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Betrayal of Western Values – Bowing to Iranian Gender Discrimination

The Swedish delegation’s visit to Iran, obediently adorning headscarves, was reported by different media outlets and received attention from various Human rights organizations.  Rightly so. Although, the full scope of the significance of this affair has not been emphasized enough.

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Media Coverage

New President in Town – The Rules Are Changing Towards Iran’s Accountability!

The eruption of tensions between the US and Iran over the recent period, is perhaps an indication that the rules of the game are changing, towards accountability, at last. Already in our piece titled American elections and Iran from November

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage

Released from the EU Constraints – May Free to Speak about Iran

It is quite amazing to see former EU leaders speak about Iran once they are released from the EU constraints. In a speech in Philadelphia, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, warns of Iran’s “malign influence in

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

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

The Iranian People Have a Voice

Over the recent period, we have witnessed two public events in Iran, during which the people of Iran have raised their head and their voices in protest. It takes courage to do so under a regime, where if you raise

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Posted in Human Rights, 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
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