General Joseph Votel

By Mohammad Sadat Khansari

The Iranian Regime is still the “long-term destabilising factor” in the Middle East, according to statements from a top US commander on Thursday.

General Joseph Votel, the head of US Central Command (CENTCOM) in the Middle East, was testifying before the House Armed Services Committee.

New FATF Extension Sets Clock Ticking for Automatic Blacklisting of Iran

By Hamideh Taati

Laws that would bring Iran into conformance with international anti-money laundering and terrorism financing rules have been delayed once again. For more than two years the Majlis and the Expediency Council have continued to delay compliance with the regulations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Iran Nuclear Monitoring: IAEA Board of Governors Meeting

By Amir Taghati

Verification and monitoring of Iran’s nuclear activity was discussed by the U.S. Mission to International organizations in Vienna at the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting earlier this week.

Microsoft: Iran Hackers Caused Hundreds of Millions in Damages

By Shahriar Kia

Tech giant Microsoft said that Iranian hackers have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages after attacking systems, businesses and governments around the world over the past two years.

U.S. Economic Sanctions Having Intended Effect on Iranian Economy

By Mahmoud Hakamian

U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) as it is formally known, in 2018. He explained last year that his reasons for doing so were numerous. He pointed to Iran’s continued belligerence and meddling in the affairs of other nations in the Middle East. He also pointed to the Iranian regime’s complete disregard of human rights and its violent and brutal suppression of the people.

Iranian Regime Hanging by a Thread

By Mohammad Sadat Khansari

For the past four decades, the Iranian regime has been progressing in its aim to turn the Middle East into a region that is unrecognisable. During its forty years of existence, the Iranian regime has sparked numerous conflicts in the Middle East and fuelled those that started to simmer.

Why Iran Regime Resorts to Proxy Warfare

By Mohammad Sadat Khansari

The Iranian Regime celebrated its 40th anniversary amid a serious, ongoing domestic and international crisis.

The anti-regime uprising, during which hundreds of thousands of people risk their lives to call for regime change, began in December 2017 and shows no signs of stopping.


By Sedighe Shahrokhi

INSTEX is the new payment channel that has been set up by the United Kingdom, France and Germany. The purpose is to circumvent U.S. sanctions and to help continue trade with Iran. The process is moving forward despite warnings from the United States that it advises against such actions.


By Shahriar Kia

Relations between Iran and the US changed dramatically following the nationwide anti-regime uprising that began in December 2017, where Iranian protesters loudly advocated for regime change and the US publically supported the people’s right to protest and put in place a policy of altering the Regime’s behaviour through a “maximum pressure” campaign.