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 rising death toll and mass arrests raise grave concerns about the Iranian authorities’ response to recent protests in Khuzestan and other provinces, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.
Azerbaijan’s top cleric has gotten himself in hot water for effusively praising Iran’s supreme leader and feuding online with a senior adviser to the president of Turkey, Baku’s main ally.
Eleven days after the peaceful Khuzestan protests began due to water shortages, protests have spread to Isfahan, Kurdistan, East Azerbaijan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, North Khorasan, Lorestan, Bushehr, Alborz and Tehran provinces
Reports from Iran’s restive Khuzestan Province and the northern city of Tabriz on Sunday say security forces are systematically arresting civil activists, may at their homes.
Back in 2016, Iran put forward a regional initiative to expand the Persian Gulf–Black Sea International Transport and Transit Corridor, which, in addition to the Islamic Republic itself, involves Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bulgaria and Greece
Leading a delegation, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi paid tribute to Lt. Gen. Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at the place of their martyrdom in Baghdad Airport.
Major General Mohammad Baqeri, the chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, and Colonel General Sherali Mirzo, the defense minister of Tajikistan, met last week (April 6 and 8) in Tehran, where they inter alia signed an agreement on creating a joint military defense committee
Iran’s reluctance to negotiate directly with the United States and movements of European officials between hotels in Vienna where the US and Iranian delegation stay, is a prelude to a changing situation in Iran and the Middle East.
Assuming that a list of the names of Iran’s looted people can be prepared, the names of more than 95 percent of the Iranian population should be put on this list.
Iran staged a joint naval drill with Pakistan on Tuesday in the waters of the Persian Gulf amid tensions between Tehran and Washington.