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Zarif reveals true face of Iranian regime

  • The London-based Persian-language satellite news channel Iran International last week released an audio recording of an interview conducted in March by Saeed Laylaz, an Iranian economic researcher close to the government, with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. The three-hour recording contained ext...
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With supreme leader’s blessing, Pezeshkian bids to change Iran

  • In a speech on June 3, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei explained that the country’s next president should be “an active, hardworking, knowledgeable president who believes in the principles of the revolution.” He added that “the elections should be an epic scene of honor and a competition to...
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Western model not the only way to achieve good governance

  • The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights defines governance as all the processes of governing and the institutions, processes and practices through which issues of common concern are decided upon and regulated. The UN Human Rights Council states that good governance is based on t...
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US withdrawal likely to boost Iran’s project to control Afghanistan

  • Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, commander of the Quds Force, Tehran, Iran, January 3, 2020. (Reuters) During President Donald Trump’s remaining months in office, it is expected that US troops will withdraw from Afghanistan ahead of schedule. As a result, several questions h...
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The multiple meanings of Iran’s attack on Irbil

  • A number of sites and the new headquarters of the US Consulate in Irbil, which also incorporates an American military base, came under attack by Iranian ballistic missiles last week. This brutal bombardment was carried out by Iran’s so-called Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which quickly too...
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The Iranian obstacles slowing any detente with its neighbors

  • Iran is engaged in double-dealing when it comes to its regional policy. The plurality of institutional actors that play a role in the implementation of Iranian foreign policy sometimes makes it difficult to determine what the official Iranian diplomatic position is. Several institutional bodies...
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Systemic corruption threatens Tehran regime’s future

  • President of Iran Hassan Rouhani. (Reuters) For many years, Iranian institutions have suffered from endemic and rampant financial and administrative corruption. Despite this, successive governments have always presented themselves as being blameless, transparent and free fro...
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Symbolic Western sanctions will not change Iran’s behavior

  • The EU and the Australian government last week announced new sanctions that aim to pursue the Western policy of changing the behavior of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Their respective announcements were part of a calibrated political strategy to counter Iran’s destabilizing activities in the Mi...
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State TV’s lies and propaganda don’t fool the Iranian people

  • In a very typical move, an Iranian state TV channel last month deliberately misrepresented comments by the famous Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo to make them appear anti-Israeli. The channel did not mention that Ronaldo made the comments in 2016 or that they were actually a message of ...
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Saudi-Iran relations a year on from rapprochement deal

  • One year on from the revival of Saudi-Iranian relations through the China-brokered rapport agreement of March 10, 2023, this period has given us the time to gauge the agreement’s effectiveness and its impact on bilateral relations and the regional landscape. Despite conflicting interests, the t...
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