Category: Features

Iranian petrochemical workers take strike action

24 June, 2021Workers at oil and gas projects and petrochemical plants have gone on strike in South Pars, in Tehran and across Iran as part of coordinated action called Strike Campaign 1400, referring to the current year in the Iranian […]

Iran’s next President: Ebrahim Raisi and the Iran nuclear deal

Published by House of Commons Library On 18 June 2021, Iran elected Ebrahim Raisi as its next President. A conservative hardliner, with vastly different views to outgoing reformist President, Hassan Rouhani, his election has potentially far-reaching implications for change in […]

Iran: Election boycott further undermines regime’s legitimacy

18th June 2021 With Iranian presidential elections scheduled for 18 June and the latest round of talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal underway, the Islamic Republic is reaching a critical point.  Jane Green assesses the implications… […]

Crisis of legitimacy as election farce approaches

Iranian rights campaigners have warned that upcoming presidential elections will be the least free yet, with an unprecedented number of candidates disqualified. As the presidential election campaign in Iran enters its final two weeks – with the election set to […]

End the ordeal of Narges Mohammadi!

Free all women political prisoners in Iran! On 27 May 2021, media outlets in Iran and from around the world reported that the courts in the Islamic Republic of Iran have sentenced Ms. Narges Mohammadi – a noted human rights […]

Iran’s failure to explain uranium traces is ‘big problem’, says IAEA chief

Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, briefs the press at the agency’s headquarters in Vienna on Monday. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

UN nuclear inspectorate chief asks Tehran to ‘come clean’ about uranium found at three sites Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor Wed 26 May 2021 Iran’s failure to provide credible explanations for traces of uranium found at two undeclared sites is “a big […]

Presidents, pragmatism and power in the Middle East

Biden’s attitude towards the Middle East is beginning to take shape as Iran builds towards a presidential election of its own. STEVE BISHOP  senior Executive Council of CODIR considers the issues facing the leadership in both countries IRAN’S national democratic […]

Zarif’s Beefs

Mohammad Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, smiling at a UN meeting in New York City/Drew Angerer/Getty Images

A leaked gossipy interview with Iran’s outgoing foreign minister confirms that the Revolutionary Guards’ domination is much more advanced than previously imagined Arash Azizi Mohammad Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, smiling at a UN meeting in New […]

Iran: Stop destruction of mass grave site and allow dignified burials of persecuted Baha’is

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 29 April 2021 Iranian authorities are banning members of the persecuted Baha’i minority from burying their loved ones in empty plots at a cemetery near Tehran that they have used for decades, instead insisting they bury […]

CODIR’s message and contribution to London online May Day 2021 event on 1st May.

CODIR’s message and contribution to London online May Day 2021 event on 1st May. Tweet