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Iran’s dinner diplomacy

October 10-14 Hassan Rouhani, did not shake hands with Barack Obama at the United Nations this week, a year after their celebrated cellphone chat. By Robin Wright Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, did…

Who might succeed Khamenehi?

October 10-14 JANNATI by Warren L. Nelson The hospitalization last month of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenehi has opened up speculation about who might succeed him if he should die soon or become…

Rezaian’s wife is released on bail

RULING — Jason Rezaian remains in jail, but his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, has been freed on bail. October 10-14 The Islamic Republic has freed the wife of Jason Rezaian on bail, but…

Netanyahu in Washington: Iran, Iran and Iran

October 10-14 By Natan Sachs As Israel’s prime minister visits the White House, Natan Sachs of the Brookings Institution tells Deutsche Welle (DW) that Benjamin Netanyahu has one thing above all else…

IS vision for shafting Iran

October 10-14 A captured document from the Islamic State talks of plans to seize Iran’s nuclear secrets, unleash a vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing against Shias, and cripple Iran’s caviar and carpet…

Tehrani killed by dish collectors

CLEANING UP THE DISHES — Police assigned since June to locate and collect television satellite dishes stack the product of their work on a truck October 10-14 A 65-year-old building manager was…

China’s military presence in the Gulf

October 10-14 By Michael Singh Little noticed amid the tumult in Syria, two Chinese naval ships–a guided missile destroyer, the Changchun, and a frigate, the Changzhou–visited the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas…

Internet filters: Irritating but ineffective

ICON — Shakira is a Columbian singer with no connection whatsoever to Iran. But only two other Facebook pages have more “likes” from Iranians than Shakira’s, which has attracted 1.5 million. October…

EU wants Iranian gas—but no nukes

October 10-14 PIPES — The map shows the pipelines from Russia and Iran to Europe. (Note: There are no pipelines from Iran to Europe.) The European Union is desperate to reduce its…

GIFT

October 10-14 Russia has given Iran a four-century-old Iranian shield that was lost on a battlefield to the Ottoman Turks.  The shield is made of bronze with gold inlay, which indicates it…

Gas storage will cut gas imports

October 10-14 Iran’s gas company says the opening of the Shourijeh natural gas storage site in northeastern Iran will lower Iran’s need to import natural gas from Turkmenistan but will not eliminate…

Zarif rips regime rhetoric as trash

ZARIF. . . raps regime rhetoric October 10-14 Some of the rhetoric widely promoted in the Islamic Republic is too much for Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif. Zarif last week denounced talk that…

Academic says new view of apostasy is required

HASHEMI. . . in Malaysia October 10-14 An Iranian-American academic has told a Muslim audience in Malaysia that contemporary Muslims need to come up with a new interpretation of apostasy to reflect…