Barbara Slavin


Former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani attends the biannual meeting of Iran's Assembly of Experts in Tehran, March 8, 2011. (photo by REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi)

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Iran loses flawed champion of renewed ties with US

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 | Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent

A powerful and pragmatic political figure both before and long after his term as Iranian president, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has died of a heart attack at age 82, leaving the task of safeguarding the nuclear agreement and outreach to Washington to President Hassan Rouhani and others he groomed over the years.

US Treasury official praises Saudi cooperation against terror funding

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 | Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent

Assistant Treasury Secretary Daniel Glaser says there has been substantial progress reducing funds amassed by the Islamic State, but warns that IS could seek external financing if it loses its "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria.

Finance minister says Iran seeks 'resilient' economy

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 | Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent

Iran's Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Ali Tayebnia tells Al-Monitor that Iran is boosting non-oil exports, unifying its exchange rate and increasing the independence of its Central Bank and that remaining US sanctions are the main impediment to Iranian-American investment.

Environment official says Iran looking for more international cooperation

Thursday, Sep. 22, 2016 | Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent

US opposition to lending to Iran by multinational organizations has undercut Tehran's ability to face growing environmental challenges, the deputy head of Iran's Department of Environment says.

Iranian wrestlers go for the gold in Rio

Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 | Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent

Iranian official says Iranian wrestlers’ “biggest challenge” at the Olympics will come from Russians and Americans.

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Barbara Slavin is the Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor and acting director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council. On Twitter: @BarbaraSlavin1

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