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Lessons learned from an Iranian epidemic

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gestures during a meeting in Tehran, Iran December 16, 2020. (REUTERS) February 4, 2021 The Islamic Republic of Iran has experienced the most severe known outbreak of coronavirus in the Middle East. The country has reported some 1.3 million infections and 58,000 Covid-19-related deaths to the World Health Organization: [...]

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

Khomeini FactCheck: Can Iran’s Supreme Leader avoid autocracy?

The founder of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini, repeatedly claimed that the principle of Velayat-e Faqih in Iran’s constitution would prevent autocracy. (IranWire) February 4, 2021 The founder of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, repeatedly claimed that the principle of Velayat-e Faqih in Iran’s constitution – the guardianship of an Islamic jurist as [...]

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

Hounded beyond the grave: Dead Iranian dissidents not allowed to rest in peace

The shattered gravestone of Mostafa Karimbeigi, who died during mass anti-government protests in 2009. (Supplied) February 1, 2021 It's an ordeal that many hundreds of Iranian mothers and fathers have had to endure for decades.Many wander from cemetery to cemetery looking for the unmarked graves of their dead children.If they're lucky enough to find the [...]

By |February 1st, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Eight vaccines on paper but no vaccination in Iran

A medical worker holds a vial with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus disease at a vaccination point at the GUM department store in Moscow on January 18, 2021. (AFP) By Pouyan Khoshhal  January 29, 2021 Talk of coronavirus vaccines and Iran’s vaccination have been increasing over the past two days in the country. [...]

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

Hell in south Tehran: Juvenile prisoners speak out

A general view of the Greater Tehran Prison. (Supplied) January 29, 2021 "The situation is terrible. The water is undrinkable, the washing facilities are faulty, and bathroom breaks are rationed. There’s hot water for half an hour a day. The ward is dirty and full to bursting. A ladleful of lentils and stones, and frozen [...]

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

A brief history of political lying in the Islamic Republic

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and conservative cleric Taghi Mesbah Yazdi, undated. (Khamenei.ir) By Hassan Jafari January 27, 2021 "Ahmadinejad was a liar," Parviz Kazemi, the welfare minister in ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's first cabinet, would retrospectively declare in an interview in 2014. “For example. He’d have a meeting with me at noon. We’d talk, and [...]

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

Nukes, terror, Syria, Iraq, Hezbollah – Iran’s tentacles are spreading

A Hezbollah supporter chants slogans, as he holds a picture of the late Iran leader Ayatollah Khomeini (L) and Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (R) in Beirut, Jan 7, 2020. (AP) January 26, 2021 Israel is preparing a full-court press to discuss Iran’s threats with the new US administration, according to various media reports. National Security Adviser [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Middle East, North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Expect more belligerence from Iran under Biden administration

US President Joe Biden delivers his inauguration speech on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (AP) By Majid Rafizadeh January 23, 2021 Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei surprisingly ordered all factions of Iraqi armed groups to stop attacking US interests in Iraq late last year. A senior commander of an Iranian-backed [...]

By |January 23rd, 2021|North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Did Bitcoin mining lead to blackouts in Iran?

Cheap electricity has drawn Chinese businesses to Iran to mine Bitcoin. (Supplied) By Hassan Jafari January 19, 2021 On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, one of the largest power outages on record took place in Iran. Large cities in at least 10 provinces were practically shut down for hours. Not in the last two decades has [...]

By |January 19th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Violating the nuke deal, Iran shows it wants to talk to Biden

New enrichment level could be used for nuclear weapons. (AFP) By Lazar Berman January 19, 2021 Iran announced last week that it would be taking steps toward producing uranium metal, in direct violation of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear agreement. The revelation came only days after Tehran resumed enriching uranium to 20 percent purity at the [...]

By |January 19th, 2021|North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|