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Kermanshah: Spotlight on another looming water tragedy in Iran

Many of Kermanshah’s rivers, wetlands and larger inland water sources have either dried up and permanently subsided, or else are in a critical state. (Fars) By Hawri Yousifi August 3, 2021 In recent weeks, protests over the water crisis in Khuzestan and the Iranian state’s bloody crackdown on dissent have dominated the news. But Khuzestan is far [...]

By |August 3rd, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Rights record under scrutiny as Iran’s Raisi to be sworn in as president

Ebrahim Raisi, head of Iran's judiciary waves to media as he attends at the Interior Ministry to register his candidacy in Tehran, Iran, May 15, 2021. (AP) August 2, 2021 Ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi will be inaugurated on Tuesday as the new president of Iran, a country mired in deep economic crisis and hit [...]

By |August 2nd, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Human Rights Watch slams Iran for suppressing ‘water uprising’

Protesters angry over water shortages marched through streets in an oil-rich, restive province in southwestern Iran, July 16, 2021. (Supplied) July 31, 2021 The increasing death toll and mass arrests raise grave concerns about the Iranian authorities’ response to recent protests in Khuzestan, and other provinces, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. The international [...]

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

How a corrupt ‘privatization’ drive led to blackouts in Iran

Cars drive on an unlit street during a blackout in Tehran, Iran, Jan 20, 2021. (AP) By Daniel Keyvanfer July 30, 2021 Protests in Khuzestan over chronic water shortages began in mid-July this year. People have since taken to the streets in other Iranian cities in solidarity with their cause, chanting anti-government slogans and even tearing [...]

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

Raisi’s execution tactics exposed

Executions in Iran increased markedly during Raisi’s stint as Judiciary Chief from 2019 until 2021. (AFP) By Sia Rajabi July 29, 2021 Ebrahim Raisi will become president of Iran in just over a week, even though (or perhaps, because) his resume is filled with crimes against the Iranian people and humanity. Shortly after [...]

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

Brave Slovenia is right to seek accountability over the 1988 massacre in Iran

The Iranian regime committed the 1988 massacre in which 30,000 political prisoners were executed during the summer of 1988. (NCRI) By Giulio Terzi July 23, 2021 Last week, Slovenia’s Prime Minister Janez Jansa caught the world’s attention when he publicly called for an international investigation into the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|Europe, Opinions On Iran|

Theoretician says Iran presidents cannot have their own theory, they can carry out others’ views as executives

Mohammad-Reza Tajik, an Iranian political activist. (Supplied) July 23, 2021 Political activist Mohammad-Reza Tajik who is known as one of the theoreticians of reforms in Iran has questioned the validity of the concept of state in Iran in an interview with reformist newspaper Etemad on Sunday, July 18. The interview which is basically [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Drought in Khuzestan due to the implementation of a non-expert water transfer project

The implementation of water transfer projects from the sources of Dez and Karun began from the government of the late Hashemi. (Supplied) By Hoshang Amiri July 21, 2021 The water crisis in Iran has become one of the main crises. One of the worst-hit areas is the south-western province of Khuzestan. Now many [...]

By |July 21st, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Why did Hassan Rouhani blame sanctions on ‘disrespect’ for the Iranian constitution?

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani presents to the parliament his budget for 2018-2019 on December 10, 2018. (AFP) By Faramarz Davar July 21, 2021 In one of his final addresses to the cabinet as President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani appeared to blame non-adherence to the Iranian Constitution for the fact that Iran was still in the [...]

By |July 21st, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Has Iran government ended special dollar rate for essential imports?

People shop at the Grand Bazaar in Tehran on August 2, 2017. (Reuters) July 20, 2021 Recent price rises of basic goods shows the government has almost stopped supplying dollars below market rates to pay for essential imports, an economist has said. "I don't think anything has remained of [dollars available at] the [...]

By |July 20th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|