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Press Turns Tongue-In-Cheek As Nuke Deadline Goes By

Yet another extended deadline for a nuclear accord between Iran and the P5+1 has come and gone, as the “intense” talks hit numerous (new and old) snags. After so many missed deadlines, this week’s headlines on the latest extension seemed

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Posted in CNN, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Iran’s Mixed Messages, Soon in Your Inbox?

Some months ago, Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, Rosewater, brought to the public eye the plight of journalists jailed by the Iranian regime – as well as said regime’s attempts to convince them (by torture, among other methods) to devote their

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military, Other News

Iran’s New Taliban Ties Belie ‘Commitment’ To Stability

It’s common knowledge that Iran has ties to Shi’ite militias fighting ISIS in Iraq, while recently additional reports by EIFA iraq-malikis-gangs-unseat-sunnis  may suggest that Iran may even be strengthening ISIS in order to contribute to the mayhem in Iraq. It

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military

As Iran Joins Anti-ISIS Fight, ‘Cultural Ties’ With Iraq Go Military

Well, it’s official: Iran has sent troops into Iraq (along with heavy weapons, reconnaissance drones and artillery) to fight the Islamic State (or more specifically, to retake an oil refinery captured by the terror group), following a visit by Iranian

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military

Despite Moderate Demeanor & Nuclear Talks, Iran Still Threatens US With War

Owing to our recent focus on human rights issues (which happened to coincide with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s laughable public denial that Iran jails citizens for their opinions), it’s been a while since we’ve reported on the latest

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Posted in CNN, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Iran’s Great Game in Yemen Downplayed by Press

Despite Saudi Arabia’s announcement that its air campaign in Yemen was subsiding, several incidents this week – most with Iranian involvement – indicated that the crisis in the war-torn country was far from over. Saudi Arabia followed up its announcement

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military, nuclear talks

Balancing Threats – ISIS and Iran

Apparently, without us realizing it, Iran has become locked in a “contest of threats” with the Islamic State terrorist group. Either one threat prove the more menacing of the two, or the other will; recognizing them both as dangerous doesn’t,

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, Military

Who Is Iran Arming The Middle East Against?

Last week, we reviewed the media coverage of Iran’s role in creating – and perpetuating – the new regional order in the Middle East, replete with a jocular caricature of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and US President Barack Obama struggling

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Military

Is Saudi Arabia Still A Match For Iran?

The Middle East – along with concerned leaders all over the world – was rocked this week by the news of Saudi King Abdullah’s sudden death. The monarch’s demise, and his ostensibly seamless replacement with his 79-year-old half-brother, raised many

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Trita Parsi and the Iranian-American Torpedoes

A few weeks ago, we brought you some interesting news about Trita Parsi, head of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), going after AIPAC and seeking donations in order to lobby on Iran’s behalf instead of doing what NIAC claims

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Military
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