Tag Archives: Hassan Rouhani

Iran protests: is the regime in danger?

(Apologies for the lack of posting this past week. I was somewhat preoccupied with the shiva.) When I came back online I discovered that Iran has been undergoing massive popular protests that might possibly even threaten the regime. It seems … Continue reading

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The Iran deal

Apologies for the lack of posting but I’ve gone down with a summer flu, which seems entirely appropriate given the appalling news that has dominated the media today. The Iran deal which appears to have been “cinched” – i.e. America’s … Continue reading

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The West is about to ease Iran sanctions, Russia wants Iran involved in Syria talks

As we feared last month, the West’s capitulation to Iran is indeed deepening, as rumours abound that the West, led by America, is about to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for a spurious “scaling back” of its nuclear program: … Continue reading

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And so it starts: the West’s capitulation to Iran

On the heels of the cowardly American-led Western retreat from an attack on Syria’s chemical weapons and allowing Russia to fill the political vacuum, we see a similar further retreat in the face of the much more dangerous threat emanating … Continue reading

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About that moderate, reformist new Iranian president

While some western media outlets are waxing lyrical about the moderation of the new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, there are many more sober voices warning us that not only is Rouhani not a moderate or a reformer, he is in … Continue reading

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