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Fishpond elections – impressions from Iran’s Presidential debate

The first in a series of debates between the running candidates for the presidency of Iran took place, and impressions of this debate are relevant. The six candidates (president Rouhani, former vice president Hashemitaba, Tehran mayor Ghalibaf, vice president Jahangiri,

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Politics

Ahmadinejad’s defiant act as a sign of supreme weakness

So, former President Ahmadinejad has been disqualified from running as President in the May elections. Perhaps this brings to a conclusive end the media speculation buzzing around his running in the first place. Most articles focusing on this issue viewed

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Rouhani – unplugged and unveiled

As we near the presidential elections in Iran, only two months away, a few articles and papers have been released about the true character of Rouhani. Since his election, Rouhani has been upheld to be a moderate and a reformer.

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Creation of a wide un-united front against Iran?

Only recently we devoted a column to the Swedish bowing and curtsying to Iran, which we called betrayal of western values – bowing to Iranian gender discrimination. Turned out that despite all the Swedish kowtowing, they still got the cold

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage

The Carnage in Aleppo – Deliberate Concealment of Iran’s Major Role in the Massacre?

The collapse of the rebel forces in Aleppo came at a very heavy price. Anyone exposed to the visuals of Aleppo “before and after” (see also gulfnews) witnessed the wide spread devastation and atrocity. Foxnews, in an article titled “Iran

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military

Iran’s contribution to Trump’s victory

While the democratic American Presidential election campaign was going on, the media noted that Iran was busy defaming the candidates and the entire American process and culture. Iran’s negative attitude reached such levels of disrespect that even the state department

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

“House of Cards” Exploited in the Continued Cultural War Against the US and the West in Iran

A few media outlets reported the forced resignation of the cultural official, Abbas Daneshi. He was forced to resign from his position due to protests from the religious authorities of Iran for daring to hold a concert in the “holy

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage
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