Opinions On Iran

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How have Iran’s intelligence forces broken down in face of explosions

The location of a possible crater and the approximate blast and damage area from the explosion and fire at Iran's Natanz nuclear site. (Screengrab) By Yonah Jeremy Bob July 11, 2020 With another explosion on Thursday night, reportedly at an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps facility, the question is not only how anyone has pulled off [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|Isreal, North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Iran, Covid-19: The average death toll in Iran is double that of the world

Iranian residents wearing protective masks walking in a street in the capital Tehran on June 22, 2020. (AFP) By Hamid Enayat July 10, 2020 Iraj Harirchi, the regime's Deputy Health Minister, told the state news agency, ILNA, today, "We are faced with an unprecedented death toll. Lifting the restrictions has left us with 200 [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Explosion at Iran nuclear site: Accident, sabotage or foreign attack

A building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, July 02, 2020. (AP) July 3, 2020 A mysterious explosion and fire in one of Iran’s nuclear facilities has opened the flood gates to speculations and analysis as [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Marjan, Iranian actress and singer who became symbol of rebellion, dies at 71

Marjan performs in Paris in 2018. (/Media Express) By Matt Schudel June 15, 2020 Marjan, a popular singer and actress in pre-revolutionary Iran who, after being imprisoned by the country’s Islamic authorities in the 1980s, lent her voice to the cause of political freedom in her homeland, died June 6 at a hospital in [...]

By |June 15th, 2020|Arts, Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Prisoner swap: What next for the freed US veteran and Iranian doctor?

Michael White with US special envoy for Iran Brian Hook in Switzerland, June 4, after White's release by Iranian authorities. (AP) By Hannah Somerville June 11, 2020 Iranian officials have disclosed that Michael White, a US citizen who was released from an Iranian prison on June 4 in a historic exchange, was freed because [...]

By |June 11th, 2020|North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Does Russia want Tehran to get nukes

The reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran, 1200 Kms south of Tehran. (AFP) By Yonah Jeremy Bob June 9, 2020 The IAEA’s leaked late Saturday report escalated its standoff with Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program. Already in March, the IAEA publicly condemned Iran for the first time [...]

By |June 9th, 2020|Opinions On Iran, Russia|

Why is Khamenei still trying to prove his legitimacy as leader?

Over the past 31 years numerous other allegations have surfaced about the legitimacy of Ayatollah Khamenei's election as Supreme Leader. (Supplied) By Faramarz Davar June 6, 2020 Thirty-one years after being anointed Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei is still having to assure the public that his election by the Assembly of Experts on [...]

By |June 6th, 2020|Iran, Opinions On 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|

Regime change in Iran shouldn’t be a taboo

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (2nd-R) delivering a speech in Tehran, April 14, 2018. (AFP) By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh May 30, 2020 Regime change in Iran is one of the biggest taboos in U.S. foreign policy. Bring it up and you will be scorned as a warmonger, a fomenter of chaos. [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Middle East, North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Why Iran’s anti-Israel rhetoric is mere bluster

Iranian protestors burn an Israeli flag during a demonstration in Tehran on July 25, 2014 to mark the Quds Day. (AFP) By Majid Rafizadeh May 29, 2020 Tensions between Israel and Iran have been escalating amid the coronavirus disease pandemic. The heightened tensions are in danger of spiraling out of control and leading to [...]

By |May 29th, 2020|Middle East, Opinions On Iran|