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How Diplomacy with Iran will Improve Iran’s Human Rights Situation

The possible diplomacy of a moderate president like Rouhani can be a catalyst for human rights and systematic change, but it cannot be done in a vacuum.

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Journalist yells “Remember, Mousavi must be present!” at President-Elect Rouhani live press conference

It was bound to happen. President-elect Dr. Hassan Rouhani ran on a campaign of hope and prudence, and on June 14 shocked the world by being elected as Iran’s new president (to be sworn-in in August). One of his key campaign promises was to create a more open atmosphere in Iran following the 2009 presidential [...]

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Exclusive: Iran News Now’s Conversation with Dr. Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s New President: “Govt of hope and prudence seeks to eliminate gaps between our people, create conditions for improved atmosphere”

Dr. Hassan Rouhani has just officially won the 2013 Iran presidential election. He is now officially President Hassan Rouhani of Iran. On May 31, near the very beginning of the campaign cycle in Iran, about one week after the 8 candidates that passed the vetting process of the Guardian Council were announced, INN and the [...]

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Live-blog: Iran Election 2013 – Voting Day, Round One. Will it be a “Political Epic”?

This is a live-blog covering the first day of the 2013 Iran Presidential Election. We will provide coverage throughout the day. The newest information will be at the top, with older information further down the page progressing in reverse-chronological order. Refresh this page as the day progresses for our most recent coverage. Timestamps are in [...]

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How an explosive Wikileaks revelation about Supreme Leader’s top aide seeking U.S. government money for presidential run might help Ahmadinejad and his right-hand man, Mashaei

Laura Rozen reports in Al-Monitor’s Back Channel on the explosive Wikileaks US cable that implicates Ayatollah Khamenei’s top aide and former Iran Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Velayati, in a purported outreach to the U.S. government, seeking funds for a prospective run in Iran’s presidential election. From Laura Rozen’s report: In 2007, an Iranian doctor who [...]

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Live Report – Former Iran Minister of Interior “We have plans should Mashaei run for elections.”

President Barack Obama’s 2013 Nowruz Speech to Iranians: “As a new spring begins I remain hopeful that our two countries can move beyond tension, and I will continue to work towards a new day between our nations that bears the fruit of friendship and peace.”

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Protests Erupt over Currency Crisis

James Miller, manning the INN desk today while Dave Siavashi is on the road:  

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Iran, Israel and the United States: Our destinies need not be bound by political hatreds, fears, and squabblings

If you happen to have grown up in the west, you are certainly familiar with the horror that was the holocaust.  You would know about how the Jews were singled out by the Nazis, how they were demonized, how Nazi propaganda dehumanized them, and ultimately you would know that millions of innocent Jews were killed. [...]

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Special: A Dichotomy of the “Chatter” vs. Instagrams from Iran

Acknowledging Iran in the drowning din of media chatter

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Iran Live-blog: 25 Bahman, One Year Later

Last year, tens of thousands Iranians protested in solidarity with uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Several people were killed, hundreds were arrested. Today we watch for signs of renewed protests.

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Feature: Instagrams from Iran (picture compilation)

A few pictures from Iran, taken by ordinary people and posted to Instagram

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Live-blog: Russia, what’s next?

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Live-blog: Egypt Elections, Day 1

A historic day: The first post-Mubarak elections in Egypt

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Live-blog: Libya – Fighting in Tripoli as Rebels Advance

We are monitoring reports from various sources in Tripoli, Libya today, indicating that clashes are occurring in several neighborhoods there.

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Iran’s Supreme Leader attends military expo, then tweets about it

He looks like he is somewhat annoyed and unimpressed, while those around him appear nervous (and rightfully so).

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Live-blog: Riots in Vancouver after Hockey Game (June 15, 2011)

12:38am Pacific Time A tumblog has been setup to track pictures of the hooligans that rioted in Vancouver after the hockey game, here: Vancity Riot Criminals Tumblog 12:30am Pacific Time It is unfortunate that yet another Stanley Cup final in Vancouver has turned into a shameful riot. In 1994 we saw the same thing following [...]

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A Brave New Documentary by NBC News – #TwitterDiplomacy: The Making of a Nuclear Deal (Preview)

A brave new documentary by the fantastic team at NBC News. Here is a preview posted to YouTube by Ann [...]...

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey and Iran President Hassan Rouhani Exchange Tweets on Net Freedom in Iran

Twitter has completely changed the way people of influence communicate with each and with their audiences, in conversations that take [...]...

How Diplomacy with Iran will Improve Iran’s Human Rights Situation

The possible diplomacy of a moderate president like Rouhani can be a catalyst for human rights and systematic change, but it cannot be do...

Journalist yells “Remember, Mousavi must be present!” at President-Elect Rouhani live press conference

It was bound to happen. President-elect Dr. Hassan Rouhani ran on a campaign of hope and prudence, and on June [...]...

Exclusive: Iran News Now’s Conversation with Dr. Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s New President: “Govt of hope and prudence seeks to eliminate gaps between our people, create conditions for improved atmosphere”

Dr. Hassan Rouhani has just officially won the 2013 Iran presidential election. He is now officially President Hassan Rouhani of [...]...

Live-blog: Iran Election 2013 – Voting Day, Round One. Will it be a “Political Epic”?

This is a live-blog covering the first day of the 2013 Iran Presidential Election. We will provide coverage throughout the [...]...