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Iran’s Center for Illicit Finance

15th April 2016 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Center for Illicit Finance

Mark Dubowitz, Annie Fixler

Iranian Central Bank Governor Valiollah Seif is in Washington this week to attend summits at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, make the rounds at think tanks, and meet with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew. more...

Analysis & Commentary

2nd May 2016 – The National Interest

Iran: Former IRGC Commander Reveals Its Meddling in Elections

Amir Toumaj

Mansour Haghighatpour, an Iranian parliamentarian and former Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander, told a reformist-leaning newspaper last month that the IRGC had tried to leverage its political and financial influence to prevent his reelection in parliamentary elections two months ago. more...

2nd May 2016 – Quoted by The Tower

Zarif Slammed Over Claims That Iran Doesn’t Support Holocaust Cartoon Contest

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum challenged Iranian Foreign Minister’s Mohammad Javad Zarif’s claim that his government has nothing to do with a Holocaust cartoon contest scheduled to take place in Tehran later this month. more...

30th April 2016 – Quoted by Michelle Caruso-Cabrera - CNBC

Iran pushes for acceptance in global banking system

Mark Dubowitz

Iran has a message for the world's financial institutions: We want to do business again. more...

28th April 2016 – FDD Policy Brief

IAEA Takes a Light Touch on Iran’s Heavy Water

Olli Heinonen

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the international community limits Tehran’s heavy water inventory to no more than 130 metric tons for the current Arak reactor before reconfiguration to a smaller capacity. more...