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The Boeing and Airbus Iran deals shouldn’t fly

26th April 2017 – The Washington Times

The Boeing and Airbus Iran deals shouldn’t fly

Clifford D. May

Sometimes international law is ambiguous. Sometimes not. When it comes to murdering civilians and using chemical weapons to get the job done, there are no gray areas, no fuzzy lines, no mitigating circumstances. Such practices are clearly and specifically prohibited under what’s called “the law of war.” That makes Bashar Assad, Syria’s dynastic dictator, a war criminal. And it makes Iran his chief accomplice. more...

Analysis & Commentary

28th April 2017 – Quoted by Jenna Lifhits - The Weekly Standard

The Tehran Two-Step

Mark Dubowitz

Details of the United States' 2016 prisoner swap with Iran continue to surface more than a year later, forming a picture much different from the one the Obama administration presented at the time. more...

28th April 2017 – War on the Rocks

Missing the Point on Iran’s Ballistic Missiles

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told a defense exposition this month that his country would “not seek the permission of anyone” to build missiles, affirming “a need for vigilance” against perceived foreign aggression. more...

27th April 2017 – Quoted by Carol Morello, Erin Cunningham - The Washington Post

The nuclear deal takes center stage as Iran’s election campaign gets underway

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iran’s short, intense presidential campaign kicks off Friday with the first televised debate between six candidates in a race widely seen as a referendum on whether Iranians feel they have benefited from the nuclear deal that took effect last year. more...

27th April 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Germany’s Social Democrats Pivot Toward PLO and Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

German Foreign and Vice Chancellor Minister Sigmar Gabriel’s move to pick a fight with Benjamin Netanyahu come as no surprise to longterm observers of Gabriel and his Social Democratic Party’s (SPD) explicit pivot toward Fatah and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Netanyahu told Gabriel he was not prepared to meet with him if he went ahead with meetings with organizations (i.e. Breaking the Silence) that seek to delegitimize the Jewish state and the IDF. more...