Nour News, affiliated with Iran’s top national security body, quoted a senior navy official as saying “the movement of commercial vessels is quite normal and no official naval sources or countries in the Persian Gulf have reported any incidents”.
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.
Iranian authorities appear to have used excessive force against demonstrators in southwestern Iran protesting lack of access to water, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should transparently investigate the reported deaths of at least three protesters and hold those responsible to account.
On Wednesday, July 14, the U.S. Justice Department charged four Iranians for an abduction plot against Iranian-American journalist Masih Alinejad. Alireza Shavaroghi Farahani, also known as Vezerat Salimi and Haj Ali, 50; Mahmoud Khazein, 42; Kiya Sadeghi, 35; and Omid Noori, 45, was involved in the plot, according to a DoJ indictment.
Iran’s economy is worrying. The government’s severe budget deficit, heavy current government spending, rising unemployment, impending droughts, sanctions, and dozens of other problems have made Iran’s economic situation difficult and overwhelming for a large population.
The Baha’i International Community in a statement Thursday has expressed concern over intensification of official “hate speech” in recent months against the religious minority in Iran.
Much literature has speculated on what his posture will be toward the Biden administration, how he will address Iran’s sagging economy and whether he will succeed Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as Iran’s Supreme Leader.
The Biden Administration on Tuesday hosted Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman, a brother of the country’s powerful crown prince Mohammad bin Salman.
The rise in inflation and its astronomical records over the years has always been criticized by the public and, of course, by a wide range of Iran’s economists; While in most countries of the world, inflation is no longer an unsolvable problem and most countries have succeeded in single-digit inflation, but in Iran not only has not been a suitable solution to control inflation, but also officials with different economic and wrong perspectives are counting each other responsible for the problems.
The consequences of the sanctions on Iran’s bankrupt economy and the unfortunate outcome of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal known as the JCPOA, on the one hand, and the uncertainty of the prospects of Iran’s Vienna talks with world powers, on the other, have caused panic among Iran’s state-run media and the country’s rulers.
The outcome of Iran’s presidential election is a person infamous for his crimes over three decades hold various offices.