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Sanctions are back. But that isn’t the big story

Let’s not beat about the bush. Renewed US sanctions on Iran have gone into effect and it’s justifiably a big story. For a start, it shows that Washington is willing to make good on its criticism of Iran’s leadership. Confirming

Posted in BBC, Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Internal Issues, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military

Bickering with the US must not mask Iran’s everyday reality

Unsurprisingly, the US-Iran spat is dominating headlines. And why not? It is turning into a tale of ‘will they-won’t they,’ making for an entertaining spectacle. It will likely provide the media with attractive soundbites for weeks to come. Firstly, Iran’s

Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Media Coverage

Why is the media deaf to Iranian threats?

If you had just landed on planet Earth this week, you might easily have been fooled into thinking that Iran were being bullied and victimized. Such has been the hysteria in large portions of the global media over US President

Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Media Coverage, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Yemen

When the media rejects the notion of Iranian rejectionism

The fact that the future of the JCPOA nuclear deal hangs precariously in the balance, is hardly a secret. Since President Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement in May, the European signatories to the accord have been

Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Removing the Government from Iran’s Anti-Government Protests

At first glance, it seemed that the global media had actually done what it so rarely seems to do – Place the international spotlight on popular protests carried out by ordinary Iranians, dissatisfied and disillusioned with their government. In the

Posted in Media Coverage

World Cup fever must not mask reality for Iranian women

The globe is gripped by World Cup fever. The festival of football is in full swing. And one of the surprise packages of the tournament so far, has been Iran. Given no chance in a group including Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal

Posted in Media Coverage

Missing the Iranian point on North Korea

With the dust now settling on the Singapore summit between US President Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, the time has come to reflect and analyse. It is anyone’s guess quite how or whether relations will further thaw

Posted in Media Coverage
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