Amidst chaos, Iran unites Arab world

Hosted by Jordan, Arab leaders convened end of March for the 28th annual summit of the Arab League, under the shadow of turmoil and chaos in the Middle East. The Arab world seems divided and split on just about every

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Rouhani – unplugged and unveiled

As we near the presidential elections in Iran, only two months away, a few articles and papers have been released about the true character of Rouhani. Since his election, Rouhani has been upheld to be a moderate and a reformer.

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Presidential Elections in Iran – Time to Focus on Reality

As Iranians prepare for the presidential elections in May, one can be sure that propaganda will be increased to persuade them to focus on the big western enemies, out there “to get them”, and not on the gloomy reality of

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Sports Illustrated Iran Style

Recently, a few occurrences demonstrated to the public that Iran’s idea of freedom and of international sports is very different to the accepted norm. Starting with the Darya Safai’s tweet, which stated in short form the gloomy reality: “Dorsa Derakhshani ,

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics

Creation of a wide un-united front against Iran?

Only recently we devoted a column to the Swedish bowing and curtsying to Iran, which we called betrayal of western values – bowing to Iranian gender discrimination. Turned out that despite all the Swedish kowtowing, they still got the cold

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage

Iran demands Respect

So, how does a country celebrate an anniversary of something important? The USA celebrates its anniversary day with fireworks and BBQ. The French light up the Eifel Tower. Iran has found other ways to celebrate. Iran celebrates its 38th Islamic

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Betrayal of Western Values – Bowing to Iranian Gender Discrimination

The Swedish delegation’s visit to Iran, obediently adorning headscarves, was reported by different media outlets and received attention from various Human rights organizations.  Rightly so. Although, the full scope of the significance of this affair has not been emphasized enough.

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Media Coverage
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