Controversial Iranian rapper reignites clash between Reformists, hard-liners
Political controversy has never ceased to surround the artistic career of Iranian rapper Amir Hossein Maghsoudlou, known by his fans as Amir Tataloo. On March 24, the 35-year-old rapper created a fresh backlash of furious reactions during his latest performance at a Tbilisi concert attended by hundreds of Iranians. Tataloo apparently smoked marijuana on stage and even encouraged his fans to do so.
Supreme Leader of Iran orders structural reforms within 4 months +Update
The Speaker of the Iranian Parliament has announced that the Supreme Leader has issued orders to reform the structure of the country within four months, saying: “Internal consensus and unity are one of the important requirements of domestic politics to this end. Under the circumstances, fomenting political controversies is not in the best interest of the country.”
Expediency Council final decision on CFT, Perlmo in a month
Iran’s Expediency Council will issue its final decision on country's joining Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Palermo Convention within maximum 30 days, a senior member of Majlis (Parliament) announced on Sunday.
Zarif tweets successful trip to Iraq
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a series of Twitter messages elaborated on the details of his tour to Iraq, saying it is a pleasure to be back to Iraq, reports IRNA.
EU scrambles to defy US Iran sanctions
The EU has struggled to find a member state to host a new financial channel to shield trade with Iran from looming US sanctions, diplomats said, in the latest hurdle to the bloc’s efforts to save a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran.
Khatami – 15 guidelines to end Iran’s deadlock
Former Iranian reformist President, Seyed Mohammad Khatami, has described the country’s problems and shortcomings, apologized to the nation, and presented 15 guidelines to break the deadlock.
Zibakalam: Iran's economic crisis result of anti-US policies
In an open letter to Hossein Shariatmadari, Editor-in-Chief of the conservative “Kayhan” newspaper, Dr Sadegh Zibakalam, Professor of Political Sciences at the University of Tehran wrote: “The current economic crisis in Iran is the result of forty years of insistence on anti-US policies, the destruction of Israel, and export of the revolution.”
Political and economic reasons of rising exchange rates
Dr Mahdi Pazouki, Economist, told Persia Digest: “Currency fluctuations in Iran have two reasons. The financial reason is the volume of liquidity in the Iranian economy, which is tomans 1500TR. This large figure is a potential danger for the economy. Governments must direct this volume of liquidity towards production for economic growth. But, even if 10 percent of this large volume of liquidity enters the market, it will create fluctuations in currency rates due to the atmosphere of distrust and uncertainty.”