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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

The Day After The Deal

Investors are keenly ”lining up” to get access to Iran these days, as we reported last week. But they’re not the only ones: with Iranian leaders falling into line behind the framework agreement, Tehran’s allies – as well as some

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Posted in Al monitor, BBC, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Dramatic Event in Lausanne While Breakthrough with Iran Still Elusive

For talks that are down to the wire, the nuclear negotiations in Lausanne seem to be lingering at the finish line for quite a while – giving news outlets plenty of time to churn out dramatic headlines heralding an imminent

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Amid #47traitors Row, is it Time for Iranian Mediation in Washington?

In this week’s news: 47 Republican senators, led by Sen. Tom Cotton, launched a letter at Iran warning that any nuclear deal signed with the current US administration would never be endorsed by Congress. The GOP’s “bombshell” received ample press

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks, Other News

Iran’s Hidden Benefits From ISIS-Induced Instability

In recent months, the world has been busy following two major developments in the Middle East: the opening of avenues for dialogue and rapprochement with Iran, and the alarming rise of the Islamic State and other terror groups in areas

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

The Question That Should’ve Been Asked About #letter4u

That Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei uses the internet is known to all. As we’ve reported in the past, the top cleric has used Twitter – which is, incidentally, still banned in Iran – to disparage the West, among

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif

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
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