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Deal or No Deal, US-Iran Standoff Continues

As 2015 – the historic year in which, after months of negotiations, Iran and the P5+1 signed an historic agreement – gives way to 2016, glancing at the latest headlines could make one think that no nuclear deal had been

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military

The More Americans Know Of the Deal, The Less They Like It

The majority of Americans believe Congress should reject the nuclear deal with Iran, according to a recent CNN/ORC poll. The findings, released last week, revealed that 56 percent of Americans – up from 52 percent several weeks ago – believe

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Posted in CNN, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Is Obama right in not counting on Iran changing?

The nuclear deal is still fresh, so naturally, the reactions are still pouring in. After we heard from US President Barack Obama last week, it’s time to hear from some Iranian leaders – namely, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Balancing Threats – ISIS and Iran

Apparently, without us realizing it, Iran has become locked in a “contest of threats” with the Islamic State terrorist group. Either one threat prove the more menacing of the two, or the other will; recognizing them both as dangerous doesn’t,

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, Military

Criticism of Netanyahu’s Speech Doesn’t Absolve Iran’s Regime

So Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress over Iran, receiving “ridiculously long standing ovations,” as well as backing from such corners as the Saudi corridors of power and Tehran-born “Shahs of Sunset” star Reza Farahan, who gushed on HuffPost

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

Will Rouhani accept Holocaust in UNGA speech?

While the world awaits Hassan Rouhani’s coming-out address at the UN General Assembly on September 24, the media has been eating up every word he’s uttered. But it hasn’t necessarily emphasized all of it. So far we’ve heard (ad nauseum)

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

Syria crisis exposes Rouhani challenge

The media continues to obsess over the impressive style changes coming from Rouhani and Zarif. NBC‘s op-ed previewing the Iranian president’s upcoming visit to the UN General Assembly in New York raises some points that warrant discussion in this context. The gist

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Huffington Post, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif
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