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Don’t Report Iran’s Syria Hypocrisy – Confront It

Remember that time, not so long ago, when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stood before the General Assembly of the United Nations and blamed Washington for the violence in the Middle East, while insisting that all Iran wants is a “win-win”

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

Press Turns Tongue-In-Cheek As Nuke Deadline Goes By

Yet another extended deadline for a nuclear accord between Iran and the P5+1 has come and gone, as the “intense” talks hit numerous (new and old) snags. After so many missed deadlines, this week’s headlines on the latest extension seemed

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Posted in CNN, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Despite Moderate Demeanor & Nuclear Talks, Iran Still Threatens US With War

Owing to our recent focus on human rights issues (which happened to coincide with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s laughable public denial that Iran jails citizens for their opinions), it’s been a while since we’ve reported on the latest

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Posted in CNN, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Iran’s Great Game in Yemen Downplayed by Press

Despite Saudi Arabia’s announcement that its air campaign in Yemen was subsiding, several incidents this week – most with Iranian involvement – indicated that the crisis in the war-torn country was far from over. Saudi Arabia followed up its announcement

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military, nuclear talks

Is Iran Ready To Give Up ‘Resistance’?

One of the most widely-reported Iran-related stories this week centered on a warning directed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at US Secretary of State John Kerry: agree to a nuclear deal, or President Rouhani is out. Zarif’s warning

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

AMIA Bombing Claims 86th Victim, Iran Stands To Benefit

More than two decades after the AMIA bombing in 1994, killing 85 people and wounding hundreds more, twin bombs – metaphorical this time – rocked Argentina this week, creating surprising twists in this already impossibly convoluted investigation. First came the

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Nuclear Talks Held Hostage by Internal Iranian Divisions

Iranian critics of the country’s nuclear program don’t get together that often, but when they do, it doesn’t escape the notice of the Western press – even though they’re not actually in power. Last month, several of these critics held

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks
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