Iran's Khamenei claims Trump has ‘disgraced’ US prestige as renewed sanctions set to enter force

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has spoken out against the latest round of sanctions set to be imposed by the US, blasting Donald Trump for having “disgraced” US prestige and what remains of its liberal democracy. “This new US president… has disgraced the remnants of America’s prestige and that of liberal democracy. America’s hard […]

Iran's 'Gram Ban 📱🚫

The Iranian government’s anxiety over the widespread protests that have roiled the country for the past week may be best shown by one action: the government’s decision to censor Telegram, the most popular foreign messaging app still being used by average Iranians. The country already blocks many of the world’s most popular internet services, preventing […]

'Young & inexperienced': Iran's Revolutionary Guards slam Macron over missile program remarks

The chief of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps has slammed French President Emmanuel Macron as being “young and inexperienced,” claiming those characteristics were behind the leader’s recent remarks on Tehran’s ballistic missile program. Mohammad Ali Jafari took aim at the French president on Thursday, Reuters reported, citing state TV. It followed comments that Macron made […]

US seeks to ‘milk’ terrorism sponsor Saudi Arabia – Iran's Revolutionary Guard media adviser to RT

As the US influence in the Middle East wanes, it increasingly associates itself with dictatorships like Saudi Arabia, whose “dark face” and “role in supporting terrorism is known to everyone in the region,” a high ranking Iranian Revolutionary Guard official told RT. The United States and President Trump in particular consider only one “dimension” of […]

Iran's Nuclear Deal: Less Popular There Than Here?

OZY senior columnist John McLaughlin was acting director and deputy director of the CIA from 2000–2004 and now teaches at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Iran’s presidential election on May 19 will test whether negotiating the 2015 nuclear agreement with the United States and other powers has given the country’s reform-minded moderates […]