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Tuesday, 13 August 2013  /  International

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Economy We all know that our country is now in a dire economic and social situation and the international pressures targeting the economy have added to them….the issue is not  if sanctions have been effective or not. The issue is that if the method chosen by…

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013  /  Military

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An official with the Russian state company “Rosatom” (construction arm, Atomstroyeksport) said that talks concerning the construction of new units in the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) will begin once the first unit has been completed. He added that the first priority now is delivery of…

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013  /  Military

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Deputy Commander for Intelligence of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Hussein Taeb has “eavesdropped” on senior officials in the Supreme Leader’s office including Mir Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani (chief of staff), Ali-Asghar Mirhejazi (head of intelligence, one of the founders of the Ministry of intelligence) and…

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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It has been more than two weeks since political prisoner Abolfazl Abedini launched a hunger strike protesting his illegal transfer to Karoon prison in Ahvaz, a hunger strike that has not triggered an investigation by any judiciary official. On Sunday, political prisoner Hussein Ronaghi Maleki imprisoned…

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013  /  Human Rights

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On the municipal level, Iranian police take videos of women each month to monitor the status of the veil “hejab” at the city level.  …

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013  /  Domestic

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During Monday’s session, five Majlis members spoke for and five against the composition of the proposed cabinet. Rouhani attended the session to defend his proposed ministers. He said that proper interaction between Majlis and government would help further progress of the country. Rouhani’s key points from…

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013  /  Domestic

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Hussein Shariatmadari, Kayhan’s Editor-in Chief, wrote an editorial titled “Today’s Witness Is Tomorrow’s Judge” in which he argues that the Majlis’ upcoming vote of confidence  on Rouhani’s proposed cabinet is an opportunity to condemn those who participated in the protests following the June 2009 presidential election…

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