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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

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

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
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