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EU Crosses Iran Red Line, Only UPI Notices

Kudos to UPI for standing alone in getting the story right about Europe’s eagerness to cross its own red lines on human rights – just to get closer to Tehran. Finally a media outlet noticed what we’ve been reporting  for

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

Renault Squeezed between Cars & WMD

With the US Treasury now sanctioning Iran’s car industry, readers may be wondering what vehicles have to do with WMD. Since media reports about the new sanctions were short on context, a brief IranMediaFocus primer is in order. The organization

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, IRGC, Media Coverage

Iran’s Big Italian Bear Hug

With elections in Iran engulfing the media’s energies, there’s apparently no room for anything else. Besides, it can’t be bothered with reports written in weird languages, i.e. not English (only Arianna at the now multi-lingual Huffington Post understands the folly

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Posted in Huffington Post, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

And the World Sat Back, Watching

Bored with waiting for Iran’s election, we set out to identify decision makers who took a clear stand against this exercise in pseudo-democracy. Gut feeling (in lieu of relevant media coverage): not good. As far as we could tell, the

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News

Iran: The European Media Update

Europe and Iran; what’s been going on?  Well without us, no one would know, because we certainly haven’t seen any real updates in the English speaking press. One exception was the Vancouver Sun which printed the AP piece (which received

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Posted in AP, Other News

The Dark Side of Salehi

While all eyes were focused on Almaty, Iran’s slick Foreign Minister Salehi let his guard down – in German, in Vienna. The English-language media totally missed it, which is what we’re here for (and not for the first time). Salehi

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, Other News

Mixed news from Germany

Believing that the ups-and-downs in Germany’s attitude towards Iran warrant sustained monitoring, we continue to spill ink on the subject – here, again. Berlin is just too important to the crisis with Tehran for the usual hit-and-run coverage. So let’s

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues
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