Here’s How Iranian Hardliners Have Reacted to the Nuclear Deal

by Lobelog’s Tehran correspondent The nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 on Tuesday has elicited a wave of reactions from key figures within Iran’s establishment. On Tuesday night, mere hours after the agreement was announced, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah… Continue Reading  

Iranians Anxious about Nuclear Talks

by Adnan Tabatabai With the March 24 deadline approaching for a political agreement between Iran and the P5+1 (the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany), one aspect of this ongoing political issue is often neglected: the humanitarian… Continue Reading  

A Ministerial Impeachment in Tehran

by Farideh Farhi The photo of hard-line Iranian MP Hamid Rasai said it all. After 145 members of the Parliament (out of 290) voted to remove the minister of sciences, research and technology, Reza Faraji-Dana, Rasai gleefully held up a… Continue Reading  

UN Rights Rapporteur Forced to Grade Iran from Afar

by Omid Memarian Geneva — Following the release Friday of his report to the Human Rights Council on the situation in Iran, U.N. Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed urged Tehran to engage with U.N. mandates – firstly by permitting him to… Continue Reading  

Iran Talks Will Resume Amid Guarded Optimism, High Stakes

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News Geneva – Almost exactly four months after the election of Iran’s new President, Hassan Rouhani, talks over the Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear program will resume here on Tuesday. Negotiations between Iran and the P5+1… Continue Reading