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Topical sanctions missed by most in the media

On Friday, we read in Reuters that: “Iran’s English-language Press TV channel has been dropped from the satellite platform that allowed it to broadcast in the United States and Canada.” I have written a plethora of blog posts on the

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Posted in Other News

Medicine and Human Rights in Iran

The Iranian regime continues to hammer out its well-oiled (and well-funded – maybe this money could be better spent on medicine?) PR campaign against the sanctions.  Meanwhile, the regime’s friends and unofficial spokespeople (see previous blog) push the message through

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Posted in Human Rights

European Parliament removes the teeth from biting sanctions

Direct talks between Iran and the US; everyone is talking about them.  Well… everyone except for the two parties which really matter; both of whom denied all the reports. Nothing will happen before the US elections, so we let’s focus

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Posted in Huffington Post, Other News

Freedom of speech or platform for hatred; Europe’s big decision

It has not been the best of weeks for Thomas Erdbrink and his reporting on Iran. First of all, his misleading and inaccurate piece on Iran’s ‘drug war’ (see my previous post), and now a report – that while balanced

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Posted in Human Rights, Khamenei

Would the EU Receive a Nobel Prize for Confronting Iran?

For those of you who missed it, the EU was awarded the Nobel Prize last week.  Many raised an eyebrow or two. The Norwegian prize committee said the EU was being honored for six decades of contributions “to the advancement of

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Posted in BBC, Huffington Post, Human Rights
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