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Dramatic Event in Lausanne While Breakthrough with Iran Still Elusive

For talks that are down to the wire, the nuclear negotiations in Lausanne seem to be lingering at the finish line for quite a while – giving news outlets plenty of time to churn out dramatic headlines heralding an imminent

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

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

Talking Hard Numbers in the Nuclear Bazaar

With just six days to go before the July 20 deadline for nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1, Tehran is obviously on everyone’s minds these days. True, Iran is involved in the civil war raging in Syria and Iraq,

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Between Iran, Pakistan, Riyadh and Syria: Defining the terrorists

Westward of Iran, we see Tehran and the P5+1 holding expert-level talks in Vienna this week, the Austrian president accepting an invitation to the country, and continuing all-around diplomatic engagement. But to the east, towards Balochistan, on the Pakistani border,

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Military

Iran Nuclear Talks in Geneva

The headlines summed up the media consensus on the Geneva meetings pretty well: detailed talks with a chance for progress, – but at the end of the day no breakthrough. On the way to this reasonably balanced approach, however, the

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Posted in Al monitor, BBC, Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

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

Rouhani’s UNGA speech leaves media hanging

The build-up was impressive, but in the end even the media was forced to admit that Hassan Rouhani’s UN address left something to be desired. Many did so pretty much against their will, either ignoring what was left unstated or excusing

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Huffington Post, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage
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