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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

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

Iran Caught Lying on Business Ties

The Europeans are doing just about everything in their power to uphold the Iranian nuclear deal. Those are not our words, but the words of Helga Schmid, the secretary General of the EU foreign policy service, as reported in Reuters.

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

Media coverage of Trump’s Iran Strategy wrongly predisposed

World media is a buzz with Trump’s speech on Iran. Trump’s speech includes the following themes about Iran: has initiated terror attacks against Americans since 1979, operates proxy terrorist groups globally, supports terrorist operatives (like al-Qaeda), is currently the world

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Europe brain dead on Iran

There is no doubt – the hottest issue in the media on Iran is the upcoming expected US administration’s decision on the nuclear deal with Iran. As we have already written, October 15 poses a deadline, when Trump will have

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage
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