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The Tide of War is Rising, and Rough Seas Ahead with Iran – Calls for a More Proactive Approach

The call for a more robust and proactive approach towards Iran is being voiced loud and clear. The main question is can the politicians admit their mistakes and harken to this call? When the nuclear deal was signed, the politicians

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Financial Sanctions, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

Don’t Report Iran’s Syria Hypocrisy – Confront It

Remember that time, not so long ago, when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stood before the General Assembly of the United Nations and blamed Washington for the violence in the Middle East, while insisting that all Iran wants is a “win-win”

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

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

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

Iran’s New Taliban Ties Belie ‘Commitment’ To Stability

It’s common knowledge that Iran has ties to Shi’ite militias fighting ISIS in Iraq, while recently additional reports by EIFA iraq-malikis-gangs-unseat-sunnis  may suggest that Iran may even be strengthening ISIS in order to contribute to the mayhem in Iraq. It

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military

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

Bad Sanctions News from Germany and Poland

Judging by the German-language media lately, Tehran has moved from a charm offensive to a trade offensive in Germany. The heart of business people there just doesn’t seem to be with sanctions compliance. Sigh. First up: As we like to

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Posted in Iranian Financial Sanctions, Other News
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