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German Politicians on Iran

Our readers can rely on us when it comes to monitoring Germany’s relationship with Iran. Our last post in this context focused on commercial ties. This time around we’ll look at politicians. Let’s start with Ruprecht Polenz, head of the

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

Mousavian’s Call to Leave NPT

Readers of Arabic woke up Tuesday morning to a double surprise: not only an article in a Saudi-owned publication by a close associate of Iran’s president-elect, but also what could be the first clear indication of which direction Rouhani might

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

The Imaginary Fatwa Reappears

The AP told its readers and subscribers yesterday that: “ Iran sought Tuesday to spell out in its clearest terms yet that it is not seeking nuclear weapons, highlighting a religious decree issued by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that bans nuclear weapons.” Ali

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Posted in AP, Iranian Internal Issues, Military, Other News

In an Iranian game of chess, Mousavian is the ultimate pawn

People are still falling for it.  Slippery Seyed is back to his old tricks and apparently has some new fans.  Seyed Mousavian, for those who do not remember, is a former Iranian nuclear negotiator and spokesman for Khatami’s nuclear team. 

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Posted in Khamenei, Military, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

The Great Deception; Khamenei and the ‘fatwa’ myth

Not enough news agencies reported this. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/world/middleeast/iran-atomic-official-says-it-gave-false-nuclear-information-to-fool-spies.html?_r=0 Iran has been caught hiding facilities in the past.  They still won’t open up controversially ambivalent sites such as Parchin.  But now they have actually admitted to the pathological nature of their mendacity.  

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Posted in Khamenei, Other News
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