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Are Iran’s Ballistic Missiles Designed to be Nuclear Capable?

<i>by Michael Elleman and Mark Fitzpatrick</i>The common claim that Iran’s missile development must be stopped altogether because these systems could …

North Korea

Ordinary Iranians Will Suffer, but Regime Insiders Will Profit

On our podcast: Journalist Jason Rezaian recalls life in Iran under sanctions.<p>The United States reimposed some economic sanctions on Iran this …

Middle East

This Woman Got Around The Men-Only Soccer Stadium Rule In The Best Way

This is 26-year-old Parisa Pourtaherian.<p>Abolfazl Amanollah / BuzzFeed News<p>She's an Iranian photojournalist who has covered international soccer …

Manchester United FC

Caspian Sea deal benefits Russia, troubles Iran

The five countries bordering the landlocked Caspian Sea recently struck a deal to resolve their longstanding dispute over its ownership. Experts say …

South Asia

US sanctions will increase Iran’s dependence on China

Outlook<p>Iran’s currency is plummeting based on local speculation about the impact of returning sanctions. Further protests are expected as imports are …

Sanctions

Iran will not change regional policies under U.S. threats - foreign minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran will not rein in its influence in the Middle East despite mounting U.S. pressure on Tehran to curb its regional activities, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Qatar’s al Jazeera TV.<p>Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif smiles as he attends a bilateral meeting …

Iranians Start Campaign to Shed Light on Nepotism, Spending

Iranians bracing for tougher times now that the U.S. has renewed sanctions are taking a jab at officials over government spending and nepotism.<p>A …

Donald Trump

Iran is the only country in the world where all women must wear the veil in public. As a part of the #MyStealthyFreedom campaign women are taking off their hijabs in protest. The movement's founder @AlinejadMasih is on this week's episode of "The Economist asks" #OpenFuture https://t.co/k8weB1dWuv

U.S. Sanctions on Iran Up the Ante in Mideast Oil Price War

A price war is brewing between top oil producers in the Middle East, and the U.S. may be at the heart of it.<p>State-run National Iranian Oil Co. …

Oil

Equilibrium and disequilibrium

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>There is a stark contrast between President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump when it comes to dealing with Iran. The former …

South Asia

What It Would Take for Iran to Talk to Trump

It may not seem like it, but Tehran has a lot to gain from meeting with a U.S. president in search of his own nuclear deal.<p>On August 6, Donald Trump’s administration reimposed economic sanctions on Iran that Barack Obama’s administration had lifted when it signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of …

North Korea

Why can’t Iran’s mullahs dupe Trump?

I recently wrote that Iran’s leaders are smarter than President Trump. Now I’m starting to have second thoughts. If they were as clever as I had suspected, they would not have turned down Trump’s impetuous offer to meet without preconditions — and, as usual, without preparation.<p>President Hassan …

Hassan Rouhani

Journalists’ Day in Iran is a joke that isn’t funny

On Wednesday, Iran will mark its annual celebration of the press. It’s called “Journalists’ Day.”<p>This long-running display of cognitive dissonance is a reminder that Iran’s Islamic republic aspires to present itself as something it is certainly not: representative, transparent and tolerant.<p>The day …

Journalism

Iran’s poor bear brunt of sanctions as food prices soar | Financial Times

Tehran’s municipal markets used to be notorious for their long queues, as shoppers lined up to buy meat, vegetables and fruit in bulk at discounted …

Sanctions

'My life is being destroyed': Iranians react to sanctions return

1 / 2<p>People walk in a shopping street in the Iranian capital Tehran on August 6, 2018<p>People walk in a shopping street in the Iranian capital Tehran …

Sanctions

Back to the Future: Iran's Rulers Confront Return of Sanctions

As Iran hurtled toward this week’s resumption of U.S. sanctions, advice for beleaguered President Hassan Rouhani came from all quarters.<p>The Islamic …

South Asia

The Iran-U.S. Trigger List

This article is also available in Persian.<p>Instability and conflict are spreading in the Middle East. Three interconnected developments, feeding on …

Middle East

Ten Picasso pieces among forgotten works rediscovered in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art's collection

More of Iran’s long-hidden Western works will go on show, alongside local art, as part of a major exhibition due to open at the Tehran Museum of …

Art

I lived in an Iran under sanctions. Here’s what it’s like.

This weekend, new U.S. sanctions on Iran’s economy will go into effect. The Trump administration promises they will be the most punitive in history. The ones that President Barack Obama placed on Iran in 2012 were already among the stiffest by any country in modern times.<p>I lived in Tehran then and …

Sanctions

U.S. Considers Oil Sanction Waivers as New Iran Penalties Start

The Trump administration will consider partial exemptions from oil sanctions against Iran for some countries as a first wave of non-oil penalties …

Oil

Protests Pop Up Across Iran, Fueled by Daily Dissatisfaction

TEHRAN — Across Iran’s heartland, from the sweltering heat of its southern cities to the bustling capital, protesters have taken to the streets with increasing intensity in recent months, much to the satisfaction of the Trump administration, which is hoping the civil unrest will put pressure on …

Middle East

Why increased US pressure on Iran appears to be backfiring

London<p>President Trump’s escalation of anti-Iran rhetoric and increased US pressure against the Islamic Republic have been a boon to Iran’s noisy …

South Asia

Iran’s Zarif Tells Trump to ‘Try Respect’ Instead of Threats, Sanctions

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif pushed back on U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he’d be willing to meet President Hassan Rouhani …

South Asia

Iran Is Planning to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency In Order to Bust U.S. Sanctions

Iran is moving ahead with a plan to introduce a national cryptocurrency, partly as a way of busting U.S. sanctions.<p>The Iranian government said in …

Central Banks

Trump’s Threats Are the Least of Iran’s Worries

Less than a year ago, Amir was at a soiree at the Brazilian embassy in Tehran, exchanging business cards with shoe makers eager to sell to a market …

South Asia

Pompeo and Iran: A Bizarre Mentality

<i>by John Limbert</i><p>“The angry Mojahed lies in ambush in the alley,<br>American, come out. Your blood will flow on the ground.”<p>Thus sang the militants of the …

National Security Advisor

It’s not Trump Iranians are worried about – it’s their homegrown crises | Ali Ansari

If there is one thing we can be sure of about Donald Trump’s affection for Twitter diplomacy, it’s that it generates considerably more heat than light. His latest outburst aimed at Iran has elicited widespread reproach, most obviously from Trump critics in the US and Europe. Experience should have …

South Asia

Iran becomes India's No. 2 oil supplier, ahead of Saudi Arabia

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Iran was the second-biggest oil supplier to Indian state refiners between April and June, India's oil minister said on Monday, replacing Saudi Arabia as companies took advantage of steeper discounts offered by Tehran.<p>India, Iran's top oil client after China, shipped in 5.67 …

Oil

Iran's Rouhani warns Trump about 'mother of all wars'

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying "war with Iran is the mother of all wars", but did not rule out peace between the two countries.<p>Iran faces increased U.S. pressure and looming …

South Asia

U.S. launches campaign to erode support for Iran's leaders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear program and its support of militant groups, U.S. officials familiar with the matter said.<p>More than half a dozen current …

South Asia