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The Uncomfortable Reminder Parchin Sends Amid Talks

Iran’s nukes are in the news. Again. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is set to meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna next week, according to Reuters. If this week’s

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

IAEA Reminder to Iran Negotiators

Nuclear negotiations are exciting; heaven knows the media is buzzing about the resumption of talks in Geneva and the possibility of a signing this week. Which probably explains its relative lack of interest in the other track – that of

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

IAEA Update on Iran, Anyone?

While the world (media included) understandably focused on Syria this past week, a new report released by the IAEA confirmed that Iran continues to advance toward nuclear military latency. Before commenting on the report’s content, a word about the media

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, BBC, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Media Homework – this time in French

We’ve consistently pointed out holes in the English-language media (and sometimes German as well) when it comes to Iran reporting. This time we’d like to shed some light on a French publication that’s come to our attention.  In the latest

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Other News

Kazakhstan talks… a yawn?

Not too many pundits are biting when it comes to the just-completed P5+1 talks in Almaty. Perhaps the headlines aroused a sense of deja vu – as in “positive”, “constructive”, “useful”. The suspicious Iranian enthusiasm overdose may also have made them wary.

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Posted in Al monitor, Iranian Internal Issues, Other News

Iran’s ‘unofficial’ spokespeople: Another turn of the screw

Tehran’s apologists seem to have taken their public advocacy effort to the next level. We’ve already noticed; the media’s a bit slower to come around. Take “the Ambassador” – Hossein Mousavian, former nuclear negotiator and currently Tehran’s most hyperactive (and

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Posted in Al monitor, Huffington Post, Other News, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

From fiscal cliff… to nuclear cliff

Charles Robb, Dennis Ross, and Michael Makovsky’s fascinating article in the WSJ touched a raw nerve with many, including advocates of Iran’s nuclear program and the Iranian regime itself. Ross, Ross and Makovsky open their article by discussing the economic

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Posted in Military
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