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Who Are You This Time, Seyed Mousavian?

It’s been months since we last wrote about the comeback of Seyed Hossein Mousavian under the presidency of his friend Hassan Rouhani, but that’s not to say he’s stayed out of the spotlight. On the contrary – he’s been quite

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

‘Holocaust Endorsement’ Still Not Politically Correct

An attempt by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to accuse Israel of conspiring against Iran spun out of control this week after hardliners summoned him to the Iranian parliament to grill him on his criticism of Holocaust denial. In

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Posted in Al monitor, AP, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

France– Obstacle to Iran Nuclear Peace?

In our last post we opined that media outlets seems more interested in blaming those it perceives as blocking a nuclear deal with Iran than the devil in the details of an agreement. Over the weekend a new scapegoat was

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran Nuclear Talks in Geneva

The headlines summed up the media consensus on the Geneva meetings pretty well: detailed talks with a chance for progress, – but at the end of the day no breakthrough. On the way to this reasonably balanced approach, however, the

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Posted in Al monitor, BBC, Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Al-Monitor: a metaphor for Iran coverage

Couldn’t avoid it: an avalanche of Al-Monitor reports & tweets overwhelmingly favoring Iran/Rouhani/Zarif before, during  and after the recent NYC visit. Should we have been surprised? Well, while zapping around the web we came across this review of 70 articles

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Posted in Al monitor, Ali Akbar Salehi, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Rouhani, Netanyahu & the herd mentality

It was unmistakable: an ocean of writing influentials inundated the web with pro-Rouhani content during his UN visit, while simultaneously disseminating an almost uniform hostility toward the position of Israeli PM Netanyahu – the elephant who will appear in the

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Posted in Al monitor, Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Ha'aretz, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, IRGC, Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage, Other News

Syria – Out (for now), Iran – In (again)

President Obama’s deferring the use of force against Damascus refocuses media attention – for the moment, at least – on the wider ramifications of the Syria crisis. Despite the weekend timing, the reaction was swift and sharp. The instinctive response

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Posted in Al monitor, AP, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military
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