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Press Pores Over Nuclear Accord – Even In Iran

The reality of the nuclear deal with Iran is sinking in as it receives international recognition (from the UN first and foremost). But along with this recognition has come intense scrutiny – and sometime criticism – from media outlets which

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Is It ‘Smart’ To Rationalize Iran’s ‘Troubling’ Threats?

Just under two weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed titled “Iran’s Supreme Leader is Wild Card in Nuclear Deal.” The piece, by Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee, was accompanied by a photo of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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

Iran Festival & the Middle East

Moving from Hassan Rouhani to Binyamin Netanyahu in NYC, the WSJ‘s Jay Solomon hit the nail on the head by tweeting: “Obama set to sell Iran diplomacy to Israel, Arabs and Congress.”  Of course, Solomon’s not the only journalist to recognize

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

Plutonium Route, Now Firmly on Agenda

When the IAEA’s May report came out, a minority – including this blog – was alert enough to flag the reference to Iranian progress in the plutonium route. Now, this issue is finally receiving the media attention it deserves. Typical of

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News

A bad week for the Iranian regime; a mixed week for the New York Times

In what was an embarrassing week for the New York Times and its reporting on Iran, the Iranian leadership once again showed its true colors.  In his NYT article, David Sanger presents an Iran willing to compromise on its program;

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Posted in Military

The Last Pilgrimage

In my last two posts I chose to take stock of the reportage and opinion pieces surrounding the Iranian president’s visit to New York City. With him back where he belongs, I would like to take a step back a moment and examine an

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Posted in CNN, Iranian Internal Issues, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
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