Islamic Republic of Iran

PICTURES: Iranian Women Enjoy 'Stealthy' Freedoms By Removing The Hijab In Facebook Group

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

Iranian women are posting photos of themselves without the hijab on a new Facebook page launched to share “stealthy” moments of freedom from the v...

Lessons to Be Learnt From the Iran Nuclear Deal

Tony Clarke | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Politics
Tony Clarke

The real test of the Geneva agreement will be whether it does mark a move away from the old failed model of military conflict and towards building long-term peace instead. Ultimately, though, this requires full transparency of all nuclear programmes by all countries, full international cooperation for the immediate elimination of all weapons of mass destruction and an end to future reliance on nuclear energy. Only then can we be sure that our hopes of a secure deal for the planet will be realized.

Jessica Elgot

'There Is An Old Wound, But Now It Needs To Be Healed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

Iran's newly-elected president Hassan Rouhani has signalled he is ready to talk to both Britain and the US to "remove the problems between us," and re...

Iran's Theatrical Elections

David Amess | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Politics
David Amess

Just a few weeks from now, on June 14 will be a landmark day for the Islamic Republic of Iran, when Iranians will hold what they call "presidential el...

Iran Poll: US More Supportive of Overt/Covert Action Than Both Europe and the Middle East

Joel Faulkner Rogers | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics
Joel Faulkner Rogers

Forget Greece; what would you do about Iran? Behind the 'Eurosis' that currently churns the news-cycle, foreign policy experts are divided and fearful about a lurking problem that could arguably displace the Euro as the most pressing Western headache of 2012.

Time for Accountability for the Iranian Regime's Leaders

Hossein Abedini | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Politics
Hossein Abedini

The Iranian people will not stay silent and will continue their protests even in the face of growing executions. The question is whether the international community will find the political resolve to follow their lead.

Why Netanyahu's Cartoon Bomb Should Be Taken Seriously

Toby Greene | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Netanyahu will hope his speech further galvanises the already considerable international efforts to pressure Iran through sanctions and diplomacy to stop enrichment, at least to the 20% level. Netanyahu knows that the international community is keen to prevent Iran getting a bomb, but also to prevent Israel from resorting to military action.

Time to Empower Iranian and Syrian Resistance

Hossein Abedini | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Politics
Hossein Abedini

The Group of Friends of Syria came together for conference in Paris last Thursday to coordinate their efforts in finding a very much-needed solution to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

A Nuclear Iran Could Consign Non-Proliferation to the History Books

James Bloodworth | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics
James Bloodworth

The prediction made by right-thinking individuals during the 20th century that proliferation would be an inevitable consequence of the existence of nuclear weapons has come to bear.

Iran Elections: Rival Conservatives Battle For Power While Suppressing Opposition

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK

Iran is holding its first elections since 2009. even as the leaders of its main opposition group remain under house arrest. The poll to select 290 ...

Israel Would Be 'Unwise' To Attack Iran, Says William Hague

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.02.2012 | UK Politics

William Hague has said it would be a mistake for Israel to launch a military strike against Iran in an attempt to destroy its alleged nuclear weapons ...

Iran poll: US More Supportive of Overt/Covert Action Than Both Europe and the Middle East

YouGov-Cambridge | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Politics
YouGov-Cambridge

Forget Greece; what would you do about Iran? Behind the 'Eurosis' that currently churns the news-cycle, foreign policy experts are divided and fearful about a lurking problem that could arguably displace the euro as the most pressing Western headache of 2012.

Why Is Britain Ramping Up Sanctions Against Iran?

Simon Jenkins | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Jenkins

Rattling a sabre whenever Washington says so is the most humiliating idiocy. Do any of Britain's leaders really think further economic sanctions will stop Iran's nuclear programme? I cannot believe it.

Bahai's in Iran: seven educators sent to prison amid fresh persecution

Dr Kishan Manocha | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK
Dr Kishan Manocha

The tide of persecution in Iran is rising. In a fresh wave of attacks against the Bahá'í community - Iran's largest religious minority - three women were arrested on spurious charges of activity against national security following terrifying raids on 16 homes in the city of Rasht.

Paul Vale

Experts Divided On Israel's Likely Reaction To The IAEA Report On Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

The publication of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report detailing Iran's efforts to build a nuclear weapon could have profound implica...

The Consequence of Failing to Unite Kurdish Peshmerga Amidst Obama's Desertion

Shwan Zulal | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK
Shwan Zulal

The latest event in Iraq is a wake-up call for the KR political parties. Differences need to be set aside at this critical juncture and establishing a region based on unity and rule of law is an obligation.

Michael Holding

Shwan Zulal | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK
Shwan Zulal

The uneasiness of the Iranian regime was obvious at the US presence in Iraq, sanctions and the inevitability of Syrian regime falling. However, as soon as the US army leave, Iran would be let off the hook and Tehran's influence will extend from Afghanistan to Lebanon.

Iran outlaws education for Baha'is: thousands denied higher education

Dr Kishan Manocha | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK
Dr Kishan Manocha

"A fresh measure of tribulation has befallen the Bahá'ís" in Iran. The warning, issued last week by the Bahá'í International Community, is given i...

Bahá'í Institute for Higher Education - Eleven Bahá'ís Charged

Dr Kishan Manocha | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home
Dr Kishan Manocha

Eleven Bahá'ís in Iran are the latest victims of the Islamic Republic's relentless campaign to persecute the Bahá'í community - the country's largest non-Muslim religious minority.