Iran’s deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi more confident of EU support
The remaining signatories of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal known as JCPOA have regretted over unilateral exit of US from the deal and reiterated their support to Iran’s demands of normalization of economic cooperation with Tehran to what they call as essential for surviving the deal.
Saturday was the second round of negotiations of the JCPOA joint commission in Vienna which was held at the request of Iran following US withdrawal from the multilateral deal.
According to Iran’s official IRNA news agency, the main topics of today’s talks included the exploring consequences of US exit from the JCPOA and the approaches to salvaging the deal.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi who headed his country’s delegation told reporters at the end of the meeting that the negotiations were positive and all the remaining members of the JCPOA unanimously announced they will continue to fulfill their commitments under the deal.
They underlined their commitments to hold intensive talks with Iran and are trying to achieve practical ways for meeting Iran’s demands in various fields such as energy, oil, investment and trade, insurance and banking, Araqchi said.
Participants were resolute and united regarding the JCPOA, he said, noting that they all stressed that they favor the JCPOA and meeting Iran’s demands, Araqchi said.
Except US, all participants of the JCPOA gathered at Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the landmark pact following the US unilateral decision of withdrawing from the multilateral deal and re-impose sanctions on Tehran. Delegates from china, Russia, France, Britain, Germany and the European Union participated in the meeting.
On Friday, before going for the meeting, Iranian deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi told reporters in Vienna that Tehran was negotiating with the other signatories “to see if they can provide us with a package which can give Iran the benefits of sanctions lifting. The next step is to find guarantees for that package,” he said, adding that Iran needed specifics on how that would happen by the end of May.
Yukia Amano, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also joined the meeting at the request of Joint Commission of JCPOA. During the meeting he reiterated that 11 reports of the agency have so far verified Iran’s compliance with the deal, Araqchi said.
Araqchi said that during Amano’s presence in the meeting all members reaffirmed their commitment to the deal and appreciated the agency’s professional work.
Araqchi further noted that negotiations will continue at all levels next weeks. Of course the priority is with expert level in a bid to work out a clear image regarding the future of the path. He said he was more confident about preserving the JCPOA.
US administration has not only withdrawn from the deal but has promised to impose “the strongest sanctions in history” on Tehran. Washington has threatened to punish companies that trade with Iran. Some Western companies have already quit Iran or said they may have to leave because of the new US sanctions.
For Iran to stay with JCPOA, Araqchi said “specific mechanism and practical solutions” were required to convince companies to continue doing business with Tehran and address its concern over its oil exports and banking transaction flows.
Recently Iran’s supreme leader Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that European powers must protect Iranian oil sales from US pressure and continue buying Iranian crude, and must promise they would not seek new negotiations on Iran’s missile programe and regional activities.
In another development International Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of Monetary Fund (IMF), while addressing International Economic Forum at St. Petersburg, on Friday, has urged US President Donald Trump to review his policies regarding imposing sanctions on Iran and Syria.
Google celebrates its 25th birthday with a special doodle
Birthdays can also serve as an opportunity for reflection, even though we at Google are always looking to the future.
The world’s largest search engine, Google, is marking its 25th birthday today with a unique doodle. Although Google Inc. was founded on September 4, the firm has been commemorating its birthday on September 27 for more than ten years.
In order to commemorate this unique event, the organisation today took a walk down memory lane and displayed several doodles. The GIF accompanying today’s Google Doodle changes Google into G25gle. The IT company claimed that it was utilising today as a time to reflect while remaining focused on the future.
Google said in a blog post, the Doodle for today honours Google’s 25th anniversary. Birthdays can also serve as an opportunity for reflection, even though we at Google are always looking to the future. Take a trip down memory lane to discover how we were created 25 years ago.
Sergey Brin and Larry Page, two PhD students at Stanford University studying computer science in the late 1990s, developed Google. The two quickly discovered that they had similar goals for the World Wide Web, including making it more user-friendly. According to its blog, the duo put in a lot of effort from their dorm rooms to create a prototype for a better search engine.
They transferred the operation to Google’s first workplace, a rented garage, as they made significant headway on the project. The formal founding date of Google Inc. is September 27, 1998, it stated.
The company further said that although a lot has changed since 1998, its goal has not changed, to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google said in a statement that it was grateful to users for evolving with us over the past 25 years and added, we can’t wait to see where the future takes us, together.
Google’s current CEO Sundar Pichai wrote a letter to commemorate the company’s birthday last month. He reflected on the company’s history, its contribution to the transformation of technology, and the way ahead. He expressed his appreciation for the customers, staff members, and collaborators who contributed to Google’s success. He also expressed gratitude for the commitment of both former and current Google employees as well as the ongoing challenge to innovate.
Hardeep Nijjar killing row: Canada’s defence minister says ties with India important
The Defence Minister further mentioned that if the allegations are proven true, there is a very significant concern that Canada will have with respect to the violation of our sovereignty.
Canada’s defence minister Bill Blair said that his country’s ties with India are important. HIs statement amidst a diplomatic standoff between both the countries. However, he also added that his country wants a thorough investigation into the allegation.
The escalating tensions between both the countries began after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asserted that his country’s security agencies were investigating a link between the Indian government and the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Defence Minister Bill Blair noted that they understand this can be, and has proven to be, a challenging issue with respect to their relationship with India. However, at the same time, they have the responsibility to make sure that they carry out a thorough investigation and get to the truth, he added.
The Defence Minister further mentioned that if the allegations are proven true, there is a very significant concern that Canada will have with respect to the violation of our sovereignty. On the other hand, India rejected the allegation as absurd and motivated.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs remarked that Canada has shared no specific information regarding its charges, flagging politically condoned hate crimes and criminal violence in that country. Furthermore, the foreign ministry has advised its nationals in Canada and those contemplating travelling there to exercise utmost caution.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also claimed that such credible allegations were shared with India weeks ago. He added that they want to work constructively with India and hope that New Delhi engages with them so that they can get to the bottom of this very serious matter.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said that Washington is deeply concerned about the allegations and that they want to see accountability in the case.
Khalistani terrorist, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, 45, was shot dead outside a gurdwara in Canada’s British Columbia in June. He was chief of the banned Khalistan Tiger Force and reportedly one of India’s most wanted terrorists.
National Daughters Day 2023: History, significance, theme and wishes
The purpose of National Daughter’s Day is to serve as a reminder that girls should be given equal chances, including access to education, practical life skills, and sports participation, among others.
In India, Daughter’s Day is observed on the final Sunday in September, which falls on September 24, 2023. India is the only big nation with a higher mortality rate for females than boys, according to UNICEF.
At birth, there are 900 females for every 1000 boys in the nation. In the world, boys are 7% more likely than girls to die before the age of five. In India, though, the figures are dismal, with 11% more girls dying before turning five.
Given these troubling numbers, it is crucial to invest in the wellbeing of girls in order to empower them. The purpose of National Daughter’s Day is to serve as a reminder that girls should be given equal chances, including access to education, practical life skills, and sports participation, among others.
The first National Daughters Day was observed in India in 2007, which is where the holiday’s origins can be found. Daughters have frequently been overlooked in a society where males have long been regarded with awe. The noble goal of this day is to inspire parents to show their admiration for their daughters.
In certain cultures, having daughters has been seen as more of a burden than a blessing. With the goal of reversing this perception, National Daughter’s Day exhorts parents to acknowledge the extraordinary gift that their daughters are.
The significance of National Daughters Day can be found in our ever-changing society. It’s a day set aside to gleefully acknowledge the daughters in our lives. Falling on a Sunday presents a chance for parents and daughters to spend quality time together, cherish one another, and have intimate life-related dialogues. It’s a day for giving, caring, and fostering the cherished relationship between mothers and daughters.
- Daughters are special and highly valued, which demonstrates that they were sent from heaven above
- Daughters are special; once we have them, we can never live without them. Happy Daughters’ Day!
- Daughters are the pride of their parents’ hearts; from birth, they are beautiful
- My darling daughter, my baby you will always be, no matter where you are. You are a little part of me, whether near or far. Happy Daughters’ Day!
- Daughters will soon be married and grown, then they may start a family of their own