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In Iran’s economic blame game, the regime is guilty

It is hardly a secret that the Iranian economy is in freefall. And rather than alleviate the deep-seated issues at the root of the situation, Iran’s leaders prefer to exert their energies on saving their own skins. The blame game

Posted in AP, BBC, CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Nazanin is not the only one – The foreign pawns in Iran’s game

The fate of dual UK-Iranian citizen, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has recently hit the headlines again. Her scandalous incarceration in an Iranian prison continues, despite a 3-day release last month, which briefly and cruelly raised the hopes of her family. Nazanin’s sad

Posted in BBC, Human Rights, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Iranians feel the sanctions pinch – Their leaders spend on the military

Media attention is beginning to recede from the diplomatic ins and outs of the United States’ decision to reinstate sanctions on Iran. Iranian threats and political differences between Washington and Brussels have been well documented. Greater focus is now being

Posted in BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, 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

Bickering with the US must not mask Iran’s everyday reality

Unsurprisingly, the US-Iran spat is dominating headlines. And why not? It is turning into a tale of ‘will they-won’t they,’ making for an entertaining spectacle. It will likely provide the media with attractive soundbites for weeks to come. Firstly, Iran’s

Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Media Coverage

Why is the media deaf to Iranian threats?

If you had just landed on planet Earth this week, you might easily have been fooled into thinking that Iran were being bullied and victimized. Such has been the hysteria in large portions of the global media over US President

Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Media Coverage, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Yemen
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