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As FATA Blacklists Iran for money laundering and Terror Financing, Some Outlets Try To Overlook It

What’s stopping Western firms from carrying out deals with Iran wholeheartedly? In previous posts, we have suggested that rather than the existing sanctions (which, of course, were imposed for a reason), it is the Iranian regime itself which is the

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Does Concern Outweigh Joy Over Nuclear Deal?

After 20 months of drawn-out talks, Iran and the world powers have struck a final-status nuclear deal. As reports of the agreement (full text here) started streaming in on Tuesday, so did the jubilant reactions from Iran and beyond –

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

AMIA Bombing Claims 86th Victim, Iran Stands To Benefit

More than two decades after the AMIA bombing in 1994, killing 85 people and wounding hundreds more, twin bombs – metaphorical this time – rocked Argentina this week, creating surprising twists in this already impossibly convoluted investigation. First came the

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

How Good are Iran’s ‘Positive Steps’?

The nuclear talks between Iran and US diplomats resumed in Vienna this week after a short hiatus, with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attesting that a “good atmosphere” had prevailed in the talks and announcing that “good steps” had

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

An Iranian Cargo Too Big To Sweep Under The (Persian) Rug?

A cargo of long-range rockets and mortars intercepted by Israeli forces in the Red Sea was put under international scrutiny this week as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of being behind the shipment. An address given by Netanyahu

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Confidence on Iran After Geneva

Just because all media eyes continue to focus on the interim deal doesn’t mean that Iran, too, is solely focused on resolving the nuclear crisis. To see this, however, you need to connect the dots – and apparently not everyone

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