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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

The More Americans Know Of the Deal, The Less They Like It

The majority of Americans believe Congress should reject the nuclear deal with Iran, according to a recent CNN/ORC poll. The findings, released last week, revealed that 56 percent of Americans – up from 52 percent several weeks ago – believe

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Posted in CNN, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Press Turns Tongue-In-Cheek As Nuke Deadline Goes By

Yet another extended deadline for a nuclear accord between Iran and the P5+1 has come and gone, as the “intense” talks hit numerous (new and old) snags. After so many missed deadlines, this week’s headlines on the latest extension seemed

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Posted in CNN, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Despite Moderate Demeanor & Nuclear Talks, Iran Still Threatens US With War

Owing to our recent focus on human rights issues (which happened to coincide with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s laughable public denial that Iran jails citizens for their opinions), it’s been a while since we’ve reported on the latest

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Posted in CNN, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

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

Amid Nuclear ‘Endgame’, Will Old Enmities Prevail?

Rumor has it that a framework nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran is going to be finalized soon – by Tuesday, in fact, when the clock runs out on the agreed-upon deadline. But despite some optimistic forecasts, the final

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Posted in CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Three Months In, Are The Nuclear Talks Succeeding?

It’s been three months since the nuclear deal signed between Iran and Western powers in Geneva in November went into effect, with Iran making nuclear concessions in return for limited sanctions relief. With the halfway point of the deal falling

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Posted in CNN, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks
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