Ebrahim Raisi
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

Astana process on Syria Astana Process renews demands for US withdrawal from Syria, takes stand against external aggression

The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran met as part of the Astana Process at a time when Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been declaring his intent to launch a fresh invasion of northern part of Syria

Iran-Venezuela agreement Venezuela and Iran sign 20-year cooperation agreement

The agreement between the two sanctions-hit countries prioritizes energy and food security in both nations

Iran nuclear deal Iranian parliamentarians reiterate need for guarantees from US to revive the nuclear deal  

Parliamentarians in Iran issued a joint statement on Tuesday, asking their country’s negotiators to look for guarantees from the US that it will not violate the deal in the future before finalizing it

Mapping Faultlines: Deal or no deal?

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the Iran nuclear deal which seems to be in the final stages of discussions. He talks about the positions taken by the various sides and the risks and possibilities

As Iran honors Qassem Soleimani, Ebrahim Raisi demands that Trump be put on trial

Mobilizations were held across Iran on Monday on the second anniversary of the assassination of major general Qassem Soleimani who was killed in a drone attack sanctioned by then US president Donald Trump

Iran nuclear deal talks: Who and what stands in the way of an agreement?

Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News analyzes the state of the Iran nuclear deal talks with the US continuing to make demands of Iran while being unwilling to withdraw the sanctions imposed as part of the ‘maximum pressure’ campaign

Vienna talks Before resumption of Vienna talks on Iran nuclear deal, Israel threatens to continue disruptive acts 

Israel reportedly refused to adhere to the advise of its closest ally, the US, to not attack Iran’s nuclear sites or scientists in the future and give diplomatic channels a chance

Iranian president on Vienna talks Iranian president asks US to lift unilateral sanctions to show seriousness in Vienna talks

The talks in Vienna between Iran and the remaining signatories of the nuclear deal stopped after six rounds following the election of Ebrahim Raisi in June. Iran said that it wanted to review the outcome of the rounds held so far

US troops in Syria. Calls for end of US military intervention in Syria grow louder

Iran, Iraq and Russia have raised the issue at the ongoing UN General Assembly session, while some representatives in the US Congress have proposed an amendment in the annual defense spending bill. If passed, it will stop all funding for US military operations in Syria   

Iran and IAEA reach agreement over servicing of equipment that monitors its nuclear program

The two sides met just days before a meeting of the IAEA’s board of governors. As per the agreement, IAEA’s inspectors are permitted to service the identified equipment and replace their storage media

COVID-19-related deaths surge in Iran amid lack of vaccines 

Iran is currently facing the fifth wave of COVID-19 pandemic, with many cases of the highly contagious Delta variant being reported. The country is facing problems importing the vaccines due to sanctions imposed by the US