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Fundamental Incompatiblities Complicate Iran-Europe State Visits

By INU Staff
INU - On Monday, two news stories emerged which highlighted the questionable nature of Iran’s post-sanctions reconciliation with the Western world. In the first place, Ambiente Ja reported that Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had arranged to visit Tehran later this month, in the latest of a number of state visits motivated by the desire for expanded trade agreements and general bilateral relations between a number of European governments and the supposedly moderate administration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

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End of Persian year festivities in Iran

By INU Staff
INU - On Tuesday, March 15, people throughout Iran celebrated the annual Fire Festival by setting up bonfires and exploding firecrackers. In various places public trash bins were set ablaze to show opposition to the ruling clique. Pictures of the Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani were also set on fire. In some districts anti-establishment slogans were chanted by the people. The state-run Fars News Agency reported that there have been 130 cases of uncontrolled fires, including trash bins and vehicles that were set ablaze.

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Expanded Sanctions Relief Could Mean Expansion of Activities Like Hacking

By INU Staff
INU - On Monday, The Tower published a report that was critical of US officials for appearing willing to extend further sanctions relief to the Islamic Republic, even in the wake of recent provocative measures by Iranian political and military figures, including the early March test-firing of three nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.

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One year after Bashar al-Assad chemical attack massacre in Syria

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The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon conveyed his deepest condolences to families who lost loved ones at the chemical weapons attack in Ghouta, Syria, which is entering its one year anniversary.

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Speeches for Iranian New Year Cast Doubt on International Cooperation

By INU Staff
INU - Sunday marked the festival of Nowruz, or the start or a new year on the Iranian calendar. As with every year, the holiday was acknowledged in speeches from prominent Iranian officials and also from some Western figures, including US President Barack Obama, who are actively working on aspects of Iran policy. The general media narrative in the wake of this Nowruz seems to be that the Iranian New Year stands to be characterized by inconsistent outcomes in Iran-US relations.

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Iranian Regime Regional Threats and Strategic Responses, a book by Dr. Walid Phares

By INU staff
INU - Iran under the Ayatollahs is the most serious threat for the Middle East, says Dr. Walid Phares, in his latest book titled “Iranian Regime Regional Threats and Strategic Responses.”  In his book, the author argues that the ongoing crisis in the Middle East particularly in Iraq and Syria and destabilization of the countries in Arabic Peninsula and North Africa are largely created by the Iranian regime. 

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Iran Breaking News - Protest gathering by families of political prisoners in front of Rouhani's office

 According to latest news from Iran, more than 100 families of political prisoners in Iran, in particular the families of Ward 350...

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