Tag: Iran

Iran: Raising the Death Penalty Bar

(HRW) – The Iranian parliament on August 13, 2017, approved a long-awaited amendment to the country’s drug law that significantly raises the bar for a mandatory death sentence, Human Rights Watch said today. The amendment, which the parliamentary judiciary commission revised four times, is a…

Iran starts its own War on Terror

(Tasnim) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour praised his forces’ preparedness to counter foreign threats, saying the Islamic Republic’s strategy is to chase and target terrorists even outside the borders. Addressing…

Iran’s Revolution In Waiting

(GVO) – A comparison of recent events in the Middle East with popular revolutions that occurred in Eastern Europe in 1989-1990 reveals a variety of illuminating parallels. The fall of oppressive regimes in Poland, East Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Albania were…

Iran Begins Exporting Natural Gas to Iraq

(Tasnim) – Iranian Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs Amir Hossein Zamaninia announced that the Islamic Republic has started exporting natural gas to neighboring Iraq. The exports of natural gas to the Arab country began on Wednesday night, the Iranian…