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Afghan Migrants Flee Iran over Economic Crisis

By INU Staff

INU - Record numbers of Afghans have returned home from Iran this year, either by choice or by deportation, as a result of Iran’s current economic crisis.

So far in 2018, 442,344 Afghans have left Iran – more than double the number from the same period last year according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – and this number is only expected to rise as US sanctions against Iran come fully into force.

Trump responds to EU blocking of US sanctions on Iran

By INU Staff

INU - Donald Trump has upped the pressure on Iran by warning the EU that if they ignore US sanctions and continue to do business with the Iranian Regime, then they will be cut off from the US markets.

He explained that he would fully enforce the sanctions, which are being reimposed following the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, in an early morning tweet on Wednesday.

Iranian Economy on the Road to Collapse

By Mahmoud Hakamian

The economic crisis in Iran is reaching a critical point. The people are taking to the streets in protest and the regime has responded by carrying out dozens of arrests. Many of those arrested were charged with “economic disruption”.

Protesters in the city of Isfahan were calling on the regime to stop interfering in neighbouring countries. Also, shopkeepers and workers took to the streets to protest about the decline in the national currency, the rial.

Why the Corruption among Iran’s Leaders was Compared with Mafia by US Secretary of State

By INU Staff

INU - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech at the Ronald Reagan Library on July 22nd, was addressed very specifically. He said, “Regime leaders — especially those at the top of the IRGC and the Quds Force like Qasem Soleimani — must be made to feel painful consequences of their bad decision making. We are asking every nation, every nation who is sick and tired of the Islamic Republic’s destructive behavior, to join our pressure campaign.

Iran Economy Falters; Regime Change Likely

By Mahmoud Hakamian

As evidenced by the mass protests and the falling value of the rial, the Iranian economy is in dire straits already, ahead of US sanctions that will come into place on August 6.

Many Iranian businesses are finding it hard to keep going and the threat of unemployment looms above the heads of most Iranians, but the fiery exchanges between Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Donald Trump only lead Iranians to believe that things are about to get worse.

Rouhani, referring to the oil imports that the U.S.

By INU Staff

INU - The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is heating up. Rouhani, referring to the oil imports that the U.S. is demanding foreign countries reduce to zero, said that “war with Iran is the mother of all wars”. President Trump did not let the threat slide and he angrily responded in a Twitter post. He warned Iran that he would not be accepting threats from Iran saying that it will face “consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before”.

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