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Iran’s internal challenges – Quoting Rouhani

One good thing came out of the presidential election process in Iran – candid words about the internal situation in Iran. Usually, Iran boasts successes, and blames all faults on the US, Israel and the west. During the election process,

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Politics, 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

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

Iran posing the biggest defense and foreign policy challenge to Trump

Let’s take a re-cap of Iranian defiance against the USA in the past week. This will not be the first time Iran threatens the USA arrogantly, but the incidents of the past week are the first reported Iranian defiant acts

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

Iran: Hawkish in Action, Dovish in the Press

The Iranian rhetoric and actions do not match the image. Iranian leaders often make highly aggressive and belligerent statements, usually containing threats that sound far more hostile than the “moderate” face Iran presents to the West. However, once in a

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Posted in Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Iranian Doublespeak on ‘Sovereignty’ Reaches New Heights

If there’s one concept Iran incongruously uses to justify actions which should otherwise be considered belligerent, warmongering, and destabilizing, it’s “sovereignty.” As we have pointed out in the past, in the name of (ostensibly) protecting this right, Iran has hypocritically

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran Admits Death Penalty’s Failure while the Media Echoes UN’s Call to End it

Iran is notorious for its liberal use of capital punishment, particularly for offenses that are considered minor in countries which have a higher regard for human rights. In recent years – under the “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani – Iran has

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage
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