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    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks to journalists during a news conference in New York (REUTERS/Adrees Latif).

    Political opposition website provides their explanation for the “Black Thursday” attack on political prisoners in Ward 350 of Evin Prison; President Rouhani addresses National Army Day, and figures suggest 11 people a day commit suicide in Iran.

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    Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araghchi speaks to foreign ambassadors in Iran, about the latest changes to Iran's nuclear dossier, in Tehran (REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi).

    Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi reacts to the alleged leaked sound bite of him criticizing President Rouhani; Minister of Intelligence Mohammad Alavi says the ministry of intelligence “does not belong to any political faction,” and a senior oil official says oil exports have doubled since Rouhani became president.

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    Javier Solana on Iran: "The Challenge Is Big, But A Solution Is Possible"

    EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana listens to a journalist's question at a news conference at the German Ambassador's residence in northern Tehran (REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl).

    Javier Solana, Brookings Distinguished Fellow and the former European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, offered cautious optimism on the prospects for achieving a comprehensive nuclear accord with Tehran. In a discussion with Iran @ Saban, Solana praised the current approach to the nuclear impasse and offered his uniquely informed perspective on the diplomatic landscape with Iran.  Read More

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    Former Iranian Vice President and former presidential candidate Mohammad Reza Aref (REUTERS/Fars News).

    Critiques, cartoons, and photos regarding the imminent implementation of phase two of subsidy reforms; reformist politician Mohammed Aref comments on the house arrests of Mousavi and Karroubi, and dates for expert-level talks between Iran and the P5+1 announced.

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    Appeals But No Apologies for Iran's United Nations Envoy: The Show Will Go On

    Iranian President Hassan Rohani and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

    The controversy over Washington's refusal to grant a visa to Iran's designated United Nations envoy has provoked protests from Tehran and anxieties from supporters of the ongoing nuclear negotiations between the two countries along with Europe, Russia, and China. Fortunately, both the objections and the apprehensions are overblown. 

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    Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani gestures to the media during a news conference in Tehran (REUTERS/Fars News/Majid Hagdost).

    President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet travel to the Sistan Balouchestan Province; Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh defends himself in Parliament, and IRGC Commander Yadollah Javani analyzes the “cost and benefit debate of the nuclear issue.”

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    A woman holds a picture of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during Tehran's Friday prayers (REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl).

    The Supreme Leader lays out red lines regarding Iran’s nuclear negotiations; hardline students call for the execution of Mousavi and Karroubi; and Iran seeks to supply natural gas to Europe.

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    The latest hardline criticism directed towards the negotiators of the Geneva JPA interim agreement; senior official says additional monetary frozen assets to be released next week, and aging aircraft and spare parts will soon be heading to Europe for repairs.

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    Repression and Democratization in the Case of Egypt’s Islamists

    April 9 2014 Shadi Hamid Book Launch

    On April 10, 2014, the Brookings Institution hosted a book launch marking the release of Temptations of Power: Islamists & Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East, a new book by Shadi Hamid, fellow with the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy. After his presentation, Hamid sat down with Margaret Brennan, a foreign policy correspondent at CBS News, to expand on the Muslim Brotherhood, U.S. foreign policy in Egypt, and the role Islamists have played in Egypt’s democratic process.

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    US Commander in Iraq General David Petraeus speaks to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts).

    Press reactions towards General Petraeus’s editorial in today’s Washington Post; the General of Iran’s Armed Forces says the military fully supports President Rouhani, and the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a measure that would bar Iran's pick for ambassador to the U.N.

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