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Save Syrians – or Talk with Iran?

Even serious commentators are occasionally incomprehensible. This has become particularly apparent in the last few days when it comes to utterances about the Syria-Iran connection. Take the Daily Beast’s Peter Beinart, for example, who the other day tweeted: “what does

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran on Syrian Chemical Massacre (2)

With US Secretary of State John Kerry’s confirmation that Bashar Assad gassed his civilian population, Tehran’s involvement in this crisis has been upgraded. Media coverage has been good, but we’d still like to frame the reportage more precisely. Perhaps viewing

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

Iran on Syrian Chemical Massacre

Faced with chemical weapons use in Syria, it appears from the reportage that Iran is currently struggling between the typical knee-jerk reaction and a more sober approach. This grappling is fairly transparent: first there was Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s response

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News
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