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Iran and North Korea – Siamese twins

The similarities between Iran and North Korea (NK) are too blaring to overlook. Yet, the media seems to overlook them. Both worked covertly over years on nuclear weapons, both worth diligently on the development of the delivery systems of such

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Posted in Media Coverage

How Good are Iran’s ‘Positive Steps’?

The nuclear talks between Iran and US diplomats resumed in Vienna this week after a short hiatus, with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attesting that a “good atmosphere” had prevailed in the talks and announcing that “good steps” had

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

Confidence on Iran After Geneva

Just because all media eyes continue to focus on the interim deal doesn’t mean that Iran, too, is solely focused on resolving the nuclear crisis. To see this, however, you need to connect the dots – and apparently not everyone

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

Keeping Tabs on Iran’s Plutonium

As nuclear talks come and go (and come again) and media outlets grasp at straws as far as particulars are concerned, arms control experts stand out these days as a focused and informed voice in blogs and the social media.

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Military, Other News

Syria – Out (for now), Iran – In (again)

President Obama’s deferring the use of force against Damascus refocuses media attention – for the moment, at least – on the wider ramifications of the Syria crisis. Despite the weekend timing, the reaction was swift and sharp. The instinctive response

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Posted in Al monitor, AP, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military

Between Pyongyang and Tehran

Even a blog so obsessive about Iran as this one cannot in its right mind ignore what’s happening these days – media-wise and otherwise – in the Korean Peninsula. But since we are so incredibly obsessed, we’ll of course focus

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Posted in Al monitor, Iranian Foreign Relations

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
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