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Iran violates “spirit of the deal”

Recently, the US treasury, justice and state department announced new Iran related sanctions, designating eighteen individuals and entities, linked to “Iran’s malign activity across the Middle East undermining regional security”. As becomes clear from the announcements (see http://www.treasury.gov and http://www.state.gov),

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

Obama’s Iranian legacy under siege

As uncertainty grows around the future policy towards Iran, under the new Trump administration, one thing seems to be certain – Obama’s Iranian legacy is in shambles. The true blow to Obama’s legacy on Iran does not derive from defaming

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

The Carnage in Aleppo – Deliberate Concealment of Iran’s Major Role in the Massacre?

The collapse of the rebel forces in Aleppo came at a very heavy price. Anyone exposed to the visuals of Aleppo “before and after” (see also gulfnews) witnessed the wide spread devastation and atrocity. Foxnews, in an article titled “Iran

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military

Will Trump keep to his word on the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Following the results of the American Presidential elections, Iranian President Rouhani tweeted “Trump win cannot reverse nuclear deal” (reported also in the political news updates section in the washingtonpost). This reminds us that in the run up to the Presidential

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Rezaian Suit Highlights Iranian, Western & Media Interests Alike

Media outlets reported extensively on Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian’s federal lawsuit filed against the Iranian government, on the accounts of hostage taking, torture and terrorism, for being unjustly imprisoned by Iran for more than eighteen months.  Among the media

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Doubt Pervades the Narrative of Iran’s ‘Goodwill Gesture’

A year and some months ago, following the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran released four American prisoners – including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian – who had all been held captive by the Islamic republic

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

Slew of Recent Reports Confirm – Iran Still A Threat

Since the June 2013 election of President Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian administration has presented a “moderate” face to the West, pursuing a nuclear agreement in exchange for sanctions relief and appearing to strive towards diplomatic rapprochement. However, the regime’s actions

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks
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