Amir Nassiri

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CANADA IS DOOMED: Three Signs The Country Up North Is Screwed Beyond All Recognition

You would be wrong.<p>The country is beset by political corruption scandals of the sort that people focus on when the economy is good. But it also has a massive ongoing housing bubble, and its economy is being propped up by a global commodities boom that now shows signs of slowing.<p>Let's break down the …

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Iran open to plutonium checks as IAEA defers action to September

A view of the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the Austrian capital of Vienna<p>Iran encouraged United Nations nuclear …

Qusayr victory brings stability to Syria: Iran envoy

Iran’s ambassador to Damascus hails the Syrian Army’s recent recapturing of the strategic town of al-Qusayr, saying the triumph has brought stability …

Russia: Iran presence in Geneva talks ‘vital’

The Russian Foreign Ministry has renewed Moscow’s call for the participation of Iran in an international conference on Syria that is expected to be …

Quake jolts southeastern Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richer scale hit the town of Masjed Hazrat Abolfazl in Sistan and Balouchestan province, …

Small-town Iran: Voters’ worries ahead of election

“I don’t know who I will vote for but I cannot sit idly by,” says Arastoo, a 37-year-old shopkeeper in the ancient bazaar in Kashan, some 225km (140 …

Useless rial is U.S. goal in new Iran sanctions, treasury says

The U.S. wants to make Iran’s currency useless in global commerce through an executive order that gives financial institutions a July 1 deadline to …

New poll on Iranian election shows Rouhani as front-runner

What do they tell us about this year’s election?<p>Until a few days ago, most surveys designated Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf as the unrivalled …

Iranian candidates hold final live debate on foreign policy

The eight Iranian presidential candidates during their first live televised debate on Friday, May 31, 2013<p>Iran presidential candidates are holding …

Learning from Iran’s elections

The field of candidates may be limited, but the outside world can still learn a lot from Iran’s 2013 presidential poll. The election will provide …

A sanction for (almost) every reason

I suppose the President has gotten tired of Congress getting all of the attention when it comes to imposing new sanctions on Iran. Earlier this week, …

Iran pipeline, drones missing in foreign policy guidelines

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in his first foreign policy guidance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its missions abroad, made it …

Nuclear issue is key in Iran election

A view of Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant<p>CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts – In all likelihood, next week’s presidential elections in Iran may serve as a …

Presidential hopefuls clash on Iranian nuclear policy

(Reuters) – Iran’s hardline nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili, a strong contender in next week’s presidential election, came under fire from rival …

Iran scientist wins UNESCO Young Scientist Award

Iran’s Atieh Kazemi Mojarad wins 2013 UNESCO Young Scientist Award.<p>An Iranian scientist has been named as one of the winners of 2013 UNESCO Young …

Tehran raps terrorist attack against Iranian pilgrims in Iraq

Iraqi soldiers patrol after a bomb damaged a bus carrying Iranian religious tourists in Karbala, southwest of Baghdad. (File photo)<p>Iranian Foreign …

Iranians prepare for city and village council elections

The Iranian people will go to the polls for the city and village council elections, which will be held with the country’s 11th presidential election …

Iran censures US for blocking Middle East nuclear-weapons-free zone conference

The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has censured the United States for postponing an international conference on …

Iran calls on its citizens to avoid protest venues in Turkey

Turkish riot police use tear gas to disperse demonstrators during an anti-government protest at Taksim Square, central Istanbul, June 1, 2013.<p>The …

Iran awaiting Russia’s response to S-300 proposal: Iranian envoy

A file photo of a Russian-made S-300 air defense system<p>Iran is awaiting Russia’s response to Tehran’s proposal to drop its lawsuit against Moscow …

Iran in numbers: How cost of living has soared under sanctions

Iran has lived under Western sanctions for years, but after Mr Ahmadinejad restarted the country’s nuclear programme, the international community …

Latest on the race: Foreign policy split

Iran’s third and final presidential debate on June 7 was by far the most heated. In often fiery exchanges, all eight candidates lashed out at their …

Iran’s women discriminated against by law

Under Iranian law, a woman is considered the half of a man. Women are not equal to men. They are fighting for equality. They have been organising for …

Final candidates’ debate adds to Iran electoral fervor

Presidential candidates in Iran have held their third and final live debate on television, giving fresh impetus to the election campaign already in …

Iran Election Watch: Rowhani & Aref to form a coalition

6 days to the presidential vote, election stories are as follows: reformists forming a coalition; Haddad-Adel’s decision to stay in presidential race …