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Make No Mistake: Iran’s Hardliners & Moderates Have Same Aims

We’ve been pondering the “moderate” nature of Iran’s moderates since the June 2013 election of President Hassan Rouhani. Since he won his seat on a “moderate” ticket, we have been hard-pressed to find evidence of Rouhani’s moderation: the unprecedented rise

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif

With Deadline Looming, Is Nuke Agreement A Done Deal?

Amid enduring obstacles, the nuclear talks between the P5+1 are hurtling towards their zenith – a final-status agreement that will curb the Islamic republic’s (ostensibly peaceful) nuclear program in exchange for much-needed sanctions relief. So what’s “the deal with the

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Posted in BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Criticism of Netanyahu’s Speech Doesn’t Absolve Iran’s Regime

So Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress over Iran, receiving “ridiculously long standing ovations,” as well as backing from such corners as the Saudi corridors of power and Tehran-born “Shahs of Sunset” star Reza Farahan, who gushed on HuffPost

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

Are Those Cracks In Iran’s ‘Online Diplomacy’?

Iran’s online diplomacy has been the recipient of much praise in the Western world in recent months, particularly since the election of President Hassan Rouhani on a moderate ticket last June. From Rouhani himself to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif,

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics

Not good enough to be buried in Iran

The last request of renowned American orientalist Stephen Frye stirred controversy this week after Iranian hardliners got wind of the fact that the esteemed scholar had asked to be buried in the historic city of Isfahan, alongside other world-famous Iran

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Posted in CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Other News
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