Arab League Summit commences in Mecca

How to Solve a Problem Like Iran

Azita Carlson 12 June 2019

By Azita Carlson

The goal of the Mecca summits, which involve members of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation, the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council, was to increase unity and understanding between Arab and Islamic states.

This year, the Mecca summit’s final statement emphasised that Iran must cease its hostile and destabilising actions in the region, which has caused great suffering to the Arab and Islamic world. However, despite the people of Iraq has arguably suffered the most due to Iranian sectarianism, their leaders, along with Qatar, opposed the statement due to short-term interests and the fact that Iran holds the balance of power in both countries.

Mohammad Mohaddessin, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran-NCRI

The Iranian Regime's Natural Gas Industry Should Next Be Sanctioned

Saeed 11 June 2019

By Saeed

A crucial step toward preventing the Iranian regime any more the Iranian people's meager resources, new sanctions were issued on the biggest petrochemical holding of the Iranian regime for its financial support of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

However, more needs to be done, according to Mohammad Mohaddessin, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) In an interview with Ilaf news website. He declared that the next step should be to sanction the Iranian regime's natural gas exports. "Further sanctions on gas exports will cut off the regime from Iran's natural resources and ensure that these assets will be used to rebuild the country after the mullahs are overthrown," Mohaddessin told Ilaf reporters.

The sanctions against the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company

US Sanctions Iran Energy Group

Armin Baldwin 11 June 2019

By Armin Baldwin

The US has sanctioned Iran’s largest petrochemical holding group for supporting the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in an attempt to halt the money flow for the Iranian military unit that is designated as a terrorist group by the US.

The sanctions against the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC), issued on Friday, come as the US is trying to increase economic and military pressure against Iran because of its support for proxy groups across the Middle East and its nuclear and missile programs.

People walk around the Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran

Iran's Sharp Economic Free Fall

Azita Carlson 07 June 2019

By Azita Carlson

The World Bank, in its latest outlook at the global economy has for the third consecutive time revised downward its expectations for growth downward for the Iranian economy.

The World Bank’s forecast in its Global Economic Prospects puts Iran at the bottom of its economic growth (Gross Domestic Product) country rankings for 2019, only ahead of Nicaragua.

Iranian troops in the Strait of Hormuz

Will There Be a US-Iran War?

Navid Felker 07 June 2019

by Navid  Felker

Much has been made of growing tensions between the US and Iran, with some speculating that the two nations are on the brink of war, but this is unlikely.

Prof. Hillel Frisch, a senior research associate at the Centre for Strategic Studies, claims that this is because Iran is “too smart” to go to war with the US, but this gives a lot of undue credit to those leading the Iranian Dictatorship. After all, how smart do you have to be to avoid fighting a tank with a pocketknife? And how smart is it to continually goad the person driving the tank, when you know that all you have is a pocketknife?

Free-Iran-demonstration

Iran: Trump Has Not Ruled out Military Action

Atousa Pilger 05 June 2019

by Atousa Pilger

During his recent trip to the United Kingdom, U.S. President Trump spoke about the Iran threat. He said that he would like to be able to hold talks with Iran, but warned that the military option is still on the table.

At the beginning of May, the Trump administration deployed an aircraft carrier strike group to the Middle East. It also ordered the deployment of more troops as well as Patriot missiles and bombers. The administration said that it took this action after a credible threat from Iran, following intelligence that indicated that the regime may be preparing to launch attack on American interests or forces in the region.

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