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The Carnage in Aleppo – Deliberate Concealment of Iran’s Major Role in the Massacre?

The collapse of the rebel forces in Aleppo came at a very heavy price. Anyone exposed to the visuals of Aleppo “before and after” (see also gulfnews) witnessed the wide spread devastation and atrocity. Foxnews, in an article titled “Iran

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military

Iran Threatens the USA – Solving Obama’s Dilemma

With an overwhelming majority, the House of Representatives re-authorized the Iran Sanctions Act for an additional ten years. As reported in foreignaffairs, Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Ed Royce referred to the necessity of this vote, relating to it as a

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

If the Iranian Nuclear Deal Falls – Who is to blame?

While speculation rises regarding the future of the nuclear deal in a Trump presidency, all seem to pin everything on Trump. Will Trump do this, will Trump do that. Although the Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei sees no difference between Trump

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

Will Trump keep to his word on the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Following the results of the American Presidential elections, Iranian President Rouhani tweeted “Trump win cannot reverse nuclear deal” (reported also in the political news updates section in the washingtonpost). This reminds us that in the run up to the Presidential

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

Rezaian Suit Highlights Iranian, Western & Media Interests Alike

Media outlets reported extensively on Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian’s federal lawsuit filed against the Iranian government, on the accounts of hostage taking, torture and terrorism, for being unjustly imprisoned by Iran for more than eighteen months.  Among the media

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

On ‘Quds Day,’ Iran Chooses Hate Over Rapprochement – Apparently Nothing has Changed

Since 1979, Iran has marked “Quds Day,” a show of hate for Israel, the West, and everything in-between, annually. But this year is different: it is the year in which Iran was supposed to have changed, opened up to the

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

As Iran Plays Neo-Imperialist Games, Kurds Become Pawns

Iran’s role in the civil war in Syria is playing out in multiple “theaters” simultaneously. The embroilment of Iranian ground troops (rather than just “advisors,” as Tehran has claimed) in the fighting near Aleppo has been well-publicized in the English-language

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC
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