Category: The Iranian File


By Ayse Humeyra Atilgan The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Friday that Iran was “subject to the world’s most robust nuclear verification regime.” According to a written statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano: “Iran is now provisionally implementing […]


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Wednesday in the Iranian capital Tehran for an official visit. He was welcomed at Mehrabad airport by Iranian Minister of Industry, Minerals and Trade Mohammad Shariat Madar, along with the Turkish Ambassador to Tehran […]


  Erbil’s Moment Despite nearly unanimous disapproval from the international community and even its closest ally, the United States, Iraqi Kurdistan is voting in a poll to move towards independence from Iraq. Although the vote is nonbinding and only serves […]


Statements and counter-statements between Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani against one another are not a new phenomenon.  Prior to the May 19, 2017 elections, these could be interpreted in the context of the vote. Rouhani needed […]


US President Donald Trump repeats allegations that Iran sponsors “terrorism” just as it falls victim to terrorism itself. The president offered contradictory comments over Wednesday’s twin attacks, on the one hand offering solace and on the other blaming the victim […]


Iranian state television on Saturday declared incumbent President Hassan Rouhani the winner of the country’s presidential election, giving him a second four-year term to see out his agenda calling for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world. State TV […]


The daughter of the late President Akbar Hashemi Rasfanjani has been sentenced to six months in prison for allegedly “spreading lies against the judiciary”, a news agency in Iran reported on Saturday. Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab. read more