Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has written to Enrique Mora, the European Union Deputy Foreign Representative, asking him not to participate in Thursday’s presidential inauguration of Ebrahim Raisi.
The accumulation of problems in Iran’s society has strengthened the protest spirit in the people. They are angry with the current situation and each time they want to return to a normal life, a new crisis created by their rulers is imposed on their lives.
A Liberian-flagged ship flying 280km from the port of Al-Daqam in the Oman Sea was targeted by a drone on Friday.
If negotiators hope to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known informally as the Iran nuclear deal, they must address the billions of dollars’ worth of civil judgments by US victims of terrorism against Iran. Failure to do so would disincentivize Iran from limiting or reversing its nuclear ambitions—out of concern that it would never receive meaningful economic gains in return.
Democratic and Republican representatives have urged the European Union to include the Lebanese Hezbollah on the list of terrorist organizations.
“One damn thing after another.” This is what the Iranian regime is facing at an increasing tendency. The miserable situation inside the country, successive crises, the uncertainty surrounding the regime’s nuclear talks with world powers (JCPOA), and the increasing global pressure. Now it is losing its regional sphere of influence and its markets.
In recent years the weaknesses of Iran’s regime have become more transparent every day. From its weakness in the economy to lose its dominance in the country facing many huge protests which increased this weakness, to its international isolation, which is derived from its malign activities in the region, its support from the global terrorism and dictatorships sharing the same behavior with them.
According to Yemeni researchers, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has been smuggling fighters recruited in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran and Afghanistan into Yemen to take up arms alongside the Houthis.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Iranian authorities to “immediately and unconditionally” release those detained during protests against water shortages and economic hardships in Khuzestan and other provinces and to investigate the abusive use of lethal force.
The U.S. plans a sanctions campaign against Iran’s evolving capabilities for precision strikes using drones and guided missiles, according to U.S. officials, amid concerns over the threat these weapons represent to American and allied interests.
Iranian Foreign Affairs Commentator and research analyst Cyrus Yaqubi have written an op-ed about the Iranian economy, where he spoke about how the crisis has been made worse under each subsequent president and advised that the problems have not been caused by sanctions but rather by the mullahs’ actions.