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France– Obstacle to Iran Nuclear Peace?

In our last post we opined that media outlets seems more interested in blaming those it perceives as blocking a nuclear deal with Iran than the devil in the details of an agreement. Over the weekend a new scapegoat was

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Save Syrians – or Talk with Iran?

Even serious commentators are occasionally incomprehensible. This has become particularly apparent in the last few days when it comes to utterances about the Syria-Iran connection. Take the Daily Beast’s Peter Beinart, for example, who the other day tweeted: “what does

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iranian Elections & Nukes

We know Iran’s elections are still two weeks out, but where it counts – Iran’s threat to global peace and security – it’s already a done deal.  They’re not interested in negotiations, and the ballot box isn’t going to change

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Khamenei, Other News

Spinning vs. Substance in the Nuclear Crisis

Happens like clockwork: Iran’s media, parliament and proxies ratchet up their efforts to discredit the IAEA just before the quarterly Board of Governors meeting– this time set for early June. As far as we can tell, the heat’s usually turned

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Posted in AP, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Surprising Sanctions Detractor

An especially depressing piece by the FDD’s Emanuele Ottolenghi, in the past a staunch supporter of international sanctions efforts against Iran who issues regular updates on their implementation, has brought us back to the issue today (sooner than we intended).

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

The IAEA report and the Nuclear Arms Race

Strange, but so far the IAEA’s updated report on Iran, packed with more troubling revelations, has elicited no editorials or opinion pieces – not that we’ve seen, anyway (caution: ABC and AP used Iranian propaganda as their catchy headline). There are at least some

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Posted in AP, Other News

Khamenei’s Supreme Slap in the Face

It appears that the Iranian regime still does not quite understand the concept of negotiations.  You cannot demand everything you want as a precondition for starting negotiations Mr. Khamenei; then there would be nothing to talk about! Their dogmatism clearly

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, BBC, Iranian Internal Issues, Khamenei, Seyed Hossein Mousavian
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