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Iran’s Nuke Critics Speak Up

We’re quite used to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticizing the Iranian nuclear program at every turn; right-wing denunciations out of Capitol Hill are hardly surprising, either. But Iranian criticism? Sure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may have come under fire

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Is Iran Growing Stronger In New World Order?

Iran has recently been trying to play itself up as a potential ally of the West – a leader, even – in the fight against Islamic State, with leading news outlets and journalists such as The Washington Post and the

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military

What The Gaza Conflict Says About A Nuclear Deal With Iran

Superficially, the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip should have little to do with Iran. Yet all sides implicate Iran. Israel accuses Iran of shipping weapons to the Islamist organization, arming it as it has armed the

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Posted in Al monitor, Christian Science Monitor, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Iran’s Selective Stand on Terrorism

Terrorism is all over the news these days. From Gaza to Iraq, from Washington to Tehran, everybody’s using it liberally. About what, you ask? Everything from those wishing to topple regimes in Iraq and Syria to, well, those of the

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Posted in Al monitor, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military, nuclear talks

Who Are You This Time, Seyed Mousavian?

It’s been months since we last wrote about the comeback of Seyed Hossein Mousavian under the presidency of his friend Hassan Rouhani, but that’s not to say he’s stayed out of the spotlight. On the contrary – he’s been quite

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Iran Catches West Off Guard With New Nuclear Demands

Delegates from Iran and the six world powers met in Vienna once again this week for yet another round of expert-level talks. America warned that the negotiators might not be able to meet the July 20 deadline for inking a

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Posted in Al monitor, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Diverse Iranian support in Syria

More than three years into the civil war in Syria, which has cost about 150,000 lives so far, it is possible to see which way the wind is blowing – if you ask Tehran. What started as a genuine struggle

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military
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