Opinions On Iran

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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|

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|