Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1 group shows that the world has recognized the Islamic Republic’s right to peaceful nuclear technology.
Mahmoud Reza Golshanpazhooh
As a human rights researcher, I am quite certain of the reality that many viewpoints held both in Iran and Europe about the other side’s approach to human rights are based on misunderstanding, unfamiliarity with the philosophy of human rights concept cherished by either side, as well as unawareness of how the principles of human rights are enforced by either side and the real method used for this purpose.
Iran marks the national day of Faridoddin Attar Neyshabouri, a prominent Persian poet and theoretician of mysticism and hagiographer.
A cursory glance at the contemporary history of Iran will reveal that although the black gold (crude oil) is counted among the God-given bounties of Iranians for many years, the colonialistic British government had been holding a firm grip on it for many years. That grip had been so firm that according to available historical evidence, the benefits of Iran's crude oil resources were divided at a ratio of 1:6 in favor of the British side.
The current visit by the President of Republic of Azerbaijan Elham Aliyev to the Islamic Republic of Iran has taken place at a time that the current situation in the region; political, regional and international issues; as well as Iran's special position have doubled the importance of his trip.
The most important consideration for Iran is to see a powerful central government in Kabul free from ethnic and religious tendencies which would be elected through a democratic and legitimate process. Such a situation will be more in line with the Islamic Republic’s strategic interests than possible disintegration of Afghanistan or the continuation of the ethnic monopoly on power.
Seyed Hamid Hosseini
It is clear that by trying to connect the freedom of border guards to demands of the Sunni clerics, Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group is just trying to avoid further isolation while putting renewed emphasis on the position that it falsely claims to have among local people.
From the outside, the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran, seems like a fairly traditional house of worship -- but it's hiding a gorgeously colorful secret.
All of the speculation that Iran may be using their nuclear energy program in order to generate nuclear weapons has been completely and utterly well disproven. Certainly there's no evidence at all that there is such a thing as a nuclear weapons program in Iran. No intelligence agency anywhere in the world has been able to definitively demonstrate that they have evidence that there is such a nuclear weapons program. So Iran is being accused of something for which there is no evidence and being asked to essentially prove a negative, to prove that they are not doing something. And that's logically impossible.
Under present circumstances when the Central Asia and Eurasia are going through dire straits as a result of the existing tensions in these regions, expansion of relations between Iran – which enjoys a high grade of political and security stability – and other regional countries can promise a better future outlook for these geographically important regions. These issues have been discussed in the following interview with Firouz Dowlatabadi, the former Iranian ambassador to Turkey and an analyst of Caucasus issues.