Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and the P5+1 group are close to reaching a final deal over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program, adding that details are now being worked out in the talks.
I have encouraged, plotted and invested ten years of my life in trying to encourage dialog between the people of Iran and people of the United States in my firm belief that if our two great nations and peoples of these countries can fix this nuclear issue, we can have a very bright future. And there is a lot that America can benefit from a positive relationship with Iran and vice versa, and we should strive for that and our leaders need to have the courage to take the risk for peace.
The present paper aims to understand the human rights concerns and humanitarian consequences of targeted sanctions as well as comprehensive economic sanctions in Iran. It also aims to give a brief outline of the sanctions system as one of the main tools for the UN Security Council. Using news articles, academic papers, reports and reportages, my paper investigates: Which Human Rights problems have arisen from the setup of international sanctions on Iran?
What would be the future path of Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy now that the country’s decade-long monarch, King Abdullah, is dead and his successor, King Salman has ascended to the throne? This question is very important as various areas in Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy overlap with regional security and, especially, the national interests and security of Iran under present circumstances.
The remarks made by various political and military officials of Russia about recent developments in the Middle East, especially domination of the Islamic State terrorist group on a vast swathe of land with an area almost equal to England, clearly prove that authorities in Moscow are anxiously and painstakingly following developments in the Middle East. But why they are doing this?
Due to the existence of parliamentary groups between Iranian and European parliaments, it would be better for both sides to try to pave the way for the improvement of bilateral relations by promoting dialogue and exchange of viewpoints between members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly in Iran and representatives of 28 member states of the EU at the European Parliament.
John Bryson Chane
ISIS is not a religious group; they are terrorists and that’s what they need to be labeled at. They’re not representatives of Islam; Islam is a religion of peace just as Christianity is. And why they use religion is that it gives them a leg up on public relations and that also builds on the way in which the West too often sees Islam which is they don’t really know what it is about.
Mohammad Mehdi Mazaheri
It seems that current geopolitical conditions in the Middle East have changed the balance of regional power in favor of Syria, Iran and Russia. The new developments have also made regional and transregional states reach the conclusion that the overthrow of Assad’s government and, in parallel, undermining the regional standing of Iran and the resistance movement, is not practical anymore.
We must not forget those parties that are working against the interests of Iran, and only focus on our neighboring states. As for the issue that we have been discussing here, we must try to find the country which quite recently put the names of several Iranian companies and individuals on the list of its sanctions. We must also seek out all those countries that implement sanctions against Iran. It would not be realistic to ignore all of them and just focus on Saudi Arabia because of the assumed hostility of Riyadh toward Tehran.
Often overlooked in favor of the glorious tourist attractions of Isfahan, Shiraz and Persepolis, Tehran has numerous draws of its own to keep visitors busy. Its tourist spots are spread wide, from the edgy cafes and modern high-rises climbing the slopes of the Alborz in the north to the sprawling suburbs of the conservative south, and from the Old World atmosphere of its grand bazaar to the blinding gaudiness of Golestan Palace and the National Jewelry Museum. Tehran offers tourists a little bit of everything, including the best place in which to feel the pulse of modern Iran and also old houses and mansions which hide a lot of historical memories and events in them.