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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

Dan Joyner, Anti-IAEA Lobby Upgrade

Gliding through the blogosphere we bumped into the strangest thing: this “public service announcement” by arms control blogger Dan Joyner for Iranian apologist Yousaf Butt, by now well known to readers of this blog (here and here). On the whole we’ve

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Posted in Media Coverage, Other News

Working the Room

Backtracking a bit: It seemed to us like Iran’s official representatives and sympathizers smothered the east coast of the US, particularly, in a public opinion assault surrounding the Almaty encounter. The media generally went along with the exercise – instead

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Other News

Iran’s ‘unofficial’ spokespeople: Another turn of the screw

Tehran’s apologists seem to have taken their public advocacy effort to the next level. We’ve already noticed; the media’s a bit slower to come around. Take “the Ambassador” – Hossein Mousavian, former nuclear negotiator and currently Tehran’s most hyperactive (and

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Posted in Al monitor, Huffington Post, Other News, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Iran’s proxies – periodical update

With New Year’s approaching, we at Iran Media Focus feel that a brief update is in order regarding Iran’s unofficial spokespeople in the media (see previous posts about Trita Parsi, Reza Marashi, Hossein Mousavian etc) – as well as those whose articles often appear to

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Posted in Al monitor, Other News, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Slippery Seyed

Seyed Hossein Mousavian is a complex character.  He is pro-regime, but currently out of favor for his apparent lack of loyalty to ‘Supreme Leader’ Ali Khamenei.  Mousavian has held a plethora of official positions: a former ambassador, Foreign Ministry official,

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Khamenei, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

‘Coming to America’ – Ahmadinejad and his welcoming committee

Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinejad is due back on American soil in the next few days for his annual visit.   The president makes most Americans cringe with embarrassment.  From his holocaust denial, wild claims about the West blocking rain clouds from

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Posted in Other News
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