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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

Joint report shows abuses in Ethiopia as TPLF forces continue attacks and other stories

Today we look at the TPLF’s advances in Ethiopia and the UN-EHRC report, Sheikh Jarrah families’ rejection of a deal with Israeli settlers, and more

Iran oil tanker Iran claims to have thwarted US attempt to steal oil from its ship in Sea of Oman

According to the Tasnim News Agency, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps personnel landed on a tanker which the US was trying to confiscate and later steered it into Iranian waters

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

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

Israel accuses Iran Iran rubbishes allegations of involvement in attack on Israeli oil tanker off Oman coast 

Israel, the US, and the UK have accused Iran of carrying out a drone attack on an Israeli-owned oil tanker off the Omani coast last week which killed two crew members

Iran claims Israel attacked its nuclear site last month in attempt to derail Vienna talks

Pressure from Israel was pivotal in US’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018. Successive Israeli governments have opposed calls for its revival

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 

Conservatives in the lead as millions of Iranians head to the polls and other stories

Today we look at the presidential elections in Iran, the release of 3 Indian student activists after over a year in detention, and more

Iran elections Iran announces final list of candidates for June 18 presidential election

The Guardian Council headed by supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei approved a list of seven candidates out of a total of 592 applicants. Most of the approved candidates belong to conservative groups

Iran-IAEA agreement Iran, IAEA agree to extend monitoring deal, give ongoing Vienna talks a chance   

The extension follows the expiry of a three-month agreement signed in February between the Iranian government and the IAEA providing the UN body access to Iranian nuclear sites through photos despite an Iranian law restricting physical inspection

US navy admits it fired on Iranian vessels in the Persian Gulf  

Discussions are on regarding the US re-joining the nuclear deal but its aggression against Iran in its own neighborhood continues

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