Analyst responds to Principlist figure: Polarization of Iran society nothing new
An Iranian Reformist political analyst reacts to remarks by veteran Principlist politician Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel about the growing “polarization” in the Iranian society, saying the trend is in fact nothing new and should have been noted earlier.
Analyst: Iran attacked militants in Iraqi Kurdistan after demands not met
Iran targeted the positions of separatist groups in the Iraqi Kurdistan region last week after repeated warnings to the central and regional governments to stop their US- and Israeli-coordinated activities against the Islamic Republic, a geopolitical analyst says.
Iranian expert: Israel cannot derail sanctions removal talks
An Iranian expert on Middle Eastern affairs says Israel is a second-hand player regarding the issue of the Iran nuclear deal and cannot affect the agreement largely.
Analyst: Prisoner swap with US green light for JCPOA revival talks
An Iranian US affairs analyst says the issue of the release of American prisoners in Iran and their swap with Iranian nationals could pave the way for the conclusion of stalled talks for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, JCPOA.
Iranian daily: Tolerance key to ending riots forever
Iran’s Etala’at daily has called on the establishment to be tolerant and talk to the people to prevent sudden outpours of public anger, amid ongoing protests and riots over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in morality police custody two weeks ago.
Iranian analyst: Opponents of nuclear talks responsible for missed opportunity
An Iranian foreign policy expert has regretted that the chances for clinching a deal with major powers in the world to restores a 2015 nuclear deal are ‘next to nil’, holding those opposed to the negotiations process responsible for the failure.
Analyst: Russia’s ‘accession’ of four Ukrainian regions might end war
After Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of four Ukrainian regions, Russia and Europe seem to be willing to put an end to the conflict in Ukraine and stop the spillover effects across the world, but it all depends on Kiev’s reaction to the developments, an Iranian analyst and former diplomat says.
Analyst: No govt. can be formed in Iraq without agreement among all factions
A political commentator says no Iraqi party will be able to form a government amid divisions among major Shia factions in the parliament unless it manages to secure at least a “minimum agreement” with the country’s major political groups.
Analyst: Iran still determined to continue fence-mending talks with Saudis
Iran’s will to patch up differences with rival regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia and restore diplomatic relations after a years-long rupture has not diminished, an Iranian political affairs expert says.
Iranian sociologist warning: Iran’s middle class has lost hope of building future
An Iranian sociologist and university professor has warned that Iran’s middle class has to some extent lost hope of building the future.
Sociologist: Protests in Iran won’t die down unless ruling methods change
Iran is impregnated with emotional reactions due to the ‘wrong ways of ruling’ by the government, and if the feeling of 'rejection and discrimination among people' does not disappear, protest movements will continue in various ways, a renowned sociologist and politician has warned.
Analyst: Russia’s plebiscite in East Ukraine likely to trigger new conflict
A political commentator says the referendum that Russia is holding in the eastern regions newly separated from Ukraine is likely to trigger a new wave of conflict between Moscow, on the one side, and Kiev and its Western allies, on the other.
“Russia cannot afford defeat in Ukraine and could use nukes”
The director of an Iran-based think tank says it’s likely that Russia will use nukes in the war in Ukraine.
Analyst: Iran must settle issues with IAEA before any restoration of nuclear deal
An analyst says Iran should resolve issues with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) before any agreement on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Any Azerbaijan bid to change region’s geopolitics by force to face Iran’s response: Expert
An Iranian expert on Russia and the Caucasus says any Azerbaijan's attempt to militarily open a ground corridor to its exclave Nakhichevan via Armenia threatens to eliminate Iran’s historical border with Armenia, adding the move will face an Iranian response.
Analyst: Turkey provokes Azerbaijan into war with Armenia on behalf of Israel
Iran’s ex-ambassador to Baku highlights the role of Turkey in the recent military tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia, saying Ankara provokes Baku into a war against its neighbor on behalf of the Israeli regime.
Former Iran official: Further delay in JCPOA signing means Iran will lose oil markets
The Iranian oil ministry’s former director of international affairs says further delay in the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, JCPOA, means Iran will lose oil markets.
Iranian expert dismisses claims that 9/11 was an inside job
An Iranian political expert has rejected as mere speculation conspiracy theories that described 9/11 as an inside job and claim the attacks were carried out by some quarters within the US ruling establishment.
Expert: Future activity of US firms in Iran can enable effective sanctions removal
An economic expert says a future presence of American companies in the Iranian market in the case of a revival of the 2015 nuclear deal — even at a limited scale — could help make the US administration effectively remove the sanctions against Tehran.
Ex-Iranian diplomat: Iran needs JCPOA revival more than US does
The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s former director general for Middle Eastern affairs has said Iran needs the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, or JCPOA, more than the US does.
Kayhan chief editor: Nuclear talks lead nowhere, Iran should leave NPT
A veteran Iranian journalist says the long-drawn out talks on Iran’s nuclear deal is in fact “beating the air” since the Western parties are not actually worried about Iran’s nuclear technology but they use it as a pretext to maintain economic pressure against the country.
Analyst: Iran-Russ ties rise to whole new level
Iran and Russia have stepped up their cooperation during the past couple of years and have witnessed a fundamental change in their political and economic relations, according to a top Iranian political affairs expert.
Academic: Biden seeking results in Iran talks before mid-term elections
A Canada-based academic criticizes the US administration for having killed time so far in the diplomatic process aimed at reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, despite a call from many political elites in the American society for Washington to secure an agreement with Tehran.
Expert: Lifting sanctions can revitalize Iran-India trade ties
A top Indian political-economic analyst says trade relations between Iran and India were hit hard by US-led sanctions, saying removal of the so-called punitive measures against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear standoff can improve ties between Tehran and New Delhi.
Iraqi Analyst: Sadr ‘withdrawal from politics’ attempt to pressure federal court on his demands
An Iraqi political analyst says the “withdrawal” of the leader of the country’s Sadr bloc from politics is an attempt to attract public support to exert pressure on the federal court to dissolve the parliament.