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Zarif Comes Under Fire For Hypocrisy On Human Rights

Recently, more and more coverage of Iran in the Western press has been devoted to human rights issues. This rise has coincided with a “surge” in extrajudicial executions in Iran, many of them unreported, according to a recent statement by

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Ukraine And The Ghost Of The Green Movement

The power vacuum created by the Ukraine crisis, termed a “revolution” by some media outlets, has raised alarm bells not just in Moscow and Washington, but in Tehran as well. Iranian parliamentarians have watched events in the eastern European country

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues

Media Bored by Iran’s Green Movement

When it comes to human rights, just how triumphant was the recent high-profile European parliamentary delegation visit to Iran (which we reported about last month)? Well, let’s see: the delegation did meet with two eminent political prisoners, dissident filmmaker Jafar

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News

Europe Gravitating To Iran, Never Mind Human Rights

The Geneva deal is still not implemented, but it has already gone a long way toward changing the way the west engages with Tehran. Bits and pieces are popping up in the media, but certainly not the broader picture. The

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News
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