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Iran’s hard-liners ditch diplomacy in favor of revolutionary zeal

  • Within Iran’s political establishment, both hard-liners and moderates share the same goal of ensuring the survival of the regime and the concept of Velayat-e Faqih (guardianship, or rule, of the Islamic jurist). Leading adherents of both political ideologies are regime insiders and are loyal to...
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How the US-China trade war is a win for Iran

  • China’s policy toward the Islamic Republic has been increasingly shifting in favor of the Iranian regime rather than the US in recent years, partially thanks to the trade war between Washington and Beijing. This trend is unlikely to change in the near future. Before the trade war was ignited ...
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Iran’s nuclear defiance must be exposed at UN

  • One of the most critical issues that will likely be discussed at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly is Iran’s nuclear program and the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which was first agreed in 2015 between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 — the five permanent members ...
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Iran’s nuclear program was never intended to be for civilian purposes

  • The question of whether Iran’s nuclear program is intended for civilian purposes or for developing nuclear weapons is one of the most pressing issues when it comes to regional and global peace and security. The response to this question will define what policies other governments ought to pursu...
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Women are leading the battle for Iran’s future

  • As the Iranian regime prepares to confront a host of domestic crises by installing Ebrahim Raisi as president, it finds itself fighting another losing battle, this time against growing resistance at home and a determined opposition force seeking its overthrow.  This seminal battle stands...
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Time is running out to stop Iran’s bomb

  • The nuclear negotiations between the Iranian regime and the P5+1 world powers (the UK, France, Russia, China, the US and Germany) in Vienna have stalled after six rounds of talks and the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal has become increasingly unlikely. During th...
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Time to bring Iranian regime to justice

  • The UN Security Council has remained silent in the face of the Iranian regime’s increasing and egregious human rights violations. Videos leaked by a hacking group last month revealed abuse, including beatings and other harsh treatment of detainees, carried out in Iran’s most notorious prison, ...
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Wanted: Plan B to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions

  • When it comes to addressing the threat of the Iranian regime’s nuclear program, the Biden administration and the EU appear to be investing all their political capital in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, aka the Iran nuclear deal. In spite of the regime’s latest nuclear defiance, such a...
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Ultimatum to Tehran: Nuclear talks cannot go on indefinitely

  • The Iranian regime and the P5+1 powers — the UK, Russia, China, France, the US, plus Germany — have so far concluded six rounds of nuclear talks with no concrete results. For global peace and security, it is critical that the EU and the Biden administration make it crystal clear to Tehran’s lea...
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Friends of Iran are now in power in Kabul

  • The Taliban have seized power in Afghanistan, causing many countries — including the UK, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland — to evacuate their citizens and shut their embassies in Kabul. Iran, however, has kept its embassy open. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed ...
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