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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

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

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

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

In Iran’s economic blame game, the regime is guilty

It is hardly a secret that the Iranian economy is in freefall. And rather than alleviate the deep-seated issues at the root of the situation, Iran’s leaders prefer to exert their energies on saving their own skins. The blame game

Posted in AP, BBC, CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Media Coverage

With all eyes on the UN, the real story is back in Iran

The United Nations’ (UN) General Assembly is eagerly anticipated each year – A unique gathering at which world leaders verbally spar and exchange varied outlooks on the world. This year was no different, catching the imagination of the international media

Posted in BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Huffington Post, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, Military
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