While Iran’s economy bleeds, Tehran’s military spending is booming

It is hardly a secret that Iran’s economy has been in freefall for some time. The numbers don’t lie – The average Iranian is at least 15% worse off than they were ten years ago. Meanwhile, the value of the

Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military, Yemen

Trump’s Syria pullout – And the winner is? Iran

Last week’s announcement by President Trump, that US forces would be leaving Syria came as a surprise to pretty much everyone – Even senior members of his own administration. The story has unsurprisingly been covered far and wide across the

Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Media Coverage, Military

Iran’s press and the international media – Spot the difference…

In the public conscience, the global media is perceived not only as a watchdog monitoring politicians, leaders and decision-makers. It is often thought of as more of a guard dog with sharp teeth, ready to pounce on any perceived misdemeanor

Posted in AP, CNN, Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Media Coverage, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif

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
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