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‘Grinning’ Rouhani Tours Europe While Stern Khamenei Expresses Anti-Western sentiments

Turning over a new leaf in relations with Iran? Only if some major issues are glossed over – such as the Iranian regime’s Holocaust denial, which has persistently manifested itself even during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s European “shopping spree” this

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

‘Holocaust Endorsement’ Still Not Politically Correct

An attempt by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to accuse Israel of conspiring against Iran spun out of control this week after hardliners summoned him to the Iranian parliament to grill him on his criticism of Holocaust denial. In

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Posted in Al monitor, AP, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Amanpour’s Iran Mystery

Ever notice CNN‘s Christiane Amanpour’s obsession with interviewing Iranian officials? We first addressed this question a year ago; time to revisit the issue. We don’t take issue with her interviewing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, unlike her defending his watered-down Holocaust

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Posted in CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks, Other News

The Iranian Diaspora

With the Rouhani/Zarif visit to NYC finally petering out, one loose end to tie up: Tehran’s attitude toward its’ diaspora. Actually, the issue comes up every year during the Iranian president’s UNGA visit. During Ahmadinejad’s time attention was mainly on

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Rouhani’s UNGA speech leaves media hanging

The build-up was impressive, but in the end even the media was forced to admit that Hassan Rouhani’s UN address left something to be desired. Many did so pretty much against their will, either ignoring what was left unstated or excusing

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Huffington Post, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Will Rouhani accept Holocaust in UNGA speech?

While the world awaits Hassan Rouhani’s coming-out address at the UN General Assembly on September 24, the media has been eating up every word he’s uttered. But it hasn’t necessarily emphasized all of it. So far we’ve heard (ad nauseum)

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

Iran’s Style Change Overkill

Well, well: Rouhani wished the Jewish people a happy new year, and Javad Zarif distanced himself from Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust denial. The media’s lovin’ it, while maintaining perspective. Not everyone, unfortunately. For instance, take this analysis in Foreign Affairs depicting Khamenei as

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage
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