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Iranian Regime Greatest ‘Obstacle’ To Its Own Sanctions Relief

Things were looking up for US-Iranian relations this month. First, The Wall Street Journal reported that Washington had agreed to buy 32 tons of heavy water – a “key component in atomic-weapons development” – in order to encourage Iran to

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Media Taking Notice of Incongruity in Iran’s Words and Actions

At this stage, a few months into the nuclear deal and Iran’s newfound “rapprochement” with the West, it’s more evident than ever that Iran’s image as “moderate,” open to the West, and a stabilizing influence in the Middle East, is

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

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

The two faces of Zarif Leave Few Marks On Nuke Deal Coverage

Just days ago, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was sending out a YouTube message to Washington, urging a “lasting outcome” for the nuclear talks  and calling for “the maturity to be reasonable […] and the audacity to break old habits,”

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

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

With Deadline Looming, Is Nuke Agreement A Done Deal?

Amid enduring obstacles, the nuclear talks between the P5+1 are hurtling towards their zenith – a final-status agreement that will curb the Islamic republic’s (ostensibly peaceful) nuclear program in exchange for much-needed sanctions relief. So what’s “the deal with the

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Posted in BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, 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
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