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While Iran’s economy bleeds, Tehran’s military spending is booming

It is hardly a secret that Iran’s economy has been in freefall for some time. The numbers don’t lie – The average Iranian is at least 15% worse off than they were ten years ago. Meanwhile, the value of the

Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military, Yemen

Iran’s press and the international media – Spot the difference…

In the public conscience, the global media is perceived not only as a watchdog monitoring politicians, leaders and decision-makers. It is often thought of as more of a guard dog with sharp teeth, ready to pounce on any perceived misdemeanor

Posted in AP, CNN, Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Media Coverage, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranians are calling for change. So why haven’t you heard about it?

Something dramatic is happening in Iran – And it has nothing to do with sanctions or missiles. The Iranian people are taking to the streets and making their voices heard to demand change – To demand an end to the

Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Khamenei, Media Coverage

While the media focuses on sanctions, the real story is Iranian protests

When it comes to Iran, it appears that there is only one media story in town – The impact of renewed US sanctions. Earlier this month, Washington’s restrictions on Tehran turned up a notch, targeting Iran’s lucrative oil industry. And

Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif

The Kurds are becoming the Tehran regime’s scapegoat

There has been one explosion in Iran grabbing international headlines recently. The attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz which killed 25 people has understandably filled column inches across the world. AP described it as “the

Posted in AP, CNN, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military

Iran’s answer to sanctions – Set up a kangaroo court

It appears that the renewed US sanctions on Iran are beginning to bite. The European signatories to the JCPOA nuclear deal – the so-called E3 (UK, France and Germany) – have attempted to soften the blow of the restrictions. But despite their

Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military, nuclear talks

Sanctions are back. But that isn’t the big story

Let’s not beat about the bush. Renewed US sanctions on Iran have gone into effect and it’s justifiably a big story. For a start, it shows that Washington is willing to make good on its criticism of Iran’s leadership. Confirming

Posted in BBC, Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Internal Issues, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military
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