Wednesday, July 17, 2024

ANALYSIS: Who Is Khamenei’s Choice for President?

By Ahmad Rafat Iran is to hold a presidential election on June 28 to find a successor to Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash on May 19. The incident also claimed the lives...

ANALYSIS: Was the Death of Raisi An Accident or An Act of Sabotage? 

By Ahmad Rafat   The helicopter crash that on May 19 claimed the life of Ebrahim Raisi, the eighth president of the Islamic Republic of Iran has sparked intense speculation regarding the true nature of the...

ANALYSIS: Europe Alarmed By Iran’s Nuclear Program; U.S. Holding Back

By Ahmad Rafat European countries are increasingly worried about the Islamic Republic of Iran’s advancing nuclear program and a potential alteration of its nuclear doctrine. U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has further complicated the situation...

Iranian Director Rasoulof Likely To Attend His Cannes Festival Premiere

By Ahmad Rafat Iranian Director Mohammad Rasoulof, who has left Iran secretly, will reportedly be on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of his latest film, “The Seed of The...

ANALYSIS: Who Could Be the Successor to Ali Khamenei?

By Ahmad Rafat Elections (or, more accurately, appointments) of 290 seats in the Majlis (Iranian Parliament) and 88 seats in the sixth Assembly of Experts (which has the power to appoint Iran’s Supreme Leader) were held on...

Iran’s Clerics Will Be ‘Finished’ After Khamenei, Says Author Arash Azizi

 By Ahmad Rafat "What Iranians Want" – by the Iranian-born author and academic Arash Azizi -- is one of the first books to be published on the protest movement sparked by the September 2022 killing...

ANALYSIS: Netanyahu Faces Blame for ‘Harmless Attack’ on Islamic Republic

By Kayhan Life Staff Reports suggest that following the Israeli air strike on Isfahan’s defense facilities in central Iran on April 19, the authorities of the Islamic Republic were expecting a second wave of attacks....

ANALYSIS: Iran and Israel Are On the Brink of An All-Out Military Conflict

      By Ahmad Rafat In the aftermath of the large-scale drone and missile attack launched by the Islamic Republic on Israel on April 13 and 14, there are heightened concerns about the possibility of a full-blown...
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VIDEO: Islamic Republic Officials Are Accused of Crimes Against Humanity

By Ahmad Rafat After a year of investigating the brutal repression of the participants in the ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ movement, the United Nations Independent Fact-Finding Committee has presented the results of its investigation at the...

Films By Iranian Women Get Top Billing In Europe’s Movie Theaters

By Ahmad Rafat Women directors of Iranian descent are seeing their movies widely showcased across European movie theaters. The directors are Zar Amir Ebrahimi, with “Tatami;” Maryam Keshavarz, the Iranian-American director of “The Persian Version;”...