The Iranian https://iranian.com Iran News, Culture & Opinions Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:30:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i2.wp.com/iranian.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-White.Icon_.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 The Iranian https://iranian.com 32 32 142174811 The First Female, European Travel Writer To Persia: Lady Mary Leonora Sheil (1825-1869) https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/lady-mary-leonora-sheil-writer-persia/ https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/lady-mary-leonora-sheil-writer-persia/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:01:37 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=305009 Mary Sheil is the first European, female travel writer who travelled and lived in Persia and left behind a valuable travel journal which later was published in a book. There were many more female travellers to Persia, Ella Sykes, Gertrud Bell, Susan Townley, Elizabeth Ross and others. I selected those that fitted better into the […]

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US Sanctions On Iran Depriving Country’s Cancer Patients Of Essential Treatment https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/us-sanctions-depriving-iran-cancer-patients-of-treatment/ https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/us-sanctions-depriving-iran-cancer-patients-of-treatment/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:22:50 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=310955 Certain especially vulnerable groups, such as Iran’s cancer patients, are bearing the brunt of the burden caused by the new U.S.-imposed sanctions, as the cost of the average cancer treatment has now doubled and the supply of crucial medication has dwindled to new, troubling lows. [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he recent imposition of crippling sanctions against Iran by the […]

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Washington’s Weak Hand In Syria https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/washingtons-weak-hand-in-syria/ https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/washingtons-weak-hand-in-syria/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:11:27 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=310951 With Damascus and its allies firmly in control of Syria’s largest cities and the vast majority of Syrian territory west of the Euphrates – not only has the US-led proxy war against the nation failed – with Russian and Iranian forces involved indefinitely – the return of additional territory under Damascus’ control seems all but […]

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Political Crisis In Israel: Defense Minister Resigns, Slams Netanyahu https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/political-crisis-in-israel-defense-minister-resigns-slams-netanyahu/ https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/political-crisis-in-israel-defense-minister-resigns-slams-netanyahu/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:51:30 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=310944 "If Lieberman resigns, Netanyahu will dissolve the Knesset" — report senior Israeli government sources following a formal announcement by Lieberman confirming he has quit his post as defense minister. Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman resigned his post after a dramatic escalation in Gaza since Sunday's controversial Israeli special forces assassination raid on a top Hamas commander, sparking a political […]

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Turkey Says In Close Cooperation With EU On Iran Sanctions https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/turkey-cooperation-with-eu-on-iran-sanctions/ https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/turkey-cooperation-with-eu-on-iran-sanctions/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:35:01 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=310941 Turkey is in close cooperation with the United States, the European Union and other parties to reduce the negative impact of Washington’s sanctions on its relations with Iran, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. Cavusoglu was speaking to a parliamentary committee in Ankara on Wednesday, Reuters reported. The US government imposed a new round of sanctions […]

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Zarif Calls Out Pompeo: Says He Must Take Responsibility For Saying He Wants To Starve Iranians https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/zarif-calls-out-pompeo-starve-iranians/ https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/zarif-calls-out-pompeo-starve-iranians/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:11:44 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=309013 Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo must take responsibility for his own words by announcing that the U.S. is seeking to starve Iranians through sanctions. The remarks by Zarif came after Pompeo made a sharp attack on Newsweek magazine that published his words to starve the […]

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Nasim Pedrad To Star In Netflix Rom-Com ‘Desperados’ https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/nasim-pedrad-to-star-in-netflix-rom-com-desperados/ https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/nasim-pedrad-to-star-in-netflix-rom-com-desperados/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:53:27 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=309032 Good news for Nasim Pedrad fans! The Saturday Night Live alum Pedrad, Mudbound star Jason Mitchell and Orange Is the New Black actress Danielle Brooks are in talks to star in Netflix’s romantic comedy Desperados, as first reported by Collider. Pedrad, who was born on November 18th, 1981 in Tehran, will soon be seen as a new character in Disney’s live-action Aladdin movie, playing a neurotic woman who takes her […]

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Qatar May Have Iran Host 2022 World Cup Teams https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/iran-host-2022-world-cup-teams/ https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/iran-host-2022-world-cup-teams/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:43:01 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=309009 Qatar is considering offers from other countries to host teams during the 2022 World Cup, but no decision has been taken yet, the head of the organizing committee told AFP on Monday. Iran has recently offered to host teams who will play in tiny Qatar in the World Cup which starts in just over four […]

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Iran Could Be The Key To Cementing India And Japan Ties https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/iran-india-japan-ties/ https://iranian.com/2018/11/14/iran-india-japan-ties/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:24:43 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=309005 Washington granted a sanctions waiver on the Chabahar port in Iran. That could provide an axis as India, Japan and the US try to counter China’s Eurasian reach [dropcap]U[/dropcap]S President Donald Trump has elevated India and Japan to the top of his list of strategic partners in the Indo-Pacific region. At the same time, US […]

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Why A Strategic Port In Iran Was Exempted From Sanctions https://iranian.com/2018/11/13/why-a-strategic-port-in-iran-was-exempted-from-sanctions/ https://iranian.com/2018/11/13/why-a-strategic-port-in-iran-was-exempted-from-sanctions/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:03:37 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=308992 For the US, it makes more sense to allow India to continue developing Chabahar port than for China to 'hijack' yet another strategically important port [dropcap]A[/dropcap] port in Chabahar, Iran’s southernmost city, was exempted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from sanctions, which he called “the toughest ever put in place”, in a move to help […]

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SWIFT’s Iran Ban Will ‘Expedite Global De-Dollarization’ https://iranian.com/2018/11/13/swifts-iran-ban-will-expedite-global-de-dollarization/ https://iranian.com/2018/11/13/swifts-iran-ban-will-expedite-global-de-dollarization/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:23:50 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=308987 The blacklisting of Iran from international financial messaging system SWIFT serves as a warning to Washington’s enemies, but will hasten the demise of the dollar, stockbroker-turned broadcaster/film maker Max Keiser told RT. SWIFT, a system that facilitates cross-border payments between 11,000 financial institutions in more than 200 countries worldwide cut several Iranian banks, including the […]

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Bin Salman Tried To Persuade Netanyahu To Go To War In Gaza’: Sources https://iranian.com/2018/11/13/bin-salman-tried-to-persuade-netanyahu-to-go-to-war-in-gaza-sources/ https://iranian.com/2018/11/13/bin-salman-tried-to-persuade-netanyahu-to-go-to-war-in-gaza-sources/#comments Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:01:06 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=308983 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attempted to persuade Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to start a conflict with Hamas in Gaza as part of a plan to divert attention from the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, sources inside Saudi Arabia have told Middle East Eye. A war in Gaza was among a range of measures […]

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Why Do Americans Fail To Question The Violent Role Of Their Nation In The Global Community? https://iranian.com/2018/11/13/why-do-americans-fail-to-question-the-violent-role-of-their-nation-in-the-global-community/ https://iranian.com/2018/11/13/why-do-americans-fail-to-question-the-violent-role-of-their-nation-in-the-global-community/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:10:38 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=308973 As the U.S. public, politicians and media once again struggle to identify the motives of yet another psychopath murdering his fellow citizens in a pointless act of violence, they all fail to identify the exact behavior perpetrated by the nation as a whole, on the citizens of so many other nations. Americans lose no sleep […]

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Iran Sanctions Herald Energy Trouble For Caucasus Nations https://iranian.com/2018/11/13/iran-sanctions-herald-energy-trouble-for-caucasus-nations/ https://iranian.com/2018/11/13/iran-sanctions-herald-energy-trouble-for-caucasus-nations/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:42:40 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=308967 The resumption of wide-ranging American sanctions on Iran promises economic uncertainty for the Islamic Republic’s neighbors in the Caucasus: Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Washington's goal of reducing Iran's oil exports to zero will not directly impact any of three Caucasus states, as none of them imports Iranian crude. All three, however, have to various extents […]

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Tehran Elects New Mayor. Third Mayor In 18 Months https://iranian.com/2018/11/13/tehran-elects-new-mayor/ https://iranian.com/2018/11/13/tehran-elects-new-mayor/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:36:00 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=308964 Tehran city council on Tuesday elected Pirooz Hanachi, a little-known technocrat, to the politically sensitive post of mayor that has in the past led to Iran's presidency, state television reported. Hanachi is the third mayor of Tehran to be elected by the city council since reformists swept to power in local polls in May 2017. […]

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