The People of Iran Face a Bitter Reality of Poverty and Hunger

Editor 13 April 2018

by Staff writer, SF
Tehran has attempted to manipulate figures and deny the economic crisis that is occurring in the county, but poverty and hunger are the reality in Iran. A true picture of the afflictions suffered by the majority of the Iranian population is now being acknowledged by officials and the media.

Arab foreign ministers take stand against Iranian interventionism

Atousa Pilger 13 April 2018

by Atousa Pilger
The Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister has stated that his country would not accept or allow Iranian interference and terrorism to take hold of the Middle East.
At a meeting of the Arab foreign ministers in Riyadh, Adel Al Jubeir said that so long as the Iranian Regime continues to interfere in the domestic affairs of other nation-states (i.e. igniting or fanning the flames of sectarian strife, planting and/or funding terrorist militias) there will be no peace or stability in the region.

Devaluation of Rial causes Economic Chaos in Iran

Saeed 12 April 2018

 by Saeed
In Tehran, the police have shut down 16 unauthorized money currency exchanges and arrested 12 individuals who “disrupted the foreign exchange market.”

Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, called for execution of “a few main foreign exchange dealers,” on the day after Iran introduced a “single rate of exchange” for US dollar.

In Qom on April 11th, he said, “we have to pay a price if we do not act proactively.” Iranian media quoted him as suggesting, “We should execute, according to Islamic rules, a few foreign exchange traders who try to plunge the country into chaos, in order to teach a lesson to others.” His comments sparked negative reactions on social media.

Iranian Citizens seek U.S. Dollars as Rial hits All-Time Low

Editor 11 April 2018

by Staff writer, SF
While Iranian currency has been steadily losing its value against the dollar since the 1979 Islamic revolution, the government in Tehran is attempting to contain a currency crisis. The Iranian rial has hit an all-time low, and American dollars are sought after during this time of political uncertainty.

West must not ignore Iran’s interference in Bahrain

Azita Carlson 10 April 2018

by Azita Carlson
The Iranian Regime has left its malign fingerprints all over the Middle East, from Yemen to Iraq to Syria to Lebanon, but it appears to be increasing its efforts to interfere in Bahrain, according to political scientist Dr. Majid Rafizadeh.
In his latest piece on Arab News, Dr. Majid Rafizadeh explains that the Iranian Regime is perfecting its multi-dimensional interference strategy and is targeting Bahrain on three fronts at once.

Iran Criticized at NAM Mid-term Ministerial Conference

Atousa Pilger 10 April 2018

by Atousa Pilger
The Mid-Term Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), entitled “Promoting international peace and security for sustainable development”, kicked off in Baku, the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan on April 5th.
NAM participating states, representatives of observer states, and international organizations, countries and institutions invited as special guests took part in the Mid-Term Ministerial Conference, held on April 5th and 6th.

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