The headlines of the television press
Iranian presidential election
Iran’s Constitutional Council said all necessary measures had been taken to protect the rights of the people and hold a secure presidential election on Friday. The spokesperson for the Iranian Constitutional Council held a press conference in Tehran to elaborate on the next presidential election scheduled for June 18.
Retaliatory strike in Yemen
The Yemeni military said it carried out a new retaliatory drone strike on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia’s Asir province. Army spokesman Yahya Saree said the two Qassef 2-K drones successfully struck military positions at the airport. He said the attack was carried out in response to aggression by the Kingdom and the continued siege of Yemen. Saudi Arabia launched a deadly war against its southern neighbor in March 2015 to reestablish a friendly regime there. The war has left tens of thousands of Yemeni dead, many of them women and children.
Ukraine NATO membership
Russia has expressed concern over discussions on Ukraine’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Ukraine’s NATO membership would be a red line for Moscow. He made the remarks a day after US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met in Geneva. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s foreign minister said Russia does not have a veto over its country’s membership in NATO. Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky said he wanted a clear response from Biden on the idea of ââgiving Kiev a plan to join the alliance. Washington says Ukraine must root out corruption and meet other criteria before it can join. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine increased in 2014 when conflict erupted in eastern Ukraine following a declaration of independence by pro-Russian forces.