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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

Can Rouhani Checkmate Khamenei?

Iran and the six world powers will resume talks over a final-status nuclear agreement less than two weeks from today, on January 18. As if there weren’t enough obstacles already, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced on Wednesday that

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, nuclear talks

Iran Walls Crumbling in EU?

Piece by piece, in several languages and without attracting too much attention, the media is revealing a diminishing EU resolve on the Iranian nuclear crisis and sanctions. On the sidelines of the Geneva talks, top EU officials could be heard

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News
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