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Amid Latest Nuke Extension, Is The Media Losing Hope On Iran Deal?

With the Supreme Leader Khamenei drawing unrealistic red lines and the deadline for a nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers come and gone – if the press and think tanks are any indication – has evaporated some of

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

With Deadline Looming, Is Nuke Agreement A Done Deal?

Amid enduring obstacles, the nuclear talks between the P5+1 are hurtling towards their zenith – a final-status agreement that will curb the Islamic republic’s (ostensibly peaceful) nuclear program in exchange for much-needed sanctions relief. So what’s “the deal with the

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Posted in BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

No Freedom at Tehran’s ‘Freedom Stadium’

Has anything changed since Iran announced (way back in April) that it would finally overturn its ban on women in sports stadiums in the wake of the global furor over the arrest of British-Iranian “volleyball prisoner” Ghoncheh Ghavami? Since April,

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

As Iran Joins Anti-ISIS Fight, ‘Cultural Ties’ With Iraq Go Military

Well, it’s official: Iran has sent troops into Iraq (along with heavy weapons, reconnaissance drones and artillery) to fight the Islamic State (or more specifically, to retake an oil refinery captured by the terror group), following a visit by Iranian

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

Iran’s Middle Class ‘Porsche Protest’ Picks Up Speed

A protest against Iran’s political elites (synonymous, of course, with its religious ones) erupted this week over a seemingly apolitical incident – the deaths of two Iranian youths, a man and a woman, in a fatal car crash in Tehran.

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

The Day After The Deal

Investors are keenly ”lining up” to get access to Iran these days, as we reported last week. But they’re not the only ones: with Iranian leaders falling into line behind the framework agreement, Tehran’s allies – as well as some

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Posted in Al monitor, BBC, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Speculation Surrounds Nuke Deal

A framework for a nuclear deal with Iran was signed in Lausanne on Thursday after eight days of talks, prompting media outlets to weigh in on what was described by Reuters as “the most significant step toward rapprochement between Washington

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks
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