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Is Obama right in not counting on Iran changing?

The nuclear deal is still fresh, so naturally, the reactions are still pouring in. After we heard from US President Barack Obama last week, it’s time to hear from some Iranian leaders – namely, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Iran’s Middle Class ‘Porsche Protest’ Picks Up Speed

A protest against Iran’s political elites (synonymous, of course, with its religious ones) erupted this week over a seemingly apolitical incident – the deaths of two Iranian youths, a man and a woman, in a fatal car crash in Tehran.

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

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

Bloggers in Prison While Beheshti Verdict Not Making Waves

It was bad news that came out of Iran this weekend: the police interrogator who killed blogger Sattar Beheshti has been sentenced to three years in prison. This may sound like good news – ostensibly, justice has been done –

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Posted in AP, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

The ‘Iranian’ Way To Watch Football Is In PJs

Iran are out of the 2014 World Cup after a 3-1 defeat to Bosnia that left fans stunned and disappointed. While football-themed festivities flood the streets in Rio and around the world, some media outlets have taken an interest in

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

When Iraq Votes, Iran Casts A Silent Ballot

Iraqis began voting Wednesday in their country’s first election since US troops left it in 2011. The vote took place amid violence at polling stations and after years of sectarian strife, clear signs that Iraq has yet to emerge whole

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

Hekmati – False Allegations – Or The Great Escape?

An examination of the media furor over Iran’s legal crusade against former US marine Amir Hekmati, who was convicted of spying for the CIA after visiting the country to see his grandmother for the first time, reveals that it can

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Posted in Fars News Agency, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage
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