Iranian sports mired in corruption, former federation president says

Mohammad Dadkan has blasted Iran's sports for corruption and its policy of boycotting Israeli sports. (ILNA) June 5, 2020 A former President of the Football Federation of Iran has called on the Ministry of Intelligence to step in and investigate "wheeling-dealing" and "corruption" in the federation and the Ministry of Sport and Youth. [...]

By |June 5th, 2020|Iran|

As cost of living rises in Iran millions fall under poverty line

Workers of Azark Ab protesting late wage payments. (Twitter) June 5, 2020 The poverty-line income needed by a four-member household in Iran has risen from 25 million to 45 million rials monthly in the past two years, showing an eighty percent increase, the Islamic Parliament Research Center (IPRC) says in a new study. [...]

By |June 5th, 2020|Iran|

Why IRGC’s increasing influence in Iran’s Parliament is significant?

Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf greets members of the parliament after being elected as parliament speaker at the Iranian parliament in Tehran, May 28, 2020. (AFP) By Morad Veisi June 5, 2020 The commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have always been present in the Iranian Parliament (Majles) over the years,holding various positions. The [...]

By |June 5th, 2020|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

4 Iranian Christian converts detained to serve 5-year prison term in Tehran

The four Christian men were given five days to turn themselves in to Evin Prison on May 28. (ISNA) June 4, 2020 Four Iranian Christian converts were summoned by the regime’s Judiciary to serve their prison sentence in Tehran’s Evin Prison. According to the Human Rights News Agency, Hossein Kadivar, Khalil Dehghanpour, Kamal Namanian, [...]

By |June 4th, 2020|Iran, Minorities|

One killed in Tehran oil refinery fire, several other fires reported across country

Fire at Tehran's Shahid Tondgouyan Refinery on Wednesday killed one. June 3, 2020. (MEHR) June 4, 2020 The Public Relations Department of Tehran Oil Refining and Distribution Company on Wednesday said a fire caused by a gasoline leak at Shahid Tondgouyan Refinery has killed one worker and injured another. A spokesman of the [...]

By |June 4th, 2020|Iran|

Iran says coronavirus restrictions could return if second wave hits

President Hassan Rouhani reviewing health products in Tehran. He never wears a protective mask in public. April 5, 2020. (ISNA) June 4, 2020 Iran’s president warned the public on Wednesday that restrictions may have to be reimposed to fight the coronavirus if the country is hit by a second wave of infections, after [...]

By |June 4th, 2020|Iran|

Iran reports 3,574 new coronavirus infections, its highest yet

Workers disinfect subway trains against coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, in the early morning of Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP) June 4, 2020 Iran announced 3,574 new coronavirus infections Thursday, its highest daily count since the outbreak began in February. It was the fourth straight day that the daily caseload had topped 3,000. The [...]

By |June 4th, 2020|Iran|

Tehran’s flawed plans to fight inflation

A close up shot shows Iranians trading money at a currency exchange office in a shopping centre in the capital Tehran. (AFP) By Saeed Ghasseminejad June 4, 2020 The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced an inflation target last week of 22 percent for the current Persian calendar year, which lasts from March 2020 to March [...]

By |June 4th, 2020|Iran|

Iran to spend $1 Billion from reserves to prop up its ailing automakers

Iran's Saipa automaker is one of the largest manufacturers headquartered in Tehran, Iran. (Supplied) June 4, 2020 Iran has decided to channel one billion dollars from its national reserves to prop up its ailing automakers amid a deep economic crisis gripping the country since 2018. Iran’s National Development Fund (NDF) is a foreign [...]

By |June 4th, 2020|Iran|

Parliament’s think tank chief calls for reforms to save Iran’s failing economy

Mohammad Qasemi, the head pf Parliament Research Center addressing the chamber. May 31, 2020. (IRNA) By Behrouz Turani June 4, 2020 In what appears to be candid remarks, Mohammad Qasemi, the head of the Iranian Parliament's Research Center, has painted a bleak picture of Iran economy. He told parliament that structural flaws and weak [...]

By |June 4th, 2020|Iran|