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Is Obama right in not counting on Iran changing?

The nuclear deal is still fresh, so naturally, the reactions are still pouring in. After we heard from US President Barack Obama last week, it’s time to hear from some Iranian leaders – namely, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Why Using Iran To Save Iraq Can be Counter-Productive

Washington’s overtures – and snubs – toward Iran in its campaign to put together a coalition to fight Islamic State, or ISIS, has drawn considerable coverage in recent days. First, US Secretary of State John Kerry kept Iran out of

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran Nuclear Deal, Media Take One

Well, well, we have a deal. Since this is a media watch blog we’ll focus on our mandate. As for the deal itself, let’s just hope it works. A few responses and backgrounders: Foreign Policy credits EU High Commissioner Lady

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

Iran Festival & the Middle East

Moving from Hassan Rouhani to Binyamin Netanyahu in NYC, the WSJ‘s Jay Solomon hit the nail on the head by tweeting: “Obama set to sell Iran diplomacy to Israel, Arabs and Congress.”  Of course, Solomon’s not the only journalist to recognize

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Posted in Ha'aretz, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, Other News

Rushing Nuclear Deal at UNGA, Forgetting something…

It’s that time again:  the UN General Assembly is set to open on September 24, but already the media (and Rouhani’s tweeter account) are ablaze with updates. The session and its margins are expected to be filled with eagerly awaited

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Mohammad Javad Zarif, 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

Argentina, Again

More than a month’s passed since our last post on media coverage of Iran in Argentina. Time for an update. Guess the most recent development to address was this week’s Congressional hearing on “Iran’s Extending Influence in the Western Hemisphere.”

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Posted in Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics
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