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What’s good for Russia is good for Iran

The Obama administration acted swiftly against Russia. The United States expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds due to Russian violations of “established international norms of behavior”. President Obama himself, in his last weeks in office, justified this

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Tehran’s Doubletalk On Syria

There’s a ceasefire (sort of) in Syria – a fragile breather amid years of bloodshed and carnage. Iran, which according to The Guardian is poised to be one of the “winners” of the conflict, was quick to issue a statement

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Posted in Huffington Post, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Don’t Report Iran’s Syria Hypocrisy – Confront It

Remember that time, not so long ago, when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stood before the General Assembly of the United Nations and blamed Washington for the violence in the Middle East, while insisting that all Iran wants is a “win-win”

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Does Concern Outweigh Joy Over Nuclear Deal?

After 20 months of drawn-out talks, Iran and the world powers have struck a final-status nuclear deal. As reports of the agreement (full text here) started streaming in on Tuesday, so did the jubilant reactions from Iran and beyond –

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Iran’s Great Game in Yemen Downplayed by Press

Despite Saudi Arabia’s announcement that its air campaign in Yemen was subsiding, several incidents this week – most with Iranian involvement – indicated that the crisis in the war-torn country was far from over. Saudi Arabia followed up its announcement

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military, nuclear talks

Crimea: The Chink In Europe’s Iran Armor

Recent developments in Crimea, which have resulted in the de-facto annexation of the territory to the Kremlin, has diverted attention away from the nuclear talks that ended in Vienna this week. But several perceptive news outlets noted that far from

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Russia- Iran boredom

Anyone notice how little appears in western media outlets about  Moscow’s conduct on the Iranian nuclear crisis? Or, for that matter, how slanted the Russia media is when it comes to Iran? If the phenomenon were only in the Russian

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