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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Kuwait’s careful balancing act with Iran, Saudi Arabia

Al-Monitor – Reactions to US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) have varied around the world, including in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). While Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have strongly backed the US move, other Gulf states have been cautious and declined to adopt a clear stance on the matter. …

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Iran’s supreme leader gives Europe list of demands to salvage nuclear deal

Al-Monitor – Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country’s highest authority, delivered his most significant speech regarding the United States’ withdrawal from the nuclear deal between Iran and the five members of the UN Security Council plus Germany. In the May 23 speech, delivered two days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made 12 demands of Iran, Khamenei …

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Who Are the Dual Nationals Imprisoned in Iran?

CHRI – At least 14 dual and foreign nationals, as well as foreign permanent residents, are currently imprisoned in Iran. According to research by the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI), the arrests are followed by a pattern of prolonged solitary confinement and interrogations; lack of due process; denial of consular access or visits by the UN or humanitarian organizations; …

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