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Meanwhile, Back at the UN

Finally, we can leave Iran’s elections where they belong and turn to other matters – such as Tehran’s activities in the international arena, something it relishes and which we haven’t examined for months (which is still a better record than most

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Posted in Fars News Agency, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Other News

The United Nations hits back at Iran

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has once again shown the world what diplomatic courage is. True to the weight of his office, the media captured it with relish and in real time. The Iranians continue to toy with the IAEA,

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Posted in Other News

Barbara Slavin and her new stance…

A few months ago came across some surprising criticism of Barbara Slavin, a journalist I’ve always considered to be a professional and responsible reporter from her time at the Washington Times and the Economist.  But since she started writing for

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Posted in Al monitor, Ali Akbar Salehi, Other News

The dangerous infiltration of Ahmadinejad loyalists: Kaveh Afrasiabi

Kaveh Afrasiabi is a favorite of Iran’s official news channels.  More worryingly, however, the New York Times and CNN have chosen to give their prestigious, legitimizing platforms to his pro-Ahmadinejad, pro-Iranian regime views.  He has served as an Iranian negotiator

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues

“A progressive blog” – HuffPost misses the point; again.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/30/ayatollah-khamenei-iran-nuclear-designs_n_1842039.html There were plenty of headlines from the farce taking place in Iran under the banner of the NAM conference. Secretary General of the UN provides the oppressive regime of Iran with much-needed legitimacy: Headline.  Ban talks about “suppression and

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Posted in Khamenei, Other News
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