Opinions On Iran

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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|

A chronology of Tehran’s kidnappings and killings abroad

Agents of the Islamic Republic acted on the basis of Khomeini’s “Islamic” teachings. (Keystone) By Faramarz Davar November 20, 2021 The almost 43-year history of the Islamic Republic of Iran is deeply associated with incidents of  kidnapping and assassination abroad. Since the beginning of Ruhollah Khomeini's rule over Iran, which ran from February [...]

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

Transnational repression: How Iran haunts and kills its critics around the World

Mourners stand around the body a veteran Iranian opposition figure during his funeral in Lavasan on June 1, 2011. (AFP) By Hannah Somerville November 19, 2021 “We’re going to kill you.” “You don’t think we have enough graves? We do.” These are the kinds of messages that Iranian human rights activists regularly receive [...]

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

President Raisi’s hard-line government stalling on progress

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi speaks before parliament to defend his cabinet selection in the capital Tehran on August 21, 2021. (AFP) November 16, 2021 Conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was inaugurated as Iran's sixth president in August, coming into office as an uncompromising hard-liner, in contrast to his predecessor, Hassan Rouhani. As a supporter and close confidant [...]

By |November 16th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|