Iran's central bank has been pumping petrodollars into the local exchange market to artificially keep the currency high. This in effect has led to a plunder of resources.
Laws in the Islamic Republic of Iran have robbed women of their progress in attaining basic rights and a measure of equality. Western feminists should avoid relativism and judge the situation as is.
Iran is losing its influence in Iraq as the new prime minister aims to weaken pro-Iran militia and strengthen his hand.
Soaring COVID cases in Iran might bring back lockdown to its second largest city, where tens of thousands of pilgrims are expected to arrive this week.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the UN Security Council on June 30 to extend an arms embargo on Iran, warning allowing it to expire in October would cause instability in the Middle East.
An outspoken former Iranian lawmaker and the daughter of one of the founders of the Islamic Republic says Iran is neither a religious government, nor a revolutionary state.
The U.S. is allowed to trigger the "snapback" option against Iran, but it is better that all nations support the U.S. position.
Former U.S. negotiator with Iran says any attempt to trigger a "snapback" of UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic can have serious consequences.
If the Trump administration continues its campaign to extend the arms embargo on Iran, it might be forced to revert to the "snapback" option at the UN, which will be full of pitfalls.
While efforts are in the works to keep some arms trade limitations on Iran, watering down the existing regime will set a bad precedent.
U.S. and Saudi officials say an expiring United Nations arms embargo on Iran must remain in place to prevent Tehran from acquiring and proliferating weapons across the Middle East.
Europe will more likely try to forge a compromise between the U.S. and Russia, China on the issue of Iran's arms embargo in coming months.