Khamenei, Zarif disappointed by Europe’s attempts to save JCPOA

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and his Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) meeting with the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. (IRNA) September 1, 2018 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says remaining in the nuclear deal with the West is not Iran's only option. Reacting to the August 30 report by the International [...]

By |September 1st, 2018|Europe, Uncategorised|

Iran ‘cannot avoid’ expanded talks on nuclear issue: France

From left, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Iranian FM Javad Zarif, French FM Jean-Yves Le Drian, German FM Heiko Maas and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson pose for a photo during a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (AP) August 31, 2018 Iran "cannot avoid" talks on [...]

By |August 31st, 2018|Uncategorised|

Long prison terms for editors of Dervish news outlet in Iran

Reza Entesari, right, and Mostafa Abdi, left, have received lengthy prison terms for involvement in February anti-government protests in Tehran. (Social Media) August 18, 2018 An Iranian news outlet focusing on Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish minority says two of its editors have received lengthy prison sentences for involvement in anti-government protests in February. In [...]

By |August 18th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Iran protests ‘mistreatment’ of Iranian women at Tbilisi airport

Shota Rustaveli International Airport, Tbilisi, 12, Jun 2017. (RFE/RL) August 18, 2018 Iran has sent a protest note to the Georgian foreign ministry over what it says is mistreatment of some Iranian women wearing Hijab at the security check points of Tbilisi airport. Earlier, a hardline member of Majles (Iranian parliament), had criticized [...]

By |August 18th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Iraq to respect dollar ban but not all US sanctions on Iran, PM says

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi speaking during an official meeting in the capital Baghdad on January 31, 2017, (AFP) August 14, 2018 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stepped back from his commitment to abide by new US sanctions on Iran on Monday, saying his government would only respect the dollar ban in transactions [...]

By |August 14th, 2018|Uncategorised|

US ambassador urges UK to abandon support for Iran’s nuclear deal

US Ambassador to Britain Robert Wood Johnson is seen walking next to US President Donald Trump during the latter’s visit to London. (AP) August 13, 2018 US Ambassador to Britain Robert Wood Johnson urged the UK on Sunday to stop supporting Iran’s nuclear deal and instead join forces with Washington to counter the [...]

By |August 13th, 2018|Europe, North America, Uncategorised, USA|

One of Iran’s most iconic industries faces disaster

Zollanvari's Gabbehs feature much simpler patterns than the more intrictate traditional Iranian carpets. (CNN) By Sebastian Shukla July 27, 2018 One of Iran's most famous export industries is warning of disaster when American sanctions snap back into place next month. The country's carpet making industry employs hundreds of thousands of skilled weavers and [...]

By |July 27th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Iranian Parliament shelved the bill on joining UNTOC

Keyhan Newspaper main report against Joining to FATF on Sunday September 04, 2016. (Keyhan) July 26, 2018 The Iranian Parliament has shelved the bill on joining the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), until learning the explicit stance of the Iranian supreme leader over it. The bill, known as the “Palermo [...]

By |July 26th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Here’s what 2nd gathering of the largest Iran opposition coalition in Germany achieved

The Council proposed a democratic, decentralized federalism in Iran in which the right of all ethnic and religious minorities is respected. (Supplied) By Shima Silavi July 18, 2018 On July 14, the Council of Iranian Democrats, the largest coalition of Iranian political opposition held its second conference in Cologne, Germany. The council is a [...]

By |July 18th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Minister says ‘confession’ video was smokescreen to hide corruption

Screen grab of Instagram account of Maedeh Hojabri, who "confessed" on Islamic Republic's state TV. (Social Media) July 14, 2018 Iran’s state-run TV has been airing coerced “confessions” since the early 1980s. While nearly all of the confessions broadcast have thus far been from politicians or opposition activists, the latest case stands out, [...]

By |July 14th, 2018|Uncategorised|