Fereshteh Sadeghi


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Posted May 16, 2017. (photo by Facebook/Pres.Rouhani)

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Who's behind campaign to probe Rouhani's doctoral thesis?

Wednesday, May. 17, 2017 | Fereshteh Sadeghi, Contributor

Accusations of plagiarism in President Hassan Rouhani’s doctoral thesis first surfaced in 2013. Four years later, ahead of Iran’s May 19 presidential election, a group of students has decided to look into the matter more closely.

The story behind the end of Ahmadinejad’s bid for third term

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017 | Fereshteh Sadeghi, Contributor

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been barred from seeking a third term on May 19. But was this because the Guardian Council disqualified him — or because it didn’t approve of his qualifications to run in this year’s race?

Why some are accusing Rouhani of playing the woman card

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 | Fereshteh Sadeghi, Contributor

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the cancellation of the annual Civil Service Examination over allegations of discrimination against women. While some hail the decision, others accuse him of playing the "woman card" ahead of the 2017 presidential vote.

Is Saudi Arabia really seeking regime change in Iran?

Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2016 | Fereshteh Sadeghi, Contributor

While Iran has strongly reacted to former Saudi spy chief Turki bin Faisal Al Saud’s appearance at the MEK’s annual conference, Iranian observers merely see the Saudi move as bringing a longstanding hidden agenda out in the open.

Will leaked payslips scandal bring down Rouhani?

Monday, Jul. 4, 2016 | Fereshteh Sadeghi, Contributor

Iranians are more outraged by the day over revelations of exorbitant pay for executives at state-controlled banks and insurance firms as the fallout from their leaked payslips continues.

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Fereshteh Sadeghi is an Iranian journalist and social media activist based in Tehran, where she has written for Panjereh and other Iranian publications. She holds a master's degree in women's studies from the University of Tehran. On Twitter: @fresh_sadegh

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