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3 keys to understanding why many Iranians plan not to vote in presidential elections
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3 keys to understanding why many Iranians plan not to vote in presidential elections

The Iranians vote this Friday to choose the successor of Hassan Rouhani, who has been its president since 2013.Elections in the Islamic Republic of Iran are not considered by much of the international community as a "free and democratic" event.SIGHT: LIVE | Iran Elections 2021: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Opens Presidential ElectionsThis is mainly because candidates must be vetoed and approved by the 12 theologians and jurists who make up the Council of Guardians, an unelected body that has the final decision on who can stand in an election.Even so, in the past elections had a high turnout because for many they served to make their voice heard.Hassan Rouhani's eight-year presidency that took Iran from euphoria to disappointmentThe Stakes in Iran's Presidential ElectionsWho is Eb...
Hassan Rouhani’s eight-year presidency that took Iran from euphoria to disappointment
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Hassan Rouhani’s eight-year presidency that took Iran from euphoria to disappointment

Elected in 2013 with the promise of diplomatic openness and liberalization of society and reelected four years later, the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, a figure considered moderate, ends his second term with a high rate of unpopularity.If the victory of the ultraconservative materializes Ibrahim Raisi, projected by polls that anticipate a historic abstention in the first round of the presidential elections on June 18, the failure of the experience would be enshrined Rouhani, marked by economic collapse.SIGHT: LIVE | Iran Elections 2021: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Opens Presidential ElectionsRouhani "I wanted to liberalize the Iranian economy by boosting the role of the private sector and attracting foreign investors"recalled Thierry Coville, a researcher at the Institute of...
The US softens sanctions against Venezuela for the purchase of vaccines
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The US softens sanctions against Venezuela for the purchase of vaccines

The United States Government relaxed on Thursday some economic sanctions against Venezuela to allow this country to acquisition of materials related to the pandemic, such as vaccines, masks, oxygen tanks or ventilators, according to a statement from the Treasury Department. Along with Venezuela, Washington also eased sanctions on Iran and Syria with the same objective.The Treasury reported that the measures affect "transactions and activities related to the delivery of masks, ventilators, oxygen tanks, vaccines and vaccine production, covid-19 tests, air filtration systems and field hospitals."The decision comes after an analysis within the Government of President Joe Biden to evaluate whether...
The ‘mobile DANA’ is here: it arrives with rains, storms and hail that put almost all of Spain on alert
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The ‘mobile DANA’ is here: it arrives with rains, storms and hail that put almost all of Spain on alert

The arrival of a mobile DANA it will leave strong storms in almost all of Spain during the next few days that in turn are likely to cause flooding in some areas. The last week of spring is marked by rains and storms, which this Wednesday will be intense in the northern third of the peninsula, so that the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has activated the warning for risk (yellow) or significant risk (orange) in seven autonomous communities. In addition, in the Balearic Islands it has activated the yellow warning for heat. Specifically, the important risk due to rains and storms will be active this Wednesday in León, where they can accumulate up to 30 liters per square meter i...
The explosive statements of the former head of Mossad on operations against Iran
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The explosive statements of the former head of Mossad on operations against Iran

It was a "revealing" interview.Yossi Cohen, the outgoing director of Israel's intelligence services, called Mossad, offered details on some of the country's most prominent operations against Iran.SIGHT: Iran accuses Israel of attacking its uranium enrichment nuclear facility and vows "revenge"Among other things, Cohen, who retired last week after more than five years as head of Israeli espionage, spoke of the theft of Iran's nuclear archive in 2018, which allowed tens of thousands of documents to be taken out of the country bound for Israel.Cohen also hinted at Israeli involvement in the destruction of the Natanz nuclear plant., in central Iran, and in the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the top scientist in the Iranian nuclear program, in November 2020.Mossad attacked nuclear facilit...
Russia to provide sophisticated satellite to Iran
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Russia to provide sophisticated satellite to Iran

Russia will provide Iran with a sophisticated satellite, which will significantly improve the Islamic Republic's spy capabilities, the US daily Washington Post reported today. The Kanopus-V satellite, with a high-resolution camera, will allow Iran to monitor its opponents' facilities across the Middle East, the paper explains, citing officials currently or previously in positions in the United States or the Middle East. The information was released a few days before the summit scheduled for June 16 in Geneva between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart, Joe Biden, who is making his first trip abroad since taking office in January. This could be another complaint by Washington against Moscow, on a list that include...
Health gives the green light to vaccination of La Roja: Army health personnel will administer Pfizer to about 40 people
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Health gives the green light to vaccination of La Roja: Army health personnel will administer Pfizer to about 40 people

The players of the Spanish soccer team and some additional personnel until reaching about 40 people will be vaccinated against Covid with Pfizer. Just two days before the Eurocup begins, the Ministry of Health has given the green light this Wednesday to an exception in the vaccination process that follows in the footsteps of the Olympic and Paralympic athletes who will go to Tokyo in 2021 and will be Army toilets who administer a vaccine that finally consists of two doses and nor the single dose of Janssen, as requested by the Minister of Culture and Sports, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes.Finally, the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has made a decision that falls within its powers and, cont...
The UN accuses Iran of enriching uranium above the nuclear pact and limiting international inspections
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The UN accuses Iran of enriching uranium above the nuclear pact and limiting international inspections

Iran is enriching uranium in quantity and purity well above that agreed in the 2015 nuclear pact, while substantially limiting international inspections and not responding to specific doubts about its past activities, the IAEA, the UN's atomic agency, criticized this Monday.In its most recent report, issued in Vienna, the IAEA specifies that Iran currently has 3,241 kilos of enriched uranium, 9.2% more than in February, with a few kilos of this material (2.4) with a purity of 60%, a value close to that necessary to make atomic bombs. On the other hand, the IAEA calls "deeply disturbing" that Iran remains unanswered to questions about the presence of fissile material at three undec...
The climatological summer begins with a DANA that leaves a "fiesta" of rains of mud, hail and storm alerts
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The climatological summer begins with a DANA that leaves a "fiesta" of rains of mud, hail and storm alerts

This week the climatological summer begins with the arrival of a DANA to the peninsula that will leave all over the country showers, thunderstorms, hail and even rains of mud that have put a yellow warning to Aragon, Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Catalonia and Galicia, Castilla La Mancha and the Community of Madrid.Specifically, they will have notices Zaragoza, Asturias, Cantabria, Ávila, Burgos, León, Palencia, Segovia, Toledo, Girona, Lugo, Orense and Madrid. The weather agency Meteored recalls that he Weather summer runs from June 1 to August 31, and this stormy "party" that begins this Monday is due to the formation of a dana (isolated atmospheric depression at high levels) of polar...