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Iran warming relations with Hamas – now it is official

Most probably worthy of “picture of the week” was Foreign Minister Zarif hugging Hezbollah deputy secretary general Naim Kassem, twitted by Hassan Dai with the title “Goodfellas”. No surprise that Iran loves the Hezbollah and supports them. After all, the

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Posted in Al monitor, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran the super-power

In the third week of June, Iran launched its first missile attack abroad in over 15 years, from western Iran into eastern Syria. The ground to ground missile launch was first portrayed as a retaliation for the twin attack which

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Posted in Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

More Iranian Doublespeak – Syria, Sovereignty and Terrorism

In the past few months, Iran has proved to be particularly proficient at a certain kind of doublespeak: threatening and lashing out over any perceived or potential threat to its sovereignty (particularly from the US), while compromising (not to mention

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Posted in Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Human Rights Resolution- Ignorance or Zionism?

We reported recently that Iran had rejected a European Parliament resolution condemning the human rights situation in the country and urging it to eschew the death penalty. Not unexpectedly, the resolution was met with staunch criticism in Tehran, which scolded

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Mohammad Javad Zarif

The Candidate Info Gaps

Several ambitious news services took the initiative and prepared guides to the clueless about Iran’s election candidates. We’re curious to see who was thorough, and who brought to light new information and who dropped the ball.   Foreign Policy Probably

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

The Great Nuclear (Non) Debate

Iran’s election campaign is heating up. Beyond the weekend debate, in a broader sense the past week’s declarations have been quite an eye opener. The media was all over it, for sure.  But from our point of view, the “news”

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

Iranian Elections & Nukes

We know Iran’s elections are still two weeks out, but where it counts – Iran’s threat to global peace and security – it’s already a done deal.  They’re not interested in negotiations, and the ballot box isn’t going to change

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Other News
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