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 […]

The Hybrid War Against Iran

In 1953, the U.S.—with the UK—overthrew the democratically elected government of Mohammed Mossadeq and over the course of the next two decades provided full support to the unpopular government of the shah of Iran. , Shutterstock U.S. President Donald Trump […]

Those beating the drums for war in Iran must be resisted

There must be every effort to create a movement which clearly says no to war in Iran, says LINDSEY GERMAN ANTI-WAR campaigners are gearing up to oppose new conflicts this summer. The situation in the Gulf is extremely dangerous and […]

 

More than 1 million people join global campaign to demand Iranian government release Nasrin Sotoudeh

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Under embargo until 00:01 GMT 13 June 2019 More than a million people in more than 200 countries and territories across the globe have come together to express their outrage at the sentencing of prominent Iranian […]

Iran: Sentencing of human rights lawyer to 30 years in prison and 111 lashes ‘a shocking injustice’

Responding to the news that Iranian human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi has been sentenced to 30 years in prison and 111 lashes for his human rights work, including publicizing violations through a channel he set up on the Telegram mobile […]

Iran: Labor Activists Detained Since May Day – Police Crackdown on Protest

(Beirut) – Iranian authorities are holding at least eight activists and journalists arrested during a Labor Day protest on May 1, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should immediately and unconditionally release all those detained for exercising their rights to […]

Women Banned From Cycling In Bike-Friendly Iranian City

Isfahan is known as the city of bicycles, a reputation forged by its many cycling lanes, a bike-sharing system, and a government that actively promotes biking — that is, unless you are a woman. The prosecutor in Iran’s third largest […]

Isfahan Prosecutor Bans “Sinful Act” of Women Riding Bicycles

Citing domestic Islamic religious decrees and common law, Isfahan city prosecutor Ali Isfahani announced on May 14, 2019, a ban on female bicyclists. “Based on fatwas by religious scholars as well as the law, bicycling by women in public spaces is a sinful […]

Old grudges, new weapons… is the US on the brink of war with Iran?

While American hawks talk up an ‘imminent’ threat from Tehran with no hard evidence, echoing the start of the Iraq conflict, hardliners are in the ascendant in Iranby Simon Tisdall Sat 18 May 2019 15.07 BSTFirst published on Sat 18 May 2019 15.00 BST For […]

Bernie Sanders speech on the war against Iran!

Trump, frustrated by advisers, is not convinced the time is right to attack Iran

National security adviser John Bolton listens as President Trump meets with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By John Hudson , Shane Harris , Josh Dawsey and Anne Gearan May […]

Iran: Two 17-year-old boys flogged and secretly executed in abhorrent violation of international law

The Iranian authorities have flogged and secretly executed two boys under the age of 18, Amnesty International has learned, displaying an utter disdain for international law and the rights of children. Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, two cousins, were executed […]

IndustriALL Global union ask for the release of trade union activists arrested on May Day in Tehran

Dear Mr. President Hassan Rouhani, I am writing this letter to you as the General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, which represents more than fifty million workers in mining, energy and manufacturing sectors in more than 140 countries, including Iran, to […]