Solidarity organisation warns of dangers following assassination in Iran

28th November 2020 Press release For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has condemned the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Mahabadi, head of the Ministry of Defence’s Research and Innovation Organisation (referred to under […]

Iranian Women’s Struggle against anti-women state policies and systemic violence

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is held on 25th of November commemorates three Mirabal sisters, who were tortured and killed in 1960, by the Dominican dictator, Rafael Trujillo. We approach this date while COVID-19 […]

What are the prospects for change in Iran?

While the final weeks of Trump’s hold on the White House are fraught with danger, the prospect of a new administration in the United States holds the possibility of drawing back from the brink in the face-off with Iran, writes […]

Iran’s opposition leader tests positive for COVID-19 while under house arrest

Sunday 15 November 2020 – With the spread of COVID-19 currently overwhelming the healthcare system in Iran, the government of President Hassan Rouhani was forced to announce urgent measures in an attempt to stem the pandemic.  President Rouhani stated today […]

Iran: Coping with multiple crises

The coronavirus hit Iran over six months ago and the government has reportedly covered up the death toll. As the economic crisis continues, many Iranians have lost faith in the country’s leadership.

 

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 […]

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 […]

A US war with Iran looms. Don’t for one second think that it is justified

Trump’s allies will try to paint Iran as a threat, as they did with Iraq. We must not fall into step with their prefab bloodlust  ‘It is clear where we’re heading …’ US Navy patrol boats carry journalists to see […]

UNISON General Secretary questions wisdom of Jeremy Hunt’s support for Trump’s drive to war with Iran!

UNISON National Delegate Conference 2019, Liverpool UNISON’s general secretary, Dave Prentis, spoke yesterday at UNISON’s International Rally ahead of the union’s National Delegate Conference in Liverpool in response to a question from Jamshid Ahmadi, Assistant General secretary of CODIR. Mr […]

British and US push to blame Iran is ‘most dangerous threat of war yet,’ say peace campaigners

Journalist John Pilger warns ‘nothing’ Trump administration says can be trusted BRITISH and US claims that Iran is behind two oil tanker explosions are “the most dangerous threat of war” yet, peace campaigners warned today. US Secretary of State Mike […]