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Spinning Iran Nuclear Talks

While the media does its job, participants in the Geneva nuclear meetings are calling for discretion. The sharpest message in this context thus far:  Iranian FM Zarif’s insistence that “anonymous sources have no info” and that members of his country’s

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Posted in Al monitor, Ha'aretz, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran Festival & the Middle East

Moving from Hassan Rouhani to Binyamin Netanyahu in NYC, the WSJ‘s Jay Solomon hit the nail on the head by tweeting: “Obama set to sell Iran diplomacy to Israel, Arabs and Congress.”  Of course, Solomon’s not the only journalist to recognize

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Posted in Ha'aretz, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, Other News

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

Mark Fitzpatrick in Israel

With the Iran crisis silly season expected to be shorter than usual this (northern hemisphere) summer due to government reshuffling in Tehran, respected IISS expert Mark Fitzpatrick took off for Israel to see what’s behind Prime Minister Netanyahu’s latest statements

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Posted in Ha'aretz, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News
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