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Does Iran Pose a Threat to the US?

Recently, several reports have dwelled on the issue of the Iranian threat posed to the US and the west. The reuters article titled “Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warn US against terror designation, new sanctions” describes how a senior commander in Iran’s

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage

The Iranian Elephant in the Lebanese Room – Hezbollah

While Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri visited the US and received audience with President Trump, in order to discuss issues of mutual concern including the fight against terror, the state department, journalists and analysts highlighted the major role that the

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage

Whatever Iran takes, it keeps

According to several reports, one of the central topics in the meeting between President Trump and President Putin this month was the concern over Iranian ambitions to establish a long term presence in Southern Syria. Such an occurrence would mean

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage

Missile launches in Syria – Iran Chooses War Path

It would seem that Iran has chosen the war path in relation to the Trump administration, verbally and militarily. In the most recent missile attack Iran launched in Syria, supposedly against ISIS due to their twin attack in Tehran, the messages

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran rejects UN and western values

The UN currently counts 193 members, who presumably, at least externally, adhere to the purposes and principles of its charter. Iran, though, is a category on its own. After President Rouhani’s cabinet endorsed the UNESCO education 2030 guidelines (2030 agenda

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

The Gel Binding the Qatar Isolation – Iran

The dramatic decision of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain to cut ties with Qatar was quite a surprise. Some referred to it as the biggest diplomatic crisis in the gulf since the 1991 Iraq war (see apnews). The formal

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran’s Blame Game for the Attack

The double attack on Iran’s parliament and Khomeini mausoleum in Iran, killing seventeen and wounding approximately 50, was covered extensively by the media, described as the worst terrorist strike to hit the Islamic Republic in years. With the attack, began the

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage
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