Britain, France, and Germany, who are the three European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, sent out a joint statement on Saturday to express their concerns over Iran’s latest violations of the deal and threats to go further unless the world agrees to meet its demands.
On Wednesday, January 13, the US Treasury announced the imposition of new sanctions on three individuals and 16 entities in Iran, and among those listed was the name of the Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), Abu Fadak Al-Mohammadawi.
These days, the drop in Iran’s stock index has intensified people’s anger at the government’s economic mismanagement, a phenomenon that continues despite political rivalries.
In the past eleven months, many Iranian breadwinners have lost their employment due to the coronavirus outbreak, which imposed additional pressure on low-income classes, particularly working families.
On Wednesday, January 13, South Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jung-Kun met with a number of Iranian officials in Tehran but was rebuffed in his efforts to secure the release of a South Korean-flagged tanker that was seized by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on January 4.
At a time when Jordan has refused to receive a delegation of the Houthi militia, Iran demanded from the terrorist militia more military operations, and the Belqis channel announced that Jordan had requested that the visit of the Houthi delegation negotiating the prisoners’ file be postponed due to Washington’s efforts to include the militia in the global list of terrorism.
Ongoing Iranian aerial drone exercises are bringing to mind Iran’s responsible for attacks on Saudi oil facilities in September 2019.
Upon releasing their latest model, called ‘Tara’, in late December, Iran’s largest car manufacturing company, Iran Khodro (IKCO), came to discover that the car would not start when it was unveiled for the first time in late December 2020.
A report by the opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), revealed the death rates under the regime of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, which reached about 277 people in 2020, placing Iran at the forefront of the countries that carry out executions in the world.
Iranian forces and their proxy militias redeployed in the past few hours in areas attacked last Wednesday by a series of airstrikes in eastern Syria.
While the Iranian government has been surrounded by enormous crises and dilemmas inside the country and abroad, officials inevitably make damning confessions. In recent days, officials from both factions of the establishment have admitted to massive distrust toward the ruing system among citizens. Their remarks, however, reveal the officials’ illegitimacy and instability.