The Nuclear Deal Was A Win for Rouhani. But Iranians Have High Expectations.

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by Jasmin Ramsey A poll just out on Iranian public opinion in the wake of the historic nuclear deal reached in July indicates extensive domestic support for the accord and President Hassan Rouhani. That said, the support is tied to… Continue Reading  

And Mikulski Makes 34. Now What?

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by Jim Lobe As we predicted yesterday, Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski has said that she will vote against any resolution to reject the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA), thus making it certain that a veto cast by Obama against such… Continue Reading  

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

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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  

Dissidents Join Iranian Majority in Supporting Nuclear Deal

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by Jasmin Ramsey Seventy-four prominent Iranians living abroad who self-identify as opponents or critics of the Iranian government have signed the following letter urging Congress to support the nuclear agreement with Iran. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and journalist Maziar Bahari, both former political… Continue Reading  

Obama the Anti-Semite?

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by Ali Gharib There’s an odd, but not altogether surprising, line of attack developing against the Obama administration and other proponents of the Iran nuclear deal: that they are anti-Semites. How did this happen? The meme mostly owes to salvos… Continue Reading