Iran’s hostage taking must be met with firmness

Iran seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on January 4, something they tried to blame on the tanker polluting Iranian waters. However, many suspected that the government was attempting to use the tanker and its crew as bargaining chips in upcoming negotiations with a South Korean envoy about $7 billion in Iranian assets frozen because of U.S. sanctions.

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Khamenei’s reckless ban on Covid-19 vaccine

The Iranian supreme leader announced a ban on the import of certain Covid-19 vaccines due to their production in the United States and the United Kingdom, which seriously threatens Iranians’ right to health and could undermine their access to vital medicine, Human Rights Watch said today. Iran is among the top 10 countries in the world for the number of Covid-19 deaths.

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Why Iran is arming drones with Air-To-Air missiles

Last week Iran carried out extensive drone warfare exercises, with several hundred unmanned aircraft flying reconnaissance missions against fixed and mobile targets over land and sea, and mock attacks with machine guns, bombs and guided missiles as well as kamikaze strikes.

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Iran foreign oil firms must accept new terms to work in country

Foreign energy firms and contractors have to accept Iran’s new terms and conditions if they return to work in the country, Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Monday.

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Iran’s Government: “We Are 40 Years Behind the World”

One of the main challenges of Iran’s economy is the practical possibility of growth and promotion of domestic products and the ability to export quality products in global markets. Otherwise, any country that fails to do so will be phased out of the international economic system.

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Iran spokesman slams South Korea over frozen assets

Armed Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops stormed a South Korean tanker and forced the ship to change course and travel to Iran, the vessel’s owner said Tuesday, the latest maritime seizure by Tehran amid heightened tensions with the West over its nuclear program.

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