Category: News & Analysis

Coronavirus in Iran: 588 Deaths Reported in 24 Hours

TEHRAN – The daily death toll from coronavirus in Iran broke a new record for the second day in a row on Monday 9 August with 588 fatalities. As the fifth wave of coronavirus hits Iran since February 2020, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 https://newlinesmag.com/ Arash Azizi Mohammad Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, smiling at a UN meeting in New […]

Britain’s Teachers call for release of women political prisoners in Iran

Britain’s largest teachers’ union, the National Education Union (NEU), has supported CODIR’s campaign for the release of women political prisoners in Iran! Following CODIR’s launching of a campaign drawing attention to the plight of several women detained in Evin Prison […]

The Dilemma of Iran’s Resistance Economy

Imperviousness to Sanctions Will Require Growth By Djavad Salehi-Isfahani March 17, 2021 When Joe Biden’s election as U.S. president was certified in January, Iran’s currency appreciated against the dollar by 20 percent. A Biden victory, many Iranians hoped, would mean a […]

Biden and Iran

FEBRUARY 3, 2021 BY BEHROOZ GHAMARI TABRIZI There is an expression in Persian that says when an idiot throws a stone into a well, hundreds of wise people can’t recover it. Now this is the story of Donald Trump’s idiotic decision in May […]

17 Days and Counting to Trump’s Departure, Yet Signs of a Planned US-Led Attack against Iran Mount

The United States flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday, December 30, for the third time since the second half of November. According to Haaretz, senior officers in the Israel military have met in recent days with their counterparts at […]

In Brazen Threat to Iran, US Sends Heavy Bombers to M.E. via Israel

Last Friday, November 20, Channel 13 reported that Israel and the US were planning to increase pressure on Iran with “covert operations” and economic sanctions during Trump’s final weeks in office. The next day, the United States rapidly deployed several heavy bombers […]