Daily Archives: July 19, 2020

2020-07-19: News Headlines

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-19). Covid-19 claims 209 lives in past 24 hours in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) — Iran's Health Ministry spokesperson announced on Sunday that in the past 24 hours the lethal coronavirus has claimed 209 lives in Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-19). Zarif holds meeting with Iraqi officials. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Baghdad on Sunday morning to meet with Iraqi officials.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-19). FM Zarif, Iraqi President discuss regional, intl. issues. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Iraqi President Barham Salih hold a meeting in Iraq's capital on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-19). Zarif, Hakim hold meeting in Baghdad. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Leader of the National Wisdom Movement of Iraq Seyyed Ammar al-Hakim on Sunday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-19). 'Goodby Olymbic' goes to Chinese film festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) — Iranian short 'Goodbye Olympic' directed by Mojtaba Pourbakhsh has made it into the competition program of Beijing International FICTS Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-19). Iranian elite abroad cooperating with country: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) -An official in the vice presidency of science announced the statistics of the definite return of elites to the country, adding that "More than 8,000 Iranian elite abroad are cooperating with the country."

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-19). Iran-Turkey flight canceled due COVID-19 restrictions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) —According to reports the Iranian Mahan and Qeshm airlines announced the cancellation of the flights to Turkey.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-19). Iran sends medical aid to Iraq concurrent with Zarif's visit. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran sent medical aid, as weigh as 1 ton, to neighboring Iraq concurrent with the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister's visit to Iraq.

yenisafak (2020-07-19). Blast at power plant in Iran's central Isfahan province. yenisafak.com An explosion occurred at a power plant in Iran's central Isfahan province on Sunday but there were no casualties, the official IRNA news agency reported.The blast was caused by the wear and tear of a transformer at the power plant in Islamabad, the managing director of the Isfahan power company told IRNA.There have been several explosions and fires around Iranian military, nuclear and industrial facilities since late June.

yenisafak (2020-07-19). Turkey has suspended flights to Iran amid coronavirus outbreak. yenisafak.com Turkey has suspended flights to Iran amid a coronavirus outbreak in the Islamic Republic, a spokesman for Iran's Civil Aviation Organization, Reza Jafarzadeh, said on Sunday, according to the official IRNA news agency.The suspension of flights had begun on Saturday, he said.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-18). Iran-China cooperation major challenge to US unilateralism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) — Chinese TV in a report described Iran-China 25-year cooperation roadmap as the result of US maximum pressure, stressing it has posed major challenge to the US unilateralism in the international community.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-18). Economic benefits needed for Iran's full compliance to JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) — EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs said on Saturday that expecting Iran to fully comply with JCPAO obligations without having the country benefit from the economic advantages of the deal is not acceptable.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-18). Iran-Syria military coop. to defeat Zionist Regime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 17(MNA) — An Iranian Lawmaker said that military cooperation agreements must be signed between Iran and regional countries including Syria to strengthen Iran and the axis of Resistance and to defeat the Zionist Regime and other enemies.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-18). Parl. investigating withdrawal form UN 'additional protocol'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) — An MP informed on Saturday that the Parliament is investigating a new plan to have Iran out of the United Nations' additional protocol.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-18). Saudi sponsored TV channel showed utter obscenity: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador to UK Hamid Baeidinjad reacted to the live broadcast of the gathering of MEK (Mujahedin-e Khalq) terrorist group on the Iran International Channel in his Twitter account.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-18). Admitting defeat against Iran better than foolish bluffs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) — Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said accepting defeat against powerful Iran is better than foolish bluffs.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-18). Sixth Indian shipment to Afghanistan arrives at Iranian port. en.mehrnews.com CHABAHAR, Jul. 18 (MNA) — India's sixth consignment of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan has arrived at Chabahar's Shahid Beheshti Port, the director-general of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Department said on Saturday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-18). Iranian researchers produce antivirus hospital clothing. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) — Iranian researchers in a knowledge-based company designed and produced isolated antivirus hospital clothing, applicable in the fight against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in particular.

_____ (2020-07-18). Bolivians Take To The Streets Against The Añez Government. popularresistance.org Bolivia's Workers Central (COB) Tuesday called for tens of thousands of people to hold a mass protest in several cities against the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez. | "The Bolivian people, the Indigenous groups, and educational organizations raised their voice of protest today," the COB Secretary-General Juan Carlos Huarachi said in La Paz. | One of the demonstrators' main calls is the definitive confirmation of the general elections for September 6. | "We ask for a democratically elected government that resolves the country's economic and health crisis caused by COVID-19," Huarachi added, adding that citize…

_____ (2020-07-18). The East-Bound Wind Causes A Storm In The West. popularresistance.org A few months after the publication of his remarkable book, Adam Smith in Beijing, I had an illuminating conversation with Giovanni Arrighi about the significance of China in world history. The late sociologist was interested in knowing more about the subject of my scholarship—modern Iran and the Iranian revolution. When he saw my puzzled face, he told me that he believes that all this apprehension in the west about Iran, is actually rooted in apprehension about China. Arrighi thought that if there were any "mainstream" of world history, it ought to be located in the story of China, the only civilization tha…

Staff (2020-07-18). Trump Blocks CDC Experts From Testifying to Education Panel on School Reopenings. truthout.org The Democratic chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee

Staff (2020-07-17). Stir Crazy! Episode #68: The Secret Police Are Coming. therealnews.com On today's show: Managing Director for K-12 Education Policy at the Center for American Progress Dr. Khalilah Harris, Baltimore-based activist and recording artist Eze Jackson, and "Why You Should Give A F*ck" co-host Tunde Ogunfolaju. Hosted by Kim Brown. If you have comments/questions/suggestions email us at stircrazy@therealnews.com

Behrooz Ghamari Tabrizi (2020-07-17). The East-Bound Wind Causes a Storm in the West: Iran-China Sign Long-Term Trade Agreement. counterpunch.org A few months after the publication of his remarkable book, Adam Smith in Beijing, I had an illuminating conversation with Giovanni Arrighi about the significance of China in world history. The late sociologist was interested in knowing more about the subject of my scholarship—modern Iran and the Iranian revolution. When he saw my puzzled face,

Philip Giraldi (2020-07-17). Turmoil at Home, Turmoil Abroad: Israel and the U.S. Escalate Their War Against Iran. globalresearch.ca 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 …

WSWS (2020-07-17). "NTEU Fightback" aims to block revolt against Australian university trade union. wsws.org Various pseudo-left organisations are desperately seeking to defend the National Tertiary Education Union after a revolt against its pay- and job-cutting COVID-19 "national framework."

Jeff Bryant (2020-07-17). After Years of Underfunding, Public School Teachers are Now Supposed to Save the Economy? counterpunch.org "After 9/11, New York City police and firefighters were hailed as heroes," said Mary Parr-Sanchez, president of the New Mexico affiliate of the National Education Association, when I spoke with her about how educators have responded to the pandemic in her state. "After this, I hope teachers will be viewed as the community pillars that

Margot Kidder (2020-07-17). Now Is the Time for Free College. zcomm.org With youth unemployment and student debt skyrocketing, young people need free higher education…

Reece Sisto (2020-07-17). The Latest Victims of COVID-19: Colleges and Small Universities. progressive.org Forced to cut enrollment and funding, small higher-education institutions are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

_____ (2020-07-17). Nicaragua: The Revolution Won't Be Stopped. popularresistance.org 2019 was an amazing year in the search for peace in Nicaragua with The Amnesty Law and the promotion of reconciliation between neighbors in every corner of the nation. It was a year of life-giving advances in all aspects of wellbeing: poverty reduction, health, education, gender equity, recreation, culture and infrastructure; strengthened food security, and a new highway that joins Bluefields to the rest of the nation making the first paved transit route from the Caribbean to the Pacific. | And all this despite cruel US unconventional warfare against the Sandinistas that has gone on for decades and reached a peak…

_____ (2020-07-17). VIDEO: Turmoil at Home, Turmoil Abroad: Israel and the U.S. Escalate Their War Against Iran. strategic-culture.org Iran has been under the threat of war ever since their Islamic revolution over 40 years ago. After decades of war threats, Washington may finally be starting the war… incrementally. Watch the video and read more in the

teleSUR (2020-07-17). The US Increases Risk of War in South America, Lula Warns. telesurenglish.net Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva harshly criticized President Jair Bolsonaro's new National Defense Policy (NDP) and warned that the United States is pushing his country into a warlike conflict against Venezuela. | RELATED: | "I have been reading with concern the reports on the NDP new edition. Our governments have tried to make the defense policy and strategy instruments for peace, sovereignty, a…

Laborfest (2020-07-17). Thursday 7/23: LaborFest 2020: Community Colleges Under Attack and the Right to Higher Public Education. indybay.org This is a free LIVE Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

Ajamu Baraka (2020-07-16). Building Power to Win Is the Revolutionary Approach to "Bourgeois Electoralism" globalresearch.ca We must make clear that it is imperialism that degrades and destroys the earth, makes water a commodity, food a luxury, education an impossibility, and health care a distant dream. | The following is excerpted from a presentation by Ajamu Baraka …

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 …

Staff (2020-07-16). DeVos Courts Disaster By Claiming It's Safe To Reopen Schools. therealnews.com Despite financial threats, school districts across the country are rejecting the guidance of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a fundamentalist billionaire heiress with zero educational experience.

Shabbir Manjee (2020-07-16). Rally in Chicago denounces sanctions on 5-year anniversary of Iran deal. liberationnews.org "Sanctions are unjust. Too frequently they are talked about as if they are harmless. We know that sanctions kill."

Marco Carnelos (2020-07-16). US presidential election: Is an October surprise in the offing? thealtworld.com With Trump facing an uphill battle to re-election, his administration may be looking to reignite conflicts with Iran and China | Six months ago, US President Donald Trump's re-election seemed like a slam dunk. Now, it appears to be an uphill battle. |

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-16). US War on Russia's Natural Gas. globalresearch.ca According to US Energy Information Agency data, America, Russia, and Iran are the world's leading natural gas producers, in that order — followed by Qatar, Canada and China. | US shale oil and gas development made it the world's leading producer …

teleSUR (2020-07-16). Mideast: Iran's COVID-19 cases 267K; Iraq Eases COVID measures. telesurenglish.net Iran's total COVID-19 cases climbed to 267,061 on Thursday. Meanwhile, Iraq announced new steps to ease the anti-coronavirus measures despite the continued resurgence of the pandemic. | Iran, the hardest-hit country in the Middle East, registered 2,500 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, while the death toll from the infectious respiratory virus rose to 13,608 after 198 more fatalities were added. | Sima Sadat Lari, a spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said that so far 230,608 patients in Iran have recovered while 3,471 remain in critical condition. | Meanwhile, an Iranian he…

teleSUR (2020-07-16). Venezuela's Electoral Process Is Legitimate, Fernandez Says. telesurenglish.net Argentina's RELATED: | His statements came after international mainstream media…

Ted Snider (2020-07-16). How Many Ways Can Israel Wage War on Iran Before the Media Reports Israel Is Waging War on Iran? globalresearch.ca Israel just bombed Iran. And no one noticed. | On July 2, 2020, two explosions erupted in Iran, and both seem to have been ignited by Israel. Neither explosion attracted much reporting, and what reporting there has been remains thin and …

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-16). Zionists to see Iran's supremacy if they continue wickedness. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) — Spokesman of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi warned on Thursday that if the zionist regime continues its wicked activities it will be faced with the upper hand of the Resistance Axis and Iran.

sputniknews (2020-07-16). 'Inexcusable Act of Provocation': Caracas Denounces US Navy Destroyer Steaming in Venezuelan Waters. sputniknews.com The Venezuelan government has denounced a "freedom of navigation operation" performed by the US Navy on Thursday, calling the violation of Venezuelan waters by a US warship ostensibly defending the freedom of the seas "erratic and childish."

teleSUR (2020-07-16). Venezuela Denounces US Destroyer Incursion in Contiguous Zone. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza Thursday denounced to the international community that the USS Pinckney (DDG-91) warship sneaked into the "contiguous zone" of this South American country. | RELATED: | "It is an inexcusable act of provocation that aims to undermine our sovereignty and territorial integrity," Arreaza tweeted. | He also stressed that this act of "erratic and childish" provocati…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-16). Iran supporter of Afghan peace talks: Araghchi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 17 (MNA) — Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi announced Iran's support for peace talks in Afganistan.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-16). Iran ready to mediate between Armenia, Azerbaijan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) — Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson announced Iran's readiness for mediating between Armenia and Azerbaijan for resolving the conflict over Karabakh.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-16). Tehran, Kabul to accelerate economic ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) — Iran and Afghanistan on Thursday discussed the necessity for accelerating the implementation of economic agreements between the two countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-16). Iran's military diplomacy challenging US, Israel comfort. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) — The new phase of Iran-Syria military cooperation will be the strengthening of Syria's air defenses, which could be a serious countermeasure against the US and Zionist threats in the region.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-16). Iran ready to host intra-Afghan peace talks: Atmar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) — Afghan Acting Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar said on Thursday that Iran has offered readiness to host intra-Afghan peace negotiations.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-16). "Persian Simurgh" live session goes on Instagram. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) — A live session on Instagram, titled as "Persian Simurgh", about issues and perspectives of Persian language teaching in Japan, was held by Cultural attache of Embassy of Iran in Japan and participation of two other experts.