Opinions On Iran

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New team and new fears in Tehran

Ebrahim Raisi, left, with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AFP) By Amir Taheri November 5, 2021 What do you do when you want to do something and yet you feel embarrassed about doing it? This is the question that the “Supreme Guide” of the Islamic Republic in Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei faced this [...]

By |November 5th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

A public suicide in Iran spotlights anguish over economy

A street vendor waits for customer while selling clothes in southwestern Tehran, Iran, Nov. 2, 2021. (AP) November 4, 2021 Ruhollah Parazideh, a wiry 38-year-old with a thick mustache and hair flecked with gray, was desperate for a job. The father of three in southern Iran walked into a local office of a [...]

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

Iran: A prison for free expression

Reporters Without Borders describes Iran as “one of the most oppressive countries” because of its persecution and harassment of journalists. (Supplied) By Carmela Caruso October 30, 2021 “It was this black box and nobody talked about it,” Amir Soltani says of Evin Prison. When he was growing up in Tehran, Soltani’s school was [...]

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

Why do some prisoners in Iran put on weight behind bars?

In new pictures since his release from prison, Amir Hossein Moradi had noticeably gained weight. (Supplied) By Shima Shahrabi October 29, 2021 This week, a photo was circulated showing Amir Hossein Moradi on temporary release from prison, embracing his mother in hospital. The image engendered all kinds of reactions – relief, well-wishes, anger [...]

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

Iran needs $50 billion investment not to become a natural gas importer

Iranian laborers work at a unit of South Pars gas field in Asalouyeh Seaport, north of Persian Gulf, Iran, Nov. 19, 2015. (Reuters) October 29, 2021 A top oil official in Iran has said that if new investments are not made in natural gas industry, the country will become a net importer in [...]

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

Iran’s ’empty treasury’ panic is back with a vengeance. who’s right?

Iranian planning & budget organization building. (Tasnim) October 28, 2021 On the night of Tuesday, November 26, 2013, the president of the 11th government of the Islamic Republic of Iran sat down in front of three reporters from the IRIB to share the performance of his first 100 days in office. Hundredth-day reports were not [...]

By |October 28th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

The Iranian chain store powered by forced prison labor

Prison inmates in Iran are often forced to take low-pay jobs in workshops to cover their daily necessities from prison stores. (Tasnim) By Daniel Keyvanfer October 27, 2021 Those unfortunate enough to have experience of Iranian prisons are unanimous on the poor quality and exorbitant prices of prison store goods, which they are effectively forced [...]

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

Poisoned letters: The firebrand killed in prison for writing to Khamenei

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (ISNA) By Ehsan Mehrabi October 26, 2021 Any Iranian citizen who pens a critical open letter to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei can expect to face prison and even the death sentence. In the 1990s, due to the political climate, the cost of publishing such missives was particularly high. [...]

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

In his second term, Trudeau must fix his Iran policy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a memorial service for the victims of a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed in Iran, in Edmonton, Alberta, Jan 12, 2020. (Reuters) By Alireza Nader October 22, 2021 Last month’s re-election of Justin Trudeau as Canada’s prime minister provides an opportunity to reflect on Ottawa’s relationship with [...]

By |October 22nd, 2021|North America, Opinions On Iran|

Iran, a dammed nation

A general view of Iran's salt lake of Urmia in the country's northwest, which had been shrinking in one of the worst ecological disasters of the past 25 years, picture taken on Dec 8, 2018. (AFP) By Sir Ivor Roberts October 22, 2021 The recent events in Afghanistan have made us think we [...]

By |October 22nd, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|