Parisa Hafezi

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Nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

Jul 2, 2015

Nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

A final deal to resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute could heighten domestic political tensions with two major elections looming in the Islamic Republic, analysts and officials said. Easing economic sanctions if a deal is reached will bolster President Hassan Rouhani’s position within Iran’s complex ...

Behind doors, drinking thrives in Iran

| Mar 27, 2014

Behind doors, drinking thrives in Iran

“Have a shot of tequila first, cheer up!” Shahriyar tells guests gathered at his luxury apartment in Tehran. His girlfriend, Shima, says they party every weekend. “Shahriyar has one rule: Bring your booze! We drink until morning,” she said on a Facetime call as ...