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NYT’s Erdbrink Misses Iran Hardliner Criticism

Thomas Erdbrink of the New York Times has been in Iran for a decade now, and it usually shines through (we’ve complemented him in the past for this).  So we were more than a bit perplexed by his recent article headlined

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Other News

IAEA Update on Iran, Anyone?

While the world (media included) understandably focused on Syria this past week, a new report released by the IAEA confirmed that Iran continues to advance toward nuclear military latency. Before commenting on the report’s content, a word about the media

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Salehi the Pragmatist

The media’s hunger for Iranian pragmatists truly went overboard this past week with news that outgoing foreign minister Ali Akhbar Salehi was moving back to the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). Reuters led the way with its headline to

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Posted in Al monitor, Ali Akbar Salehi, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News

Closed to the IAEA; Open to North Korea

Iran’s battle with the IAEA continues (see my previous blog).  They have been granted yet another month to advance their program while the international community watches on. January 16th will be the next meeting of the UN nuclear watchdog and

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