Hassan Rouhani

Iran’s Internet Imperative

The U.S. can do far more to help Iranians defeat the regime’s firewall.<p>By<p>The Editorial Board<p>The Editorial Board<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@wsjopinion<p>No one knows how Iran’s political protests will evolve, and perhaps the current moment is more like Poland in 1981 than 1988. That’s all the more …


Iran And Future Relations With Europe

Following the recent statement issued by U.S. President Donald Trump on the future of the Iran nuclear deal, technically dubbed as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the four conditions he raised on America’s continued cooperation with this already controversial pact, Tehran’s …


What Is the Al-Quds Force? Iran Spies Targeted Jewish Kindergartens, Reports Warn

Iranian spies targeted Jewish kindergartens and the Israeli embassy in Germany, according to a journalist monitoring the German police’s raid of …


Iran blasts Israel for seeking to create division in Lebanon

Iran blasts Israel for seeking to create division in Lebanon<p>Iranian President Rouhani on Wednesday blasts Israel for seeking to create division in …


Diary Excerpts: Incontinent Thoughts of a Rogue Thinker

- Advertisement -<p>Diary Excerpts: Incontinent Thoughts of a Rogue Thinker<p>11/20/17 So far, Secretary of State Tillerson erroneously referred to his …

Liberal View

Iran unrest: Will it happen again?

A combination of complex social, political and economic factors will most likely lead to more unrest in the future


A long simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change

In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds.<p>But years of diminishing rainfall have shriveled water sources. Conditions worsened, residents say, after Iranian …

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Iran's Supreme Leader Says Saudi Arabia Sides with Israel and U.S., A 'Betrayal' of 1.6 Billion Muslims

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused Saudi Arabia of double-crossing the Palestinians and betraying 1.6 billion Muslims by …

Middle East

Rouhani unblocks Telegram; hard-liners send message

Iran’s president is under fire from hard-liners for unblocking a popular messaging app.


Iran adds to criticism of US-trained Kurdish force in Syria

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran added its voice to criticism of a U.S. plan to form a new border security force in Syria, saying Tuesday that it will cause more instability and “add flames” to the war-torn country.<p>Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said the planned Kurdish-led force will further …


Trump’s Phony Support for Iran’s Popular Protests

During a recent reporting trip to Iran, I interviewed almost two dozen people at random in both rich and poor neighborhoods of Tehran. All the middle …


Trump Sidesteps Rising Gulf Tensions in Call Praising Qatar

A call between President Donald Trump and Qatar’s ruler on Monday was notable for what it didn’t include -- a reference to the escalation in the …

Middle East

Netanyahu’s shortsighted Mideast policy

Israel prefers to ignore the changes surrounding it, such as threats by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to cancel the Oslo Accord and Iran’s …


Iran authorities should listen to popular demands: Ex-president Khatami

Author: AFPTue, 2018-01-16 17:43ID: 1516114516470159000TEHRAN: Iran’s former president Mohammad Khatami on Tuesday called on authorities to listen to …


Bahrain radar shows Qatar jets near UAE planes; Doha denies

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain released radar tracks on Tuesday it said showed Qatari fighter jets passing by Emirati commercial airliners bound for the island nation, encounters which set off a new dispute pitting Qatar against the Gulf nations that have been boycotting it since last …

Middle East

Sheen spreading from Chinese site of Iranian oil tanker sinking

The oil slick spreading from the site of the sunken Iranian oil tanker Sanchi is getting bigger and moving north, Chinese maritime authorities said.


Taking stock of the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

Since the protests in Iran over the New Year period have abated it is now time to take stock of another matter. And in doing so have a good laugh …


Trump: Fix issues with Iran nuclear deal or the U.S. will withdraw

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Friday that he has issued a final waiver on certain <b>Iran nuclear sanctions</b>, giving the U.S. and its …

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Confrontation between Rouhani, hard-line clerics heats up

Hard-line clerics rail against Iran’s moderate president over his remarks in favor of freedom of speech.


Iran protests mean economic dilemma

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani may have to step back from some of his core economic policies in the face of nationwide protests by tens of thousands …


In Iran, Protester ‘Suicides’ Stir Anger and Calls for Accountability

TEHRAN — Two of the detained young men killed themselves, and another was a terrorist who died in a clash with security forces, Iran’s government officials have declared with finality. But in an extraordinary display of audacity, many Iranians, including a number of lawmakers and a top …


ANALYSIS: Who was behind the uprising against the Iranian regime

<i>Yochanan Visser is an independent journalist/analyst who worked for many years as Middle East correspondent for Western Journalism.com in Arizona and</i> …


Commentary: Why the U.S. should support Iran protesters

In recent weeks, Iran has again been in the throes of an uprising. Signs of the regime change America had long hoped to see are on the horizon. In the unlikeliest cities — once the strongholds of the conservatives — Iranians have taken to the streets, demanding, not just reform, but a referendum.<p>A …


The best hope for the Iranian people

EPA-EFE/OMER<p>Click for full view<p>A protester with covered face holds a sign as others hold Iranian flags of the consitutional monarchy era as they …

European News

James Mattis Just Sent a Direct Message to the Iranian People

"Our beef, if we have one, is not with the Iranian people."

Conservative View

Iran's Reformists rack up political points while smog smothers Tehran

Tehran's air pollution crisis is worsening as the Reformists who now control both the city's administration and the presidency do little to solve it.


Can India really play 'best friends' to Israel, Palestine and Iran at the same time?

'De-hyphenate!'<p>That's the word being used to describe India's nimble delinking of bilateral relations with Israel and with Palestine. And that …


DACA, Hawaii, Australian Open: Your Monday Briefing

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Trying to keep the lights on</b><p>• With government funding set to expire by the end of the week, Congress would need to pass a stopgap spending measure to avoid a shutdown on Saturday.<p>As part of that effort, Democrats are pushing to protect hundreds of thousands …

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Rouhani: US Did Not Succeed in Undermining Nuclear Deal

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday the United States had failed to undermine a nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers, and he …


What’s driving Iran’s protests?

EPA-EFE/STR<p>Click for full view<p>Iranian students clash with riot police during an anti-government protest around the University of Tehran, Iran, 30 …

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