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Iranian media shows hostility to UK in wake of Queen Elizabeth’s death

  • For many reasons, it is natural to see significant attention paid to the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth at both the official and popular levels, not only in the UK but globally. Most world leaders — even including Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose country has been waging a large-scale...
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Improved regional ties can help soothe Iran’s demographic crisis

  • Official figures indicate that Iranian society is proceeding quickly toward becoming an aging society. As of March 2022, Iran’s population growth barely reached 0.6 percent. According to Mohammed Tabatabai, health affairs officer of Iran University of Medical Sciences, on May 13, 2023, the fert...
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Ongoing Iran protests are the most dangerous in regime’s history

  • Since the theocratic regime in Iran seized power more than 43 years ago, it has faced successive massive waves of popular protests. Some of these protests were relatively minor, while others were more significant, ranging from the protests in 1999 to those in 2009, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022. Al...
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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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Ordinary Iranians to suffer due to abolition of subsidized exchange rate

  • Iranian lawmakers recently confirmed that the government’s decision to revoke Iran’s subsidized exchange rate system will adversely impact medicine and healthcare in the country. Despite the significance of the decision, the Majlis announced that it was the government’s prerogative, only puttin...
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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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Iranian regime’s spending priorities remain unchanged

  • President Ebrahim Raisi has introduced the proposed bill for the next budget (starting on March 21) to the Iranian parliament for debate and approval. The bill, including the plan for the new fiscal year, defines the regime’s priorities in light of the current sensitive domestic and overseas ec...
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Afghanistan hands Iran a timely reality check

  • Over the past few months, Iran realized that the Taliban would be much more assertive in their future bilateral dealings. For any observer, Kabul’s tough-talking approach seems consistent considering its conduct with Islamabad. Tehran’s loss of patience with the Taliban reflects the over-estima...
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Iranian citizens do not feel safe in their homeland

  • People must feel safe and secure if societies are to progress and remain stable. These two factors allow individuals to focus on the contributions or services they can provide to aid the success of their homeland, hence contributing to global human production. Conversely, people feeling that t...
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Raisi strengthened by elections but Iran’s political system weakened

  • Iran’s parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections, held on March 1, witnessed the lowest voter turnout since the Iranian revolution in 1979. This was not a surprise given the engineering process behind the elections, which led to the widespread disqualification of moderate and reformist ca...
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