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Iran Marks Human Rights Day with More Human Rights Violations – What Else?

World Human Rights Day, marked annually on December 10, came and went last week without much incident, not least in Iran – at least if the mainstream English-language press is anything to go by – although Iran’s ongoing, flagrant rights

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Posted in Human Rights, Media Coverage

After Iran Report, Can IAEA Still Deter States From Going Nuclear?

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran’s past efforts to build a nuclear weapon continued to make waves in the Western media this weekend, with nary an outlet keeping silent on the document’s dramatic – but not unpredictable

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

Can Iran’s Irrational Regime Make Rational Decisions?

Iran’s troubled relationship with Judaism\Zionism has cropped up in the news quite often lately. First there was the nuclear deal, which drew support from some left-wing Jewish quarters, leaving major Jewish organizations at odds with the Obama administration – and,

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Posted in Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Is It ‘Smart’ To Rationalize Iran’s ‘Troubling’ Threats?

Just under two weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed titled “Iran’s Supreme Leader is Wild Card in Nuclear Deal.” The piece, by Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee, was accompanied by a photo of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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

The two faces of Zarif Leave Few Marks On Nuke Deal Coverage

Just days ago, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was sending out a YouTube message to Washington, urging a “lasting outcome” for the nuclear talks  and calling for “the maturity to be reasonable […] and the audacity to break old habits,”

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Posted in Huffington Post, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Press Turns Tongue-In-Cheek As Nuke Deadline Goes By

Yet another extended deadline for a nuclear accord between Iran and the P5+1 has come and gone, as the “intense” talks hit numerous (new and old) snags. After so many missed deadlines, this week’s headlines on the latest extension seemed

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Posted in CNN, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks

Is Iran Ready To Give Up ‘Resistance’?

One of the most widely-reported Iran-related stories this week centered on a warning directed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at US Secretary of State John Kerry: agree to a nuclear deal, or President Rouhani is out. Zarif’s warning

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Khamenei, Media Coverage, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nuclear talks
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