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As Nuke Deadline Looms, Will Rouhani Walk Out?

With Iran increasingly manipulating the ISIS crisis in Syria and Iraq as leverage to demand nuclear concessions, the now-extended nuclear talks between Tehran and the six world powers are becoming fraught with even more tension. The deadlock between Iran and

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Mohammad Javad Zarif, 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

Iran’s Contradictory roles in Terror

We’ve reported plenty of times in the past about Iran’s “long tentacles” when it comes to terror – its hand in other regional conflicts, its proliferation of terror and its selective definition of and attempts to redefine terrorism. Now, we

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Military

Zarif threatens and blames West for Iran’s nuclear progress

As Iran and world powers tried to salvage the nuclear talks they have been engaged in for much of the past year ahead of the July 20 deadline for a final-status deal, Iranian leaders have been using media outlets to

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Iranians Just Don’t Know How Happy They Are

Our quirky story of the week comes from Israel, where pollsters decided to survey public opinion in…. you guessed it, Iran. According to a New York Times report, the poll showed that 40 percent of Iranians would agree to give

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, nuclear talks

What Does Iran Mean When It Says ‘Death To America’?

‘Death to America’ is a rallying cry often heard in Iran since the 1979 revolution. Popularized by Islamist revolutionary and first Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khomeini, it has not been limited to protests, but has been heard in the halls

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

Rushing Nuclear Deal at UNGA, Forgetting something…

It’s that time again:  the UN General Assembly is set to open on September 24, but already the media (and Rouhani’s tweeter account) are ablaze with updates. The session and its margins are expected to be filled with eagerly awaited

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Other News
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