Category diplomacy

Will Europe Save The Iranian Nuclear Accord? [The Iranian]

Round up of International Crisis Group report on the outlook of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. First published in The Iranian on 23 January 2018: Two years since the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), there is broad consensus that it is a success. Iran is compliant and the signatories should hold […]


Boris Johnson’s blunder on Nazanin is now one too many [The New Arab]

Comment piece in The New Arab after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made false remarks on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s presence in Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian dual national, who has been languishing in an Iranian jail on trumped up charges since April 2016, was brought before notorious hardline Judge Salavati in a revolutionary court on 4 November. […]


Should The UK Do More To Bring Kamal Foroughi Home? [The Iranian]

In-depth piece on the UK policy around dual nationals, after British-Iranian Kamal Foroughi’s 78th birthday. Foroughi has spent over six years in an Iranian jail. First published in The Iranian on 11 September 2017: “The FCO have been aware since 2013 and provided assistance to the family but it has not been able to provide […]