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Huffpost Steps Up War on Congress

A few weeks ago, we reported on how The Huffington Post has been one of the few news outlets to choose sides in the heated debate in Washington over a bill which would authorize more sanctions on Iran if the

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

What Iran Really Wants For New Year’s

As reports emerge that the implementation of the nuclear deal between Iran and the West has hit the expected bump, two conflicting messages coming out of Tehran shed light on the root of this most recent crisis. First, we have

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

NYT’s Erdbrink Misses Iran Hardliner Criticism

Thomas Erdbrink of the New York Times has been in Iran for a decade now, and it usually shines through (we’ve complemented him in the past for this).  So we were more than a bit perplexed by his recent article headlined

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Other News

Al-Monitor: a metaphor for Iran coverage

Couldn’t avoid it: an avalanche of Al-Monitor reports & tweets overwhelmingly favoring Iran/Rouhani/Zarif before, during  and after the recent NYC visit. Should we have been surprised? Well, while zapping around the web we came across this review of 70 articles

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Posted in Al monitor, Ali Akbar Salehi, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Iranian sanctions & nuclear compliance

This blog has been consistent from the outset in its belief that international sanctions are what got Iran back to the negotiating table. Without them, there would be none of the developments we are currently witnessing leading up to the

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Media Coverage

IAEA Update on Iran, Anyone?

While the world (media included) understandably focused on Syria this past week, a new report released by the IAEA confirmed that Iran continues to advance toward nuclear military latency. Before commenting on the report’s content, a word about the media

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Salehi the Pragmatist

The media’s hunger for Iranian pragmatists truly went overboard this past week with news that outgoing foreign minister Ali Akhbar Salehi was moving back to the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). Reuters led the way with its headline to

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Posted in Al monitor, Ali Akbar Salehi, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News
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