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Dramatic Event in Lausanne While Breakthrough with Iran Still Elusive

For talks that are down to the wire, the nuclear negotiations in Lausanne seem to be lingering at the finish line for quite a while – giving news outlets plenty of time to churn out dramatic headlines heralding an imminent

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Talking Hard Numbers in the Nuclear Bazaar

With just six days to go before the July 20 deadline for nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1, Tehran is obviously on everyone’s minds these days. True, Iran is involved in the civil war raging in Syria and Iraq,

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

As Nowruz Dawns, Obama Greetings and Khamenei Critiques

Iran (and other countries) this week celebrated the festival of Nowruz, which marks the start of the Persian new year. The occasion warranted speeches from Iran’s leaders, as well as the annual greeting from US President Barack Obama. Iranian Supreme

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Other News

Crimea: The Chink In Europe’s Iran Armor

Recent developments in Crimea, which have resulted in the de-facto annexation of the territory to the Kremlin, has diverted attention away from the nuclear talks that ended in Vienna this week. But several perceptive news outlets noted that far from

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

What Obama left unsaid In SOTU

This past week, we had a new State of the Union speech to examine, one that addressed the Iranian issue on two important counts. The first, and least difficult to miss, was Obama’s vow to continue pursuing diplomatic engagement with Iran,

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