Sunday, March 09, 2014 07:09 AM
Oye! News from Middle East
Is President Rouhani preparing for a final showdown with the head of State broadcaster IRIB?
The conflict between the President and IRIB chief Ezzatollah Zarghami is in sharp contrast to Zarghami’s unflinching support of Rouhani’s predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad between 2005 and 2013.
Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz asserted Tuesday, March 4, that Iran could be “forced” to stop enriching uranium under a comprehensive nuclear deal and said that Israel persuaded France to stiffen conditions for the interim accord reached with Iran last year.
Speaking at the Woodrow
VOF: Key differences have unexpectedly arisen between Iranian negotiators and their counterparts within the P5+1 group of countries during ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.
A very upbeat outlook on negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 powers arising from the
President Hassan Rouhani, the self-described moderate, is finding that Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi,described by almost everybody as an ultra-conservative, is a very tough nut to crack. For months, Rouhani has been trying to woo the ayatollah, with little to show for it.
This week Rouhani sent Abbas
For weeks, President Rouhani has been quiet as Iran’s military thumped its chest, displayed its missiles, and warned the US that any attack would bring an Iranian retaliation “with no boundaries”, destroying Israel and the American position in the Middle East.
On Saturday, Rouhani’s response
The U.N. nuclear watchdog planned a major report on Iran that might have revealed more of its suspected atomic bomb research, but held off as Tehran’s relations with the outside world thawed, sources familiar with the matter said.
Such a report – to have been prepared last year
Many Iranians are frustrated with President Rouhani as they grapple with sociocultural restrictions, unemployment and downward social mobility.
“Those who are constantly creating rifts do not know what kind of burden we carry.”
These words, uttered by President Hassan Rouhani in the midst of a
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