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?

A kindergarten teacher playing with children in Iran

Religious Minority Teachers Banned From Teaching Kindergarten in Iran

Armin Baldwin 06 June 2019

By Armin Baldwin

Iran’s Organization of Welfare recently issued a ban forbidding religious minorities from teaching in kindergarten due to a difference in “religious values.” The ban goes contrary to the country’s own laws, and applies to all kindergartens except those used solely by religious minorities.

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.

A scene featuring juvenile executions in Iran at  Paris venue

Iran Regime Continues to Execute Juveniles

Saeed 05 June 2019

By Saeed

In a shocking case of Human Rights violation, Iranian political prisoner Ameneh Zaheri Sari, a graduate student in accounting, is being held in Ahvaz Sepidar Prison. She is reportedly being denied medical care.

The prison authorities have allegedly prevented her from receiving medical treatment in a hospital outside the prison, and the prison hospital is unable to provide adequate care for this young woman.

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The West's Role in Pressuring the Belligerent Iranian Regime

Armin Baldwin 03 June 2019

By Armin Baldwin

The Iranian regime is at a dead-end. It has no possibility of staying in power as the current situation stands. It is under immense pressure domestically because the people of Iran will not relent in their calls for regime change.

The situation in Iran, for the people, has been becoming increasingly unbearable because the regime’s response to the widespread discontent is to crack down on the people even more. Human rights are disrespected and people risk arrest, imprisonment, torture and even execution for speaking out against the regime. However, cracking down on the people even more is not going to make the people lose any desire for regime collapse – it just strengthens their position.

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