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Media Taking Notice of Incongruity in Iran’s Words and Actions

At this stage, a few months into the nuclear deal and Iran’s newfound “rapprochement” with the West, it’s more evident than ever that Iran’s image as “moderate,” open to the West, and a stabilizing influence in the Middle East, is

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

Iran’s Violations of Deal No Longer ‘Inconclusive’

It took two months, since Iran first carried out a post-deal test of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, for the UN experts to conclude that its actions violate international sanctions. The press, instead of leading, followed suit, perhaps unwillingly. Media outlets,

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

IAEA Report Confirms Iran’s ‘Bomb Work’ – Not So Inconclusive as some would like to believe

With news of billions of dollars in potential investments dominating the headlines on Iran in the media these days, it’s easy to forget other aspects of the nuclear deal – such as the international inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites, and

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

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

Great Rouhani Rhetoric at UNGA – But He Returns to the Same Reality

In the absence of any notable awards shows, the glamorous event that stirred up the press this week was none other than the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations. Days before the event, major outlets pointed out to readers

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Iran Has a Drug Problem

“Iran has one of the highest drug addiction rates in the world” (huffingtonpost). It’s not ignoring it per se: the state seems to crack down on it with all the harsh means at its disposal, from seizing illegal drugs (many

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Posted in Huffington Post, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage
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