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Iran’s contribution to Trump’s victory

While the democratic American Presidential election campaign was going on, the media noted that Iran was busy defaming the candidates and the entire American process and culture. Iran’s negative attitude reached such levels of disrespect that even the state department

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Press Pores Over Nuclear Accord – Even In Iran

The reality of the nuclear deal with Iran is sinking in as it receives international recognition (from the UN first and foremost). But along with this recognition has come intense scrutiny – and sometime criticism – from media outlets which

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Amid #47traitors Row, is it Time for Iranian Mediation in Washington?

In this week’s news: 47 Republican senators, led by Sen. Tom Cotton, launched a letter at Iran warning that any nuclear deal signed with the current US administration would never be endorsed by Congress. The GOP’s “bombshell” received ample press

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks, Other News

Nuclear Talks Held Hostage by Internal Iranian Divisions

Iranian critics of the country’s nuclear program don’t get together that often, but when they do, it doesn’t escape the notice of the Western press – even though they’re not actually in power. Last month, several of these critics held

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Posted in Al monitor, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

25 Years After Khomeini, Iran Still Views US As Enemy

Iran marked the 25th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ali Khomeini last week. His successor, Ali Khamenei, a vocal opponent of President Hassan Rouhani’s policy of moderation and engagement with the West, honored the revolutionary’s legacy with a diatribe

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, nuclear talks

Syria – Out (for now), Iran – In (again)

President Obama’s deferring the use of force against Damascus refocuses media attention – for the moment, at least – on the wider ramifications of the Syria crisis. Despite the weekend timing, the reaction was swift and sharp. The instinctive response

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Posted in Al monitor, AP, Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Military

Iran & the Syrian Chemical Weapons Precedent

Quite a bit of social media activity over the weekend following US admittance that Syria’s Bashar Al Assad has already used chemical weapons against his own people. Much of the traffic honed in on a very pertinent question for this blog: What

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Posted in Media Coverage
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