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Iran’s Selective Condemnations of Terror Ring False

Iran has been conspicuously (and hypocritically) vocal in condemning the wave of terror attacks which has hit Western Europe in recent weeks. After last month’s “lone wolf” attack in Munich, as after last year’s deadly attacks in France, Iranian officials

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Human Rights apparently secondary to Rapprochement with Iran- see Robert Levinson

In his speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner 2016 President Obama celebrated Jason Rezaian’s release from Iranian captivity stating “Last year we spoke of Jason’s courage as he endured the isolation of an Iranian prison..and I can make this

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Posted in Human Rights, Media Coverage

Holiday Season – a good time to Bring Iran’s Minorities to Light

Christmas and the New Year is a good time to take stock of the Media coverage regarding Iran’s treatment of minorities. This coverage can be divided into several types. First, there’s the prejudiced coverage, that tries to portray Iran’s treatment

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Khamenei Leaves all options open

Just in case you were wondering how Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei really feels about the nuclear deal for which he has been “noticeably unwilling to claim the credit” (to cite Reuters’ Bozorgmehr Sharafedin Nouri), you may finally have

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

Media Exposes Anti-Semitic Roots Of Khamenei’s New Book

Last month, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made an apparent about-face on the nuclear talks, praising the Iranian negotiators for their tenacity and bravery. However, predictably, he sprinkled even this message with more than a dash of his usual

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

Iran’s Hidden Benefits From ISIS-Induced Instability

In recent months, the world has been busy following two major developments in the Middle East: the opening of avenues for dialogue and rapprochement with Iran, and the alarming rise of the Islamic State and other terror groups in areas

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Iran’s Economy: A Political Plot – Or Bad Priorities?

That Iran’s economy is floundering is no news to anyone. Numbers neatly compiled by The Wall Street Journal show that while President Hassan Rouhani oversaw a fragile recovery of the economy since his election, the twin travails of plummeting oil

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
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