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    Which Ira* country?

    December 27-2013 It’s that same old problem back again—confusing Iran and Iraq because there is only a single letter difference in the Latin alphabet.  Abbas Hajj Ali told Swedish Radio…

    Minefield killers

    December 27-2013 An 18-year-old boy was killed last week by a landmine left over from the Iran-Iraq war that ended more than 25 years ago.  The Kordpa website said 13…

    Fresh insult

    December 27-2013 Mahmud Sari Qalam, an aide to President Rohani, was being interviewed on state TV last week when a taxi driver’s complaint about the new nuclear deal was brought…

    Change

    December 27-2013 South Carolina is best known for precipitating the Civil War by becoming the first state to secede from the Union after Abraham Lincoln’s election.  It doesn’t have a…

    Regime returns to nuke talks, but no agreement

    Regime returns to nuke talks, but no agreement

    December 27-2013 After seven days of anti-American diatribes and accusations of evil-doing, the Islamic Republic ended its boycott of talks with the United States and resumed negotiations in Geneva.  But…

    Egypt, Turkey file charges said to spatter Islamic Rep.

    Egypt, Turkey file charges said to spatter Islamic Rep.

    December 27-2013 In both Egypt and Turkey last week, new charges were leveled about alleged Iranian interference.  It did not appear that either allegation had much substance. The more serious—but…

    Iran gains no human rights support

    Iran gains no human rights support

    December 27-2013 UN passes resolution with just as many yes votes as last year; Rohani charm gains regime nothing at UN The UN General Assembly approved its annual resolution criticizing…

    Crackdown on dissidents continues without letup

    Crackdown on dissidents continues without letup

    December 27-2013 There is no sign that the regime’s efforts to reign in dissidents has slowed down at all since the election of Hassan Rohani.  In recent days, a popular…