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The UNIFIL mandate touches on key issues of concern

Recently, an effort was extended at the UN to expand and enhance the mandate of UNIFIL. This issue was limply covered in the media, although it does touch on some principled issues. UN security council recently (August 30) adopted resolution

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Posted in Iranian Politics, IRGC, 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

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

Iranian Nuclear Ships – Bluff or Threat?

Angered by the US Congress decision to renew the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA), President Rouhani ordered Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization to plan and design the production of nuclear fuel and reactors for maritime transport. In other words – to plan

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

While The West talks, Iran Shoots

The Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, set to expire on December 31, was raised for debate this week. While Democratic and Republican Senators called the renewing of the law “crucial” because “it remains a critical tool to deter and impede

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