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No EU political will to sidestep US sanctions on Iran

No EU political will to sidestep US sanctions on Iran

European Union leaders have long called for the bloc to behave more independently and strengthen its international role. Their failure to build a way to bypass U.S. sanctions on Iran has brutally exposed how far they are from that goal.

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Trumps maximum pressure on Iran not working

Trumps maximum pressure on Iran not working

The Trump administration's strategy of maximum pressure on Iran took full effect on Nov. 5. It included the re-imposition of oil sanctions and designation of more than 700 Iranian entities, individuals, aircraft, and vessels. However, so far, the impact has fallen short of what will be required for true maximum pressure, though the administration is on the right path.

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Failure of Trump's economic war on Iran

Failure of Trump's economic war on Iran

The US has declared economic war on Iran: after having pulled out of the UN security council-endorsed nuclear deal in May, the Trump administration is now unilaterally combating the right of the rest of the world to engage in legal trade with the Islamic Republic.

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Iranian Poomsae Team wins Championship

Iranian Poomsae Team wins Championship

Iran’s three-woman Poomsae team wins the 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships held in China. Team members were Atoosa Farahmand, Seyedeh Masoumeh Hosseini, and Sona Razaghi.

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A region in Iran with pure oxygen

A region in Iran with pure oxygen

“Silvaneh” or “Silvana” is to the southwest of West Azarbaijan Province at 30kms from Urmia, on the heights overlooking the Iran-Turkey border. The word “Silvaneh” or “Silvana” is an Italian word for a place in paradise and literally means forest.

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Traditional whey aubergine from Semnan

Traditional whey aubergine from Semnan

Aubergines are a specialty of Semnan Province, northern Iran. Their good taste and lack of seeds may be due to the desert climate in this area. The people of Semnan make a wide variety of aubergine dishes in the summer. One of these is whey aubergine which is a delicious traditional.

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