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Khamenei Leaves all options open

Just in case you were wondering how Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei really feels about the nuclear deal for which he has been “noticeably unwilling to claim the credit” (to cite Reuters’ Bozorgmehr Sharafedin Nouri), you may finally have

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

Media Exposes Anti-Semitic Roots Of Khamenei’s New Book

Last month, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made an apparent about-face on the nuclear talks, praising the Iranian negotiators for their tenacity and bravery. However, predictably, he sprinkled even this message with more than a dash of his usual

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Iran’s Middle Class ‘Porsche Protest’ Picks Up Speed

A protest against Iran’s political elites (synonymous, of course, with its religious ones) erupted this week over a seemingly apolitical incident – the deaths of two Iranian youths, a man and a woman, in a fatal car crash in Tehran.

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Dramatic Event in Lausanne While Breakthrough with Iran Still Elusive

For talks that are down to the wire, the nuclear negotiations in Lausanne seem to be lingering at the finish line for quite a while – giving news outlets plenty of time to churn out dramatic headlines heralding an imminent

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Amid #47traitors Row, is it Time for Iranian Mediation in Washington?

In this week’s news: 47 Republican senators, led by Sen. Tom Cotton, launched a letter at Iran warning that any nuclear deal signed with the current US administration would never be endorsed by Congress. The GOP’s “bombshell” received ample press

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

Can Rouhani Checkmate Khamenei?

Iran and the six world powers will resume talks over a final-status nuclear agreement less than two weeks from today, on January 18. As if there weren’t enough obstacles already, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced on Wednesday that

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, nuclear talks

Who Will Succeed Khamenei – And Does It Matter?

In the past month, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who was hospitalized in September for prostate surgery, has risen from his sickbed to hike in the mountains north of Tehran — and reprimand “wicked” Britain for creating ISIS. But

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage
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