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Iranian Victory Leap (As Syria Festers)

The upcoming Geneva II conference on Syria is providing an interesting media opportunity to watch the western rush to court Iran as a potential partner in Middle East stabilization efforts. In a New York Times op-ed titled ‘Obama’s Losing Bet

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

UK Going Soft on Iran?

So caught up in France and Netanyahu, media outlets totally missed one of the big stories of last week’s nuclear talks in Geneva:  a possible change for the worse in the UK’s position on Iran. When talks ended inconclusively on

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

France– Obstacle to Iran Nuclear Peace?

In our last post we opined that media outlets seems more interested in blaming those it perceives as blocking a nuclear deal with Iran than the devil in the details of an agreement. Over the weekend a new scapegoat was

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran Walls Crumbling in EU?

Piece by piece, in several languages and without attracting too much attention, the media is revealing a diminishing EU resolve on the Iranian nuclear crisis and sanctions. On the sidelines of the Geneva talks, top EU officials could be heard

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

Spinning Iran Nuclear Talks

While the media does its job, participants in the Geneva nuclear meetings are calling for discretion. The sharpest message in this context thus far:  Iranian FM Zarif’s insistence that “anonymous sources have no info” and that members of his country’s

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Posted in Al monitor, Ha'aretz, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Building Confidence with Iran

With nuclear talks convening today in Geneva, the media’s focused primarily on mutual confidence building measures with the Rouhani/Zarif government (even though it’s Iran, not the P5+1, that’s in violation of international resolutions). We think readers should also know who’s

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