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Iran’s Coordinated Evasion of Sanctions

In an article published in Forbes, Addison Wiggins gives a partial account of how Iran has coordinated with other Middle Eastern and Asian countries in order to evade US-led economic sanctions that were in place throughout 2012 and 2013. Those sanctions resulted in billions of dollars of Iranian assets being frozen in US banks, while the Islamic nation was shut out of subsequent conventional sales of oil and natural gas, which must be conducting in American currency through a global payment network called SWIFT.

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What is the Cause of Poverty and Unemployment in Iran: International Sanctions or Governmental Corruption?

Hassan Rouhani’s administration claims that the root of poverty and unemployment in Iran are the international sanctions. The regime asserts that removing these sanctions and giving back the frozen assets of Iran will heal the economy. But are these sanctions really the reason why Iran’s economy is performing so poorly?

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Gold and Barter Allow Iran to Avoid Western Sanctions

As the world prepares for the next round of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, set for the third week of June, it is important for the West to carefully consider how strong its bargaining position is. The prevailing assumption has been that Iran would feel compelled to vigorously pursue a compromise because of the importance of alleviating sanctions in order to save the Iranian economy. But this may be a serious overestimation of the situation.

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Iran: Why did the mullahs’ regime attacked the prisoners in Evin Prison?

Reports of the raid by the agents of Mullah Rouhani, the mullahs’ President, against Section 350 of Tehran’s Evin Prison which took place on April 17, once again clearly proved this reality that in the rule of Supreme Leader there are no rights that are respected for any human being even those who are imprisoned and in captivity in Iran. 

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Conventional Missiles are an Elephant in the Room at Nuclear Talks

According to a confidential UN report, Iran is aggressively pursuing the expansion of its ballistic missiles, in line with statements that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei made on Sunday calling limits to the program “stupid and idiotic,” and urging the Islamic nation to mass produce missiles at full capacity. 

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Iran: Mohammad Saleh Jokar Listed in UK Sanctions as Human Rights Violator

On April 12th, the UK Treasury Ministry updated its official list of human rights violators with the names of 86 Iranian regime officials. These individuals are sanctioned according to UK law.

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Iran Breaking News - Protest gathering by families of political prisoners in front of Rouhani's office

 According to latest news from Iran, more than 100 families of political prisoners in Iran, in particular the families of Ward 350...

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