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Meanwhile, Back at the UN

Finally, we can leave Iran’s elections where they belong and turn to other matters – such as Tehran’s activities in the international arena, something it relishes and which we haven’t examined for months (which is still a better record than most

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Posted in Fars News Agency, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Other News

Syria: Behind Iran’s Call for Diplomacy

Interesting sub-plot developing in the Syrian crisis: Iran desperately wants in on diplomacy. The media is pretty much on top of Tehran’s multi-track approach of guns, butter and diplomacy, but there’s something we think deserves illumination. Our point of departure:

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Other News

Arab/Muslim Attitudes toward Iran

Been buried lately by the fallout from the Almaty talks, but that doesn’t exempt us from reflecting on this interesting examination recently published by James Zogby . It’s easy to figure out from even a cursory perusal of Iran’s media organs

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Other News

In an Iranian game of chess, Mousavian is the ultimate pawn

People are still falling for it.  Slippery Seyed is back to his old tricks and apparently has some new fans.  Seyed Mousavian, for those who do not remember, is a former Iranian nuclear negotiator and spokesman for Khatami’s nuclear team. 

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Posted in Khamenei, Military, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Canada leads the way, again

Unfortunate, but not surprising, that a story currently unfolding north of the border and riveting serious media consumers in Canada (in both French and English) has gone totally unnoticed everywhere else. Never fear: that’s what we’re here for. Turns out that Quebec, currently

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Posted in Other News

Iranians Linger in New York – Just who is Ali Akbar Salehi?

  For those who thought that the 160 or so members of Ahmadinejad’s delegation flew off with him after checking out of the Warwick Hotel, well – surprise. First of all, his photographer defected to the US. http://www.ibtimes.com/ahmadinejads-photographer-defects-us-during-un-trip-798817 More importantly,

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, Other News

CNN’s Iranophilia

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/08/31/pkg-sayah-iranphobia.cnn?iref=allsearch A simply astonishing piece of reporting by CNN. It is as if Khamenei himself sat down with Reza Sayah and dictated a personal ad for the NAM conference and the current Iranian regime.  Sayah bases the article on the Iranian

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Posted in CNN, Military
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