A look at the early years of Qassem Soleimani in Iran, his rise in the ranks of the regime’s domestic oppressive forces, and as commander of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force to lead the mullahs’ warmongering and terrorism abroad.
Iran is one of the hardest hit countries in the world when it comes to the number of people who have been infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or died because of it
The rapid spread of the coronavirus in Iran is deeply alarming, as are the severe difficulties facing the Iranian government — which continues to mishandle its response
Iran’s clerical dictatorship cares more about its own survival than it cares about the welfare of the Iranian people. But you wouldn’t know it from the chorus of Americans and Europeans exploiting the coronavirus crisis in Iran to push the Trump administration to lift sanctions against Iran
Iran’s people deserve sympathy for their coronavirus suffering. But the regime that oppresses them and is still working on a dangerous nuclear program deserves none.
Buying property in Turkey in return for Turkish citizenship has become a new way for Iranians to evade sanctions, mostly through the use of bitcoin.
Iran’s motor vehicle manufacturing sector produced 25 percent less units in 2019, compared with the previous year, figures from the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers show.
Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, Iran’s leaders — particularly President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif — appear to be shrewdly investing significant political capital in a global campaign to have all sanctions against the theocratic establishment lifted.
Iran’s economy is failing, with out-of-control inflation, an imploding currency, and the current coronavirus crisis bringing the country to a standstill.
In a Friday tweet, the Iranian embassy in Japan wrote, “We expect Japan to ignore the cruel US sanctions against Iran and resume normal economic exchanges between the two countries while Iranians are fighting against coronavirus, in token of long-standing solidarity and friendship between Iran and Japan.”
The United States on Thursday blacklisted 20 Iran- and Iraq-based companies, officials and individuals, accusing them of supporting terrorist groups and ramping up pressure on Tehran even as the Islamic Republic battles the coronavirus outbreak.