Daily Archives: June 21, 2021

2021-06-21: News Headlines

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-21). Iran wants guarantees from US during JCPOA talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that the United States once showed during the Trump era that it can arrogantly ignore the interests of other countries, so Iran wants guarantees from the current US administration.

Mohammad Ali Haqshenas (2021-06-21). Persepolis claims fourth successive Iran Super Cup title. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — In a Sunday match, Persepolis edged Tractor 1-0 to win the fourth successive title of Iran's Super Cup.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-21). Zarif briefs president-elect Raeisi on latest FP developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — In a meeting with President-elect Raeisi, Foreign Minister Zarif presented a report on the latest developments in foreign policy and issues related to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Staff (2021-06-21). Iran slams US' cruel sanctions against Cuba. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — In a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Iran-Cuba Friendship Association criticized US' inhumane sanctions against Cuba.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-21). Turkmenistan President congratulates president-elect Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan, has sent a message to Iran's president-elect Ebrahim Raeisi to congratulate him on his victory in the Friday presidential elections in Iran.

Staff (2021-06-21). First presser of President-elect Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — The first presser of Iran's President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi was held on Monday in the presence of Iranian and foreign correspondents.

Mohammad Ali Haqshenas (2021-06-21). Bushehr nuclear power plant temporarily shut down: AEOI. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said in a statement that Bushehr nuclear power plant has been temporarily shut down due to a technical problem.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-21). Former Afghan president says US has failed in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Hamid Karzai, former president of Afghanistan said that the US has failed in both endeavors over the last two decades, fighting terrorism and restoring peace.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-21). Russian troops block US patrol in northern Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Russian troops blocked the path of a US military patrol in northeastern Syria on Saturday for violating a security protocol.

Staff (2021-06-21). Imam Reza shrine decorated ahead of his birth anniversary. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — The shrine of the eighth Shia Imam, Imam Reza, in the holy city of Mashhad in northeast of Iran was decorated on Monday ahead of his birth anniversary tomorrow on Tuesday.

Staff (2021-06-21). New administration not to change stance towards JCPOA talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Iran's top negotiator said Tehran's policies are not going to change under the administration of President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi.

Staff (2021-06-21). UK, Australian govt.s cannot talk about human rights. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs said that the governments of UK, Australia and New Zealand cannot talk about the human rights.

Juan Cole (2021-06-21). Far Right Israeli PM Bennett slams Iran Nuclear Talks for Tehran's Poor Rights Record (Israel has 200 Nukes and has Killed Thousands of Occupied Palestinians). juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — New extreme-right Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett came out on Sunday to argue that the election of an extreme-right Iranian cleric (Ebrahim Raisi) as president of that country should cause the Biden administration to back off reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Bennett called Raisi the "hangman of Tehran" and …

teleSUR (2021-06-21). Iran's President-Elect Ebrahim Raeisi Defines Policy Priorities. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Iran's President-Elect Ebrahim Raeisi held his first news conference in Tehran after winning a landslide victory in the June 18 Presidential election. | RELATED: | This 61-year-old Chief Justice stated Washington should immediately return to the 2015 nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), from which former President Donald Trump walked away. | Raeisi also pointed out the U.S. maximum…

Michael (2021-06-21). What does election of hard liner Raisi in Iran mean for Mideast Flashpoints? zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Source: Informed Comment Former chief justice of the Iranian judiciary, Ebrahim Raisi, won the presidential election, as expected, with over 60 percent of the votes. The problem was that less than half of eligible voters bothered to come out to the ballot box. The clerical establishment had so

Mohammad Ali Haqshenas (2021-06-21). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on June 21. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Monday, June 21.

Staff (2021-06-21). Headlines for June 21, 2021. democracynow.org More Transmissible Delta Variant Becoming Dominant, Threatening COVID Recovery, Cuba's Soberana 02 Vaccine Offers Hope as COVID Surges in Latin America, Brazil Tops 500,000 Deaths, Japan, Uganda Impose New Measures Amid Mounting COVID Cases, Hard-Line Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi Wins Iranian Presidency as Nuclear Deal Talks Continue, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Meet with Biden Amid Surging Violence and Taliban Advance, MSF Warns Access Urgently Needed to Bring Aid to Syria's Idlib Region, Authorities Uncover Likely Remains of Missing Indigenous Activist 3 Weeks After Disappearance, Ethiopia Holds Twice-Del…

Staff (2021-06-21). Did U.S. Push Iran to Right? Hard-Line Cleric Wins Presidency; Nuclear Talks in Vienna Show Promise. democracynow.org Hard-line cleric Ebrahim Raisi won the Iranian presidential election with about 62% of the vote. Raisi has headed Iran's judiciary since 2019 and is seen as a protégé and possible successor of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Turnout in the election was just 49% — the lowest since the 1979 Iranian revolution — and dozens of candidates were barred from running in the election, including former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Raisi appears to "have higher ambitions than just [the] presidency," says Nega Mortazavi, an Iranian American journalist and host of "The Iran Podcast." "He is preparing to be…

Staff (2021-06-21). UK appoints new envoy to Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Simon Shercliff CMG OBE has been appointed as the new British Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-21). Japan wants to deepen bilateral relation with Iran new admin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA)-Stressing the need to deepen bilateral relations between Iran and Japan during presidency of Ayatollah Raeisi, Chief Secretary of Japanese Cabinet called on Iran to play a constructive role in stabilizing situation in West Asia.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-21). Iran volleyball loses to France 3-0 in 2021 VNL. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — The national Iranian men's volleyball team lost to France in three straight sets in 2021 Volleyball Nations League's Week 5 on Monday.

Staff (2021-06-21). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-21). Iran exports to Eurasian countries grow by 66% in 1st two mos. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Iran's exports to Eurasian countries increased by 66% in the first two months of the Iranian year of 1400 compared to the same period last year, while imports from these countries decreased by 46%.

Staff (2021-06-21). Zarif, Raeisi meet. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif and the newly-elected President Ebrahim Raeisi met and held talks on Mon.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-21). Serbia president congratulates Raeisi on victory in election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — President of Serbia Aleksandar Vuƒçiƒá has sent a message to Iran's president-elect Ebrahim Raeisi to offer congratulations to him on his victory in the Friday presidential elections in Iran.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-21). Iran nuclear talks won't be open-ended: European diplomats. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — European troika diplomats in a note to the media on Mon. stressed that talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA, could not be stalled and that the most difficult issues in Vienna talks has not yet been resolved.

Staff (2021-06-21). Iran ready to host 1st meting of "3+3" regional countries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador to Azerbaijan announced that Tehran is ready to host the 1st meeting of the presidents or ministers of 3+3″ (Russia, Iran, and Turkey, plus 3 Caucasus countries – Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia) countries.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-21). New Zionist regime FM plans to visit UAE next week. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Israeli regime foreign minister plans to visit the United Arab Emirates next week, making him the first regimes' minister on an official visit to the tiny Persian Gulf country that normalized ties with Israel last year.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-21). Jalalzadeh elected as Foreign Policy Committee new chairman. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — The members of the presiding board of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee were elected with "Vahid Jalalzadeh" as the new head of the committee.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-21). US insists on not-fulfilling its commitments under JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — According to available data, after the end of six rounds of nuclear talks between Iran and P4+1 in Vienna, United States continues to insist on not fulfilling its JCPOA obligations.

Staff (2021-06-21). Grossi says willing to meeting with Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Rafael Grossi, head of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency expresses a tendency to sit down with Iran's newly elected President Ebrahim Raeisi to build trust and a relationship as soon as possible.

Staff (2021-06-21). Iranian Sputnik vaccine to be unveiled on Sat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Health Minister Namaki informed that the Iranian version of the Sputnik Covid-19 vaccine will be unveiled on Sat.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-21). Lebanon's Aoun congrats Ayat. Raeisi for election victory. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Lebanon's President Michel Aoun in a message on Monday congratulated landslide victory of Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi in Iran 2021 Presidential Election.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-21). Kowsari elected as Tehran representative in Parliament. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Ismail Kowsari was elected as the representative of the people of Tehran in Iran's parliament, gaining 346,645 votes, a spokesman for the Tehran election office said.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-21). 4 ongoing foreign envoys bid farewell to FM Zarif on Mon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — The outgoing ambassadors of Azerbaijan Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Philippines, and Austria met with the Iranian Foreign Minister on Monday.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-21). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on June 21. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Monday, June 21.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-21). Moscow hoping to continue close coop. with new Iranian govt. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Russia positively assesses the results of the presidential vote in Iran and hopes that close cooperation will continue, Russian Foreign Ministry's Second Asian Department Director said.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-21). U.S. To Remove Defense Systems From Saudi Arabia, Other Middle Eastern Countries. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The US is about to remove defense systems to be removed from Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia in order to allegedly reduce tensions with Iran, The Wall Street Journal said the Patriot anti-missile batteries were being removed from Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and that a separate…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-21). In Video: Helicopter Carrying Ballot Boxes Crashed In Iran. southfront.org Illustrative image | On June 19, a helicopter en route from the Ahmad Fadaleh area of Dezful crashed near Dezful, Iran. | One of the passengers, who reportedly was a security guard, was killed and 11 others were injured in the accident. | #BREAKING #news #bell214 #boeing Morning Star (2021-06-21). Communists call for united struggle after executioner Ebrahim Raisi takes Iranian presidency. peoplesworld.org Iranian Communists called for a united struggle of all progressive forces after the Friday election of the "bloodstained" candidate Ebrahim Raisi as the country's next president in a widely boycotted poll. The Tudeh Party of Iran (TPI) said in a statement that the turnout in the election, the lowest in the history of the Islamic …

WSWS (2021-06-21). Ebrahim Raisi wins Iran's rigged election presaging repression to secure regime's survival. wsws.org Friday's elections put the hardline "principalist" faction in control of all branches of the state apparatus, reflecting the bourgeois clerical regime's ever-increasing reliance on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps to suppress the Iranian working class…

teleSUR (2021-06-21). The US Downplays Impact of Iran's New President on Nuclear Deal. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, the U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan downplayed the impact of Iran's President-Elect Ebrahim Raisi on Tehran's decision over the nuclear deal. | RELATED: | "Whether the president is person A or person B is less relevant than whether their entire system is prepared to make verifiable commitments to constrain their nuclear program," Sullivan said in an interview with ABC News when asked about the implication of Raisi's election.

Ryan Costello (2021-06-21). US Hawks Push Hardline Presidential Candidate in Iran. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Barry Sheppard (2021-06-21). United States: The Biden-Putin meeting and the nuclear threat. greenleft.org.au The United States and Russia have agreed to discuss the control of nuclear weapons, reports Barry Sheppard, but the expansion of NATO and US imperialist interests may block any meaningful outcome.

Mohammad Ali Haqshenas (2021-06-20). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on June 20. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Sunday, June 20.

Staff (2021-06-20). As Iran Elects New President, Biden Urged to Rejoin Nuclear Deal, Lift Sanctions. truthout.org Progressive Iran-watchers on Saturday reacted to the Al Ja…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-20). US Looks to Increase Anti-Iran Military Cooperation. news.antiwar.com Israeli Army Chief Aviv Kohavi is reporting that the US is Israeli officials are reporting this increased coordination is coming with CENTCOM, and has been ongoing for the last two months, just as the Biden Administration has been negotiating on a nuclear deal with Iran. | Kohavi and other Israeli officials are reportedly keen on using this increased cooperation,…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-20). Iran Urges US to Make Nuclear Deal Before New President Takes Office. news.antiwar.com Iran Urges US to Make Nuclear Deal Before New President Takes Office | US will continue talks as Iran envoy terms deal 'closer than ever'

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-20). Tajikistan, Pakistan presidents congratulate Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — The President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and Pakistani President Arif Alvi have offered their congratulations on the victory of Ebrahim Raeisi in Iran's presidential elections.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-20). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

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