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Tehran Sentences U.S. Hostage to 10 Years in Prison

20th July 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Tehran Sentences U.S. Hostage to 10 Years in Prison

Tzvi Kahn

Tehran has sentenced another Western national to a lengthy prison term on spurious espionage charges. The incarceration of Xiyue Wang, a Chinese-American graduate student at Princeton University first arrested last summer, not only reflects Iran’s conspiratorial fears of Western infiltration, but also marks a likely effort to extort Washington for further concessions. more...

Analysis & Commentary

20th July 2017 – Quoted by Iran Focus

Trump Wanted to Find Iran Non-Compliant With Nuclear but Was Talked out of It

Mark Dubowitz

Donald Trump wanted to declare Iran as noncompliant with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal but was talked out of it by national security aides shortly ahead of the midnight deadline, according to administration officials. more...

20th July 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Tehran Sentences U.S. Hostage to 10 Years in Prison

Tzvi Kahn

Tehran has sentenced another Western national to a lengthy prison term on spurious espionage charges. The incarceration of Xiyue Wang, a Chinese-American graduate student at Princeton University first arrested last summer, not only reflects Iran’s conspiratorial fears of Western infiltration, but also marks a likely effort to extort Washington for further concessions. more...

19th July 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Trump administration sanctions Iran but continues the Iran deal. FDD senior Iran analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses these developments. more...

18th July 2017 – Qutoed by Erin Cunningham - The Washington Post

With U.S. scholar’s conviction, power struggle escalates between Iran’s president and hard-liners

Behnam Ben Taleblu

A high-stakes power struggle between Iran’s moderate president and his hard-line opponents in the judiciary appeared to escalate with the arrest of the president’s brother and the conviction of an American student for espionage this weekend — rulings that seemed timed to embarrass the Iranian leader at home and abroad. more...