hile there always seem to be efforts to rehabilitate Iran’s image at both a regional and international level, usually attempting to make Tehran appear to be the victim rather than the victimizer, few would be naïve enough to deny the fact that Iranian ambitions can actively be classified as being imperial in nature.
espite being a fundamentalist Shia Islamist power, some may have been surprised to see Iran hosting the Sunni Islamist Taliban in Tehran and congratulating them over their victory in their 20-year war against the United States that finally saw Kabul back in the hands of the insurgents and the Joe Biden administration withdrawing all forces not long after.
brahim Raisi, ex-judiciary chief of Iran, has been elected as the new president in Iran’s June 2021 presidential elections.
ran has ushered in a new leader on August 5 as Ebrahim Raisi is sworn in as President.
Sudan, Lebanon, and Iran are getting hit particularly hard, with current inflation rates that can only be described as hyperinflation.
oday, June 18, a 59,310,307-strong Iranian electorate, including 1,392,148 new voters, are voting to elect their eighth president.
In reality, however, Iraq has become the playground for Iran-sponsored Shia jihadist groups and militias who control every kind of industry imaginable, from a Shia clergy-backed illicit sex trade that sells girls as young as 9-years-old, to a drug trafficking cartel that controls Iraq’s porous borders with Iran and smuggles copious amounts of narcotics.
n April 18, news of Iran-Saudi Arabia talks to re-establish relations was reported in the media.
he Iran-Israel conflict has its own identity that goes beyond the geopolitical considerations of the Middle East.
hina and Iran have been building an increasingly close economic, political and security partnership since the mid-1990s, when China emerged as Iran’s partner of choice for its energy projects in both the nuclear field and hydrocarbons.
ran has witnessed many unsettling protests in the last few years.
Interestingly, Blinken called for the foreign ministers and envoys from Iran plus a number of other countries (China, India, Pakistan, and Russia) to join the US in discussing a “unified approach to supporting peace in Afghanistan”.
orty-two years have passed since the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran by a referendum landslide held on March 30 and 31, 1979, when 98.
ran plans to join the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
n Iran, painting and other forms of visual arts have a long-standing tradition with graphic design being significantly more pervasive than painting.
he killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis by a US UAV strike in Baghdad has changed the course of tensions between Iran and the US.
In fact, Turkey was the only country that has paid attention to the humanitarian needs on the field when compared with the US, Russia, and Iran.
It was speculated that some groups close to Iran could have been behind the attacks on the protesters as the demonstrators were strongly against Iranian influence on Iraq.
Turkey has pursued diplomatic channels in Idlib by engaging with Russia and Iran.