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“Take Your Chances” with Resumed Direct UK Iran Flights – At Your Own Risk

Once again, articles, guides, and photo essays related to the “rebound” of travel and tourism in Iran can be seen popping up alongside headlines about the Islamic republic’s human rights record, terror sponsorship, persisting tensions with the West, destructive involvement

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Revisiting the Nuke Deal with Iran, a Year In

It’s been nearly a year since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – otherwise known as the nuclear deal – was signed in Geneva between Iran and the P5+1. With the agreement’s first anniversary around the corner, “year in

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Posted in Human Rights, 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

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

Syrians Openly Blame Iran For Their Plight

By now, plenty of pundits have had their say about the ongoing bloodshed and chaos in Syria and Iran’s role in fomenting and perpetuating it. But what about Syrians themselves, those multitudes young and old, displaced first by the civil

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

In ‘New Iran,’ Kids ‘Grow Up On Death Row’

We’re back after a short break! In the time that we’ve been gone, the media was busy highlighting a certain side of Iran – that of glamorous, “rare,” and historic diplomatic breakthroughs and “big trade deals” – the “newly unfettered”

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

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
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