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Is the Nuke Deadlock ‘According To Plan’ For Iran?

You already know (and not just because we’ve told you) that the talks between the P5+1 and Iran over a final-status nuclear agreement have been extended yet again. But why did the negotiations break down despite statements by US Secretary

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

Iran Just Doesn’t See The Irony

As thousands of Russian troops made their way to Crimea this week, the media began to turn its attention to the wider implications of Russian involvement in the Ukraine. CNN’s Aaron David Miller, for example, decided to focus on the

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Posted in Fars News Agency, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Iran Nuclear Deal, Media Take One

Well, well, we have a deal. Since this is a media watch blog we’ll focus on our mandate. As for the deal itself, let’s just hope it works. A few responses and backgrounders: Foreign Policy credits EU High Commissioner Lady

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage

Netanyahu, Elephant in the (Iran) Room

Media outlets projected something between ridicule and anger this past week toward Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who dared – supposedly like the French FM – to differ with the world’s powers on the Iran nuclear crisis. The press caught that

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Posted in CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage

Iran & the Syrian Chemical Weapons Precedent

Quite a bit of social media activity over the weekend following US admittance that Syria’s Bashar Al Assad has already used chemical weapons against his own people. Much of the traffic honed in on a very pertinent question for this blog: What

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Posted in Media Coverage
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