Opinions On Iran

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Iran’s inflation rate in 2022 will depend on fate of nuclear negotiations

Various rates and prices for currencies and gold coins are displayed at an exchange bureau, in Tehran, August 21, 2019. (AP) By Saeed Ghasseminejad January 11, 2022 Iran’s annual inflation rate in 2021 was 43.4 percent, according to the Statistical Center of Iran, but President Ebrahim Raisi is determined to reduce inflation in 2022, since high [...]

By |January 11th, 2022|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Are these the dying days of Iran’s open internet?

An Iranian man shows his phone while unable to load a social media page as internet service is reportedly disrupted, Tehran, Iran, 17 November 2019. (EPA-EFE) By Amir Hossein Miresmaeili January 7, 2022 In Iran, internet speeds have dropped dramatically over the past month, while access to Virtual Proxy Networks (VPNs) and open [...]

By |January 7th, 2022|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Canonizing Ghasem Soleimani

A worker cleans a statue of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, installed in Ghobeiry, a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP) By Ehsan Mehrabi January 5, 2022 General Ghasem Soleimani, commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ expeditionary Quds Force, was assassinated on January 3, 2020 by an US drone strike just outside Baghdad [...]

By |January 5th, 2022|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Time to look inward: Not all of Iran’s problems are caused by the West

An Iranian woman walks past pictures of Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei (top L) and of late Iranian supreme leader Ruhollah Khomeini (top R), in Tehran on Oct 13, 2017. (AFP) By Shireen Hunter December 31, 2021 In the last two decades, Iran’s economic, social, and political conditions have steadily deteriorated. A brief [...]

By |December 31st, 2021|North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Iran in 2022: Predictions and possibilities

People walk near a burnt bank, after protests against increased fuel prices, in Tehran, Iran November 20, 2019. (Reuters) December 31, 2021 As most people around the world prepare to say farewell to 2021 and herald the arrival of 2022 with optimism for a prosperous year ahead, it is worth looking into a [...]

By |December 31st, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Why Iran’s Air fleet has bankrupted?

More than 170 planes are out of work due to the lack of necessary budget and sanctions restrictions for providing required spares. (Reuters) December 29, 2021 These days, familiar officials with the air fleet in Iran speak about the government’s failure to revive it, which has led it to bankruptcy. Aviation companies can [...]

By |December 29th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Raisi: Khamenei’s shadow in office

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, left, gives his official seal of approval to newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi in an endorsement ceremony in Tehran, Aug. 3, 2021. (AP) December 27, 2021 Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline cleric close to the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, was elected Iran’s president in one of the country’s most [...]

By |December 27th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

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|