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Media Vs. Public opinion on Iran

We’ve heard nothing but positive news coming out of Europe in recent weeks, with Iran and the P5+1 agreeing on a framework for nuclear negotiations in Vienna and Western firms increasingly opting for a piece of the Iranian economic pie.

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Posted in Huffington Post, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

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

Syria crisis exposes Rouhani challenge

The media continues to obsess over the impressive style changes coming from Rouhani and Zarif. NBC‘s op-ed previewing the Iranian president’s upcoming visit to the UN General Assembly in New York raises some points that warrant discussion in this context. The gist

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Huffington Post, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran’s Big Italian Bear Hug

With elections in Iran engulfing the media’s energies, there’s apparently no room for anything else. Besides, it can’t be bothered with reports written in weird languages, i.e. not English (only Arianna at the now multi-lingual Huffington Post understands the folly

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Posted in Huffington Post, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Iran’s ‘unofficial’ spokespeople: Another turn of the screw

Tehran’s apologists seem to have taken their public advocacy effort to the next level. We’ve already noticed; the media’s a bit slower to come around. Take “the Ambassador” – Hossein Mousavian, former nuclear negotiator and currently Tehran’s most hyperactive (and

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Posted in Al monitor, Huffington Post, Other News, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Reza Marashi – the new Trita Parsi

Reza Marashi of the National Iranian American Council is the new unofficial face of the Iranian regime.  He has appeared on CNN, NPR, Sky News to name but a few.  In one of his recently published pieces, cutely titled “Tehran

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Posted in CNN, Huffington Post, Other News

Sanctions and Human Rights

Iran still refuses to play ball with the international community.  In fact the only games they play are waiting games; dragging their heels with false promises of diplomacy.  And now the games are getting ridiculous as the Iranians threaten to

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Posted in Huffington Post, Human Rights, Khamenei
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