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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

IRGC on the table

In the follow up of president Trump’s speech on the new Iranian strategy, in which he targeted the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC), many media outlets and think-tanks have focused on the IRGC, examining once again their global activity. It

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

US and Iran face each other in Iraq – Guess who is winning?

It would seem that the first test to the new US policy on Iran is playing out in Iraq, and Iran is winning. While president Trump announced his new strategy on Iran, aimed at curbing and restraining Iranian regional influence,

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage

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
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