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US and Iran face each other in Iraq – Guess who is winning?

It would seem that the first test to the new US policy on Iran is playing out in Iraq, and Iran is winning. While president Trump announced his new strategy on Iran, aimed at curbing and restraining Iranian regional influence,

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage

Turkey joins Iran in the shift from diplomacy to military force

Turkey and Iran have become buddies again. The increased visits and coordination between Iran and Turkey indicate a common fear, derived from the phenomena of the Kurdish referendum. Turkish president Erdogan just visited Iran, which further consolidated the joint stand

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Nisman murdered – re-opens Iranian responsibility

A few media outlets have picked up on the investigative report submitted to a federal court in Argentina concluding that Alberto Nisman was murdered. Forensic evidence and a thorough investigation of the crime scene led the investigators to the homicide

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

The UNIFIL mandate touches on key issues of concern

Recently, an effort was extended at the UN to expand and enhance the mandate of UNIFIL. This issue was limply covered in the media, although it does touch on some principled issues. UN security council recently (August 30) adopted resolution

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Posted in Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage

Iranian infiltration in the US

Several reports have dwelled on Iranian backed infiltration into the US. Some of the reports deal with soft-power quiet infiltration in the academic field. Others deal with the hard-core recruitment of Hezbollah agents for the planning of terrorist attacks or

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Iranian entrenchment in Syria may trigger regional war

Iranian entrenchment in Syria is becoming a global issue. It has been raised before security decision makers in Washington and in Moscow. It is now assumed that the increased Iranian presence in Syria may be a trigger for regional war.

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Posted in Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Iran warming relations with Hamas – now it is official

Most probably worthy of “picture of the week” was Foreign Minister Zarif hugging Hezbollah deputy secretary general Naim Kassem, twitted by Hassan Dai with the title “Goodfellas”. No surprise that Iran loves the Hezbollah and supports them. After all, the

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Posted in Al monitor, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage
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