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Iran: Have the worms in the cesspit started to eat each other?

Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, there have been periodic waves of hope that the regime was capable of reform. (IRNA) By Firouz Farzani January 18, 2021 Over the past four decades in Iran, since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, there have been periodic waves of hope that the regime was capable of reform. In the early [...]

By |January 18th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Iran’s unbelievable car prices

Iranians fill up their cars with fuel at a petrol station in Tehran, Iran, January 25, 2016. (Reuters) January 18, 2021 In Iran, car prices have decreased after the Iranian national currency, the rial, slightly gained some of its lost value against the dollar. Meanwhile, many Iranians are impatiently waiting to see what will happen [...]

By |January 18th, 2021|Iran|

Outcry over power outages, smog forces Iran to act against Bitcoin miners

A general view taken from Western Tehran shows a blanket of brown-white smog (AFP) January 18, 2021 Iranian authorities are blaming power outages and worsening air pollution in cities across the country on the energy drain caused by bitcoin mining operations. The cryptocurrency farms are a huge energy drain because they use banks of high-powered [...]

By |January 18th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Fears of a fourth Covid-19 wave approaching Iran

Iranian residents wearing protective masks walking in a street in the capital Tehran on June 22, 2020. (AFP) January 18, 2021 According to the National Coronavirus Taskforce, 10 cities in the northern province of Mazandaran are in a red state of alert, signifying mounting infections in the province. The taskforce also said that travel to the [...]

By |January 18th, 2021|Iran|

Iran’s long-range missile land close to commercial ship, US Navy ships in Indian Ocean

Iran’s IRGC held a military exercise involving ballistic missiles and drones in the country’s central desert, state TV reported on Jan 15, 2021. (AP) January 16, 2021 Long-range missiles from Iran landed close to a commercial ship in the Indian Ocean and 100 miles from the Nimitz aircraft carrier strike group of the US Navy, [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|East Asia, Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran may complain to World Court over alleged U.S. ‘illegal actions’ against its U.N. diplomats

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh in Tehran, Iran on 5 October 2020. (Anadolu) January 16, 2021 Iran has sent a warning to the United States that it may take action at the World Court over alleged “illegal actions” against Iranian diplomats at the United Nations, Iran’s state media reported on Saturday. Foreign Ministry spokesman [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|North America, USA|

Egypt: Iranian nuclear issue should be linked to its regional interference

Iranian missiles are loaded into launch position via a newly unveiled ballistic missile launch system in footage shared on November 4, 2020. (IRAN)  January 16, 2021 Egypt believes that the Iranian nuclear issue is not the only problem with regard to Iran and its position in the region, according to Motaz Zahran, Cairo’s ambassador in [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|Egypt, Middle East|

France, Britain, Germany warn Iran against uranium metal work

Iran's Arak's IR-40 Heavy water reactor. (AFP) January 16, 2021 Three European powers on Saturday warned Iran against starting work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor, saying it contravened the 2015 nuclear deal and stressing that it had no civilian use but serious military implications. The UN nuclear watchdog and Tehran said on [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|Europe|

Family of Iranian dissident jailed since 2001 appeals for help to secure parole

Undated image of Iranian dissident Saeed Masouri, jailed in Iran since Jan. 8, 2001, for supporting exiled opposition group MEK. (VOA) January 16, 2021 The family of a jailed Iranian dissident who is marking 20 years in Iran’s prison system without a single day of leave is appealing for international help in securing his parole [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|Iran|

Iran’s provocations are a warning shot to Biden

US President-elect Joe Biden at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, December 23, 2020. (AP) By James Stavridis January 16, 2021 Iran’s announcement that it would begin enriching uranium to 20%, well over the limit of 4% set in the 2015 nuclear agreement, sounded a clear warning in advance of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|North America, USA|