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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

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

Iranians feel the sanctions pinch – Their leaders spend on the military

Media attention is beginning to recede from the diplomatic ins and outs of the United States’ decision to reinstate sanctions on Iran. Iranian threats and political differences between Washington and Brussels have been well documented. Greater focus is now being

Posted in BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Media Coverage, Military

Iran’s answer to sanctions – Set up a kangaroo court

It appears that the renewed US sanctions on Iran are beginning to bite. The European signatories to the JCPOA nuclear deal – the so-called E3 (UK, France and Germany) – have attempted to soften the blow of the restrictions. But despite their

Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military, nuclear talks
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