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Iranian Doublespeak on ‘Sovereignty’ Reaches New Heights

If there’s one concept Iran incongruously uses to justify actions which should otherwise be considered belligerent, warmongering, and destabilizing, it’s “sovereignty.” As we have pointed out in the past, in the name of (ostensibly) protecting this right, Iran has hypocritically

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran and Islamic State – More Similar Than Catches the Eye

The horrors of the brutal “caliphate” of the Islamic State – from its slave market to the numerous terrorist attacks it has perpetrated – are documented all over the media, as is its hypocrisy. Iran has tried to present itself

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military

As Iran Plays Neo-Imperialist Games, Kurds Become Pawns

Iran’s role in the civil war in Syria is playing out in multiple “theaters” simultaneously. The embroilment of Iranian ground troops (rather than just “advisors,” as Tehran has claimed) in the fighting near Aleppo has been well-publicized in the English-language

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC

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

Now Iran’s Children serve as Cannon Fodder

Checking in on Iran and its meddling in the Middle East, it’s apparent that no change for the better has come over the Islamic State. Yousef Al-Otaiba, the United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States, recently said as much

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Media Taking Notice of Incongruity in Iran’s Words and Actions

At this stage, a few months into the nuclear deal and Iran’s newfound “rapprochement” with the West, it’s more evident than ever that Iran’s image as “moderate,” open to the West, and a stabilizing influence in the Middle East, is

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Tehran’s Doubletalk On Syria

There’s a ceasefire (sort of) in Syria – a fragile breather amid years of bloodshed and carnage. Iran, which according to The Guardian is poised to be one of the “winners” of the conflict, was quick to issue a statement

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Posted in Huffington Post, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military
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