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Bungling Boris

A woman in jail in Iran/ Risks even more time in the can/ Because of the work/ Of Boris the jerk,/ A deeply incompetent man./// https://www.ft.com/content/24b3a740-c307-11e7-b2bb-322b2cb39656 A woman in jail in IranRisks even more time in the canBecause of the … Continue reading

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Who Ran Iran?

Rouhani successfully ran/ Against the Supreme Leader’s man/ To win reelection;/ Despite this rejection,/ The old Mullah still ran Iran./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-39984066 Rouhani successfully ranAgainst the Supreme Leader's manTo win reelection;Despite this rejection,The old Mullah still ran Iran. — Mick Twister … Continue reading

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I Ran Iran

There was an Iranian man/ Who used to be big in Tehran/ But old Rafsanjani,/ Like Hassan Rouhani,/ Had fights over who ran Iran./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-38551639 There was an Iranian manWho used to be big in TehranBut old Rafsanjani,Like Hassan Rouhani,Had … Continue reading

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Dipsomatic Spat

Inviting Rouhani to dine/ The French took a principled line/ Let’s cancel the meeting/ There’s no point in eating/ Unless we can also have wine./// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/irans-european-tour-french-officials-cancel-diplomatic-lunch-with-visiting-president-hassan-rouhani-a6838181.html Inviting Rouhani to dine The French took a principled line Let's cancel the meeting There's no point … Continue reading

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Vatican Cover-up

Rouhani saw Vatican City/ And lots of its art that’s so pretty/ But anything nude/ Was not to be viewed -/ They hid away every last titty./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35413384 Rouhani saw Vatican City And lots of its art that's so pretty But anything … Continue reading

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Nuclear Reaction

The P5+1 and Iran/ Came up with a brilliant plan:/ Enrichment is stopped/ And sanctions get dropped/ (Though Bibi is not a big fan)./// The P5+1 and Iran Came up with a brilliant plan: Enrichment is stopped And sanctions get dropped (Though Bibi is … Continue reading

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Nukes of Hazard

Iran and the P5+1/ Came to a deal in Lausanne/ Cutting Iranian/ Processed uranium/ Down to a third of a tonne./// http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/03/world/middleeast/iran-nuclear-talks.html?_r=0 Iran and the P5+1 Came to a deal in Lausanne Cutting Iranian Processed uranium Down to a third of a tonne. #half-rhymes … Continue reading

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Happiness Forbidden

Police in Iran say it’s wrong/ For folks to be singing along/ In Western apparel/ To Happy by Pharrell/ (Not really a treasonous song). ///http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/young-iranians-arrested-and-made-to-confess-on-tv-for-being-too-happy-9409988.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/469153911358910464

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Howdy Saudi

John Kerry is visiting Saudi/Essentially just to say howdy/And mull with the King/The old Arab Spring/And how not to let it get rowdy./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24799662 John Kerry is visiting Saudi Essentially just to say howdy And mull with the King The old Arab Spring And … Continue reading

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It’s Good to Talk

Two fellows, Barack and Hassan/ Who lead the US and Iran/ Had talks on the phone/ Whose positive tone/ May stop the shit hitting the fan. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24304088 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/383903067726700544

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