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    Some details emerge from inside nuclear negotiations

    Some details emerge from inside nuclear negotiations

    No end is yet in sight for the negotiations on a nuclear agreement, but the framework that is emerging is actually different from that which the Republicans in Congress have…

    Iran turns women into ‘baby-making machines’

    Iran turns women into ‘baby-making machines’

    Amnesty International last week attacked the Islamic Republic for pushing legislation it said would reduce Iranian women to mere “baby-making machines.” The group said the decision made two years ago…

    Yunesi appears to be misquoted

    Yunesi appears to be misquoted

    Presidential adviser Ali Yunesi, quoted last week in this space as claming Iran had re-established its great empire, has backtracked and said he was misquoted in the media. His explanation…

    Film directors brawl over the ‘system’

    Film directors brawl over the ‘system’

    Two of Iran’s most successful moviemakers are engaged in a verbal brawl that in many ways summarizes the dispute between left and right in the Islamic Republic—and the debate over…

    IMF says Iran subsidies stick it to poor

    IMF says Iran subsidies stick it to poor

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Iran’s subsidy reform that was started in 2010 has been only “partially successful” and still hurts the poor. The IMF issued an analysis of…

    They made news in 1393

    They made news in 1393

    The Newsmakers of the past year selected by the editors of the Iran Times are, from within Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and, from the Diaspora, Ghoncheh Ghavami, who found…

    Banknote change stirs a political controversy

    Banknote change stirs a political controversy

    The Rohani Administration has changed the picture on the back of the 50,000-rial banknote and sparked a huge political kafuffle. The old note carried the international nuclear symbol and a…

    Barack Obama’s fatal mistake is pursuing a myth called appeasement

    By John Bolton Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s powerful speech to Congress about Iran’s nuclear weapons program now is behind us. America obviously benefited by hearing directly from him about…