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Iran , Tuesday 23 January 2018

News Iran » Politics: Tillerson presses Europe on Iran deal, as France bristles

News channel or source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/tillerson-presses-europe-iran-deal-france-bristles-52546627
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

The Trump administration on Tuesday pressed ahead with efforts to convince European allies to add tough new requirements to the Iran nuclear deal, a move met with deep skepticism in France where the foreign minister insisted "signatories must stand by ...

News Iran » Politics: The next supreme leader could transform Iran

News channel or source: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/supreme-leader-transform-iran-180119150403602.html
Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

In early January, Iran experienced its biggest protest wave since the suppression of the Green Movement in 2009. In spite of shaking the Islamic Republic, these demonstrations did not produce any major political changes. Leaderless and without a clear ...

News Iran » Politics: US sanctions abet Iranian internet censorship

News channel or source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-iran-fp-comment-aeb6d8bc-ff8f-11e7-8acf-ad2991367d9d-20180122-story.html
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

shook Iranian politics and drew global support. Rapidly escalating events caught many in Washington off-guard and struggling to find opportunities to assist the protesters - an all too common pattern when it comes to Iran. But the underlying tensions that ...

News Iran » Politics: Are Climate Change and the Environment Driving Protests in Iran and Tunisia?

News channel or source: https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/24034/are-climate-change-and-the-environment-driving-protests-in-iran-and-tunisia
Publication date: uesday 23 January 2018

With new outbreaks of political protests in Iran and Tunisia, there are questions again about the role played by environmental issues, including human-caused climate change, in stoking unrest and discontent in the Middle East. In Iran, where protests have ...

News Iran » Politics: Tillerson sees progress in fixing Iran nuclear deal with Europeans

News channel or source: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/tillerson-sees-progress-in-fixing-iran-nuclear-deal-with-europeans
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

LONDON — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that he sees progress in getting European support for tough new penalties against Iran that could prevent a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. After meeting with British Prime Minister ...

News Iran » Politics: Europe Must Fight to Preserve the Iran Deal

News channel or source: http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/01/23/europe-must-fight-to-preserve-the-iran-deal/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

The Iranian leadership is likely to carefully consider if Europe can offer a pathway for Iran to continue its gradual political and economic reintegration with the world. The most fundamental aspect of such a deal will rest on whether non-American ...

News Iran » Politics: Protests in Iran: not a crushing end

News channel or source: http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2018/01/22/protests-in-iran-not-a-crushing-end/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Several days of protests in cities small and large around Iran in the recent eruption of political unrest served as yet another reminder that Iran’s Islamic Republic titanic vessel has collided with an iceberg of new protest waves. The Islamic Republic ...

News Iran » Politics: Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard's grip on economy

News channel or source: http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Iran-may-try-to-loosen-Revolutionary-Guard-s-grip-12513021.php
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

The Guard serves as one of his most-powerful constituencies. The Guard formed out of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution as a force meant to protect its political system, which is overseen by Shiite clerics. It operated parallel to the country's regular armed ...

News Iran » Politics: A “Blue” Generation and Protests in Iran

News channel or source: http://merip.org/mero/mero012218
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

The Green Movement, which was hailed as a new social movement harnessing widespread political dissatisfaction, was violently suppressed by hardliners working in tandem with formal and informal security forces. For the past two decades, Iran’s internal ...

News Iran » Politics: Commentary: Trump’s stance gives hope to an Iranian majority that longs for freedom

News channel or source: http://www.bendbulletin.com/home/5930087-151/commentary-trumps-stance-gives-hope-to-an-iranian
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

The Islamic Republic is neither the natural apex of Iranian political evolution nor necessarily permanent. It was an accident of history born of short-sighted animosity toward a cancer-stricken autocrat and the naivete of those who believed revolutionary ...