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Zarif Resignation

By Edward Carny

On Tuesday, less than a day after Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s surprise announcement, via Instagram, of his resignation, more details came to light which potentially explained his decision. These details were accompanied by extensive speculation regarding the circumstances and potential consequences of the move, which had not yet been formalized and may not actually result in Zarif’s departure from his position as the nation’s top diplomat.

Iranian Authorities’ Conduct Unchanged Despite Officials’ Promises

By INU Staff

INU- According to opponents of Iran’s theocratic regime, the country has witnessed a dramatic upsurge in sociopolitical unrest over roughly the past year.

Iran’s Conflict Over Negotiations with US

By INU Staff

INU- Chairman of the Security and Foreign Relations Committee in the Majlis, Iran’s Parliament, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh discussed his ideas regarding negotiations with the United States. “I believe that after the great February 11th demonstration [the anniversary of 1979 Revolution], by conducting a policy that combines anti-corruption reforms and constructive management inside [the country] with constructive engagement with the world except for the U.S, we can gradually create a situation that the U.S. approaches negotiations with Iran,” he said.

Iran General speaks out against FATF

By INU Staff

INU- A high-ranking general has become the latest in a series of Iranian officials, mostly linked to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s faction, to speak out against Iran joining the international body combating money laundering and terrorist financing, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Iran Regime Divided Over Bill to Combat Terror Financing

By Poorang Novak

The Iranian Regime is deeply divided over financial transparency bills to combat terrorism financing and prevent money laundering that the country needs to pass in order to improve Iran’s global financial status.

On Sunday, the Iranian parliament made minor amendments to the Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) bill, which they had already passed, to address the 22 problems raised by the Guardian Council and sent it to the Expediency Council for final approval. However, the Expediency Council, which is supposed to resolve conflicts between the Parliament and the Guardian Council, did not see fit to pass it and instead referred the bill to specialised commissions.

Ahmadinejad’s New Letter to Khamenei

By INU Staff

INU- Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the heads of all three branches of government a “gang,” in his most recent letter to the Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader. He also accuses them of abusing their power to imprison his allies.

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