India, Iran close to finalising long-term agreement on Chabahar port

Posted on: September 10, 2022 at 4:30 pm, in

Disputes over an arbitration clause are the only thing standing between India and Iran and a long-term agreement for operations at the important Chabahar port, according to sources familiar with the situation. The 10-year deal, which will automatically renew, is intended to replace a previous arrangement that covered India’s operations at the Shahid Beheshti terminal […]

Iran agreement seems eerily close, but US faces fresh obstacles

Posted on: August 19, 2022 at 7:18 pm, in
the administration confronts fresh and possibly insurmountable internal political obstacles

As the Biden administration works to renegotiate the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, the assassination on author Salman Rushdie last week and the arrest of an Iranian person in a plan to murder former national security advisor John Bolton have caused it additional problems. There could be a tantalisingly close resolution. However, the administration confronts […]

Iran disowns Salman Rushdie’s Attacker, blamed author for attack

Posted on: August 16, 2022 at 3:09 pm, in
Salman Rushdie and his followers are being held accountable by the Iranian government for the vicious attack on his life, which is genuinely terrible, according to Mr. Lammy.

Salman Rushdie: A top UK lawmaker has denounced Iran for its “sickening” assertion that Sir Salman Rushie is solely responsible for his stabbing. Shadow foreign minister for the UK, David Lammy, asked the government to immediately exert “diplomatic pressure” on the Iranian regime to retract the remarks. Salman Rushdie and his followers are being held […]

Iran conservative media applaud Salman Rushdie attacker

Posted on: August 13, 2022 at 2:04 pm, in
Iran conservative media applaud Salman Rushdie attacker

The British novelist Salman Rushdie was the target of an Iranian fatwa in 1989 that called for his execution. On Saturday, an ultra-conservative publication in Iran praised the person who stabbed Rushdie. More than 30 years after going into hiding as a result of the fatwa issued by the late supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, […]