws.org As workers in every industry unite across racial lines to fight against the Trump administration's back-to-work campaign, Haymarket is promoting racial divisions and blaming teachers' supposed "white privilege" for the crisis facing public education.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-13). French researchers intensify s against neoliberal reforms in higher education. peoplesdispatch.org Researchers under the leadership of the Faculties and Labs in Struggle held s against the LPPR Bill and the Welcome to France program which will promote greater contractualization and commercialization of education…

Paul Dobson (2020-07-13). Venezuela Begins Election Preparations as More Parties Confirm Participation. venezuelanalysis.com Hard-right Popular Will Party has announced it will run, while the Communist Party has unveiled an alternative revolutionary alliance.

Michael Lebowitz (2020-07-13). Popular protagonism in Venezuela's transition to socialism. zcomm.org Capitalism, which destroys human beings and nature, must be ended, but you can not build socialism without the protagonism by which people change themselves…

Leonardo Flores (2020-07-13). VenezolanosConBiden and MAGAzuela: Two sides of the same coin. mronline.org The Biden campaign recently held an event outlining the presidential hopeful's "vision for Venezuela." Spoiler alert: it barely differs from President Trump's.

teleSUR (2020-07-13). Venezuela Updates its Electoral Roll Amidst Health Protocols. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) Monday kicked off a voters register's update process to set up the elections whereby 277 lawmakers will be elected on Dec. 6. | RELATED: | CNE president Indira Alfonzo detailed that to this end were established 551 active locations in each Regional Electoral Offices (REO). | The electoral body deployed 1,232 agents in each REO to ensure compliance with the h…

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.

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…

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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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). 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).

Staff (2020-07-13). Trump's Harsh Sanctions Lead to Iran-China Partnership. truthout.org China and Iran have drafted a " This "strategic partnership" is the result of Don…

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 …

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). 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

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

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…

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 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). 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). 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 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). 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). 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). 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 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). 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). 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.