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Why Using Iran To Save Iraq Can be Counter-Productive

Washington’s overtures – and snubs – toward Iran in its campaign to put together a coalition to fight Islamic State, or ISIS, has drawn considerable coverage in recent days. First, US Secretary of State John Kerry kept Iran out of

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Mohammad Javad Zarif

The Fly In The Nuclear Ointment

Ten months of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six world powers have gone by. Ten months in which the two sides signed an interim deal, Joint Plan of Action (JPOA), with the intention of inking a final-status agreement by

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Zarif threatens and blames West for Iran’s nuclear progress

As Iran and world powers tried to salvage the nuclear talks they have been engaged in for much of the past year ahead of the July 20 deadline for a final-status deal, Iranian leaders have been using media outlets to

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

An Iranian Cargo Too Big To Sweep Under The (Persian) Rug?

A cargo of long-range rockets and mortars intercepted by Israeli forces in the Red Sea was put under international scrutiny this week as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of being behind the shipment. An address given by Netanyahu

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

What’s With Fareed Zakaria on Iran?

We’ve been following journalist and television host Fareed Zakaria for quite a while, and frankly have never been overly enthusiastic with his pro-Iran content. But lately his CNN subpage has been particularly abuzz, in our view bending over backwards to

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Other News

The Rouhani-Zarif Davos Equation

With the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos drawing to a close, it’s a good time to review media coverage of the Iranian delegation to the high-profile conference. Naturally, much of the reportage was devoted to “pragmatic President” Rouhani. The

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News
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