If Israel offered a bloggers’ tour to the Hezbollah – Iranian Tunnels, would you join?

One of the major international stories of the past week has been the discovery of sophisticated tunnels constructed by Hezbollah, traversing underneath Lebanon’s southern border into Israel. Taking a leaf out of the Hamas playbook in Gaza, there seems little

Posted in AP, Iranian Foreign Relations, Media Coverage, Military, Other News

Iranians are calling for change. So why haven’t you heard about it?

Something dramatic is happening in Iran – And it has nothing to do with sanctions or missiles. The Iranian people are taking to the streets and making their voices heard to demand change – To demand an end to the

Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Why has nobody noticed Europe’s glaring contradiction on sanctions?

There is little sign that the media interest in sanctions on Iran is set to die down any time soon. Each twist, every turn and potential maneuver seems to catch the eye of correspondents and editors. In fact, from a

Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

While the media focuses on sanctions, the real story is Iranian protests

When it comes to Iran, it appears that there is only one media story in town – The impact of renewed US sanctions. Earlier this month, Washington’s restrictions on Tehran turned up a notch, targeting Iran’s lucrative oil industry. And

Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif

After Iran’s Danish plot, the media is letting Europe of the hook

Two weeks ago, just days before the US re-imposed sanctions on the Iranian oil industry, Denmark’s government made a dramatic announcement – The country’s security services had prevented Iran from carrying out the assassination of an opposition leader on Danish

Posted in AP, CNN, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Media Coverage, Military, nuclear talks

Why has the world’s media taken its eye off the Straits of Hormuz?

Renewed US sanctions on Iran will soon begin to really bite, as they specifically target Tehran’s lucrative oil industry. Iran’s economy is already in a state of disarray. The prospect of its oil industry being severely restricted is a reality

Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Media Coverage

Iran’s ‘anti-terror finance’ bill – The bad joke fooling nobody

If you didn’t know any better, the headlines might be misleading. The Associated Press declared, “Iran Votes to Join Pact to Combat Terror Financing,” while Deutsche Welle’s headline was equally emphatic, “Iran’s parliament votes to combat financing of terrorism.” At

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