Ebrahim Raisi
Vienna talks Before resumption of Vienna talks on Iran nuclear deal, Israel threatens to continue disruptive acts 

Israel reportedly refused to adhere to the advise of its closest ally, the US, to not attack Iran’s nuclear sites or scientists in the future and give diplomatic channels a chance

Iranian president on Vienna talks Iranian president asks US to lift unilateral sanctions to show seriousness in Vienna talks

The talks in Vienna between Iran and the remaining signatories of the nuclear deal stopped after six rounds following the election of Ebrahim Raisi in June. Iran said that it wanted to review the outcome of the rounds held so far

US troops in Syria. Calls for end of US military intervention in Syria grow louder

Iran, Iraq and Russia have raised the issue at the ongoing UN General Assembly session, while some representatives in the US Congress have proposed an amendment in the annual defense spending bill. If passed, it will stop all funding for US military operations in Syria   

Iran and IAEA reach agreement over servicing of equipment that monitors its nuclear program

The two sides met just days before a meeting of the IAEA’s board of governors. As per the agreement, IAEA’s inspectors are permitted to service the identified equipment and replace their storage media

COVID-19-related deaths surge in Iran amid lack of vaccines 

Iran is currently facing the fifth wave of COVID-19 pandemic, with many cases of the highly contagious Delta variant being reported. The country is facing problems importing the vaccines due to sanctions imposed by the US

US continues to stoke conflict in West Asia; UK tests waters in Black Sea

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent US strikes on Syria and Iraq, and the recent maneuvers by the UK navy in the Black Sea region

US seizure of Iranian sites complicates nuclear deal talks

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyses the recent decision by the US to ‘seize’ 33 sites, including those of the Iranian Press TV

Violence against migrants and refugees at Greece-Turkey border and other stories

Today we look at the violence against migrants at the Turkey-Greece border, the seizure of 36 news sites by the US Justice Dept., and more

US seizes websites US ‘seizes’ Iranian and other regional news sites, cites ‘disinformation’ and ‘national security threats’

The move has been criticized by activists as an attempt by the US government to censor unfavorable content, an attack on the freedom of the press, and a deliberate act of hostility 

Conservative Ebrahim Raisi is the next president of Iran

Ebrahim Raisi won 61.95% of the votes cast in the elections held on Friday. The voter turnout was around 49%

Ebrahim Raisi Iranian progressives slam appointment of former ‘death commission’ head as chief justice

The new chief justice of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, has been accused of severe human rights violations. He was part of a four-member judicial committee which oversaw the execution and incarceration of opponents of the regime in the late 1980s.

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