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From al-Qaeda to Taliban to Hamas to Houthi – For Iran the Radical Cause Always Justifies the Means

The recent period has been most revealing regarding Iran’s global connections with radical extremist groups. Let’s start with al Qaeda. Already in 2013 the washingtonpost quoted US officials describing the complete collection of bin Laden material as “the largest cache

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

“Relative Moderation” and “Relative Morality”

The one coined as the “dark prince”, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, died. His death was mourned by many western outlets, terming him a “moderate” and a “reformer”. It seems that when it comes to Iran, everything is relative. Even universal

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

What’s good for Russia is good for Iran

The Obama administration acted swiftly against Russia. The United States expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds due to Russian violations of “established international norms of behavior”. President Obama himself, in his last weeks in office, justified this

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

“For Whom the Lobbyists Lobbied” – The lobbyists also have a responsibility when they lobby for Iran

Many try to persuade the new American administration to continue “business as usual” with Iran. Only recently we have witnessed several lobby groups reaching out to the incoming Trump administration, trying to persuade them to ease their approach toward the

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

The Carnage in Aleppo – Deliberate Concealment of Iran’s Major Role in the Massacre?

The collapse of the rebel forces in Aleppo came at a very heavy price. Anyone exposed to the visuals of Aleppo “before and after” (see also gulfnews) witnessed the wide spread devastation and atrocity. Foxnews, in an article titled “Iran

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military

“Risky Bets” vs “Face the Threats” – The dispute over future American Policy towards Iran

The recent period has seen a flood of media op-eds and opinion articles regarding the recommended future American policy on the Iranian nuclear deal and Iranian threat. The washingtonpost op-ed fights, unsurprisingly, for preserving the Iran nuclear deal as is.

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

American Elections and Iran

Speculation is rising, in the media and among think tanks, regarding the possible impact of the American presidential election, on future American policy towards Iran. In the overview of the candidate positions, ballotpedia summarizes “Hillary Clinton supports the Iran nuclear deal,

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks, Other News
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