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Iran is not serious about rejoining the nuclear deal

  • A predominant theory on Iran’s stance toward the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or nuclear deal, has been anchored in the belief that the Tehran regime is desperate for a revival of the agreement. This argument is buttressed by the regime’s financial hardships and the significant pressure...
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Iran must pay for attacks on commercial shipping

  • The latest developments in the Gulf indicate that the Iranian regime is determined to pursue its hegemonic ambitions, military adventurism and destabilizing behavior in the Middle East more forcefully under the presidency of the hard-liner cleric Ebrahim Raisi. The regime will be more aggressiv...
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Saudi-UAE ties far stronger than Iran would like

  • In order to divide and rule, one of the core pillars of the Iranian regime’s foreign policy is to create rifts between long-term allies by playing up or capitalizing on disagreements and disputes. One example was during the Trump administration, when the theocratic establishment fully exploite...
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Iranians have had enough of this bankrupt regime

  • The Iranian regime has been hit by another wave of anti-government protests. People in dozens of towns and cities in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan are the latest to rise up against the regime. Multiple young demonstrators have been reported killed by security forces. But still the protests...
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West should help Iranians fulfill their democratic dream

  • With their public protests, many people in Iran have made it clear that their aspiration is to establish a democratic system of governance in the country. And after the boycott of Iran’s sham presidential election last month, the international community should have no pretenses about the fact t...
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Iran’s president-elect should face crimes against humanity probe

  • The Iranian regime succeeded in hand-picking Ebrahim Raisi to be the next president. This is a significant blow to the people of Iran, who have been struggling for four decades to establish a democratic system of governance that ensures the rule of law, the freedoms of speech, press and assembl...
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Iranians have had enough of the regime’s ‘elections’

  • For decades, the overwhelming majority of the Iranian people have hoped they could change the theocratic establishment from within — peacefully. But the latest social and political developments reveal that their hopes have been dashed. One of the methods many Iranians used in an attempt to al...
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Raisi’s win means more Iranian aggression, repression and defiance

  • It should not come as a surprise that Ebrahim Raisi won Friday’s 13th Iranian presidential election, as the regime was very determined to make him the next president. But what does his victory mean domestically, regionally and globally? With Raisi’s victory, Iran’s hard-liners will control al...
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Iranians set to stay home as presidential polls open

  • Iran’s 13th presidential election will be held on Friday and any Iranian citizen over the age of 18 can vote. The first issue concerning this election is to understand that it is not democratic, fair and free by any means. Instead, it is tightly managed by the nation’s top authorities. Of the 5...
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The US and EU3 must not disregard Iran’s nuclear defiance

  • The US and Germany, the UK and France (the EU3) are pressing on to revive the old Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, in spite of all the current red flags linked to the Iranian regime and its nuclear program.   While negot...
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