The new chief justice of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, has been accused of severe human rights violations. He was part of a four-member judicial committee which oversaw the execution and incarceration of opponents of the regime in the late 1980s.
The women’s movement continues to gain momentum in the country, demanding an end to the discriminatory laws and the protection of women’s rights.
US vice-president, Mike Pence, urged EU countries to withdraw from the Iran deal, while the Israeli prime minister Netanyahu tweeted his intentions to start a war with Iran.
Newsclick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha talks about how the US attempts to crack down on Iran could lead to the development of alternatives to the dollar-based economy.
President Rouhani is considered to be a staunch supporter of privatization and anti-trade union policies.
The court also said that the US sanctions “have the potential to endanger civil aviation safety,” and that the limiting of sale of goods like food and medicine could have a negative impact on the lives of Iranians