Category: Iran

Texas Millionaire’s Release in Iran Prisoner Swap Remains a Mystery

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An excellent and detailed article in the Houston Press, an alternative weekly news magazine and website, ponders the reason that a Texas millionaire, Bahram Mechanic, was on Iran’s prisoner swap list and received, as part of the prisoner swap negotiated with the nuclear…

In Courting Iran, Russia Seeks Politically Safe Foreign Investment for the North Caucasus

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On April 11–16, representatives of an Iranian investment company, Hamrahian Group, visited Dagestan to explore possibilities for cooperation with the North Caucasian republic. The visit came just weeks after Dagestan’s governor, Ramazan Abdulatipov, visited Iran as a member of a…

Iran’s Overtures to Tajik Opposition Exposes Deep-Seated Grievances

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By: Fozil Mashrab Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Muhiddin Kabiri, Tajikistan’s opposition leader In December 2015, Iran invited Tajikistan’s opposition leader, Muhiddin Kabiri, to attend a conference on Islam. The invitation extended to Kabiri, who is accused of allegedly masterminding an…

Erdoğan’s Turkey and Iranian Intelligence

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20committee: Western concerns have mounted in recent years as Turkey, once a NATO stalwart, has drifted into an increasingly Islamist orientation, in both foreign and domestic policy, under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has been prime minister since…

Nuclear Agreement Overshadows Arab Unrest in Iranian Khuzestan

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The accord recently struck between Iran and the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany (P5+1) represents a watershed in Middle East diplomacy. The culmination of almost two years of negotiations, the deal outlines a plan to lift most…

Iran reaches nuclear agreement with world powers

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The comprehensive agreement between Iran and six world powers over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear programme—after protracted, intense and complicated negotiations—represents not just a new departure in non-proliferation but a cooling of the enmity between Iran and the US going back…

Iran’s Changing Regional Strategy and Its Implications for the Region

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In a typical gesture of defiance, which has signified allegiance to Iran’s revolutionary credentials since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979, General Abdullah Araqi, the lieutenant commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), stated the following at…

Report: Israel spied on nuclear talks with Iran

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Israel spied on nuclear negotiations between six world powers and Iran, as well as on the U.S., in order to learn details that could help undermine the emerging deal in the eyes of Congress, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Israelis…

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and Iraq’s Security Breakdown

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Jamestown.org: As the assault of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in northern Iraq increasingly enhances the prospect of Iraq’s disintegration, Iran has responded aggressively by adopting a policy of direct engagement with its neighbor (Press TV [Tehran],…