Iran TV: Supreme leader backs government on gas price hikes

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press @Provided by The Associated Press In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei talks to clerics in his Islamic thoughts class in Tehran, […]

Iran warns security forces may act against petrol price rise protests

Interior minster says authorities will intervene if public properties are damaged in protests that have spread across country Iranian protesters gather around a burning motorcycle during a demonstration against increased gasoline prices in the central city of Isfahan. Photograph: -/AFP […]

People’s protests continue to challenge power

As mass protests continue to be a feature of life in Iran the threat of military intervention is in danger of neutralising their impact and playing into the hands of the regime.  Jane Green considers the issues. Massive popular protests […]

Iran – Tensions are being ratcheted up in the Middle East

The recent attacks upon the Aramco oil facilities in Saudi Arabia have seen a ramping up of tension between the West and Iran. JANE GREEN highlights the dangers of further escalation WHEN the US withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal […]

US Sanctions Are Designed to Kill

US sanctions are killing ordinary Iranians by the thousands. Through its control over the world banking system, America’s sanctioning power flouts international human rights law and poses a threat to the world. Donald Trump signs an executive order imposing sanctions […]

 

Iran: World turning blind eye to crisis of mass enforced disappearance

The Iranian authorities’ continued failure to disclose the fate and whereabouts of thousands of political dissidents who were forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in secret during Iran’s 1988 prison massacres has sparked a crisis that for decades has been largely […]

Priorities for trade unions in Iran

In a wide-ranging interview, Maziyar Guilaninejhad, Coordinator of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics in Iran (UMMI), assesses the current situation for trade unionists.  IT: Could you give us a short description of the present conditions of independent workers organisations and […]

IRAN TODAY Autumn 2019 was published by CODIR!

The Autumn issue of Iran Today, the progressive campaign for peace, human and democratic rights, and social justice in Iran was published by CODIR on Thursday 22 August! The Autumn 2019 issue covers a whole host of important features including: […]

Stop the drive to war to defend workers’ rights

Mass protests continue to be a feature of life in Iran, but the threat of military intervention is in danger of playing into the hands of the theocratic regime.  Jane Green considers the issues. Massive popular protests in Iran, which […]

Thousands of Iranian Teachers Join Nationwide Strike Demanding Fair Pay, Free Education and the Right to Organise

Teachers nationwide protest in Iran 4-5 August On Sunday and Monday, thousands of teachers in Tehran, Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Tabriz and Isfahan protested outside regional Education Department offices calling for real and positive action by the authorities in response to their […]

Iran: Prisoner of conscience flogged 100 times for ‘drinking alcohol and insulting Islam’

1 August 2019, 12:26 UTC Updated: 1 August 2019, 14:44 UTC The flogging of Kurdish singer and prisoner of conscience Peyman Mirzazadeh 100 times demonstrates the shocking brutality of Iran’s justice system, said Amnesty International. Peyman Mirzazadeh had been sentenced […]

Iran expert: Military confrontation is “inevitable”

U.S.-Iran relations expert Ervand Abrahamian says a war between the two countries is inevitable under the Trump administration. “The long-term agenda in the White House… [is] basically the destruction of the Islamic Republic, maybe even the destruction of the state, […]

By punishing Iran, Trump risks a full-scale war between our two countries – Mohammad Khatami

The US president should resist the pressure from his advisers and de-escalate the explosive tensions in the Persian Gulf The British-flagged tanker, Stena Impero, seized in the strait of Hormuz: ‘By exiting the JCPOA, the Trump administration has moved against […]

Iran: Cruel campaign to extract propaganda ‘confessions’ from protesters against compulsory veiling

15 July 2019, 09:15 UTC Iran’s authorities are using incommunicado detention, prolonged solitary confinement and threats against family members in order to extract forced video “confessions” from women’s rights defenders detained for campaigning against the country’s discriminatory forced veiling (hijab) laws, […]

Iran: the drive to war intensifies As US rhetoric pressing for a new Middle East war with Iran intensifies, JANE GREEN assesses the issues

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump continues to ramp up rhetoric against Iran as the threat of a further Middle East war becomes greater. Trump claims that he called off air strikes against Iran recently at the last minute, after being told […]