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Iran’s internal challenges – Quoting Rouhani

One good thing came out of the presidential election process in Iran – candid words about the internal situation in Iran. Usually, Iran boasts successes, and blames all faults on the US, Israel and the west. During the election process,

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Ukraine And The Ghost Of The Green Movement

The power vacuum created by the Ukraine crisis, termed a “revolution” by some media outlets, has raised alarm bells not just in Moscow and Washington, but in Tehran as well. Iranian parliamentarians have watched events in the eastern European country

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Internal Issues

Should Zarif be using Social Media?

Since the implementation of the Geneva deal we’ve reported a bit on the startling rise in executions under Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, even as Iran engages more closely with the West. It’s not just the executions which have been getting

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage

Good Human Rights News from Iran?

Reuters reported about it, but can’t blame the news agency for working with scant information when it comes to Iran: on Saturday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei agreed to commute the sentences of almost 900 people in honor of

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Media Bored by Iran’s Green Movement

When it comes to human rights, just how triumphant was the recent high-profile European parliamentary delegation visit to Iran (which we reported about last month)? Well, let’s see: the delegation did meet with two eminent political prisoners, dissident filmmaker Jafar

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News
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