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Iranians feel the sanctions pinch – Their leaders spend on the military

Media attention is beginning to recede from the diplomatic ins and outs of the United States’ decision to reinstate sanctions on Iran. Iranian threats and political differences between Washington and Brussels have been well documented. Greater focus is now being

Posted in BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Media Coverage, Military

Iran’s answer to sanctions – Set up a kangaroo court

It appears that the renewed US sanctions on Iran are beginning to bite. The European signatories to the JCPOA nuclear deal – the so-called E3 (UK, France and Germany) – have attempted to soften the blow of the restrictions. But despite their

Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military, nuclear talks

Sanctions are back. But that isn’t the big story

Let’s not beat about the bush. Renewed US sanctions on Iran have gone into effect and it’s justifiably a big story. For a start, it shows that Washington is willing to make good on its criticism of Iran’s leadership. Confirming

Posted in BBC, Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Internal Issues, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military

Why is the media deaf to Iranian threats?

If you had just landed on planet Earth this week, you might easily have been fooled into thinking that Iran were being bullied and victimized. Such has been the hysteria in large portions of the global media over US President

Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Media Coverage, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Yemen

IRGC on the table

In the follow up of president Trump’s speech on the new Iranian strategy, in which he targeted the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC), many media outlets and think-tanks have focused on the IRGC, examining once again their global activity. It

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military

Turkey joins Iran in the shift from diplomacy to military force

Turkey and Iran have become buddies again. The increased visits and coordination between Iran and Turkey indicate a common fear, derived from the phenomena of the Kurdish referendum. Turkish president Erdogan just visited Iran, which further consolidated the joint stand

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Iranian infiltration in the US

Several reports have dwelled on Iranian backed infiltration into the US. Some of the reports deal with soft-power quiet infiltration in the academic field. Others deal with the hard-core recruitment of Hezbollah agents for the planning of terrorist attacks or

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military
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