Iran News Digest

Tabriz, January 5

Jan 5th, 2018

City of Dezful, Jan/3/18

Jan 5th, 2018

Listen to what Iran protesters are really saying

Jan 5th, 2018

Too often the discourse that emerges from media coverage of Iran co-opts the struggle of ordinary people in order to reinforce a specific narrative. But to really understand what is happening in Iran, you only need to listen directly to the voices of the Iranian people.

Iran Protests: Removing the thorn out of Iran’s body

Jan 5th, 2018

Joughabad, a small town near Isfahan, January 3 #IranProtests

Jan 5th, 2018

Trump’s Syria policy

Dec 18th, 2017

Kyle Orton, Al Ahval 18 December 2017
The entire for the east of Syria was a mirage. Not only was the Iranian land grab as the caliphate recedes not halted, but the United States invited the Iranian-led ground forces that keep the regime alive to take over these areas if they could

U.S. Can Seize Iran-Owned NYC Tower After Jury Sanction Ruling

Jul 7th, 2017

Bloomberg, June 29, 2017
By Greg Farrell and Christian Berthelsen
Federal prosecutors won a major victory in their nine-year effort to seize a midtown Manhattan office tower owned by an Iranian charity. The decision clears way to seize building at 650 Fifth Avenue. Justice Department plans to give proceeds to terror victims.

Tell the truth about Iran’s bloodletting in Syria

Dec 30th, 2016

Hamid yazdan Panah
Despite the shameful stance of the regime in Tehran, there are those inside Iran who have the dignity and courage to speak the truth, even in the face of danger

Iran and Russia hold propaganda conference in Moscow for the unity of Muslims!!

Oct 24th, 2016

Iranian American Forum, October 24, 2016
As the slaughter of Syrian people by the Assad regime and its foreign enablers, Russia and Iran continues to escalate sectarian tensions and ignite condemnation and indignation around the world, Russian and Iran organized a three day propaganda conference on October 18-20 in Moscow calling for the “unity of Muslims” to fight violence and terrorism.

The New Orientalism: Iran as a Political Commodity

Aug 24th, 2016

Hamid Yazdan Panah, Global Voice, 10 August 2016
Iran is a hot commodity. Whether it is being sold as a misunderstood land of mystery, or eyed as a potential business or investment opportunity, it is difficult to find a narrative which does not reduce the country to a means to a particular end. Historically, this included the vilification of Iran as an anti-western wasteland, divorced from historical context, geopolitical significance and diversity.