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#Iran: Defiant youth vow to boycott election and target the Interior Ministry

#Iran: Defiant youth vow to boycott election and target the Interior Ministry

| February 18, 2020

Iranian youth, who led the uprisings in November 2019 and January 2020, vowed to boycott what the upcoming parliamentary election next Friday, which they call a shame – writes Shahin Gobadi In addition to writing graffiti on walls in Tehran and many other cities, earlier this morning, they targeted the Iranian regime’s Interior Ministry, located […]

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#Iran: Office of Khamenei’s Representative in Mashhad targeted

#Iran: Office of Khamenei’s Representative in Mashhad targeted

| February 7, 2020

In the early hours of this morning, February 6, 2020, defiant youths targeted the office of cleric Ahmad Alam al-Hoda, one of the most criminal and murderous officials of the mullahs’ regime. Alam al-Hoda is the representative of the regime’s leader Ali Khamenei in Khorassan Razavi Province, northeast Iran, the Friday prayer leader of Mashhad, […]

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#Huawei’s ties with #Iran known to HSBC before Meng Wanzhou arrest, documents show

#Huawei’s ties with #Iran known to HSBC before Meng Wanzhou arrest, documents show

| January 20, 2020

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is currently fighting extradition to the United States in the Canadian courts The executive is accused of making a fraudulent presentation to the bank about the Chinese tech giant’s business dealings in Iran.  Documents seen by the South China Morning Post show communications between HSBC staff and Huawei employees […]

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E3 foreign ministers’ statement on the #JCPoA

E3 foreign ministers’ statement on the #JCPoA

| January 15, 2020

“We, the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom, share fundamental common security interests, along with our European partners. One of them is upholding the nuclear non-proliferation regime, and ensuring that Iran never develops a nuclear weapon. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) plays a key role in this respect, as our […]

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#Iran – Can the EU help to defuse the situation?

#Iran – Can the EU help to defuse the situation?

| January 15, 2020

Tehran, Iran ©Shutterstock.com/Vanchai Tan  MEPs debate the situation in Iran following recent escalations. What led to the current state of affairs and what role can the EU play? Relations with Iran have been fraught for years over fears that the country was developing nuclear weapons. The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement was meant […]

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#UkraineAirlines752 shootdown: How could this have happened?

#UkraineAirlines752 shootdown: How could this have happened?

| January 13, 2020

I am a defence analyst and writer specializing in air defence, radar and electronic warfare. Herewith some thoughts on the failures that may have resulted in the loss of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 over Tehran on 8 January, writes Dr. Thomas Withington, Military Radar, Communications, Electronic Warfare. 1) Identification Friend or Foe (errors) – […]

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Statements by Commission President von der Leyen and High Representative Borrell on the situation in #Iraq and #Iran, wider Middle East and #Libya

Statements by Commission President von der Leyen and High Representative Borrell on the situation in #Iraq and #Iran, wider Middle East and #Libya

| January 9, 2020

On 8 January, the Commission College met to discuss the situation stemming from the tensions in Iraq, Iran, the wider Middle East as well as Libya. President von der Leyen and High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell (pictured) issued statements after the meeting. President von der Leyen said: “The current crisis deeply affects not only the […]

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