2021-06-21: News Headlines

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 …

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). 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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

_____ (2021-06-20). World's Nuclear Arms On High Operational Alert And Ready To Strike. popularresistance.org United Nations – The world's nine nuclear armed states have downsized their military arsenals, but made up for their loss by increasing the number of weapons on high operational alert, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). | As a result, the world is increasingly within striking distance of nuclear weapons—either by accident or by design. | The most vulnerable region is Asia, which is home to four of the world's nine nuclear powers, namely, India, Pakistan, China and North Korea, the rest being the US, UK, France, Russia and Israel. | The study says the…

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…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-20). 'Emergency Shut Down' Reported At Iran's Sole Nuclear Power Plant. southfront.org Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran. Image source: Iranian Presidency office/EPA-EFE | Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant has undergone a "temporary emergency shutdown," the state-run TV Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, an official in state electric energy company, said that the shutdown would last "for three to four days." The official warned…

_____ (2021-06-20). World's Nuclear Arms on High Operational Alert & Ready to Strike. popularresistance.org The world's nine nuclear armed states have downsized their military arsenals, but made up for their loss by increasing the number of weapons on high operational alert, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-20). US vows to continue nuclear talks after Iran's election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — The US State Department said in a statement that it is committed to continuing talks with Iran to revive the nuclear deal.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-20). Iran, P4+1 start new meeting on JCPOA revival in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Representatives from Iran and remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) started a new meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission to conclude discussions at the latest sixth round of the talks in Vienna on Sunday.

Seyad Hamed Nematollahi (2021-06-20). Nuclear Agreement Between Iran and the West: "Will It Help to Make the Region Safer"? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-20). Unparalleled global strike capability: U.S. nuclear-capable bombers end month-long mission with flight through Arctic, Pacific. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Unparalleled global strike capability: U.S. nuclear-capable bombers end month-long mission with flight through Arctic, PacificRick Rozoff American B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers have completed a month-long mission to Europe and Africa by flying over the Arctic, North Africa and the Pacific Ocean on June 17 and 18, The B-52s had been forward-deployed to the Morón Air …

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2021-06-20: News Headlines

Anonymous669 (2021-06-20). 'Emergency Shut Down' Reported At Iran's Sole Nuclear Power Plant. southfront.org Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran. Image source: Iranian Presidency office/EPA-EFE | Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant has undergone a "temporary emergency shutdown," the state-run TV Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, an official in state electric energy company, said that the shutdown would last "for three to four days." The official warned…

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…

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-20). Unparalleled global strike capability: U.S. nuclear-capable bombers end month-long mission with flight through Arctic, Pacific. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Unparalleled global strike capability: U.S. nuclear-capable bombers end month-long mission with flight through Arctic, PacificRick Rozoff American B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers have completed a month-long mission to Europe and Africa by flying over the Arctic, North Africa and the Pacific Ocean on June 17 and 18, The B-52s had been forward-deployed to the Morón Air …

_____ (2021-06-20). World's Nuclear Arms on High Operational Alert & Ready to Strike. popularresistance.org The world's nine nuclear armed states have downsized their military arsenals, but made up for their loss by increasing the number of weapons on high operational alert, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Seyad Hamed Nematollahi (2021-06-20). Nuclear Agreement Between Iran and the West: "Will It Help to Make the Region Safer"? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-20). US vows to continue nuclear talks after Iran's election. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — The US State Department said in a statement that it is committed to continuing talks with Iran to revive the nuclear deal.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-20). Iran, P4+1 start new meeting on JCPOA revival in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Representatives from Iran and remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) started a new meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission to conclude discussions at the latest sixth round of the talks in Vienna on Sunday.

Abdul Rahman (2021-06-19). Conservative Ebrahim Raisi is the next president of Iran. peoplesdispatch.org Conservative candidate Ebrahim Raisi has been declared the next president of Iran following his victory in the elections held on Friday, June 18. Media reports said he won won 61.95% of the votes cast. The 13th presidential elections concluded around 2 am local time on Saturday and saw a turnout of around 49%. | The elections were held amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of US-imposed sanctions and its impact on the economy and the question of the nuclear deal. There were also grave concerns over public apathy towards the elections. The results mark a consolidation of power by the conservative se…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-19). Russian envoy expects agreement on JCPOA revival on July 15. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — The Russian envoy to Vienna talks on reviving Iran nuclear deal or the JCPOA said Sat. that he expects the talks will reach an agreement on July 15, which is the 6th anniversary of signing the deal.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-19). Iraq to build eight nuclear power plants with Russia's help. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) — The Iraqi government plans to build eight nuclear power plants with the cooperation of Russia, costing over $40 billion, in order to overcome the challenges of electricity shortages in the country.

Peter Weiss (2021-06-19). No First Use — Or No Nuclear Weapons? zcomm.org If international law is to preserve its teeth, it cannot do so with halfway measures.

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