Iran responds to US with 'reciprocal sanctions'

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

In response to new US sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program, Tehran sanctioned US firms that supply the Israeli government with arms and other equipment to support the settlement enterprise.

5 reasons to watch Rouhani’s visit to Russia

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 | Hamidreza Azizi, Contributor

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is in Moscow for his first official visit to Russia.

Why another Khomeini may soon shape Iranian politics

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 | Rohollah Faghihi, Contributor

Of the many Iranian figures touted as potential successors to the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Hassan Khomeini stands out as the one person capable of assuming leadership of the moderate camp.

Can Iran's conservatives agree on candidate for upcoming vote?

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

In Iran, the Principlist camp remains torn by internal strife and continues to fail to agree on a consensus candidate to run against President Hassan Rouhani. Yet, it is too soon to tell whether Rouhani will secure a second term.

Ahead of presidential vote, Khamenei attacks Rouhani’s economy

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

During Iranian New Year speeches, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani painted starkly different pictures of the Iranian economy, which is turning out to be a weak spot for the president’s re-election campaign.

The upcoming Iranian elections you haven’t heard about

Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 | Rohollah Faghihi, Contributor

As Iran is about to hold city council elections, conservatives are bracing themselves for a fierce competition with Reformists and moderates.

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