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Floods expose divide between Government and IRGC

By INU Staff

INU- The widespread floods across Iran have only further exposed the deep divide between the President Hassan Rouhani administration and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), with both sides lashing out against each other rather than helping the Iranian people.

Khamenei and Rouhani speeches blame Iran’s problems on anyone but the mullahs

By INU Staff

INU- Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani both gave speeches to coincide with the new Iranian year, which began on March 21, and both speeches focused heavily on the need to challenge US sanctions by improving domestic production, unite the society against external threats, and question foreign propaganda against Iran.

Iran’s FAFT extension means very little

By INU Staff

INU- Iran has spent the past two years trying anything to delay the passage of laws that would force it to comply with international anti-money laundering and terrorism financing rules.

But why? Well, it’s because Iran has many ties with terror groups across the Middle East and, as multiple Iranian officials have admitted, a major problem with financial corruption.

Iran factions divided over FATF

 By INU Staff

INU- The European special financial mechanism designed to facilitate trade with Iran in spite of US sanctions is causing great division among the factions of the mullahs’ regime, because, in order to benefit from the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX), Iran would have to comply with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) measures.

Iran: Leadership division becomes clearer as Iranian Foreign Minister attempts to resign

By INU Staff

INU- In an unexpected announcement on his Instagram page, the Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif announced that he is stepping down from his position. He said that he was sorry for the "shortcomings" that occurred during his time in office.

Circumstances of Iran Foreign Minister’s Brief Resignation May Remain Unexplained

By Mahmoud Hakamian

The controversy surrounding Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s surprise resignation ended almost as quickly as it began, when President Hassan Rouhani rejected the announcement, declaring that Zarif’s departure would not be in the interest of the country. This sentiment was expressed in a letter that Rouhani presented on Wednesday, approximately 36 hours after Zarif made the Instagram post describing his supposed intention to step down.

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