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Post-mortem: Almaty 2

Getting to know you: in lieu of solid information about what exactly transpired in the negotiating room, this seems to be the media focus regarding the outcome of the Almaty 2 meeting. Troubling (centrifuges still spinning etc.). Judging by the

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis

Between Pyongyang and Tehran

Even a blog so obsessive about Iran as this one cannot in its right mind ignore what’s happening these days – media-wise and otherwise – in the Korean Peninsula. But since we are so incredibly obsessed, we’ll of course focus

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Posted in Al monitor, Iranian Foreign Relations

Topical sanctions missed by most in the media

On Friday, we read in Reuters that: “Iran’s English-language Press TV channel has been dropped from the satellite platform that allowed it to broadcast in the United States and Canada.” I have written a plethora of blog posts on the

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Posted in Other News

Iran’s ‘unofficial’ spokespeople: Another turn of the screw

Tehran’s apologists seem to have taken their public advocacy effort to the next level. We’ve already noticed; the media’s a bit slower to come around. Take “the Ambassador” – Hossein Mousavian, former nuclear negotiator and currently Tehran’s most hyperactive (and

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Posted in Al monitor, Huffington Post, Other News, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Return of Iran’s unofficial spokespeople

I have written posts on the extensive lobbying on behalf of the current Iranian regime by figures such as slippery Seyed Hossein Mousavian (see previous post), Trita Parsi (see previous post) and Kaveh Afrasiabi (see previous post). But for a

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Posted in Huffington Post, Iranian Internal Issues, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Slippery Seyed

Seyed Hossein Mousavian is a complex character.  He is pro-regime, but currently out of favor for his apparent lack of loyalty to ‘Supreme Leader’ Ali Khamenei.  Mousavian has held a plethora of official positions: a former ambassador, Foreign Ministry official,

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Khamenei, Seyed Hossein Mousavian
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