Arash Karami

Ebrahim Raisi is the head of Irans wealthiest and most influential charitable organization, Astan-e Quds Razavi. Posted Feb. 25, 2017. (photo by Facebook/foreignbrief)

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The surprising rise of the head of Iran's most influential charity

Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

Ebrahim Raisi, head of one of Iran’s wealthiest organizations, appears to be using his position to put himself in the national spotlight ahead of presidential elections.

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.

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.

Iranian MP threatens to impeach intelligence minister

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

An Iranian parliamentarian has threatened to begin impeachment procedures against the intelligence minister if he is not forthcoming about recent arrests of activists using Telegram.

Zarif gives Netanyahu lesson in Jewish scripture

Monday, Mar. 13, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments on ancient Persia have angered Iranian officials.

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