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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on June 23

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday:

*** IRAN DAILY

Rouhani urges preparations for inflow of released funds

President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday urged the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) to gear up for the imminent release of the country’s funds frozen abroad.
Speaking at a meeting of the Government’s Economic Coordination Headquarters, Rouhani said it is necessary to prepare for the inflow of the released Iranian foreign exchange resources for financial transactions, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Russian envoy: Iran not a threat to other countries, needs weapons for defensive purposes



Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan said Tuesday that Moscow’s arms sales to Tehran should not be a source of concern for other countries.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is not a threat to anyone,” Dzhagaryan said in response to a question posed by Iran Daily during an interview at IRNA’s bureau in Tehran.

Iran slams US ‘interference’ after election criticism


Iran on Tuesday condemned US “interference” in its domestic affairs after the State Department criticized last week’s presidential election in the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s Judiciary chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi scored 62% of the vote in Friday’s election that had a 48.8% turnout. The US State Department said on Monday that it regretted that Iranians were unable to take part in a “free and fair electoral process”, AFP reported.

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

What’s the Deal in Vienna?

TEHRAN -- The United States is still refusing to remove anti-Iran sanctions and honor commitments required for its return to the 2015 nuclear deal after six rounds of talks in Vienna, Press TV reported Tuesday.

Joint CIA-Hollywood Project to Demonize Iran

By: Tom Secker*

The 2012 spy comedy-drama Argo was a massive critical and commercial success, and while the CIA’s support for the film was an open secret, until now the details on how and why the Agency helped to make Argo were hard to come by. In response to a FOIA request made in 2012, the CIA recently released over 200 pages of documents about their role in the making of Argo, providing a glimpse behind the curtain of why the CIA is working with Hollywood.

President-Elect Raisi Meets With Senior Military Commanders

TEHRAN - Iran’s President-elect Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi held a meeting with high-ranking military commanders in Tehran on Tuesday.
Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Muhammad Hussein Baqeri and a group of other high-ranking military commanders met with Rayeesi to congratulate him on victory in the Friday presidential elections.

*** TEHRAN TIMES

U.S. ‘temporary suspension’ ploy and the next administration in Iran

TEHRAN – COVID-19 created the biggest “apartheid of the century”; a full-scale war for survival. When the vaccine monopoly, took public health into the valley of politics, Iran managed to achieve a glorious victory in the production of vaccines, medicine, and medical equipment.

The curious case of new UK ambassador to Iran

TEHRAN — On Monday, the Queen of England appointed Simon Shercliff as the new ambassador of the UK to Iran, leaving analysts wondering what does this sudden change of ambassador, which coincided with the presidential election and a new president will take over in the country in mid-August. This intrigued us to do some investigative reporting about Simon Sherclif

Israeli settlers attack Palestinians in flashpoint Jerusalem al-Quds neighborhood

Israeli settlers backed by the regime’s forces have attacked Palestinian residents protesting in the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds Neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in the occupied West Bank. Palestinians had gathered to rally against Israel’s ethnic cleansing campaign of their neighborhood in the holy city.

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