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Camelia Entekhabifard

Camelia Entekhabifard is an Iranian-American journalist, political commentator and author of Camelia: Save Yourself By Telling the Truth (Seven Stories Press, 2008).

Twitter: ​@CameliaFard

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Hello ... is it Trump you’re looking for?

The new round of reimposed US sanctions on Iran’s oil industry will be implemented on Nov. 4, and Tehran remains in limbo, waiting for its Western allies to find a way out of the deadlock. 

October 06, 2018

Iran: What does the US really want?

There is no doubt that the most talked-about topic at the UN General Assembly in New York last week was Iran. US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave their speeches and departed, leaving observers behind to digest their meaning. 

September 29, 2018

Iran is sure to feel the heat at the UN General Assembly

Ahead of the general debate at the United Nations’ 73rd General Assembly, the atmosphere inside the UN is full of speculation over the possibility of an encounter between the presidents of the United States and Iran, both of whom will be attending the opening on September 25.

September 22, 2018

All eyes on New York as UN show comes to town

As the United Nations prepares for its 73rd General Assembly in New York, the spotlight is being shared by the United States and Iran, each of which is eager to prove that the other has violated its obligations under international law.

September 15, 2018

Iran’s meddling in Syria will not end well

Last week’s summit in Tehran was an opportunity for the leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey to showcase their joint efforts to end the seven-year war in Syria. Rather than a show of unity and cooperation, however, it was a demonstration of separation and disagreement.

September 08, 2018

Avoiding change, Iran tries all tricks

The recent political and economical issues in Iran are considered by many observers to be some of the most difficult in the 40 years of the Islamic Republic’s existence. 

September 01, 2018

Afghans pay the price of others’ meddling 

Afghans have hardly had a single peaceful day since King Mohammed Zahir was toppled in a coup in July 1973.

August 18, 2018

Tehran regime is just buying time

Iranians demonstrated continuously every night for a week before US President Donald Trump’s first round of sanctions were re-imposed on Aug. 7. 
Angry protesters chanted loudly that they were tired of systemic corruption and mismanagement, and demanded regime change. 

August 11, 2018