Saturday , 25 September 2021

Social and Political

PM Bennet says Israel can respond to Iran attack on ship alone

Al-Arabia – Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that Israel was capable of acting alone against Iran, after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken predicted a “collective” response to an attack last week on an Israeli-managed tanker off the coast of Oman. “We are working to rally the world, but at the same time we also know to act alone,” Bennett …

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Qatar Adds Its Voice To Those Condemning Deadly Attack On Oil Tanker

RFL/RE – Qatar has condemned a deadly attack on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman that the West has blamed on Iran.The Qatari Foreign Ministry also called for resorting to international law to ensure that such attacks would not be repeated.The ministry said in a statement that Qatar totally rejects “actions that would disrupt the safety and security …

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Ebrahim Raisi Becomes President, Further Isolating Iran from the World

Iranwire – At an endorsement ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday morning, Ebrahim Raisi became the 13th president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The one-time chief justice, lifelong regime loyalist and hanging judge began his inaugural address by regretting he could not kiss the Supreme Leader’s hand due to coronavirus restrictions. Raisi won the June 18 presidential election with a majority of 62 …

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Iran Protests: Khuzestan Detainees Taken to Military Base

Iranwire – In recent weeks cities across Khuzestan have witnessed near-nightly protests over the province’s deadly water crisis. Participants have called for better governance, accountability and a stop to damaging projects diverting water from the major rivers of Karun and Dez to other parts of Iran. During this time, hundreds have also been arrested, with many taken away to unknown locations. On …

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Ayatollah Khamenei Mobilizes Shia Eulogists in Khuzestan

Iranwire – In a bygone era, anyone sending a letter or petition to the rulers of Iran would enclose a gift to increase their chances of a favorable response. The message itself would feature the humble addendum: “Just to have something worthwhile in this petition, hereby a token is offered.” A week after the eruption of demonstrations in Khuzestan, triggered by a …

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Iran’s outgoing health minister asks for military-enforced lockdown

Al-Monitor – Iran’s outgoing Health Minister Saied Namaki wrote an open letter yesterday, Aug. 1, to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urging him and the Supreme National Security Council to directly intervene to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Iran. One of the requests Namaki made was for a two-week lockdown enforced by the military and the police. He said that the citizens of Tehran did not obey most …

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Blinken vows ‘collective response’ for ship attack blamed on Iran

Al-Monitor – The United States is “confident” that Iran is responsible for an attack on an Israeli-linked oil tanker that killed two crew members off the coast of Oman last week, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday.  “I want to condemn again the attack on Friday against the commercial ship. … We’ve conducted a thorough review and we’re confident that …

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UK summons Iran ambassador over attack on Israeli-managed oil tanker

AL-Arabia – Britain on Monday summoned Iran’s ambassador to London in response to what it claims was a Tehran-ordered attack on a merchant vessel off the coast of Oman that killed a British and Romanian national. For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app. “The Iranian ambassador to the UK, Mohsen Baharvand, was …

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Iran reports record high of over 37,000 new COVID-19 cases, deaths at 3-month high

Al-Arabia – Iran’s daily COVID-19 caseload crossed 37,000 mark for the first time on Monday, the health ministry said, as the Islamic republic also recorded its highest daily fatalities in three months. In the past 24 hours, Iran registered a record 37,189 positive cases, bringing the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 3,940,708. The record caseload is …

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