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If Israel offered a bloggers’ tour to the Hezbollah – Iranian Tunnels, would you join?

One of the major international stories of the past week has been the discovery of sophisticated tunnels constructed by Hezbollah, traversing underneath Lebanon’s southern border into Israel. Taking a leaf out of the Hamas playbook in Gaza, there seems little

Posted in AP, Iranian Foreign Relations, Media Coverage, Military, Other News

After Iran’s Danish plot, the media is letting Europe of the hook

Two weeks ago, just days before the US re-imposed sanctions on the Iranian oil industry, Denmark’s government made a dramatic announcement – The country’s security services had prevented Iran from carrying out the assassination of an opposition leader on Danish

Posted in AP, CNN, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Media Coverage, Military, nuclear talks

Iran’s ‘anti-terror finance’ bill – The bad joke fooling nobody

If you didn’t know any better, the headlines might be misleading. The Associated Press declared, “Iran Votes to Join Pact to Combat Terror Financing,” while Deutsche Welle’s headline was equally emphatic, “Iran’s parliament votes to combat financing of terrorism.” At

Posted in AP, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

The Kurds are becoming the Tehran regime’s scapegoat

There has been one explosion in Iran grabbing international headlines recently. The attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz which killed 25 people has understandably filled column inches across the world. AP described it as “the

Posted in AP, CNN, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military

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

Freedom of Speech: Iran Edition

Around the world, “freedom of speech” has a generally agreed upon definition and application: according to Article 19 of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone has the right to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and

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

UK Embassy Reopening in Iran a Case Of Selective Memory

The United Kingdom reopened its embassy in Iran last month in the wake of the nuclear deal struck between Tehran and the P5+1. Amid great fanfare heralding a thaw in diplomatic ties between Iran and Western powers, British Foreign Secretary

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Posted in AP, BBC, CNN, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage
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