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IRGC on the table

In the follow up of president Trump’s speech on the new Iranian strategy, in which he targeted the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC), many media outlets and think-tanks have focused on the IRGC, examining once again their global activity. It

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military

“Relative Moderation” and “Relative Morality”

The one coined as the “dark prince”, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, died. His death was mourned by many western outlets, terming him a “moderate” and a “reformer”. It seems that when it comes to Iran, everything is relative. Even universal

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iranian Regime Greatest ‘Obstacle’ To Its Own Sanctions Relief

Things were looking up for US-Iranian relations this month. First, The Wall Street Journal reported that Washington had agreed to buy 32 tons of heavy water – a “key component in atomic-weapons development” – in order to encourage Iran to

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif

As Rezaian Marks 500 Days in Jail, New York Times Targeted For Hypocrisy On Iran

Iran’s judiciary announced that Washington Post reporter, Jason Rezaian, a dual Iranian-American citizen held on trumped-up espionage charges, would be sentenced to prison for an undisclosed amount of time. Now, Rezaian is already marking over 500 days (!) in Iranian

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Other News

The Iran Nuke Deal Is Done. But Is It A Triumph?

Two powerful Iranian legislative bodies, the parliament and the Guardians Council, approved the nuclear deal this week after months of deliberations (and, apparently, debates so intense they got physical). Now the P5+1 can breathe a sigh of relief: the hardliners

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

UK Embassy Reopening in Iran a Case Of Selective Memory

The United Kingdom reopened its embassy in Iran last month in the wake of the nuclear deal struck between Tehran and the P5+1. Amid great fanfare heralding a thaw in diplomatic ties between Iran and Western powers, British Foreign Secretary

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Posted in AP, BBC, CNN, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

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
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