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As Iran Celebrates Nowruz, Official Speeches Compete With Dissent

Iran this week celebrated the Nowruz holiday, an occasion marking the beginning of spring and the Persian new year. But the holiday seems to have has two faces to it. It is an opportunity and an occasion for official speeches

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Official Celebrations of Nowruz Just One Side of the Story

Iran celebrates Nowruz, the festival marking the start of spring and the beginning of the Persian New Year, this week. Nowruz is one pre-Islamic Iranian tradition that survived the 1979 revolution; the “superstitious” festival preceding it, Chaharshambe Suri (“Wednesday Fire”)

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