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Monthly Archives: March 2018

European pressure over missiles unites Iranian hardliners, moderates

Al-Monitor – There are indications that French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s recent visit to Iran was not very successful in terms of achieving its goals. The trip took place with the aim of paving the way for an upcoming landmark visit by French President Emmanuel Macron as well as softening Iran’s position on engaging in talks on regional issues …

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Outspoken Iranian pro-reform professor sentenced to jail

Al-Monitor – Iranian academic and outspoken political analyst Sadegh Zibakalam has been handed a prison sentence. Zibakalam, who is a well-known supporter of reform, stated March 13 that he has been sentenced to 18 months in jail and has also been banned for two years from political and social activities. Elaborating on the Tehran Revolutionary Court’s sentence, Zibakalam added in …

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Iran’s Cultural Cleavages And The Need For National Compromise

PayvandNews 0 Popular demonstrations in Iran at the end of 2017 reflected economic and other grievances along with a growing frustration and impatience with the Islamic system’s shortcomings. However, the demonstrations also revealed deep cultural cleavages in Iranian society. By Shireen T. Hunter (source: LobeLog) Iranian woman on cell phone with friends (photo by Amir Farshad Ebrahimi via Flickr) Some …

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