Iran Unfiltered

Iran Unfiltered is a weekly digest tracking Iranian politics & society by the National Iranian American Council | Subscribe Here

  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of November 5th November 9, 2018
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    Iranian officials uniformly lambasted the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions targeting Iran’s oil and banking sectors. Figures from across the political spectrum generally described the sanctions as painful but emphasized that Iran would ride them out.
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of October 29th November 2, 2018
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    As U.S. sanctions on Iran’s banking and oil sectors are set to be reinstated on November 5th, Iranian officials emphasize Iran can endure the pressure and will not change its regional policies.
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of October 22nd October 26, 2018
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    As hard-hitting U.S. sanctions are set to be reimposed on November 5th, President Hassan Rouhani is reshuffling his ministers and advisors and fundamentally altering his administration’s economic policy.
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of October 8th October 12, 2018
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    Iran this week made progress towards passing legislation that would allow it to meet anti-money laundering and terrorism financing standards set out by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of October 1st October 4, 2018
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    After months of fluctuations and steady devaluation, the Iranian Rial rebounded sharply against the dollar this week. Analysts attributed the currency’s strengthening to multiple factors, from new authorities given to the Central Bank to currency speculators offloading dollars to maximize profits.
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of September 17th September 21, 2018
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    After weeks of uncertainty and debate about whether President Hassan Rouhani would attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), it was confirmed this week that he will travel to New York on Sunday for the annual gathering alongside Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of September 10th September 14, 2018
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    Developments this past week consequentially affected Iran’s foreign relations and the domestic balance of power between its political factions.
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of September 3rd September 6, 2018
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    The past two weeks in Iran have seen increased politicking by the country’s various factions and centers of power. President Hassan Rouhani, who has seen two of his ministers impeached by parliament in the past month, was himself questioned by parliament, triggering speculation that his hold on office is growing ...
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of August 20th August 24, 2018
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    Iran continues to grapple with fallout from widespread protests, the first wave of reimposed U.S. sanctions, and major addresses by President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of August 13th August 16, 2018
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    Amid continued sporadic protests and reinstated U.S. sanctions, the political and social landscape inside Iran is in a state of flux.