Iran: A more comprehensive strategy is needed

Editor 22 June 2018

by Staff writer, SF
When US President Donald Trump announced last month that he was pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal, he received criticism from many officials and leaders around the world. Before his decision was announced, European leaders made a desperate bid to convince him to remain in the deal.

Iran militias hit by airstrike in Syria

Editor 19 June 2018

by Staff writer, SF
The Iranian Regime needs to alter its malign policy in Syria, following an airstrike that killed and injured dozens of Iranian-backed fighters from the Shi’ite Kata’ib Hezbollah group near to the Iraq-Syria border.
This strike, which is the first of its kind, targeted Iraqi militias, who have been coming into Syria to fight for the Bashar Assad Regime on behalf of Iran, and aimed to cut off Iran’s corridor to the sea, by targeting a strategic area near Albu Kamal.

Iran: Now is the time for all-encompassing and comprehensive policy

Armin Baldwin 18 June 2018

by Armin Baldwin
Whenever former US president Barack Obama was negotiating, appeasing and making concessions to the Iranian regime, very little was publicised by the mainstream media with regards to his dealing with a callous regime that creates chaos at home and spreads it across the region. However, US President Donald Trump is facing harsh criticism for his dealings with North Korea.

Iran postpones debate regarding antiterrorism laws

Azita Carlson 14 June 2018

by Azita Carlson

Unites States President Donald Trump announced last month that the US would be exiting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as it is known. This means that the crippling economic sanctions that were lifted when the deal was implemented will now apply once again (after a grace period). There has also been much discussion about completely new sanctions that will be imposed.

Iran Delays the FATF

Iran Delays the FATF Vote

Atousa Pilger 13 June 2018

by Atousa Pilger

In an attempt to wait until talks with Europe reach a conclusion, Iran’s parliament voted on Sunday for two-month postponement of a bill vote over Iran joining the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Aimed at fighting money laundering and disrupting the funding of terrorist groups, FATF regulations will bring about major restrictions for Iran’s banking systems.

Iran: Clerical regime’s options range from bad to worse

Editor 05 June 2018

by Staff writer, SF
The 2015 Iran nuclear deal is on shaky ground. Its fate is unknown and there are some indications that there may be a new European deal. Or perhaps Iran will sign an FATF bill.
The FATF bill is causing heated rows and debates in Iranian parliament and the two factions cannot agree on the way forward. President Hassan Rouhani and the speaker of the parliament, Ali Larijani, are both very keen to get the bill signed.

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