John Bolton and his hawkish team in the Trump administration have reportedly failed to convince the president to stop issuing waivers for Iran’s nuclear cooperation with the world, which could practically kill the JCPOA and force Iran into leaving it.
A senior expert says the upcoming visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to North Korea is to send this clear message to the US that if Washington decides to exert more pressure on Iran, the Islamic Republic will show more resistance and get closer to the US’ opponents.
A senior Iranian cleric says he believes it would be religiously not permissible to use oil revenues to meet “current and development expenses” in the country.
An Iranian analyst says Iraq is now faced with a difficult choice between Iran and the US because the power balance it had created over the past years to establish ties with both sides is no longer feasible.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s rare interview with Fox News, the favourite news channel of US President Donald Trump and his voters, has received positive reactions so far.
An Iranian political analyst says Saudi Arabia beheaded nearly 40 domestic dissidents a few months after the scandal of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder to tell the world that even global outcries can’t deter the country from pressing ahead with its anti-human rights projects.
The deployment of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, in Iran to contribute to relief operations in western flood-hit areas has sparked controversy.
Sadeq Zibakalam, a professor of political sciences at the University of Tehran, says Iran and the US are unlikely to break the ice in the near or distant future.
A senior Iranian analyst has warned that Tehran needs to be very watchful in its relations with Baghdad, as the Arab country has no choice but to create a balance in its relations with Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the US if it wants to remain stable.
A leading conservative paper in Iran has warned the US against the consequences of its latest decision to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, saying the Trump administration should now think of ordering coffins for its soliders.