Iran’s Rouhani on Global Stage as Opponents at Home Speak Up

by Adnan Tabatabai Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in New York yesterday with the clear understanding that he’s being carefully watched back home. The official purpose of his trip is to address the United Nations General Assembly, but much more… 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

Tough Road in Vienna to Iran Nuclear Deal

by Jasmin Ramsey* Iran and world powers will resume negotiating a final deal on Tehran’s nuclear programme Tuesday in Vienna while experts warn the hardest work is about to begin. Representatives from Iran and the U.S. indicated last month that… Continue Reading

The U.S.-Iran Wrestling Match

by Alireza Nader via IPS News From Tehran’s perspective, the current negotiations between Iran and the United States may be best described as a wrestling match. Before President Hassan Rouhani’s speech at the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA), his boss, Supreme… Continue Reading

Political Prisoners: A Strong Voice in Iranian Politics

by Mohammad Ali Kadivar In a historic letter to President Barack Obama, 55 Iranian political prisoners describe the effect of the crippling sanctions regime on the Iranian people and plead for a new approach to the nuclear issue. They write: Mr.… Continue Reading