Opinions On Iran

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2021 in Review: Yet another year of disease, drought, privation and repression for Iranians

Outgoing President Hassan Rouhani (left) and President-elect Ebrahim Raisi meet in Tehran on June 23, 2021. (EPA-EFE) By Christopher Hamill-Stewart December 22, 2021 Few nations have been hit as hard by the global pandemic as Iran. More than 131,000 Iranians have died so far, and parts of the country have been repeatedly forced [...]

By |December 22nd, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Iran’s secret oil sales: Who’s being put at risk?

Crewmen speak aboard the Iranian oil tanker Fortune during its arrival to El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (AP) By Behnam Gholipour December 21, 2021 The outlook of any future revival of the JCPOA remains opaque. In the meantime, the Islamic Republic is in desperate need of oil revenues. [...]

By |December 21st, 2021|Opinions On Iran|

Raisi’s contractionary budget implies no definitive resolution of the nuclear crisis in the coming months

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi handing over the draft budget to Parliament Speaker Ghalibaf on Dec 12, 2021. (IRNA) By Saeed Ghasseminejad December 18, 2021 Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi sent his first annual budget bill to the Islamic Consultative Council, or Majles, on Sunday, providing important insight into his priorities for the next Persian year, April [...]

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

Is Tehran the most expensive capital in the world to buy a house in?

Commuters pass under neath tower blocks and faded banners depicting Iran's religious leaders while crossing a street in Tehran. (Bloomberg) December 17, 2021 "Unfortunately, according to statistics, Tehran is the most expensive capital in the world in terms of house prices," Esmaeil Hosseinzehi, deputy chairman of the Iranian parliament’s Development Committee , told ISNA news [...]

By |December 17th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Iran’s water is running dry. Now its water woes are worsening

A file photo shows Iranian protest dried-up river in Isfahan, Nov 24, 2021. (FARS) By Sahab Bahar December 15, 2021 Iran faces an acute water crisis that has been the root of persisting and reoccurring nationwide protests and regional disputes. With the Islamic Republic disregarding the environmental and human costs of erratic development projects, [...]

By |December 15th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

New budget bill means even more inflation for Iranians

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi handing over the draft budget to Parliament Speaker Ghalibaf on Dec 12, 2021. (IRNA) December 14, 2021 A leading economic daily in Tehran says the main implication of Iran's new budget bill for ordinary people would be higher inflation in the months to come. Donyaye Eghtesad (World of Economy) [...]

By |December 14th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Star-crossed students and ‘incomplete’ files: How Iran bars dissidents and minorities from university

Iran deprived the followers of proscribed religions, including Baha'i citizens, along with people accused of "moral corruption" and "opponents" of the Islamic Republic, from university education. (Supplied) By Milad Pourisa December 14, 2021 Barring religious minorities and political dissidents from universities has been a policy of the Islamic Republic’s policy since the 1984 [...]

By |December 14th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Biden is losing contest of wills with Iran over nukes

President Joe Biden delivers remarks to the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly, Sept 21, 2021. (AP) By John Bolton December 14, 2021 For decades, U.S. presidents have proclaimed it “unacceptable” for Iran to have nuclear weapons. They said the same about North Korea. They largely failed with North Korea, and are [...]

By |December 14th, 2021|North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Hidden faces of hostage-taking: Ali Rezvani, interrogator-journalist

Iranian state TV IRIB reporter Ali Rezvani (R)  pictured with fellow "interrogator-journalist" Ameneh Sadat Zabihpour. (Social Media) December 11, 2021 On Wednesday, December 9, the names of three Iranians accused of playing a key role in state-sponsored hostage-taking were read out by British parliamentarians as part of a drive to see them sanctioned in the UK. One [...]

By |December 11th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

One year on, Iranian dissident’s execution rattles exiles

Ruhollah Zam, the operator of an anti-regime Telegram channel, in a trial at the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, Nov 2020. (Supplied) December 11, 2021 One year after dissident Ruhollah Zam was executed in Iran after apparently being lured from France, his hanging strikes fear into Iranian opposition exiles over the reach of the [...]

By |December 11th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|