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The IRGC’s Jafari warns of enemy-backed parties in the mold of new Iranian political organizations

In a press conference on Tuesday 01 September 2015, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Majour-General Mohammad-Ali “Aziz” Jafari followed in the footsteps of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in warning against a multifaceted American attempt to penetrate Iran in the post-deal era. On Iran’s role in Syria He presented the IRGC as a…



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Khamenei’s 1394 Nowruz Speech in Mashhad: Preparing Iranians for a nuclear agreement?

In his annual new year’s address to Iranians from the city of Mashhad, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei defended the Hassan Rouhani administration as being both lawful and legitimate. At the same time, he appeared to strike back at Barack Obama’s Nowruz message to Iranians, in which the American president touted the economic benefits…



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Ex-energy minister Fatah: We should not let foreign companies back into the country

Parviz Fattah, current head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Cooperation Foundation and former minister of energy has call on the Hassan Rouhani administration to make greater use of the IRGC and Basij’s domestic capabilities and to keep foreign firms out of the country as a means of furthering national independence.  The election of…



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International economic sanctions and Iran: Are there positive side effects? Part Three – Domestic Manufacturing

Editor’s note: This is the third part of a three part mini-series by Iranian economist Radman Sam on the possible “positive side-effects” of international economic sanctions on Iran. Part three focuses on the ways in which sanctions may be creating greater impetus for domestic production in Iran. Part One: Tax Reform Part Two: Monetary Policy…



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International economic sanctions and Iran: Are there positive side effects? Part Two – Monetary Policy & the Rial

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a three part mini-series by economist Radman Sam on the possible “positive side-effects” of international economic sanctions on Iran. Part two focuses the ways in which sanctions may be creating impetus for better management of the national currency, the rial, in Iran. Part One: Tax Reform Part Three:…



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International economic sanctions and Iran: Are there positive side effects? Part One – Tax Reform

Editor’s Note: Dear IranPolitik readers, We have returned to bring you new high quality content. Today we will begin a three part mini-series by an economist, Radman Sam, working inside Iran who recently joined the IranPolitik network. We hope you enjoy and look forward to hearing your feedback. Part Two: Monetary Policy & the Rial…



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The Islamic Republic moves to stockpile “strategic commodities” as Iranians protest shortages

In a recent announcement, deputy minister of industry, mines, and commerce Hossein Radmard declared that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had issued a special order to create a stockpile of certain “strategic commodities” including wheat, rice, sugar, chicken feed, and cooking oil that would meet three months of Iran’s demand if critical shortages arise. This move…



As Iran forms economic emergency committee, is there a crisis on the horizon?

Iran forms economic emergency committee as crisis appears on the horizon

According to recent reports in the Iranian media, four of Iran’s top economic decision-makers met for an extended emergency session on the impact of sanctions this Wednesday at the Central Bank of Iran. The top officials at the meeting including central bank governor Mahmoud Bahmani, economic affairs and finance minister Shamseddin Hosseini, minister of industry, mines,…



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International sanctions help Iran’s armed forces conquer the oil industry

As sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran intensify, domestic companies are increasingly taking on the responsibility to develop and manage Iran’s vast oil and natural gas resources. But these are not just any companies: They are the associates of the Iranian military. On Wednesday 23 May 2012 the oil ministry, led by Major General…



Khamenei declares 1391 the year of "National production and supporting Iranian labour and capital"

Khamenei declares 1391 the year of “National production and supporting Iranian labour and capital”

For nearly two decades now the Islamic Republic of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has declared a special theme during his Norouz (new year) address. Each new years theme has gained greater significance as time passes, giving an indication of the regime’s central concerns and the focus of its short-term strategy. The theme for…