Opinions On Iran

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Iran: Exporting oil or revolution?

People listen to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as he speaks at a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the death of founder of the Islamic Republic Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran, June 4, 2019. (Reuters) By Amir Taheri December 10, 2021 «The greatest achievement of Imam Khomeini’s Islamic Revolution!” This is [...]

By |December 10th, 2021|Opinions On Iran|

Ayatollah Taheri: How a Friday Imam’s resignation letter to Khamenei sparked revolt

Mourners show the Victory sign during a funeral ceremony for Ayatollah Jalaluddin Taheri (pictured in poster), in Isfahan, Iran, on June 4, 2013. (AP) By Ehsan Mehrabi December 7, 2021 By now, any Iranian citizen who pens a critical open letter to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei knows to expect not a considered response, but harassment [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

How feasible is Raisi’s economic roadmap for Iran?

Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi visiting a gas station in Tehran on Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021. (AFP) By Bijan Khajehpour December 7, 2021 Ehsan Khandoozi, Iran’s minister of finance and economic affairs, has outlined details of an “economic roadmap” to address the country’s economic ills. The goals and timeline had been published in June, [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

How much the nuclear program has impoverished Iran

An Iranian flag is seen in Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, during an official ceremony to kick-start works on a second reactor at the facility, Nov 10, 2019. (AFP) By Dalga Khatinoglu December 6, 2021 Iran's economy has had almost no growth since its nuclear program gained momentum in 2004, to a large [...]

By |December 6th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

How much have delayed oil and gas projects cost Iran?

Iran is the fourth oil-richest country in the world and ranks second in terms of gas reserves. (Supplied) By Behnam Gholipour December 4, 2021 In late September, the International Court of Arbitration in Paris awarded Dana Gas, a subsidiary of the Emirati company Crescent Petroleum, $607.5 million over a decades-long dispute with Iran’s National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). [...]

By |December 4th, 2021|Opinions On Iran|

Khamenei’s self-fulfilling prophecies are destroying Iran

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (ISNA) By Faramarz Davar December 3, 2021 The original JCPOA was signed in July 2015 after Ali Khamenei repeatedly expressed pessimism on its prospects. Less than two years later Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the nuclear deal. Now with talks once again grinding into motion in Vienna, [...]

By |December 3rd, 2021|North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Study warns of rift between clerics and the Iranian people

An Iranian cleric student looks at the courtyard of Faiziyeh religious school in Iran's clerical capital Qom, 120 kms south of Tehran, 18 May 2005. (AFP) November 30, 2021 During the pro-democracy protests of 2009 it was Iran’s middle classes that led the charge against the government. Ten years later, lower-income Iranians were [...]

By |November 30th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Isfahan’s water crisis: How did we get here?

Iranians gather during a protest to voice their anger after their province's lifeblood river dried up due to drought and diversion in Isfahan on Nov 19, 2021. (ISNA) By Shima Shahrabi November 29, 2021 A haze of tear gas hangs over the dried-up Zayanderud riverbed. Motorcycle-riding riot police attack ordinary citizens as they [...]

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

Who keeps Iran out in the cold?

Ebrahim Raisi, left, with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AFP) By Amir Taheri November 27, 2021 As the Biden administration prepares for the revival, in some form at least, of the controversial “nuke deal” with the Islamic Republic in Tehran, usual suspects in Washington are peddling an old theme: Bringing Iran in from [...]

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

Housing crisis: Iran government’s project to expel the poor from metropolises

The average cost of buying of a residential property in Tehran meanwhile increased by 30.5 percent between September 2020 and September 2021. (Supplied) November 26, 2021 The Iranian government claims that they are administrating the country based on ‘Islamic Teachings.’ However, what is in practice being done is an economy based on government [...]

By |November 26th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|