Iranian Regime's Days Are Numbered

By Shahriar Kia

China was once the biggest importer of Iranian oil but, since the U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil exports took effect, it is now only importing about half of what it once did. Although China seemed to oppose the United States’ withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) and the re-imposition of tough economic sanctions, it has willingly complied with the U.S.

Iran: Corruption Cannot Be Hidden or Denied Any Longer

By Mahmoud Hakamian

The people of Iran have been holding anti-government demonstrations against the regime’s corruption. Corruption in the country is rife and is present at all levels of the leadership. It has provoked a major economic crisis that has had serious financial consequences for the people.

Iran: Water Shortages Continue

By Mohammad Sadat Khansari

The Iranian regime has been responsible for many environmental crises in the country. The Zayandeh (meaning “life-giver”) River, which starts in the western area in the Zagros Mountains and ends in the central Gavkhooni wetland, is slowly dying. The Zayandeh River sustained the earliest civilisations in the country and brought such prosperity to the city of Isfahan.

Iran: Clerical Regime Cannot Break the Cycle of Corruption

By Mohammad Sadat Khansari

The ordinary people of Iran have been on the streets calling the clerical regime that rules the country out for its widespread corruption. While the people of Iran are left to endure worsening conditions, regime officials have no such worries. They do not need to worry about how they are going to feed their children or how they are going to be able to pay their rent. They do not need to hold protests in the street demanding months of unpaid wages and they do not need to worry about getting essential medicine or healthcare.

Iran's Weakening Economy

By Amir Taghati

The Iranian economy has been the weakest over the past few years. It has always experienced major fluctuations – at least since the anti-Monarchical Revolution of 1979. This has been because of factors such as the Iran Iraq war during the eighties and the time international sanctions were in place from 2012 to 2016 before the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) was signed.

Nine Protests Across Iran on Sunday

There were nine protest rallies held across Iran on Sunday, with several different groups in the capital Tehran demanding to be paid for their work, while elsewhere people were demanding the return of their looted money and others were calling on the Iranian government to protect the environment. Let’s look at them in more detail.

Iranians Continue Their Struggle for Democracy

By Mohammad Sadat Khansari

The absolute rule by clerics in Iran, known as Velayat-el-Faqih, came about before anyone could put a stop to it. It was never one of the goals of the Iranian Revolution in 1979 when the Shah’s dictatorship was overthrown by popular uprising.

Iran: Protests Continue Across the Country

By Shahriar Kia

Widespread discontent across Iran is still very much in the forefront. Last year was marked by major protests and anti-government demonstrations and this year is set to continue in the same way.