Al-Monitor Staff
Al-Monitor Staff
Iran says SCO membership to ‘end’ its isolation
Iran is hoping to expand its economic ties after it enters the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Al-Monitor Staff | Iran | Sep 20, 2021
Iran's Raisi to meet Putin as states mull Taliban recognition
In his first foreign visit as Iran's president, Ebrahim Raisi will sit down with Russian and Pakistani leaders amid new regional dynamics triggered by the US departure from Afghanistan.
Al-Monitor Staff | Iran | Sep 16, 2021
Iranian nuclear negotiator replaced by hardline protege
The appointment of the hardline figure Ali Bagheri Kani at the foreign ministry has raised questions about ongoing negotiations over the 2015 nuclear deal. 
Al-Monitor Staff | Iran | Sep 15, 2021
Iran’s intelligence accused of killing Kurdish political activist
Yasser Mangouri’s family was informed of his death more than 50 days into his summoning in the northwestern city of Piranshahr.
Al-Monitor Staff | Iran | Sep 15, 2021
Iraq’s Kadhimi meets with Iranian president
In meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi acknowledged "deep relations" between the two countries.
Al-Monitor Staff | Iran | Sep 13, 2021
Afghan crisis exposes rifts across Iran's political spectrum
At the two ends of Iran's political spectrum angry voices are being heard in a fierce battle over the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan, and especially the question of support for resistance forces in Panjshir Valley.
Al-Monitor Staff | Iran | Sep 10, 2021
Quds Force commander says Iran will take 'realistic' approach in Afghanistan
Iran must strike a balance between accepting the reality of the Taliban and supporting Shiite and other ethnic groups. 
Al-Monitor Staff | Iran | Sep 8, 2021
Iranian commander warns Iraqi Kurdish government about harboring opposition
The IRGC's rare warning has fueled fears about civilian casualties in the Kurdish villages stretching on the Iran-Iraq border. 
Al-Monitor Staff | Iran | Sep 7, 2021
Iranian man 'lashed to death' over alcohol possession
While the family released videos of the victim's body with lash marks, authorities claim his death was caused by deteriorating health.
Al-Monitor Staff | Iran | Sep 2, 2021
With new Iranian president comes new promises of vaccines
The new administration has made a number of promises on vaccines. 
Al-Monitor Staff | Iran | Sep 1, 2021
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