Ukrainian FM says Iranians to discuss crash compensation in Ukraine

The foreign ministers of Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan and Britain during a press conference about Ukrainian jet shot down by Iran, London, January 16, 2020. (AFP) July 27, 2020 An Iranian delegation will visit Ukraine on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss compensation for a Ukrainian jet shot down by Iran on Jan. 8, the [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Europe|

The diplomat king and the wasting of Iran’s foreign policy

Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, January 1979, shortly before leaving Iran. (AFP) By Faramarz Davar July 27, 2020 Forty years have passed since the death of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last king of Iran. Despite serious flaws in the domestic politics of the last Shah of Iran, his performance in foreign policy indicates a deep [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

Bomb thrown at Iranian-Swedish politician’s home after she criticized Iran’s regime

Soheila Fors is an Iranian-born member of Sweden’s Christian Democrats party. (Social Media) July 27, 2020 An incendiary bomb was thrown at an Iranian-Swedish politician’s home after she received threatening phone calls over her criticism of the Iranian regime. Soheila Fors, an Iranian-born member of Sweden’s Christian Democrats party, said on Sunday that [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

First Swiss deal with Iran via humanitarian channel has gone through

Food, medicine and other humanitarian supplies are exempt from the US sanctions. (IRNA) July 27, 2020 A Swiss pharmaceutical company has completed the first transaction under a new humanitarian trade channel with Iran, the government in Bern said on Monday. The Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement (SHTA) channel to bring food and medicine to [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Europe|

Spanish officials say anti-corruption party received money from Iran

Reporters of Hispan TV work in the newsroom. (IRNA) July 24, 2020 Spain's El Mundo on Thursday reported that the Economic and Fiscal Crime Division of the Spanish Police (UDEF) has announced that between 2012 and 2015 the media company belonging to Pablo Iglesias, the leader of the leftist, anti-corruption Podemos Party, received [...]

By |July 24th, 2020|Europe|

Ukraine: Black box transcript confirms illegal interference with jet downed in Iran in January

People and rescue teams are pictured amid bodies and debris after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed in Tehran, January 9, 2020. (AFP) July 24, 2020 The transcript from the black boxes from a Ukrainian jet accidentally shot down by Iran on Jan. 8 confirm the fact of illegal interference with the [...]

By |July 24th, 2020|Europe|

Tehran continues its terror campaign in Europe – will Europeans respond?

Police officers enter the Al-Irschad Mosque during a raid on April 30, 2020 in Berlin as dozens of police stormed mosques and associations linked to Hezbollah. (AFP) By Alireza Nader and Benjamin Weinthal July 23, 2020 The Islamic Republic of Iran is waging an assassination campaign in Europe to silence its critics and pressure European [...]

By |July 23rd, 2020|Europe|

The Fairies: An opera banned in Tehran is released in Amsterdam

The Fairies faced restrictions in Iran because of the official ban on solo female singing - imposed by the regime since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. (PDN) July 22, 2020 The Persian Dutch Network presents a recording which has been banned in Tehran for three decades: an opera based on a famous poem by [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Arts, Europe|

Canada doesn’t put much credibility into interim Iran report on Ukraine jet downing

Security officers and Red Crescent workers are seen at the site where the Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed in Tehran, Jan 8, 2020. (Reuters) July 20, 2020 Canada does not put much credibility into Iran’s interim report on the downing of a Ukrainian airliner, which Tehran blamed on a misaligned radar and human [...]

By |July 20th, 2020|Europe, North America|

Europe warns against flying in Iranian airspace: What does it mean?

A Mahan Air passenger plane takes off from Mehrabad Airport in Tehran. (AP) By Faramarz Davar July 20, 2020 The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a statement on the safety conditions of Iranian airspace to airline companies worldwide – warning that "military and passenger aircraft are under threat in Iran's airspace due [...]

By |July 20th, 2020|Europe, Opinions On Iran|