Daily Archives: June 12, 2021

2021-06-12: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-12). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on June 12. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Saturday, June 12.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). Iran starts importing electricity from Republic of Azerbaijan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Spokesperson for Iranian Electricity Industry revealed that Islamic Republic of Iran began importing electricity from the Republic of Azerbaijan on Thu. in order to reduce restrictions for supplying domestic power.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). Putin dismisses claims on Russia's satellite offer to Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed as fake news the claims that Russia was preparing to offer Iran an advanced satellite system that would enable Tehran to track potential military targets in the Middle East.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). US policy of maximum pressure on Iran continuing: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Iran's permanent envoy to the UN said that the claim of the current US administration to change its policy towards the JCPOA is meaningless, and in practice, the US policy of maximum pressure against Iran continues.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). US Navy warship enters Black Sea amid tensions with Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — A US Navy destroyer has entered the Black Sea as tensions continued to simmer around Russian involvement in Ukraine.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). Iran regains voting rights at UN General Assembly. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Referring to the payment of Iran's arrears to the United Nations, Iran's permanent Ambassador to the United Nations stressed the lifting of all inhumane sanctions.

Staff (2021-06-12). Iran's top negotiator arrives in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Abbas Araghchi, Iran's deputy foreign minister, arrived in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Saturday to participate in the JCPOA Joint Commission meeting.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). Lifting of sanctions key to conclusion of Vienna talks: China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — China's representative in talks on reviving JCPOA in Vienna said in an interview that lifting sanctions is key to any agreement on Iran's nuclear program.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). COVID death toll in Iran tops 81,911. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran surpassed 81,911 on Saturday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). German FM urges flexibility, pragmatism in JCPOA talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Saturday urged all sides to show flexibility and pragmatism in talks about the Iranian nuclear deal which are due to resume.

Staff (2021-06-12). 1st scientific article about 'COVIran Barekat' published. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Iranian scientists have published the 1st article on the Iranian-made coronavirus vaccine, 'COVIran Barekat', at BioRxiv.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). Rouhani felicitates Philippines on National Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a message to the Philippines | President to felicitate him and the people of the country on the country's National Day.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). US, S Arabia ready to lift blockade if Marib battle stopped. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Diplomats from Saudi Arabia, the United States, as well as European diplomats discussed ways to end conflicts in war-torn Yemen in an online meeting last night.

Staff (2021-06-12). Marking birth anniv. of Hazrat Masoumeh in Qom. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — A special ceremony was held on Saturday to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Hazrat Fatemah Masoumeh (AS) at her holy shrine in Qom. The day has been recognized as girl's day in Iran.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on June 12. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Saturday June 12.

Staff (2021-06-12). Need for smart armaments to be met by Defense Industries org. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) said the Iranian Defense Industries Organization is able to meet the demand of the Iranian Army for the smart armaments.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). Riyadh makes new accusations against Iran's nuclear program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Repeating his country's repeated claims against Tehran, Saudi Arabia's representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency made new accusations against Iran's nuclear program.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). S Arabia to limit Hajj this year to citizens, residents. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Saudi Arabia said it will limit registration for this year's Hajj pilgrimage to 60,000 citizens and residents of the Kingdom in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). Last round of presidential debate set to be held today. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — The third debate of candidates for the 13th presidential election (Iran 2021 Presidential Election) will be held at 5 p.m. (local time) at Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Saturday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). Joint IRGC, Army air defenses ready to confront any threats. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Commander of Khatam ul Anbia Air Defense, Brigadier General Ghader Rahimzadeh the Iranian sky is the safest sky in the region, adding that "The army and IRGC air defense forces are ready to confront with any threats."

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-12). Iran gas condensate export likely to surge in 2021 2nd half. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Informed sources say that if all sanctions are lifted in the second half of 2021, Iran's gas condensate will take over the market and Iran can export 3,730,000 metric tons of condensate during this period.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). Taliban opposes any presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — In reaction to reports of some foreign troops seeking to stay in Afghanistan to ensure the security of airports and diplomatic missions, the Taliban said it opposes any foreign troops presence.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). 6th round of JCPOA Joint Commission kicks off in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — The 6th round of Joint Commission meeting of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) started in Grand Hotel Wien in Vienna on Saturday in presence of delegations of Iran and P4+1 (Germany, France, Russia, China and UK).

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). Election campaigns: Raeisi supporters in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — The supporters of Parinciplist candidate Ebrahim Raeisi held an election rally in Tehran Valiasr roundabout in the centre of the Iranian capital on Friday afternoon.

Mohammad Ali Haqshenas (2021-06-12). Expert says Iran should score first against Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — A veteran Iranian coach says Team Melli should score the first goal against Iraq, also noting that the team is able to advance to the next stage of qualifiers.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-12). Raeisi says will abide by JCPOA if nation's interests secured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — The main Principlist candidate said in the final presidential debate Sat. that he will continue the JCPOA if it secures the nation's interests, accusing Rouhani's administration of not being able to implement the deal.

Staff (2021-06-12). Americans trying to prolong JCPOA talks: Pres. candidate. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Amirhossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, one of the candidates of Iran's 2021 presidential election, said the US tries to prolong the ongoing JCPOA talks.

Staff (2021-06-12). Removing sanctions, US can rejoin JCPOA: Pres. candidate. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Presidential candidate Alireza Zakani says the United States can return to the 2015 nuclear deal only if it removes, verifiably, all its anti-Iranian sanctions.

Staff (2021-06-12). CBI says UN arrears are paid. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced on Sat. that Iran has paid its arrears to the UN.

Staff (2021-06-12). No need for crocodile tears: Araghchi to Malley. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — In reaction to the recent remarks of the US Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister said that no need for crocodile tears when US efforts to immiserate 82 million Iranians are ongoing.

Anonymous669 (2021-06-12). Iraqi Pro-Iranian News Channel Fooled US 'Reward For Justice' Program. southfront.org Screen grab from the Reward for Justice video. | An Iraqi news channel affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Units has fooled the US Department of State's Reward for Justice program. | On June 10, the program offered a reward of up to

Alicia Sanders-Zakre (2021-06-12). Biden Going "Full Steam Ahead" on Trump's Nuclear Plans. zcomm.org U.S. Led 2020 Nuclear Weapons Spending…

Fight Back (2021-06-11). President Biden continues 'legal kidnapping' of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – One year ago on June 12, when President Trump was still in office, the vicious talons of the U.S. government reached into the West African country of Cape Verde to snatch its prey: Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. The Colombian-born businessman was on a special mission as an envoy for the Venezuelan government. He was heading to Iran to secure trade arrangements for a vitally important food program called CLAP that delivers food to more than 85% of Venezuelan homes. | As the plane needed to refuel on its long flight, it touched down in Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa. Cape Verde is a country k…

Staff (2021-06-11). Johnson, Biden confer on Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden discussed Iran, China, and Russia during their meeting in UK's Cornwall.

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-11). Iran Nuclear Deal Talks to Resume in Vienna on Saturday. news.antiwar.com Indirect talks between the US and Iran to revive the nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, will resume Saturday in Vienna, "The participants are expected to continue consultations on the possible return of the United States to the nuclear accord and ensuring the full and effective implementation of this agreement," said Abbas Araqchi. | The talks have been ongoing since April and will enter their sixth-round Saturday. The process is bein…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-11). Ex-Israeli Spy Chief Gives Closest Admission to Killing Iranian Scientist. news.antiwar.com Yossi Cohen stepped down as the head of Israel's Mossad spy agency last week. During his time as spy chief, Cohen oversaw multiple covert Israeli attacks inside Iran, including the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was killed last November. | While it's no secret Israel is responsible for these attacks, Israel does not officially take credit for them, and officials usually give vague statements about such incidents.

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-11). US Lifts Some Minor Iran Sanctions Amid Stalled Nuclear Talks. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, the US The sanctions were removed from three Iranians who formerly worked for the state-owned Iranian National Oil Company. The Biden administration said the…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-11). West Adds Belarus to New Axis of Evil. news.antiwar.com So far this year, and ahead of next week's NATO summit in Belgium, the commanders of the Pentagon's Unified Combatant Commands and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg have denounced and thundered against Russia and China as rivals and adversaries in every part of the world, with Iran and North Korea identified as second-tier threats. All …

Staff (2021-06-11). Removing anti-Iranian sanctions 1st thing for US to do. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — Chinese FM Yi named the removal of Iran sanctions as the first thing that the US administration must do.

Staff (2021-06-11). US expresses concern over Iranian satellite system upgrade. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — Some US government officials have expressed concern about Iran's growing satellite capabilities and its cooperation with Russia.

Staff (2021-06-11). Germans beat Iranians at 2021 VNL. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — Iran ended 2021 Volleyball Nations League Week 3 with a loss against Germany in a five-set thriller on Friday.

Staff (2021-06-11). Gharibabadi questions IAEA impartiality. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — Iran's ambassador to the Vienna-based international organizations Kazem Gharibabadi criticized the IAEA for its partiality.

Staff (2021-06-11). US spox reacts to presence of Iranian naval fleet in Atlantic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — Despite the US claims of supporting the freedom of navigation based on international law, Ned Price said the US is ready to respond to the presence of the Iranian naval fleet in the Atlantic if these laws are violated.

Staff (2021-06-11). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Staff (2021-06-11). Cohen confirms Israel's role in assassination of scientists. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — The chief of Mossad Yossi Cohen implicitly confirmed the role of the Zionist regime in the terrorist act against the Natanz nuclear facility and the assassination of the Iranian top scientist martyr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Staff (2021-06-11). Iran COVID-19 update: 9,966 news cases, 124 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education, 9,966 COVID-19 infections detected across the country in the past 24 hours, and other 124 people died of the disease.

Staff (2021-06-11). Ismail Haniyeh reportedly to visit Iran, Lebanon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — Lebanese source says the Head of the Palestinian Resistance movement Hamas Ismail Haniyeh is to make trips to Iran and Lebanon.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-11). Iranian Warships Enter The Atlantic, Final Destination Still Unknown. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Iranian Navy's new domestically built destroyer Sahand and the intelligence-gathering vessel Makran are sailing in the Atlantic Ocean. | The US maintains that the ships are sailing towards Venezuela, while Tehran hasn't confirmed its final destination. | Iranian state TV released a short clip of the destroyer cruising through the Atlantic's seas. The video likely was shot from the Makran, a converted commercial oil tanker with a mobile launch platform for helicopters.

The Conversation (2021-06-11). Why Iranians won't vote: new survey reveals massive political disenchantment. juancole.com By Pooyan Tamimi Arab and Ammar Maleki | — The Islamic Republic of Iran has never organised free and fair elections since its establishment in 1979. By definition, the combination of modern totalitarianism and Iran's Islamic theocracy, with a supreme leader, cannot allow for more than a voting spectacle, rather than elections in the normal …

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-11). Analyst: U.S. using NATO ally Turkey to out Russian from Caucasus-Caspian region, weaken Iran. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Analyst: U.S. using NATO ally Turkey to out Russian from Caucasus-Caspian region, weaken IranRick Rozoff The Russian newspaper Izvestia, while mentioning Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker's ongoing trip to the three nations of the South Caucasus — Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia — quoted comments made to it by …

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