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The Tehran Power Struggle And The Clerics’ Watchful Eye

A Western journalist’s perspective on the ongoing standoff between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the head of Iran’s state broadcaster shed light this week on Iran’s internal divisions and instability, particularly the power struggle playing out in Tehran, under the

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage, Other News

Rouhani, Netanyahu & the herd mentality

It was unmistakable: an ocean of writing influentials inundated the web with pro-Rouhani content during his UN visit, while simultaneously disseminating an almost uniform hostility toward the position of Israeli PM Netanyahu – the elephant who will appear in the

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Posted in Al monitor, Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Ha'aretz, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, IRGC, Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage, Other News

Russia Leans Back Toward Iran

With the Rouhani presidency just around the corner, Moscow – reportedly concerned about the lack of progress in nuclear diplomacy – is allowing Tehran to cuddle up again like in the good old days: with increased military, energy and nuclear

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Military

“FAIR”- and Not So Accurate

Question: When is a media watchdog more like a clowning puppy? Answer: When it’s only interested in its view being reported. Example: “FAIR” (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting). Actually, we hadn’t paid too much attention to the group until grabbed

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage

Argentina & Subversion in Latin America

If there wasn’t so much else going on (especially Syria), the latest news concerning the AMIA investigation should have caused a media earthquake. Pretty big news, actually. This week a 500-page document was submitted by Alberto Nisman, Argentina’s tireless prosecutor

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Other News

Argentina, AMIA & El Majlis

Wow – closing in on four months since the Argentine-Iran accord on AMIA, almost three months since Argentine Senate approval, and six weeks since our own reminder that Buenos Aires is waiting for the Majlis OK. It’s still waiting. But

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Posted in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage, Other News

Something (good) is going down in Germany

  This past week Iran’s foreign minister entered Germany with a swagger and left with his tail between his legs. We’ve decided to provide our readers with a full picture of media coverage for those who may not read both

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
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