Golnar Motevalli

For Golnar Motevalli's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'Made in Iran' thrives in economy Trump tried to crush

World Oct 18, 2020

'Made in Iran' thrives in economy Trump tried to crush

There can’t have been many worse times to start a new business in Iran. Even before officials in the Islamic Republic alerted the public to a major outbreak of the coronavirus, the country started the year in a tense standoff with the U.S. while ...

Iran to execute members of alleged CIA-trained spy network

World Jul 22, 2019

Iran to execute members of alleged CIA-trained spy network

Iran, locked in a worsening political standoff with Western powers, has handed down death sentences to several nationals accused of being part of a CIA-trained spy network uncovered earlier this year, an official said on Monday. Seventeen people were arrested in all, a senior intelligence ...