British newspapers discussed “Washington and Tehran’s preparation for a new round of negotiations regarding Iran’s nuclear program,” and Muslim women’s fears of hostilities in Switzerland, in addition to the pressures facing the health sector in Britain due to long-term symptoms of the Corona virus.
The Sunday Times published a report by its Washington correspondent, David Chartres, titled “The United States and Iran Are Taking Steps Toward Resuming Nuclear Talks.”
Chartre says that the administration of US President, Joe Biden, has begun to take new steps in preparation for talks with Tehran indirectly with the aim of reviving the nuclear deal and limiting Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
He adds that officials from the United States and Iran will meet in Vienna for talks, nearly 3 years after former US President Donald Trump announced his country’s withdrawal from the agreement.
Scharter explains that the Vienna meeting is part of an international meeting that includes several European countries, in addition to China and Russia, and is part of the international nuclear agreement between the great powers and Iran that was signed in 2015.
The journalist says that this is the first practical step towards the calm required to rebuild and activate the international agreement since Washington withdrew from it and the Trump administration re-imposed economic sanctions on Iran, noting that the Biden administration has not eased or lifted these sanctions yet.
And Chartres confirms that Tehran was able during that period during which Washington withdrew from the agreement to raise the quantities of enriched uranium it possesses, until it reached storing sufficient quantities of it to allow it to build a nuclear bomb.
The Independent Online published a report by Samuel Osborne entitled “Muslim women feel afraid of being attacked after the Swiss agreed to ban the veil in a public referendum.”
Osborne quotes Rifat Lenzen, a Swiss Muslim, as saying: “I felt angry again because of stupid referendums, such as the referendum on banning minarets.”
Recalling the previous referendum that took place in 2009 in which the construction of minarets was banned in Switzerland, Rifaat expressed her fear that these referendums indicate that “the majority of the Swiss people are hostile to Islam or Muslims or both.”
Osborne adds that other Muslim women such as Rifaat fear that the results of the recent referendum will contribute to an increase in Islamophobia and harassment of Muslim women, whether verbally or physically, because of their wearing of the headscarf.
“If you want to wear the hijab, you must be aware that you will be subjected to harassment and possibly attacks on the public road,” said Rifaat.
Osborne says that the concerns raised are supported by Kirill Hugenwit, Director of Amnesty International’s office in Switzerland, who said that “the result of the referendum may lead to an increase in hatred, especially against veiled Muslim women.” They know that they do not have the freedom to wear what they want on their bodies. “
Osborne notes that Muslim women in Switzerland number about 380,000 women, which represents about 5% of the population, and the majority of them are from Turkey, Bosnia and Kosovo.
The Observer published a report by the health affairs correspondent, Dennis Campbell, entitled “The British health sector is suffering due to tens of thousands of cases of long-term symptoms of Corona virus among workers.”
The report says that nearly 122,000 people working in the health sector in Britain suffer from long-term symptoms of infection with the Coronavirus, which puts more pressure on the health sector.
The report indicates that a detailed statistic issued by the National Center for Statistics showed that the number of workers in the health sector who suffer from long-term symptoms of infection with the Coronavirus exceeds any other work sector in the country, followed by the teaching sector, which has about 114,000 cases.
Campbell explains that hospitals suffer from overcrowding in the care departments because most workers in these departments suffer from symptoms, which leads them to work only partially and not at their full potential, and they perform some of their job duties only because of the symptoms they suffer from.
The report quotes Dr. Helena McEwan as saying: “The current symptoms can devastatingly affect doctors and workers, whether on the physical or mental level, making them unable to continue performing the duties of their profession, which puts more pressure on the health sector, which suffers.” Indeed, it was a shortage of workers even before the outbreak. “
Campbell quotes officials in the British health sector confirming that the file of long-term symptoms of the Corona virus will be a problem that the sector must confront and solve over the coming months or perhaps years, adding that a recent survey showed that the number of doctors who feel long-term symptoms of the Corona virus is increasing rapidly and most of them feel With various symptoms such as fatigue, pain throughout the body, and difficulty breathing.