US sanctions on Iran
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 

At World Health Assembly, urgent need to lift sanctions comes to the fore

During the 74th session of World Health Assembly, several countries emphasized the need to end unilateral coercive measures which end up serving as a collective punishment by restricting access to basic necessities

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

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

Protests continue against police killing of Daunte Wright in the US and other stories

Today we look at the crackdown on protests for Daunte Wright, plans to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan, Egyptian journalist Khaled Dawoud’s release from prison, volcano eruptions in St.Vincent and the Grenadines, and an increase in uranium enrichment announced by Iran

Iran blames Israel for blackout at nuclear facility

Iran is facing renewed hostility against its nuclear program since the chances for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal have increased with the meeting of JCPOA’s signatories in Vienna last week

Ahead of nuclear deal meeting in Vienna, Iran calls for lifting of all US sanctions

Iranian officials said that there were no plans for meetings with US officials “directly or indirectly.” They also rejected any step-by-step proposal for the restoration of the deal, calling for the immediate withdrawal of sanctions

Iran nuclear deal: What happens next?

Former Indian Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha discuss what lies ahead in West Asia as a new US administration takes charge

10 Iranian ships are on their way to Venezuela with fuel

According to reports, a fleet of 10 Iranian ships is carrying millions of barrels to help Venezuela deal with shortages in the domestic market. The ships will carry Venezuelan crude during their return journey

Assassination of nuclear scientist is a bid to provoke Iran into conflict

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. He analyzes the implications of this on the region and looks at the myths about Iran’s nuclear program

Iran offers full commitment to JCPOA if Biden decides to re-join the nuclear deal and lift all sanctions

The Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the deal in May 2018 and imposed various sanctions against Iran without any international approval

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