Iran: No turning its back on its past

Armin Baldwin 29 January 2018

by Armin Baldwin

Since the very start of the Iranian revolution, Iran’s neighbours in the Middle East have tried to keep in its good books. Other nations wanted a good relationship with Iran.
History and geographical position was important and a common ground for a potentially blossoming relationship. However, things did not pan out too well for many of the neighbours.

Iran Seeks to Tighten Control Over Internet after Recent Uprisings

Atousa Pilger 26 January 2018

by Atousa Pilger

According to the Secretary of Iran’s Guardian Council, Ahmad Jannati, orders have come from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to “do something about cyberspace.”

State-run Tasnim news agency reports that the comments came at a joint session of the Assembly of Experts January 25th.

Absent Iran criticised at World Economic Forum

Saeed 25 January 2018

 by Saeed

On Wednesday, the World Economic Forum was held in Davos, Switzerland. At the event, officials from Gulf Arab states took the opportunity to slam Iran for its destabilising behaviour in the Middle East.
Iran, however, was not at the event this year. Normally Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, attends the annual forum.

Iran Is Protesting the Regime’s Crackdown of the Protesters

Editor 24 January 2018

 by Staff writer, SF

The Iranian Regime responded to the widespread protests across Iran with violence, slaughtering at least 50 in the streets and arresting 8,000, some of whom have died under torture in prison.

The security forces suppressed the anti-regime protests, which began in response to the December budget that slashed subsidies for the poor and raised funding for terrorism, with tear gas, batons and bullets.

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