New legislation before the US Congress will introduce tough sanctions to combat the growing financial influence of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the main driver of Tehran’s military interventions in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and other countries in the region.
Analysts say the measures could cause Iran to retaliate.
Oct 13, 2017, 5:40pm EDT
The Trump administration on Friday announced new sanctions against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the powerful security and military organization that is key to Iran’s regional influence, as part of Trump’s broader agenda to get tough on Iran for its support for terrorism in the Middle East.
by Armin Baldwin
The Iranian new year, Nowruz, which literally translates to ”new day” falls on March 21st this year, but first the people must say farewell to winter. They do this during the "Festival of Fire," on the last Tuesday before the New Year, March 20th. People celebrate winter’s end by jumping over firecrackers or even open flames. The run up to all this is the National Fire Festival, which began yesterday, March 13th.
by Staff writer, SF
The Iranian Regime has put up billboards in Tehran to celebrate the achievements of groundbreaking Iranian women, like mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields Medal, but if this sounds like a positive step towards gender equality during Women’s History Month, it’s not.