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Turkey joins Iran in the shift from diplomacy to military force

Turkey and Iran have become buddies again. The increased visits and coordination between Iran and Turkey indicate a common fear, derived from the phenomena of the Kurdish referendum. Turkish president Erdogan just visited Iran, which further consolidated the joint stand

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

Nisman murdered – re-opens Iranian responsibility

A few media outlets have picked up on the investigative report submitted to a federal court in Argentina concluding that Alberto Nisman was murdered. Forensic evidence and a thorough investigation of the crime scene led the investigators to the homicide

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

Iranian infiltration in the US

Several reports have dwelled on Iranian backed infiltration into the US. Some of the reports deal with soft-power quiet infiltration in the academic field. Others deal with the hard-core recruitment of Hezbollah agents for the planning of terrorist attacks or

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

Iran warming relations with Hamas – now it is official

Most probably worthy of “picture of the week” was Foreign Minister Zarif hugging Hezbollah deputy secretary general Naim Kassem, twitted by Hassan Dai with the title “Goodfellas”. No surprise that Iran loves the Hezbollah and supports them. After all, the

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Posted in Al monitor, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

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
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