Iran

Iran Needs the Nuclear Deal to Keep Russia and China at Bay

The United States unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May 2018, declaring the accord’s provisions inadequate and Iran in violation. The administration of former President Donald Trump began reinforcing sanctions, much to the chagrin of the accord’s other signatories; but Iran did not annul it. Rather, Tehran …

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Iran’s Presidential Election: Legitimacy Test Of Regime In Tehran
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In recent months, various factions of the Iranian regime have unanimously stressed that the regime’s legitimacy is not being challenged even as the turnout in the presidential election declines. For the international community, this low turnout is a sign of the regime’s instability. It calls into question whether negotiating with …

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Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile 16 times over nuclear deal limit: IAEA

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium is around 16 times the limit laid down in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear agreement signed between Tehran and major world powers in 2015. In its quarterly report on Monday, the IAEA said Iran’s …

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Iran Unable to Explain Undeclared Nuclear Activity: IAEA

The International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday revealed that Iran has failed to “provide the necessary explanation for the presence of nuclear material particles” at three separate locations inspected by the agency last year. According to a report released by IAEA chief Rafael Grossi, Iran’s inability to explain the traces …

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Shield of Instability: Assessing Iron Dome’s Destabilizing Effect

As the smoke clouds over Gaza and Jerusalem slowly recede, the world nervously watches how long the newly brokered peace would sustain in the conflict-prone region. Though the Egypt brokered ceasefire has brought an end to the current conflict, the triumphant cries by both Hamas and Israel can hardly be …

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Iran: Chief Of Police Threatens Supporters Of Election Boycott

Iran’s Chief of Police threatened Iranians who called for a boycott of the presidential elections. In a meeting with religious singers or “Maddahs”, Hossein Ashtari threatened “election norm breakers” and “those who encourage people not to vote” and said they would be dealt with. “The (Supreme) Leader of the revolution …

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Deadly Competition: The Iron Dome and the Gazan rocket race

The entire world had a front-row seat to the competition, but greater commentary is needed to explain how the race works. The competition between rockets and the Iron Dome reached a new level of prominence during the recent Gaza Guardian of the Walls operation. Viral videos circulated on social media …

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Iran praises Hamas for missile barrages, commemorates key missile maker

Although Hejazi reportedly died of a heart condition, IRGC Quds Force head praises him as “martyr” who helped develop missile tech against Israel. Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) members, led by Quds Force leader Esmail Ghaani, commemorated the Iranian precision-guided missile expert Mohammad Hossein-Zadeh Hejazi over the weekend while …

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Pompeo Rekindles Debate About US Response to Iran’s Hosting of Al-Qaida

Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made more detailed allegations about Iran’s secretive relationship with al-Qaida, rekindling a debate about how the United States should respond to the decades-old cooperation between its Mideast rival and the anti-American terrorist network. In an interview that aired Friday on VOA Persian’s …

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Ex-US intel chief to ‘Post’: Biden is surrendering to Iran – opinion

If Biden administration re-enters a nuclear deal with Iran and lifts sanctions on the regime, this will be like giving them another airplane full of cash. President Joe Biden’s national security team appears to be insistent upon reversing policies just because they were attached to the Trump administration, regardless of …

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