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Does Concern Outweigh Joy Over Nuclear Deal?

After 20 months of drawn-out talks, Iran and the world powers have struck a final-status nuclear deal. As reports of the agreement (full text here) started streaming in on Tuesday, so did the jubilant reactions from Iran and beyond –

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Official Celebrations of Nowruz Just One Side of the Story

Iran celebrates Nowruz, the festival marking the start of spring and the beginning of the Persian New Year, this week. Nowruz is one pre-Islamic Iranian tradition that survived the 1979 revolution; the “superstitious” festival preceding it, Chaharshambe Suri (“Wednesday Fire”)

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