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Plutonium Route, Now Firmly on Agenda

When the IAEA’s May report came out, a minority – including this blog – was alert enough to flag the reference to Iranian progress in the plutonium route. Now, this issue is finally receiving the media attention it deserves. Typical of

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Other News

Back to Iran’s WMD

There’s a limit how much media extolling of Rouhani this blog will take. Certainly when it serves as a pretext to ignoring reports on Tehran’s growing strategic capabilities. The ISIS has lately been quite prolific in this context. In a

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iranian elections, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Renault Squeezed between Cars & WMD

With the US Treasury now sanctioning Iran’s car industry, readers may be wondering what vehicles have to do with WMD. Since media reports about the new sanctions were short on context, a brief IranMediaFocus primer is in order. The organization

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, IRGC, Media Coverage

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Surprising Sanctions Detractor

An especially depressing piece by the FDD’s Emanuele Ottolenghi, in the past a staunch supporter of international sanctions efforts against Iran who issues regular updates on their implementation, has brought us back to the issue today (sooner than we intended).

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

In an Iranian game of chess, Mousavian is the ultimate pawn

People are still falling for it.  Slippery Seyed is back to his old tricks and apparently has some new fans.  Seyed Mousavian, for those who do not remember, is a former Iranian nuclear negotiator and spokesman for Khatami’s nuclear team. 

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Posted in Khamenei, Military, Seyed Hossein Mousavian
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