Zein Basravi

Zein Basravi

Iran

The economic impact of US sanctions on Iran's streets

Many Iranians are more concerned about the economic impact on their lives than the threat of war.

The economic impact of US sanctions on Iran's streets

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Europe says no sanctions for Iran, but calls for cooperation

Iran sees Europe’s lack of stronger public condemnation of American sanctions as a weakness.

Europe says no sanctions for Iran, but calls for cooperation

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US drone shooting highlights Iran's advanced weapons technology

Iran purchased missile systems from countries including Russia and China, and worked with North Korea and Syria for development.

US drone shooting highlights Iran's advanced weapons technology

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UAE and Russia show support for Iran on oil tanker attacks

Failing to build global consensus to blame Iran might be one reason for the UAE softening its stance.

UAE and Russia show support for Iran on oil tanker attacks

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Iran's foreign minister says no prospect of negotiations with US

If the US wants talks with Iran, the starting point is returning to the 2015 nuclear deal, says the foreign ministry.

Iran's foreign minister says no prospect of negotiations with US

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Iran's sitting volleyball team prepares for Paralympics

Iran's team, ranked number one in the world, hopes to make the top 10 at the next Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

Iran's sitting volleyball team prepares for Paralympics

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Iran denies US accusation of attacks on oil tankers off UAE coast

A senior Iranian MP says Israel may be behind the attack, as a false flag operation to turn up the heat on Iran.

Iran denies US accusation of attacks on oil tankers off UAE coast

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Iran nuclear deal: Rouhani suspends 'some commitments'

It is a first step by Iran in response to more than a year of mounting US pressure.

Iran nuclear deal: Rouhani suspends 'some commitments'

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OPEC chief visits Iran as US sanctions waivers expire

The visit is another sign of support for Iran in the face of US sanctions, but for ordinary Iranians, it may not be enough.

OPEC chief visits Iran as US sanctions waivers expire

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Iran's referendum and the transformation to the Islamic Republic

The 1979 Islamic Republic referendum fused Iran's religion and politics and changed the country's legislative landscape.

Iran's referendum and the transformation to the Islamic Republic

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Iran's government blamed for failing economy 40 years later

Issues that led to a revolution 40 years ago in Iran still resonate with the people.

Iran's government blamed for failing economy 40 years later

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Youth grappling with economic, cultural hurdles in modern Iran

Iran's young people speak nostalgically of a more liberal time before the revolution, the Iran they have never seen.

Youth grappling with economic, cultural hurdles in modern Iran