The Potential for Further U.S.-Iran Talks

5812172665_13fec427be_b

by LobeLog’s Tehran Correspondent In September 2013, after the historic phone conversation between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. president Barack Obama, many believed that Tehran and Washington were on the path to not only diplomatically resolving the nuclear issue… Continue Reading  

Parliamentary Drama in Tehran

Ali-Asghar-Zarei-biographya-com-3

by Farideh Farhi This week has been one of high drama at Iran’s Parliament (Majles). After the Tuesday passage of a bill giving the government permission to “voluntarily implement” the recent nuclear deal—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—based on guidelines… Continue Reading  

When the New York Times Becomes a Shill for Iran’s Hardline Press

new-york-times

by Farideh Farhi The headline in The New York Times Story on Iran on August 31 was succinct. It stated: “Iranian State Media Reports Arrest of Reformist Politician.” Although the headline later changed to “Reformist Politician Is Said to be Held,”… Continue Reading  

Iranian Critics of Deal on the Defensive

Khamenei-Khomeini

by LobeLog’s Tehran correspondent Since the announcement of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 on July 14, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has not expressed any opposition to the deal. Despite some media reports alleging the contrary,… Continue Reading  

Here’s How Iranian Hardliners Have Reacted to the Nuclear Deal

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

by Lobelog’s Tehran correspondent The nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 on Tuesday has elicited a wave of reactions from key figures within Iran’s establishment. On Tuesday night, mere hours after the agreement was announced, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah… Continue Reading