Re-establishment of diplomatic ties between Tehran and Riyadh create a realistic opportunity to rebuild Al-Baqee, offering a chance to restore and revitalize the historically significant Islamic cemetery, while also reducing sectarian tensions fuelled by geopolitical rivalry.
The $1.6 billion deal between Iran and Russia to build the Rasht-Astara rail link is another game-changer in global trade. It has changed trading patterns away from the western-dominated system to an independent system where the west can no longer blackmail others through sanctions.
China surprised the world when it brokered an agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The negotiations, held in extreme secrecy, lasted five days. The Iranian-Saudi détente has also exposed the irrelevance of the US in global politics.
A new power bloc has emerged on the global scene. It comprises Russia, China and the Islamic Republic of Iran. All three face illegal sanctions imposed by the US and its allies. The victims have decided to hit back and challenge the global bully.
Since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has been subjected to incessant attacks, sabotage, bombings, assassination of its top leaders as well as a full-fledged war imposed through Iraq. Despite these challenges, Islamic Iran has survived and thrived. We explain how.
Guided by the Rahbar Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Islamic Iran has developed a knowledge-based economy that has enabled it to take major strides in the fields of science, technology and drones. It is also now almost self-sufficient in the production of military equipment.
Iran has been under western sanctions for decades yet it has taken major strides in self-defence. Its most impressive gains have been in the field of missile technology. Its enemies dare not attack it or they will get a drubbing like never experienced before.
Those backing the violent riots in Iran are in for a rude shock. Unlike the rioters, the Islamic system enjoys mass backing. The people are now demanding that the government take stern action against these western-backed terrorists to restore order in society.
The unfortunate death of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian woman of Kurdish origin, in hospital after she collapsed at a police centre has been used by the west to whip up anti-Iran hysteria. Social media has been used to amplify propaganda about regime change but it has failed.
Is it a coincidence that a day after Iran joined SCO, riots erupted over the unfortunate death of a young woman in hospital (not the police custody, as alleged)? There was nothing spontaneous about these riots; they were engineered by the US and its agencies.
Recent media reports suggest that the parties to the JCPOA are moving toward its revival. The US had unilaterally walked out of the deal, repudiating its own signature, and even imposed additional sanctions on Iran. We look at the various options.
The stupidity of US foreign policy elites has driven Russia, China and Iran closer together into an alliance that will consign US pretensions of being a global power into the dustbin of history. The world will definitely be a much safer place for it.
Last month there were two summits: one in Jeddah on July 16 and the other in Tehran on July 19. In the first, Joe Bident tried to cajole Arabian regimes back into US subservience but failed. In the second, Iran, Russia and Turkey struck a bold new vision for the future.
The global geostrategic situation is changing rapidly. New players have emerged to challenge US piracy and gangsterism. Islamic Iran has emerged as an important player in this new set-up. Its massive financial, economic, political and strategic agreements are laying the foundations of a new global order.
Stealing other people’s resources and assets is a long-time US policy. It has in recent years resorted to piracy on the high seas of Iranian tankers. Now it coerces other countries as well to join in such piracy. When Greece tried to do that, Iran reacted sharply and gave a fitting reply. Greece had to back off but it may not be the end of US piracy.
Under pressure from the US and on instructions from the zionist entity, the IAEA passed an anti-Iran resolution at its meeting of the Board of Governors. Iran condemned the move and in turn cut off IAEA access to its nuclear sites by turning off the monitoring cameras. Western gangsterism has to be confronted vigorously.
The ulama in Iran have managed to achieve remarkable success in managing their foreign policy while the Kremlin has failed despite being familiar with international politics for far longer than the men with turbans.