Iran Majlis starts impeaching science minister

PressTV reports, Faraji-Dana attended the Majlis open session on Wednesday to respond to the lawmakers’ questions. The session is attended by 217 lawmakers and chaired by Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani. The impeachment proceeding against Faraji-Dana was approved at a Majlis open session earlier this month with 51 signatories. The critics of Faraji-Dana believe that his policies run counter to the country’s interests ... Read More »

Mousavian: Urgent need for improved Saudi Iran relations

Hossein Mousavian a research scholar at Princeton University and a former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators in an OpEd piece in “Gulf News” talks about the current turmoil in the region and the need for better ties with the long running untrusting foes. He goes on to say: to mend their differences in an effort to address urgent regional security ... Read More »

Cameron wants an alliance with Iran over ISIS

David Cameron has said that UK must look in to allying itself with Iran to combat the Sunni Extremists threat, that could extend to “the shored of the Mediterranean”. Suggesting that it was now in the UK’s national interest to put aside decades of enmity with the Shia regime in Tehran, the PM called on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to “engage ... Read More »

Genius’s Photos Too Racy For Iran Media

By Golnaz Esfandiari – Radio Farda “No hair, no ears, no neck.” That’s how one journalist described a front-page portrait of Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani that an Iranian newspaper digitally doctored to obscure her hair and skin to placate censors in the Islamic republic. The altered picture of Mirzakhani, who this week became the first woman awarded the Fields Medal, ... Read More »

Judge Tabaddor Files Suit against Department of Justice

The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) was informed of a suit filed against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) by Judge Ashley Tabaddor, an immigration judge for the U.S. Immigration Court. In this suit, Judge Tabaddor challenges an order that indefinitely recuses her from hearing cases involving Iranian nationals, citing that the order violates her First Amendment ... Read More »

Rohani Calls His Critics ‘Political Cowards’

Iran’s President Hassan Rohani has harshly criticized hard-liners opposed to making a deal over Iran’s contested nuclear program with world powers, calling them “political cowards.” Rohani made the comments in a televised speech during an annual meeting of Iranian ambassadors on August 11. Rohani said: “Anytime we negotiate, they start shaking. Well, to hell. Go and find a warm place ... Read More »

Embassies reopen as Britain, Iran mend ties

Iran has announced that the British embassy in Iran and the Iranian embassy in Britain will soon be completely reopened. Iran’s non-resident charge d’affaires reported that the British Embassy will soon reopen fully in Tehran and all its sections will become active. Mohammad Hossein Habibollahzadeh told the Khaneh Mellat News Agency that the Iranian embassy has been offering consular services ... Read More »

Iran ready to supply energy to Europe via Pipeline

IRIB – Iran is ready to provide Europe with gas requirements through the Nabucco pipeline, Ali Majedi, Deputy Oil Minister in charge of International Affairs said on Saturday. Speaking to IRNA, he noted that since Europe seeks to diversify its energy resources, Iran by having the biggest gas reserves can provide Europe with parts of its energy needs through Nabucco ... Read More »

Iran to unveil new air defense systems

Iran will unveil new domestically manufactured or upgraded medium-range and long-range air defense systems during the military parade that will be held on September 22 to mark Sacred Defense Week, the commander of the Khatam-ol-Anbiya Air Defense Base announced on Wednesday. The missile, artillery, and radar systems that will be unveiled have been manufactured or upgraded by Iranian experts, Brigadier ... Read More »

Obama authorises air strikes on Iraq

BBC reported that US President Barack Obama today said that he has authorised air strikes against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, if they threaten US interests or to prevent the slaughter of religious minorities. However, the president said US troops would not be sent back to Iraq. The US has already made humanitarian air drops to Iraqis under threat from ... Read More »