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On ‘Quds Day,’ Iran Chooses Hate Over Rapprochement – Apparently Nothing has Changed

Since 1979, Iran has marked “Quds Day,” a show of hate for Israel, the West, and everything in-between, annually. But this year is different: it is the year in which Iran was supposed to have changed, opened up to the

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran’s Nuke Deal Debate: A Policy Tug-Of-War?

Much attention has been devoted in the English-language press in recent weeks to the Western debate – exuberant support, staunch opposition, and everything in between – about the nuclear deal with Iran. But in Iran, despite an initial media ban

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Tensions Rising as Nuke Talks Restart

Both Iran and the EU confirmed this week that talks over a final-status nuclear deal would resume on December 17 in Geneva. Expectations that the negotiations will finally bear fruit this time are already on the rise within the Iranian

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Military, nuclear talks

Why Iran Was Not Invited to the Anti ISIS Club

The American-led coalition against the Islamic State is gaining traction, with US Secretary of State John Kerry appealing to key Arab states for support. But one player that has so far been excluded from Washington’s efforts to fight the terrorist

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, IRGC, Military, nuclear talks

Italy Declaring the Race For Iran

Lately it seems as if all Google searches on Iran can come up with are think pieces on the Geneva deal. It’s as if nothing else is happening out there regarding Tehran. Of course, we have no way of knowing

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

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

Amanpour’s Iran Mystery

Ever notice CNN‘s Christiane Amanpour’s obsession with interviewing Iranian officials? We first addressed this question a year ago; time to revisit the issue. We don’t take issue with her interviewing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, unlike her defending his watered-down Holocaust

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Posted in CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks, Other News
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