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Media Playing by Iran’s Rules on Dual Citizens?

Even with the supposedly “moderate” Rouhani in power and the nuclear deal well underway, more and more cells in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison are occupied by Iranian dual citizens. One of the more highly-publicized cases was the “outrageous” incarceration of

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Is Obama right in not counting on Iran changing?

The nuclear deal is still fresh, so naturally, the reactions are still pouring in. After we heard from US President Barack Obama last week, it’s time to hear from some Iranian leaders – namely, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Khamenei, Media Coverage, nuclear talks

Amid Glaring Gender & Minority Inequality, Iranian Society Rises Up

Last week, we brought you the tragic story of young, beautiful Parivash Akbarzadeh, who recently died in a car accident while driving the fast, flashy Porsche of Mohammad Hossein Rabbani-Shirazi, the upperclass scion of a prominent clerical family. The story

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Posted in Human Rights, Media Coverage

Iran’s Middle Class ‘Porsche Protest’ Picks Up Speed

A protest against Iran’s political elites (synonymous, of course, with its religious ones) erupted this week over a seemingly apolitical incident – the deaths of two Iranian youths, a man and a woman, in a fatal car crash in Tehran.

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Media Coverage

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

Why MH370 Matters In Negotiations With Iran

The mystery of the Malaysian Boeing 777-200 aircraft that went missing less than one hour after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur last weekend has generated widespread speculation all over the media, with the plane’s sudden disappearance from the radar being linked to

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

NYT’s Erdbrink Misses Iran Hardliner Criticism

Thomas Erdbrink of the New York Times has been in Iran for a decade now, and it usually shines through (we’ve complemented him in the past for this).  So we were more than a bit perplexed by his recent article headlined

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Posted in Ali Akbar Salehi, Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Khamenei, Other News
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