Friday , 24 September 2021

Social and Political

Faezeh Hashemi: Khamenei Missing the Point With Rants About ‘The West’

Iranwire – Faezeh Hashemi, a political activist inside Iran and the daughter of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has hit back against an incendiary video clip recently posted online by the Office of the Supreme Leader. The video showed Ayatollah Khamenei and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani disagreeing over the future of US-Iran relations at a meeting of the Supreme National Security Council in …

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Could the Foreign Relations Tsar Fired by Zarif Now be his Successor?

Iranwire – With Ebrahim Raisi set to be the Islamic Republic of Iran’s most isolated president yet,  the question remains who will be the regime’s chief representative abroad. In recent days the name of Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has come to the fore. The 57-year-old has been spotted accompanying Raisi to meetings with foreign dignitaries, and would seem to be a natural fit. For one …

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Iranian Hardliners Dream of China’s Internet Model

Radiozamneh – The Speaker of the Iranian parliament warned experts not to express their views and opinions on the consequences of the so-called “Protect the Rights of Users in Cyberspace And Organize Social Media” bill. Despite the widespread criticism and opposition to the bill from the public, on July 28, the Iranian parliament voted to review the plan under Article 85 …

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Hassan Rouhani’s Iranian Presidency Has Been an Abject Failure

gatestoneinstitute.org – [W]ith the Iranian economy on its knees and the country facing further international isolation, Mr Rouhani finds himself leaving office with his reputation in tatters and the ruling Islamic regime facing a desperate battle for survival. Mr Raisi’s victory in Iran’s indisputably rigged elections in June should be seen not so much as a victory for the country’s …

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US urges Iran to return to nuclear talks as Raisi sworn in

Al-Monitor – The Biden administration on Thursday called on Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to resume negotiations over the landmark nuclear deal, warning Tehran’s new leader there is a limited window to do so. “We urge Iran to return to the negotiations soon so that we can seek to conclude our work,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters on Thursday. “For us, …

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Raisi reasserts Iran’s regional policy in swearing-in ceremony

Al-Monitor – Iran’s new president, Ebrahim Raisi said the Islamic Republic’s regional policy is “a source of security,” in a message of defiance to the West, which has been worried about Iran’s regional influence as a destabilizing factor. Raisi made the comments during his inauguration ceremony in the Iranian parliament Aug. 5. According to Iranian media, the event was attended by representatives …

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Lawmakers Probe Biden Admin Bid To Nix Sanctions on Iran

freebeacon – Congressional foreign policy leaders are investigating the Biden administration’s private negotiations with Iran, which could waive sanctions on the country and provide its hardline regime with cash assets. Republican lawmakers in a letter sent Thursday to the State and Treasury Departments requested that those departments “hand over all records of any communications” with Iranian leaders that discuss agreements to unwind …

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Briefing on Iran Protests

nufdiran— On Tuesday, August 3rd the National Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI) hosted a briefing with congressional staffers, leading think tank experts, and journalists from prominent international media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, and Agence France-Presse, among others. The briefing was held to discuss the ongoing protest movement in Iran and the continuing campaign for a secular …

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EU envoy blasted for attending inauguration of Iran’s new president Raisi

Al-Arabia – A senior European Union diplomat’s arrival in Tehran to attend the inauguration ceremony of Iran’s newly elected president Ebrahim Raisi on Thursday drew criticism from rights groups and activists due to Raisi’s human rights record. For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app. The inauguration ceremony of Raisi, whose presidency was endorsed by …

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