Will Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Undermine the Nuclear Deal?

by Mahmoud Pargoo Iran revealed one of its missile inventories 500 meters underground on October 16, only a few days after it tested a new medium-range ballistic missile. The US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, condemned the test, describing… Continue Reading  

Iranian Critics of Deal on the Defensive

by LobeLog’s Tehran correspondent Since the announcement of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 on July 14, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has not expressed any opposition to the deal. Despite some media reports alleging the contrary,… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Alliance of Convenience with the Taliban?

by Lobelog’s Tehran correspondent Iranian officials have confirmed reports of a visit by an Afghan Taliban delegation to Tehran in May. But details of what transpired in these meetings have been scant.