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The Fly In The Nuclear Ointment

Ten months of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six world powers have gone by. Ten months in which the two sides signed an interim deal, Joint Plan of Action (JPOA), with the intention of inking a final-status agreement by

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Zarif threatens and blames West for Iran’s nuclear progress

As Iran and world powers tried to salvage the nuclear talks they have been engaged in for much of the past year ahead of the July 20 deadline for a final-status deal, Iranian leaders have been using media outlets to

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Ashton In Iran: Clouded with Iranian (!) Criticism

European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton’s visit to Iran, the first by an European official in her position to do so since 2008, sparked a poster campaign against her and a  flurry of media responses both within Iran and outside

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Posted in Al monitor, BBC, Fars News Agency, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Other News

An Iranian Cargo Too Big To Sweep Under The (Persian) Rug?

A cargo of long-range rockets and mortars intercepted by Israeli forces in the Red Sea was put under international scrutiny this week as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of being behind the shipment. An address given by Netanyahu

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

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

Italy Declaring the Race For Iran

Lately it seems as if all Google searches on Iran can come up with are think pieces on the Geneva deal. It’s as if nothing else is happening out there regarding Tehran. Of course, we have no way of knowing

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News
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