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Ahmadinejad’s defiant act as a sign of supreme weakness

So, former President Ahmadinejad has been disqualified from running as President in the May elections. Perhaps this brings to a conclusive end the media speculation buzzing around his running in the first place. Most articles focusing on this issue viewed

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Rouhani – unplugged and unveiled

As we near the presidential elections in Iran, only two months away, a few articles and papers have been released about the true character of Rouhani. Since his election, Rouhani has been upheld to be a moderate and a reformer.

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, 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

Slew of Recent Reports Confirm – Iran Still A Threat

Since the June 2013 election of President Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian administration has presented a “moderate” face to the West, pursuing a nuclear agreement in exchange for sanctions relief and appearing to strive towards diplomatic rapprochement. However, the regime’s actions

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Iran’s aims diametrically opposed to those of the US and the West – Take Khamenei’s Word for It

Earlier this month, Iran marked 27 years since the passing of former Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini – the “architect” of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The large-scale commemorations and mass tributes were stark reminders that Iran’s revolution is not a

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Khamenei

Reading Shakespeare and living Shakespeare in Tehran

What does renowned playwright William Shakespeare have to do with Iran? Evidently, quite a lot, as several articles in recent weeks have discussed the Bard’s reception in the Islamic state as the world marks the 400th anniversary of his death.

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Media Taking Notice of Incongruity in Iran’s Words and Actions

At this stage, a few months into the nuclear deal and Iran’s newfound “rapprochement” with the West, it’s more evident than ever that Iran’s image as “moderate,” open to the West, and a stabilizing influence in the Middle East, is

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