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Alireza Hashemi

Alireza Hashemi
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Alireza Hashemi is an Iranian political journalist with several years of experince working for Iran's English and Persian-Language media who regularly contributes to IFPnews. He previosly served as a staff writer at Financial Tribune.
FATF’s Blacklisting of Iran; Threat or Opportunity?

Zarif Rejects Concerns, Defends Iran Getting Out of FATF Blacklist

Iran’s top diplomat has once again argued for Tehran’s adoption of standards set by the global anti-money laundering body, saying concerns that FATF accession harms national security interests are baseless and Iran’s failure to get itself out FATF blacklist would mean Tehran has shot itself in the leg.

Iran Holds Int’l Seminar on War’s Consequences for Family, Environment

The 2018 edition of an international seminar revolving around the impact of war on woman, family and environment was held in Tehran on Tuesday, in the presence of a dozens of government officials and foreign ambassadors.

Return of US Sanctions Real Challenge to Iranian People: Australian Ambassador

The Australian ambassador to Iran has described the restoration of US sanctions on Tehran as “real challenge” to the Iranian people, saying the prospects that sanctions could negatively affect Iranian patients and women and children were “deeply concerning”.

Iran’s Guardian Council Won’t Be Intimidated by CFT Opponents

The spokesman for Iran’s legislative watchdog says the body will not be intimidated by opponents of Iran’s joining a UN convention against the financing of terrorism, who have in recent days been pressuring the parliament not to approve the plan.

Gov’t under Pressure to Do More to Stop Rial’s Historic Plunge

The Iranian government is under great pressure to take more steps to normalize what the Central Bank calls “unusual” economic conditions, as the country grapples with a flagging economy and the national currency slides to record lows.
Iran Calls for IAEA’s Impartial Verification of Saudi Nuclear Activities

Tehran, IAEA Signed No Secret Deal on University Inspection: Envoy

The Iranian envoy to the IAEA has rejected rumours that Iran and the Agency have signed a secret deal that gives the UN nuclear watchdog extraordinary access to Iranian researchers, suggesting the recent inspection of an Iranian university by the IAEA has been carried as part of Iran’s normal nuclear obligations.

“Iran’s Power Cuts Not Linked with Paris Climate Agreement”

An Energy Ministry official has rejected claims by opponents of the Rouhani administration that the recent power shortage across the country is a result of Iran’s fulfilment of its obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.
FATF’s Blacklisting of Iran; Threat or Opportunity?

“West’s Support for MKO Discredits FATF’s Definition of Terrorism”

The support offered by western governments to the Mujahedin Khalq Organization, as demonstrated in the annual meeting of the group last Saturday, discredits the definition of terrorism offered by the G7-created Financial Action Task Force.

Two Options Left for Rouhani: Resignation or Cabinet Reshuffle

With discontent among Iranians over economic hardships on the rise and protests breaking out against the government over a plunge in people’s purchasing power, the performance of the Cabinet has come to the spotlight.

Western Media Coverage of Int’l Quds Day; Textbook Example of Propaganda Ploy

Fasting Muslims in Iran and other countries numbering in millions took to the streets on Friday to hold anti-Israel rallies, in a display of support for the cause of the oppressed people of Palestine, but the huge rallies did not receive the international coverage they deserved.