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By INU staff

INU - On Thursday, it was widely reported that Obama administration officials were among the targets of a large number of recent cyberattacks originating in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The incidents also affected a range of Western journalists and academics, reflecting an escalating Iranian cybersecurity threat, which various IT analysts have warned about in recent weeks and months.

By INU staff

INU - On Tuesday, The Guardian reported upon the reaction among Iranian hardliners to reports that President Obama and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif briefly shook hands when they encountered each other at the gathering of the UN General Assembly. The incident is arguably representative of overall relations between Iran and the United States since the election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. That is to say that any outreach to the US tends to be outweighed by a disproportionate display of continued hostility.

By INU staff

INU - On Friday, two editorials illustrated the strange dynamic of current US-Iran relations while also criticizing the Obama administration’s approach to handling the issue of Iran’s nuclear program and its influence throughout the Middle East.

On Tuesday, Fox News reported that Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had levied criticisms against the film “American Sniper,” which has earned over 300 million dollars at the US box office since its opening in December and has been the subject of a great deal of discussion and debate among American citizens.

Discussions on a sound policy toward Iran, specifically with regard to the nuclear and regional crises, have now turned into an imperative and serious matter for the West and particularly for the P5+1 countries.

By INU staff

INU - On Tuesday, September 23, Iranian state media announced that the country’s military was unveiling a new model of missile-equipped drone. Deputy Foreign Secretary General Amir Hatami was quoted by Fars news agency as saying that “the research, experimentation, and testing phases have been completed” and that the aircraft are prepared to go into service to add to Iranian air defenses.

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