Friday 31 August 2018
August 31, 2018
Khamenei, Zarif Disappointed By Europe's Attempts To Save JCPOA
Reacting to the August 30 report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which once again confirmed Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal with the West, Zarif claimed that Iran was the only party to the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) that still practically honoured the deal.
August 30, 2018
Iranian Commander: 'Belligerent' Forces In Persian Gulf Might Face IRGC 'Action'
Chief of the Joint Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Mohammad Hossein Baqeri has threatened that foreign forces sailing through the Strait of Hormuz will face action by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) if they violate international regulations.
August 29, 2018
Two More Ministers To Be Impeached As Iran Faces Crisis
The Iranian Parliament announced its plan to impeach Education Minister Mohammad Bathai within the next 10 days, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on August 29. The motion to impeach Bathai was tabled by 20 members of the parliament, the report said.
August 28, 2018
Rouhani Defends Economic Policy Before Harsh Criticism From Parliament
Iranian lawmakers grilled President Hassan Rouhani over his economic performance in a special session of parliament August 28. Rising unemployment, the spiraling devaluation of the national currency, a surge in smuggling and other economic crimes, renewed sanctions against Iran’s banks, and the country’s general economic decline were all on the agenda at Tuesday’s session.
August 27, 2018
Hard-Line Qom Seminary Official Reiterates Opposition To Rouhani
August 25, 2018
Khamenei Shows Toughness In Persian Gulf Under New Commander
IRGC Admiral Alireza Tangsiri is the sixth commander that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has had since its inception in 1985. He is one of the IRGC's most hardline commanders and a favorite of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is commander-in-chief of Iran’s armed forces.
August 23, 2018
European MPs Call For Iranian Human Rights Lawyer's Release
Sixty members of the European Parliament have expressed deep concern over the prolonged detention of Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and demanded her unconditional release in a letter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on August 22.
August 22, 2018
Iranian Newspapers Hit by Low Circulation, High Cost
August 21, 2018
Anatomy Of Suppression In Iran: The Institutions & Tactics That Repeatedly Quash Dissent
It remains to be seen if this latest round of protests in Iran will continue to gain momentum or not. One thing is for certain, the Islamic Republic is skilled at “managing” a discontented populous—opposition activists call it suppression. What are the coercive tools and mechanisms used in Iran to silence dissent?