Iran
EP resolution against Iran
Iran warns of retaliatory measures if EU member countries designate IRGC a terrorist organization   

Last week, the European parliament adopted a resolution asking member countries to designate the IRGC a terrorist organization over its alleged “terrorist activities, suppression of protests, and supplying of drones to Russia”

Iranian oil to Lebanon
Hezbollah claims the US is preventing Iranian oil supply to Lebanon, leaving millions to suffer

Iran had offered free fuel to crisis-hit Lebanon to address shortages that have affected almost all economic activities in the country. Most of Lebanon is able to get just two hours of electricity each day due to the severe shortage

Syria-Iran ties
Syria’s power dynamic is shifting

On the one hand, there is a strategic “pull” toward a greater possibility of Damascus, Moscow, Tehran and Ankara working together to push US forces out of northeast Syria. On the other side, the power dynamic with Russia may be shifting in Ankara’s favor lately

China-Saudi ties rile Iran
New era of China-Saudi ties riles Iran

It cannot be lost on Tehran that the historicity of Xi’s visit to Saudi Arabia lies in the recreation of the history playing out in West Asia since the secret meeting between the then US President Franklin Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia off Alexandria in 1945

Iran removed from UN Women Commission
Iran calls its removal from UN Women Commission illegal, against UN charter 

The resolution for Iran’s removal from the UN commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) was placed by the US and its allies in the ECOSOC, with various countries, including China, Russia and Venezuela, questioning its legality  

Iranian defense minister denies Ukraine's claims
Iran says there is no evidence of its drones being used by Russia in Ukraine

Iran said that at a meeting held to discuss this issue, Ukrainian officials were not able to provide any evidence to back the claim that its drones were being used in the Ukraine war

Qassem Soleimani (L) and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis
Lawsuit filed in Iraq against Trump, aides for assassination of Qassem Soleimani and Al-Muhandis

Soleimani and Muhandis were key figures in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. They were assassinated in a drone attack on January 3, 2020, ordered by former US President Donald Trump

Uranium enrichment Iran
Iran starts enriching uranium at 60% purity in response to IAEA resolution 

Iran has maintained that the IAEA resolution questioning its cooperation with the agency is politically motivated and was adopted under the pressure from the US, France, Germany, and the UK

Iranian tankers delivering oil to Lebanon attacked in Syria

At least 15 people were killed in the attacks. According to Lebanese media, the attacks were carried out by Israel which has a history of attacking civilian targets inside Syria

EU and UK impose fresh sanctions on Iran over alleged drone supplies to Russia

Iran and Russia have denied the allegations are drones are being sold to the latter for the war in Ukraine. Iran said that such information was being spread with malicious intent

Iran nuclear deal
US imposes fresh sanctions on companies allegedly involved in Iranian oil trade  

Efforts to revive the JCPOA were stalled last month after the US failed to respond to the Iranian demand of guarantees against any future withdrawal as well as the termination of an IAEA investigation 

UN Special Rapporteur calls for the end of all unilateral sanctions against Iran

Alena Douhan also expressed the need to create a legal framework to prevent countries such as the US taking unilateral action against others