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Iranian Airspace Even Less Safe than Ukraine’s?

The skies seem a dangerous place to be these days, what with MH370 disappearing out of thin air, MH17 being shot down over Ukraine and dozens of flights to and from Israel being cancelled for fear of rocket attacks. But

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Military

That Time Iran Beat America – What’s Changed?

The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Rio is right around the corner, and Iran is preparing for it in full force after clinching a place in the finals, despite a small setback caused by shrinking socks in the kit supplied

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage

In Germany, The Race For Iran Is On

Our readers know by now that this blog keeps a watchful eye on Iran’s courting of Germany. Just two weeks ago we posted an update, but events are racing ahead – and the media’s still asleep – so here we

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

Hamburg Arak Case & the Geneva Iran Deal

Remember the Hamburg trial we’ve reported on in the past? Well, it’s finally over – not before providing eye-opening information on the process of illegally and deceitfully securing materials for Iran’s reactors to circumvent sanctions. Truth is, we’ve been waiting a

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

Iran wants Germany’s Help (Again)

Perhaps nostalgic for a bygone era – when Hassan Rouhani and Joschka Fischer were best pals – media reports are conveying an unmistakable message: “Rouhani hopes Germany plays a constructive role in Iran-P5+1 talks” (and beyond). Haven’t seen any similar

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage

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

Germans Undermine Merkel on Iran

Trying to be consistent, we are proud to present our third consecutive monthly press update on Germany-Iran relations. Who knows, this could become a habit. Bottom line: multiple efforts promoting German business ties with Iran continue to abound, despite sanctions. The most prominent

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, IRGC, Media Coverage
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