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Pretend democracy

I wanted to write a post this week about how there are actually signs that moderates are gaining some traction in Iranian politics for the first time since Hassan Rouhani was elected president, but you know what? 1,334 more words

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Iran releases four U.S. prisoners, including Washington Post journalist held on espionage charges

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state television announced Saturday that the government had freed four dual-nationality prisoners, and a person close to Iran’s judiciary confirmed to The Associated Press that Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian was one of them. 722 more words

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Iran frees four U.S. prisoners, including Washington Post reporter held on espionage charges

By Ali Akbar Dareini, The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state television announced Saturday that the government had freed four dual-nationality prisoners, and a person close to Iran’s judiciary confirmed to The Associated Press that Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian was one of them. 712 more words

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Implementation day approaches, but don't expect a dramatic turnaround

Earlier this week it was reported that Iran has taken the core out of its heavy-water nuclear reactor at Arak and filled it with concrete. The deputy director of Iran’s nuclear program later… 826 more words

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2016 is going to be a big year in Iranian politics

This is another one of those “welcome to 2016” pieces, but less snarky, because this really is a story that bears watching for the next few weeks and that could go in a number of directions. 955 more words

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Mideast’s dangerous divisions exposed in reaction to Saudi executions

By Amir Vahdat And Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran — The execution of a Shiite cleric in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia has laid bare the divisions now gripping the Middle East, as protesters set fire Sunday to the kingdom’s embassy in Tehran and demonstrators took to the streets from Bahrain to Pakistan. 791 more words

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Khomeini grandson registers for Iran Assembly election: state media

Source: Reuters

A grandson of Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini registered on Friday for February’s election of the Assembly of Experts, the clerical body that chooses the supreme leader, state broadcaster IRIB reported. 180 more words

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