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Zarif’s future uncertain despite Iran’s rejection of his resignation

  • The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif last week announced his resignation on the social media platform Instagram, although his decision was quickly rejected by the regime’s leadership.  The announcement of Zarif’s resignation came hours after Syrian President Bashar Assad ...
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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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Zarif in the post-sanctions era

  • A few weeks ago, the US government announced that it was pondering whether to place the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif on its list of sanctioned individuals, freezing his assets in the US. On Wednesday, July 31, Washington followed through with its threat, a White House officia...
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Yemen’s role in Iran’s strategic plan

  • Iran infiltrated the Yemeni arena by pursuing the same strategy it has found useful since the mid-1980s. Iran’s leadership is well aware that Yemen’s authorities, for several reasons, are unable to provide it with the amount of territory it seeks to seize in the country. This led Tehran to bypa...
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Yemeni people need international community to step in

  • Houthi fighters in Sanaa. (Reuters) All parties in Yemen agree on the principle that the Yemeni crisis will ultimately be settled politically, not militarily. They also agree that the Houthis may be part of the political process, as they are a part of Yemeni society, on condition...
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World must wake up to Iran regime’s extremism, sectarianism

  • Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with representatives from Qom, in Teheran, Iran, January 9, 2019. (Reuters) The Middle East and the wider world had been at peace with Iran until the clerics took power in 1979. They hijacked the popular uprising and implemented ...
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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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Will Iran’s voices of reason be heard?

  • Several months have passed since the China-brokered resumption of diplomatic relations between Riyadh and Tehran and the developments that followed, including the reopening of diplomatic missions, exchange of visits and meetings between the two countries’ officials. The last such visit was by I...
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Will Iran yield in the face of growing US pressure?

  • Iran has been facing a severe dilemma for nine months, ever since US President Donald Trump’s administration quit the controversial 2015 nuclear deal and decided to reimpose sanctions. This move was part of a new US strategy that aims to prevent Iran from going ahead with its plans to enrich...
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Will Iran drink from the ‘poisoned chalice’ once again?

  • In a move that surprised some, the US has decided not to renew the exemptions it previously granted to eight nations to continue importing Iranian oil despite the sanctions imposed on Tehran’s oil sector. The decision indicates Washington’s seriousness in exerting the maximum pressure on Tehran...
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