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The Ideological Gap in Iran’s Nuclear Negotiations

Of the vast volumes of press Iran got this week, it was an op-ed on Al-Sharq al-Awsat that caught our eye. The analysis, by veteran journalist Amir Taheri, shed light on the nature of the rift between Iranian President Hassan

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, nuclear talks

Who Will Succeed Khamenei – And Does It Matter?

In the past month, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who was hospitalized in September for prostate surgery, has risen from his sickbed to hike in the mountains north of Tehran — and reprimand “wicked” Britain for creating ISIS. But

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage

‘Holocaust Endorsement’ Still Not Politically Correct

An attempt by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to accuse Israel of conspiring against Iran spun out of control this week after hardliners summoned him to the Iranian parliament to grill him on his criticism of Holocaust denial. In

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Posted in Al monitor, AP, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Iran at a Crossroad – IMF Report

Away from the spotlight of nuclear talks, a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Iran last month to assess recent developments in its economy. The delegation, led by assistant Middle East director Martin Cerisola, issued a report last

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks
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