Showing results for "Shoura Council"

Heightened tensions between Iran’s supreme leader and the US

  • Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the senior cadre of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) undoubtedly knew that US President Donald Trump was not going to be the same as his predecessor Barack Obama regarding Iran and the Middle East. Trump made his policy on Iran crystal clear throughout h...
·

Iran weapons smuggling a flagrant breach of UN resolution

  • Iran’s smuggling of weapons and arms to militia groups or governments, some of which are designated as terrorist groups or state sponsors of terrorism, is rising. This is in direct violation of UN Resolution 2231 and a UN arms embargo. It is important to note that the UN Resolution 2231 is also...
·

Iran military gets financial boost to expand power

  • Iran’s military spending has witnessed the highest rate of increase under the government of “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani than under any other administration since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979. The total official increase of its military budget under Rouhani has bee...
·

Why does Iran neglect Arabs in oil-rich Ahvaz?

  • People in the city of Ahvaz — the capital of Khuzestan, which is one of Iran’s wealthiest provinces when it comes to oil and natural gas — have been protesting for days over unbearable pollution and power failures. People can be heard chanting “unemployment, unemployment, unemployment… Iranian ...
·

Debunking opponents of blacklisting the IRGC

  • The US administration’s well-informed proposal to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a “foreign terrorist organization” has been stalled. Those who fear taking a tougher position on Iran and its military, and those who are politically and financially benefiting from covertly serv...
·

Iran believes Trump is bluffing

  • When President Donald Trump assumed office, Iranian leaders were cautious about issuing critical announcements against the new American administration or the US. Even Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is known for his inflammatory speeches against the US or the “Great Satan,” di...
·

Qassem Soleimani: Iran’s Osama Bin Laden?

  • He is well-known as the Middle East’s deadliest and Iran’s most dangerous man. He prioritizes offensive tactics and operations over defensive ones, and rejoices in taking overconfident selfies with his troops and proxies in battlefields in many countries, including Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebano...
·

A defiant Iran pokes the world in the eye

  • It has become an alarming and dangerous pattern: Provocations by Iran against many nations in the region, as well as the UK, the US and its allies. On March 4, US officials said several Iranian assault crafts came dangerously close to a US Navy ship, within 150 meters. A similar incident occurr...
·

The truth behind Iran’s ‘impressive economic recovery’

  • This week, Iran’s financial achievements received considerable coverage in Persian-language state-owned newspapers. The news was triggered by the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) recent report on Iran’s economy, which commended Iranian authorities for “achieving an impressive recovery in eco...
·

Why do Western ‘leftists’ and ‘liberals’ love Iran’s government?

  • Many wonder why so-called Western “leftists” and “liberals,” as well as mainstream liberal media outlets, shower praise on Tehran, particularly given its condemnation of the West, its state sponsorship of terrorism, its poor human rights record and its meddling in other countries in the region....
·

Pages