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Iran’s Allies in Iraq Vow to Help Tehran Skirt U.S. Sanctions

16th August 2018 – FDD's CSIF Policy Brief

Iran’s Allies in Iraq Vow to Help Tehran Skirt U.S. Sanctions

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Romany Shaker

Under pressure from pro-Iranian factions, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is backing away from his initial commitment to comply with U.S. sanctions on Iran. Abadi’s reversal illustrates both the weakness of Abadi’s caretaker government and the depth of Tehran’s influence in Iraq. more...

Analysis & Commentary

16th August 2018 – FDD's CSIF Policy Brief

Iran’s Allies in Iraq Vow to Help Tehran Skirt U.S. Sanctions

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Romany Shaker

Under pressure from pro-Iranian factions, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is backing away from his initial commitment to comply with U.S. sanctions on Iran. Abadi’s reversal illustrates both the weakness of Abadi’s caretaker government and the depth of Tehran’s influence in Iraq. more...

14th August 2018 – Axios

Iran’s increased missile testing an apparent rebuke to U.S. pressure

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iran’s Defense Minister unveiled a new short-range ballistic missile called the Fateh Mobin, or “manifest conqueror,” on Monday. Initially designed for surface-to-surface combat, these missiles have been upgraded several times and include anti-ship variants. more...

11th August 2018 – Fox News

Iran regime ramps up crackdown on persecuted Christians after US sanctions

Benjamin Weinthal

U.S. sanctions on Iran have inadvertently led to a crackdown on its persecuted Christian community as the ayatollahs move to consolidate their power in the face of growing unrest across the country. more...

10th August 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Oman Offers to Mediate between the U.S. and Iran

Nicole Salter

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirmed Wednesday that Oman, along with Switzerland, has offered to mediate talks between the Islamic Republic and the United States. more...