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Iran’s internal challenges – Quoting Rouhani

One good thing came out of the presidential election process in Iran – candid words about the internal situation in Iran. Usually, Iran boasts successes, and blames all faults on the US, Israel and the west. During the election process,

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

Fishpond elections – impressions from Iran’s Presidential debate

The first in a series of debates between the running candidates for the presidency of Iran took place, and impressions of this debate are relevant. The six candidates (president Rouhani, former vice president Hashemitaba, Tehran mayor Ghalibaf, vice president Jahangiri,

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Politics

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
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