World Cup 2022: A brave performance by the Iran national team – The Telegraph

World Cup 2022: A brave performance by the Iran national team – The Telegraph
World Cup 2022: A brave performance by the Iran national team – The Telegraph

World Cup 2022: A brave performance by the Iran national team – The Telegraph

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British newspapers published on Tuesday covered a number of key international issues, including the Iranian national team’s defiant stance when players refused to sing their country’s national anthem at the World Cup in Qatar, a possible Turkish ground attack on Syria and the implications of the exit Britain’s departure from the European Union on its economy.

We begin with The Telegraph newspaper, whose editorial was entitled “The Brave Stance of the Iranian National Team”. The newspaper says that the political attitude of footballers in Qatar at the start of the World Cup is remarkable and courageous. They “represent a country where real oppression takes place and where it is dangerous to make a political statement, as opposed to wearing an armband inconclusively,” the newspaper said.

And the newspaper says Iranian players are risking a lot as protests have erupted in their homeland for months following the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman arrested by Tehran’s morality police for not wearing a headscarf.

According to an Iranian human rights group, the theocratic state’s actions have killed 378 people, including 44 children.

The newspaper says the Iran internationals refused to sing their national anthem while their fans booed them. The team was beaten but the players were forgiven for having other things on their minds. As Iran’s captain Ehsan Hajafi said, “Conditions in our country are not right and our people are not happy.”

The newspaper says these comments could mean he cannot return to his homeland. And if he does, he faces the wrath of the rulers of the Islamic State. The newspaper says dozens of athletes, celebrities and journalists have been arrested in a campaign of mass arrests against those public figures who supported the protests.

Possible ground offensive in northern Syria

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We turn to the Financial Times and a report by Ayla Jean Yakli in Istanbul entitled “Erdogan Hints at Possible Ground Attack in Northern Syria”.

The author says that Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said Turkey could expand its military operations against Kurdish militants in northern Syria to include a ground incursion, threatening to escalate tensions in the area where U.S and Russian armed forces are present.

After the air strikes on the PKK in Iraq, Erdogan told reporters, according to a statement from his office on Monday: “We will consult with our Defense Ministry and the General Staff and decide together how much our ground forces need to contribute, and then take our steps accordingly.”

It said Erdogan months ago launched a new ground offensive against the YPG, which he says poses a threat to Turkey’s national security. Government officials said the airstrikes on nearly 90 PKK and YPG targets were in response to a bomb attack in central Istanbul last week that killed six and wounded 81 others.

The author says that a large-scale ground operation could lead to strained relations with the United States, which is arming and training the Syrian Democratic Forces to fight ISIS. It could also affect relations with Russia, whose forces have been operating in areas controlled by the People’s Defense Units (YPG) since 2019, when Turkey sent troops to oust the militants.

The author says that Turkey has invaded Syria four times since 2016 to fight the People’s Defense Units and ISIS and now controls a large part of its territory.

consequences Brexit

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And we consult the opinion page of the Guardian newspaper and an article by Simon Jenkins entitled “Brexit deal is not the Swiss way”. The author says that as long as Britain’s departure from the European Union lasts, the issue will remain on the political stage.

He adds that Britain’s relationship with the European Union has deteriorated in the six years since the 2016 referendum. The reason is simple: you can’t build a barrier against 40% trade with your nearest neighbor without causing a lot of pain.

He adds that the Office for Fiscal Responsibility says the impact of Brexit on the economy is now “reversible” in the medium term and would amount to up to 4% of GDP.

The author views what is happening as great harm and self-harm. He adds that not a week goes by without shouts of protest from shopkeepers, truck drivers, farmers, hoteliers, nursing homes, scholars and even artists.

He says that people in business and government have to deal with the consequences of Brexit on a daily basis. The author believes that Britain’s exit from the single market and the European Union was always a mistake, a move dictated solely by Boris Johnson’s personal ambition to overthrow Theresa May.


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