Daily Archives: May 5, 2021

2021-05-05: News Headlines

Tina Gerhardt (2021-05-05). A Call for Biden: Stop Enbridge Line 3. progressive.org The Canadian oil company is feeling the heat as Indigenous groups, environmental organizations, and other activists are demanding that the President pull the plug.

teleSUR (2021-05-05). Conviasa Starts Air Route Between Moscow and Caracas. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan state-owned airline Conviasa inaugurated the Caracas-Moscu air route, which will have one direct flight with a fortnightly frequency. | RELATED: | On Monday, the inaugural flight came from Russia and arrived at the Simon Bolivar International Airport, in Maiquetia, La Guaira State. Onboard the Airbus A340 there were 90 tour operators, journalists, influencers, and investors. | "The new air route will contribute to f…

Navid Zarrinnal (2021-05-05). The Leaked Zarif Tape: What Western Media Heard and What He Actually Said. mintpressnews.com Western regime change evangelists, mainstream media, radlib analysts, and Persian native informant media all heard the anti-Iran and anti-Russia echoes they wanted to hear in the leaked Zarif tape, but as Navid Zarrinnal asserts, there is more to the story.

Lucia Eugenia Cordova (2021-05-05). Venezuela's National Assembly Appoints New Electoral Authorities (CNE). orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, May 4, in accordance with the provisions of Venezuela's Magna Carta, the National Assembly (AN), by a qualified majority, selected the rectors of the National Electoral Council (CNE) for a period of seven consecutive years. These are 15 qualified individuals, chosen from a list of 103 applications, who have been thoroughly reviewed by the special legislative commission designated for this purpose. | Once the files had been reviewed in a special session, the following were elected as main rectors: | ‚Ä¢ Pedro Enrique Calzadilla Pérez, professor and historian | ‚Ä¢ Alex…

Staff (2021-05-05). Venezuela Begins Clinical Trials of Russian EpiVacCorona Vaccine—Russian Ambassador First to be Vaccinated. orinocotribune.com Venezuela officially began clinical trials of Russian vaccine EpiVacCorona, as the Russian ambassador to Caracas, Sergey Melik-Bagdasarov, became the first volunteer to receive a dose of the COVID-19 immunization drug. | The start of clinical trials was reported by the Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, who noted that the vaccine simulates small fragments of the virus; this strengthens the immune system of recipients to prevent COVID-19. | "Thus begins the process of applying the vaccine candidate EpiVacCorona to combat COVID-19 in the country," said Rodríguez, "a vaccine developed by Russia that is advan…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-05). Military Situation In Yemen On May 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 120 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 4, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 4, the Saudi-led forces recaptured the Dash al-Haqan and Zanah refugee camps from Ansar Allah | On May 5, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the east of Madghal district | On May 4, Ansar Allah attacked Marib c…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-05). Syria, Saudi Arabia To Restore Relations Following Breakthrough Meeting In Damascus — Report. southfront.org File image. | Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief has held a breakthrough meeting with his Syrian counterpart in the Syrian capital Damascus, The unfriendly history of the relations between Saudi Arabi and Syria highlights the importance of the recent meeting. The Saudi delegation which attended the meeting was led by Gen. Khalid Humaidan, head of the Gene…

Staff (2021-05-05). No rally to be held on Quds Day in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Spokesman for Iran's Coronavirus Headquarters Alireza Raeisi announced on Wed. that no rally will be held on the International Quds Day in Iran due to the pandemic.

Staff (2021-05-05). Iran COVID-19 update: 15,872 infections, 349 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 15,872 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-05). S Arabia considers barring overseas haj pilgrims for 2nd year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Saudi Arabia is considering barring overseas pilgrims from the annual haj for the second year amid the surge in Covid-19 cases and the emergence of new variants globally.

Staff (2021-05-05). US Affirms That With Its Allies, It Will Pressure Venezuela to 'Return to Democracy'. orinocotribune.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken declared that the United States and its allies plan to continue the pressure campaign against the Venezuelan government so as to bring democracy to the country. | Blinken affirmed at the 51st annual Washington Conference on the Americas that: "We will continue to work with our partners across the region both to alleviate the suffering of the Venezuelan people and to exert pressure on the regime so the country can peacefully return to democracy." | Blinken also alleged that the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro had mismanaged the h…

sputniknews (2021-05-05). US Actor Steven Seagal Presents Maduro With Samurai Sword During Visit to Venezuela. sputniknews.com American actor, producer and musician Steven Seagal, who received Russian citizenship in 2016 and was subsequently appointed as a Russian special envoy for humanitarian liaison with the US, is also a widely-renowned aikido ace.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Video: Steven Seagal Presents Maduro With Samurai Sword During Visit to Venezuela. sputniknews.com American actor, producer and musician Steven Seagal, who received Russian citizenship in 2016 and was subsequently appointed as a Russian special envoy for humanitarian liaison with the US, is also a widely-renowned aikido ace.

Nora Barrows-friedman (2021-05-05). Tech companies block another Leila Khaled event. zcomm.org Silicon Valley tech companies have once again blocked a live-streamed event featuring anti-apartheid activists…

Staff (2021-05-05). US priorities shift reason for changing Salman's approach. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Shireen Hunter believes that the shift in US global priorities and its decision not to give blanket support to Saudi Arabia, and the stalemate in the Yemen war are two reasons for changing Bin Salman's approach towards Iran.

Staff (2021-05-05). Saudis, Americans reportedly fail in Muscat talks on Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Saudi Arabia and the United States' attempts in the Muscat talks between ousted President Hadi and the Houthi Ansarullah movement has failed to yield any results as the Yemeni forces are closing in on Marib.

Staff (2021-05-05). Two explosions heard in Yemen's Ma'rib prov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Media sources reported the sound of two explosions in the northeastern Yemeni province of Ma'rib.

Vincent Lofaso (2021-05-05). US Confusion On Iran Jeopardizes JCPOA Talks — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Over the past few weeks, the United States has participated in intense discussions with the Iranians brokered by the Europeans in Vienna, about a way forward for the United States back into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This nuclear agreement was brokered in

Arab News (2021-05-05). Iran: Regime Set To Address Deep Internal Divisions — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Dr. Majid Rafizadeh* | When the Iranian regime assumed power following the events of 1979, the theocratic establishment was mainly governed by one political faction: The Islamic Republican Party, ruled by the founder of the regime, Ayatollah Khomeini. Almost all political leaders were united under the leadership of the supreme leader at the time. | However, after the death of Khomeini, new political parties began emerging and labels such as "reformists," "moderates," "pragmatists" and "principlists" began circulating in media outlets. These became a popular way to characterize Iranian politicians domestical…

Staff (2021-05-05). Iranian diplomat denies appeal in Belgium. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Iranian diplomat Asadollah Asadi, sentenced to 20 years in prison in Belgium, has deopped appeal to jail in the country and will serve his sentence.

Staff (2021-05-05). US positions in Vienna not acceptable for Iran: spox. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Stating that some US positions in Vienna have not been acceptable for Iran, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that there are many differences between Iran and the United States in Vienna.

Staff (2021-05-05). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Staff (2021-05-05). Rouhani terms Israel as most criminal regime in past decades. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Zionists as the enemies of the region and its security, the enemies of the Palestinian nation, the murders who displaced millions of civilians, said Iranian President, referring to the Quds Day on last Friday of the Ramadan.

Staff (2021-05-05). Iran seeking best relations with neighbors. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) —The Islamic Republic of Iran is seeking a foreign policy that meets all interests of the Iranian nation through establishing the best relations with neighboring countries, said Former Foreign Ministry Spokesperson.

Staff (2021-05-05). Iran Armed Forces not to abandon Holy Quds cause for a moment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces, General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri has issued a message on the anniversary of international Quds Day, saying that the Iranian armed forces will not abandon even for a moment the Quds cause.

Staff (2021-05-05). Iran rejects jurisdiction of Belgian court for Asadi verdict. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Issuing a statement, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Brussels, reacted to the Antwerp Court's verdict against "Assadollah Asadi", an Iranian diplomat working at the Iranian Embassy in Vienna.

Staff (2021-05-05). 'The Forbidden Strings' goes to Mother Tongue Film Festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Iranian-Afghan documentary 'The Forbidden Strings', directed by Afghan filmmaker Hassan Noori, goes on screen at the Mother Tongue Film Festival in the US.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-05). Iranian, Syrian FMs discuss ties, region in phone call. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad held a telephone conversation on Wednesday to discuss issues of mutual interest as well as regional and international issues.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-05). Expediency Council turns Incheh Borun into free-trade zone. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — The governor of the northern province of Golestan said that the bill to create a free trade-industrial zone in Incheh Borun region on the border with Turkmenistan has been approved by the Expediency Council.

Staff (2021-05-05). Uzbekistan, Iran, Turkmenistan railways hold trilateral meet. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Representatives of Uzbekistan, Iran, and Turkmenistan railway organizations held a trilateral meeting in Tashkent on Wed. through videoconference to discuss issues pertinent to the increase of transportation capacities.

Staff (2021-05-05). Over 1.3 tons of narcotics confiscated in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — A large consignment of illicit drugs was confiscated in Rudan County, Hormozgan Province, south of Iran, said the police commander.

Staff (2021-05-05). Bin Zayed to discuss Iran in unannounced trip to S. Arabia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan is to pay an unexpected visit to Riyadh today to discuss important issues in the region, including Iran and the P4+1, with Bin Salman.

Staff (2021-05-05). American or Iranian detainees not part of Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — In reaction to some reports about the release of American prisoners, Russia's Permanent Representative to the International Organizations said that American or Iranian detainees are not a part of the Vienna talks.

Staff (2021-05-05). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 5. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Wednesday, May 05.

Staff (2021-05-05). Baghdad committed to clear Tehran's debt: PM adv. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Iraqi adviser to the prime minister announced his country's commitment to pay off debts to Iran.

Staff (2021-05-05). IAEA delegation to visit Iran: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — A Wall Street Journal correspondent says the International Atomic Energy Agency is to dispatch a delegation to Iran in a few days.

Staff (2021-05-05). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 5. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Wednesday, May 5.

Staff (2021-05-05). Shohreh Mousavi now member of AFC Women's Football Committee. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — AFC accepted the Vice President of Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran Seyedeh Shohreh Mousavi as a member of the body's Women's Football Committee.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-05). US Visits to Middle East Fuel Speculation Over Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com Although Biden officials are downplaying the progress made by indirect negotiations with Iran aimed at reviving the nuclear deal, a wave of diplomatic activity and US visits to the Middle East is Several US officials

Aída Chávez (2021-05-05). The Biden State Department Nominee Who Worked for Saudi Arabia and Big Oil. thenation.com The Biden State Department Nominee Who Worked for Saudi Arabia and Big Oil…

Cuba Solidarity Campaign (2021-05-05). British MPs Sign Parliamentary Motion in Support of Normalising Relations Between Cuba and the US and Ending the Blockade. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Fifty seven British …

teleSUR (2021-05-05). Social Movements Worldwide Protest In Support Of Colombians. telesurenglish.net Progressive social organizations on Wednesday called for protests worldwide to reject the police brutality upsurge against Colombians who have been demonstrating against President Ivan Duque for eight days in a row. | RELATED: | The Global Network Against Police Violence called on social organizations from Chile, Ecuador, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico to take to the…

The Associated Press (2021-05-04). Mexico's Zapatistas to Visit Spain 500 Years After Conquest. latinorebels.com ALTAMIRANO, Mexico (AP) — The Indigenous rebels of the Zapatista movement said last week that they are planning to send a delegation by canoes on a trip to "invade" Spain in May and June as Mexico marks the anniversary of the 1519-1521 Spanish Conquest.

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-04). JCPOA Nuclear Talks: An Exercise in Futility? globalresearch.ca Reported JCPOA nuclear talks progress in Vienna — between Iran, E3 …

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2021-05-04). Houthi Advances and Secret Saudi-Iranian Talks Prompt New Conciliatory Tone from Saudis. mintpressnews.com Bin Salman's half-hearted appeal for peace, which allegedly included demands that the Houthis drop their alliance with Iran and abandon support for the Palestinian cause, did little to convince Ansar Allah's leadership to ease the pressure on the Kingdom.

Laura Wells (2021-05-04). Recognizing Lies about Latin America: Seven Tips. dissidentvoice.org Headlines from two major Venezuelan newspapers (Photo Credit: Laura Wells) Even when we're being lied to by almost every available source across the media and political spectrum, we can still become better lie detectors. A focus on lies about Latin America is important because we do care about how the US treats other people, and …

Roger D. Harris (2021-05-04). Between the Lines: Congressional Report Finds US Sanctions to Blame for Venezuela Crisis. mintpressnews.com If the U.S. government's propaganda is correct that the current crisis is due to Maduro's mismanagement and corruption, then illegal and inhumane sanctions would not be needed to dislodge the "regime."

Medea Benjamin, Marcy Winograd (2021-05-04). Squad & Co: Unite as a Block to Downsize Biden's Military Budget. dissidentvoice.org Photo credit: ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) Imagine this scenario: A month before the vote on the federal budget, progressives in Congress declared, "We've studied President Biden's proposed $753 billion military budget, an increase of $13 billion from Trump's already inflated budget, and we can't, in good conscience, support this." Now that would …

Staff (2021-05-04). Sixth Shipment of Sputnik V: Venezuela Already has 1.48 Million Doses. orinocotribune.com This Monday, May 3, the sixth shipment of Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Venezuela, unloaded from a plane of national airline Conviasa that landed at Maiquetía Simón Bolívar International Airport, in the state of La Guaira. This sixth shipment contained 50,000 doses, and brings the total of doses in the hands of Venezuela's government to 1.48 million doses, between China's Vero Cell and the Russian Sputnik V. | In addition, the Ministry of Health announced an expansion of the Venezuelan immunization plan that began on February 18 with Sputnik V. | Venezuelan Minister of Health, Carlos Alvarado, pe…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-04). The Values Of Democracy: Latvian Gay Man Dies After Being Burned Alive. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 28th, a 29-year-old Latvian medical assistant died of severe burns in the small, idyllic, historical city of Tukums, Latvia. | 29-year-old Normunds Kindzulis suffered burn wounds over 85 percent of his body after he was found engulfed in flames on his front doorstep. | He was allegedly set ablaze by his neighbors for being homosexual, in the bastion of democracy and human rights that stands against the evil "Russian Empire" alongside the other Baltic states — Latvia.

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