Iran

07.05.2016

Islam as a feminist religion – an Iranian activist speaks her mind

Islam as a feminist religion – an Iranian activist speaks her mind

Jila Movahhed Shariat Panahi, born in 1951, had her Science Engineering Degree from Sharif University of Technology in 1973. After graduation, she worked for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran as a specialist in Radiation Protection. After the revolution, in 1985, she started her protest against the government for two reasons. »

28.02.2016

Congratulations to Iranians for the 60% voter turnout

Congratulations to Iranians for the 60% voter turnout

Hi folks, My interview with conservative Iranian publication Javan was published today.- it touches on the shifts in regional alliances as ground developments change the face of the Mideast. Iran and Russia – who would have thought? Tension on the US-Saudi front? Yes, and get used to it:… »

25.02.2016

Iran’s elections and the nuclear deal

Iran’s elections and the nuclear deal

Iran’s elections and the nuclear deal By Dr. Farhang Jahanpour TFF Board member Two general elections are to be held in Iran this coming Friday the 26th – to the parliament (Majles) for the next 4 years… »

06.02.2016

Iran’s Sedigheh Vasmaghi says Islam is never opposed to equal rights for women

Iran’s Sedigheh Vasmaghi says Islam is never opposed to equal rights for women

Sedigheh Vasmaghi: Islam never opposes equal rights for women By Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik e.V. – an interview with Sedigheh Vasmaghi about women in Islam. Dr. Sedigheh Vasmaghi is a lawyer, poet and author from Iran. She is known for her participation in the Iranian reform movement and was forced to… »

22.01.2016

China-Iran: heralding regional changes, the visit of Xi Jinping to Tehran

China-Iran: heralding regional changes, the visit of Xi Jinping to Tehran

China: Iran’s Friend in Sanctions, Ally in Post-Sanctions Era By Ebrahim Rahimpour, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia, Oceania, and CIS Countries Xi Jinping, Secretary General of China’s Communist Party and the President of the People’s Republic of China, is to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran on January 22 and… »

17.01.2016

Hooray… Iran’s Nuclear Sanctions Lifted

Hooray… Iran’s Nuclear Sanctions Lifted

Iran’s Nuclear Sanctions Lifted SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016 Sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program are lifted following confirmation of Tehran’s commitment to​ the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action by the International Atomic Energy Agency.  European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad… »

17.01.2016

Obama signs executive order lifting Iran sanctions

Obama signs executive order lifting Iran sanctions

US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order lifting US economic sanctions on Iran, the White House announced. The White House made the announcement on Saturday, after US Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement confirming the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran “has fully implemented… »

15.01.2016

De-dollarization accelerates: Iran-Russia “New Trade Agreements” to drop US dollar

De-dollarization accelerates: Iran-Russia “New Trade Agreements” to drop US dollar

The threat of war against Iran is not just about its natural resources, strategic control and supposedly to protect Israel, it is also about the US dollar being used for its oil trades. Iran is moving forward to replace US dollars for its foreign trade with Russia in rials and… »

13.01.2016

IAEA inspectors monitoring Iranian nuclear complex modification

IAEA inspectors monitoring Iranian nuclear complex modification

A large number of International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA) inspectors have arrived in Iran to monitor the modification of the Arak nuclear complex which will be completed within the next few days, an Iranian official says. Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi made the announcement on Tuesday,… »

11.01.2016

Iran’s criticism of Saudi Arabia’s executions is outrageous hypocrisy

Iran’s criticism of Saudi Arabia’s executions is outrageous hypocrisy

Iran’s criticism of the Saudi mass executions is outrageous hypocrisy. Tehran is also guilty of barbaric killing methods and, indeed, of putting to death eight times as many prisoners as Riyadh in 2014. It condemns Saudi Arabia for persecuting Shia Muslims, yet it persecutes Sunnis. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali… »

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