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Iranian infiltration in the US

Several reports have dwelled on Iranian backed infiltration into the US. Some of the reports deal with soft-power quiet infiltration in the academic field. Others deal with the hard-core recruitment of Hezbollah agents for the planning of terrorist attacks or

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

Iran Admits Death Penalty’s Failure while the Media Echoes UN’s Call to End it

Iran is notorious for its liberal use of capital punishment, particularly for offenses that are considered minor in countries which have a higher regard for human rights. In recent years – under the “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani – Iran has

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Time for the Media and West to Hold Rouhani Accountable for Rights Abuses in Iran

Three years into the presidency of the “moderate” Hassan Rouhani, it can be said without hesitation that the human rights record in Iran is continuing to deteriorate. Just look at the sheer number of reports on rights violations which have

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran’s aims diametrically opposed to those of the US and the West – Take Khamenei’s Word for It

Earlier this month, Iran marked 27 years since the passing of former Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini – the “architect” of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The large-scale commemorations and mass tributes were stark reminders that Iran’s revolution is not a

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Khamenei

As World Mourns Over France Attacks, Mourning Silenced In Iran

After dispersing a heavily-policed Tehran vigil for the victims of last week’s horrific Paris terrorist attacks after just half an hour (the mourning continued on the web), it took Iran just a few days to move past condoling and consoling

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Vienna Talks ‘Better Than Ever,’ Thanks For Asking, Yet no Deal

As we passed the deadline for talks between Iran and the P5+1 over the former’s nuclear program, one thing is clear: it has not been met. Most Western media outlets reported throughout Saturday that the July 20 deadline would be

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, nuclear talks

Iran’s Defense Against Anti-Hijab Activist: Faking Rape

It’s about time we followed up on Masih Alinejad, the daring Iranian journalist who bared her hair on Facebook and ignited a solidarity campaign under the slogan (and super trending hashtag) #StealthyFreedom. When we first told you about Alinejad, she

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Posted in Human Rights, Other News
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