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What happens after elections in Iran?

When Iran held its parliamentary elections a few weeks ago, we witnessed extreme efforts by the Guardian Council to screen out and put obstacles in the path of candidates who did not fit the bill of the Iranian regime –

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran Vote: Is it A Moderate ‘Victory’ if Moderates Can’t Run?

Iran held parliamentary elections just over a week ago. Did the more moderate factions within Iran win? Did they lose? The media isn’t quite sure: while a mere 68 seats went to hardline candidates, the rest of Iran’s 290-seat parliament

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

In Iran, Elections Are Not In The People’s Hands

Iran is about to hold elections. These elections will have very limited impact on the future of the country, due to the flawed democracy and premeditated blocking of options in Iran. In less than 10 days, on February 26, Iranians

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Iran Beats Turkey – At Jailing Journalists

A reformist journalist was detained in Iran this weekend on suspicion of plotting against the country’s clerics, the country’s official news agency announced on Sunday. The reporter, Serajeddin Mirdamadi, follows about 35 other journalists currently behind bars in Iran. In fact,

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics

‘Holocaust Endorsement’ Still Not Politically Correct

An attempt by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to accuse Israel of conspiring against Iran spun out of control this week after hardliners summoned him to the Iranian parliament to grill him on his criticism of Holocaust denial. In

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Posted in Al monitor, AP, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Rouhani Takes The Plunge – At Precarious Moment

While most of the world’s attention was focused on the country’s nuclear program, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took what seems to be a brave plunge towards rehabilitating Iran’s economy – raising energy prices and cutting cash subsidies for wealthy Iranians.

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Practice What You Preach?

There’s been some good news from Iran (for a change): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pardoned or reduced the sentences of 920 prisoners last month in honor of the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. IRNA broke the news of the grand

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks
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