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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

In The West, As In Iran, Rezaian Case Is About Politics

Nine months after the arrest of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, Iran has finally revealed the charges against him: four, including espionage, “propaganda against the establishment,” and “collaborating with hostile governments” (charges already eerily familiar to those who’ve watched Jon

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Posted in AP, CNN, Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Bloggers in Prison While Beheshti Verdict Not Making Waves

It was bad news that came out of Iran this weekend: the police interrogator who killed blogger Sattar Beheshti has been sentenced to three years in prison. This may sound like good news – ostensibly, justice has been done –

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

‘Holocaust Endorsement’ Still Not Politically Correct

An attempt by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to accuse Israel of conspiring against Iran spun out of control this week after hardliners summoned him to the Iranian parliament to grill him on his criticism of Holocaust denial. In

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Posted in Al monitor, AP, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage
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