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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

Iran’s Economy: A Political Plot – Or Bad Priorities?

That Iran’s economy is floundering is no news to anyone. Numbers neatly compiled by The Wall Street Journal show that while President Hassan Rouhani oversaw a fragile recovery of the economy since his election, the twin travails of plummeting oil

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Who Will Succeed Khamenei – And Does It Matter?

In the past month, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who was hospitalized in September for prostate surgery, has risen from his sickbed to hike in the mountains north of Tehran — and reprimand “wicked” Britain for creating ISIS. But

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage

Iran’s Attitude to Sex is a Problem for the West

It’s news to no one that being gay in Iran isn’t easy. But it may have gotten even harder now, under Iran’s “moderate” regime. On August 6, Abdullah Ghavami Chahzanjiru and Salman Ghanbari Chahzanjiri were hanged in southern Iran, reportedly

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

That Time Iran Beat America – What’s Changed?

The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Rio is right around the corner, and Iran is preparing for it in full force after clinching a place in the finals, despite a small setback caused by shrinking socks in the kit supplied

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage

The 2014 ‘Moderates’ And 1979…. Progressives?

With over half of Iran’s population under 30, and a high rate of unemployment amid economic woes, Iranian lawmakers have devised a method to make birth rates in the country rise – after decades of decline prompted by progressive family

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Posted in AP, Fars News Agency, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage

Not good enough to be buried in Iran

The last request of renowned American orientalist Stephen Frye stirred controversy this week after Iranian hardliners got wind of the fact that the esteemed scholar had asked to be buried in the historic city of Isfahan, alongside other world-famous Iran

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Posted in CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Other News
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