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Amanpour’s Iran Mystery

Ever notice CNN‘s Christiane Amanpour’s obsession with interviewing Iranian officials? We first addressed this question a year ago; time to revisit the issue. We don’t take issue with her interviewing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, unlike her defending his watered-down Holocaust

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Posted in CNN, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks, Other News

Italy- Iran Ties Heat Up

In the past few months this blog has expanded its gaze at Tehran’s charm offensive toward a few potentially vulnerable states, including Italy. Why? Basically since the media doesn’t seem interested in covering such a development. Seems we hit the

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Argentina & Subversion in Latin America

If there wasn’t so much else going on (especially Syria), the latest news concerning the AMIA investigation should have caused a media earthquake. Pretty big news, actually. This week a 500-page document was submitted by Alberto Nisman, Argentina’s tireless prosecutor

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Other News

Advancing Plutonium Route… Hullo?

So occupied with the Rafsanjani festival, all too few in the media paid much attention to the latest IAEA report  released yesterday  (as we promised). Once again we have to step in to fill the void. As is our custom,

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

Argentina, AMIA & El Majlis

Wow – closing in on four months since the Argentine-Iran accord on AMIA, almost three months since Argentine Senate approval, and six weeks since our own reminder that Buenos Aires is waiting for the Majlis OK. It’s still waiting. But

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Posted in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Media Coverage, Other News

Remember Argentina?

Been a while since the English-language media left the AMIA crisis for other pastures. We think a quick update is in order; with everything else happening, the danger of Iranian designs in Latin America hasn’t gone away. Perhaps the most important

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, Iranian elections, Iranian Foreign Relations, Other News

Sanctions Impact, Again

With a brief lull in nuclear talks, the media discourse has predictably swung back to the question of whether international sanctions are achieving their stated purpose. While we harbor suspicions about the repeated media appearance of this issue, we’re game

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Posted in Al monitor, Iranian Financial Sanctions
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