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17th January 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Busted! Iran, Turkey and the Largest Sanctions-Evasion Scheme in Modern History

Clifford D. May, Jonathan Schanzer, Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

It was likely the largest sanctions-evasion scheme in modern history, involving top state officials from both Ankara and Tehran. more...

12th January 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

U.S. Designates Iranian Chief Justice

Annie Fixler , Behnam Ben Taleblu

The U.S. Treasury Department designated Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani today under non-nuclear authorities for his role in the human rights violations in Iran. As Iran’s chief justice and head of the judicial branch since August 2009, Larijani has for nearly a decade overseen the Islamic Republic’s judicial apparatus, a central component of the regime’s repression of the Iranian people. more...

8th January 2018 – Quoted by Fred Fleitz - The National Review

Trump Should Kill the Iran Nuclear Deal, for the Dissidents and Protesters

Tzvi Kahn

President Trump will make some important decisions this month that could not only end the controversial 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran but also convey America’s support for Iranian protesters and hasten the overthrow of Iran’s ruling mullahs. more...

8th January 2018 – Quoted by Susan Glasser - Politico

Is Trump Stuck With an Iran Deal He Loathes?

Mark Dubowitz

As a new year’s wave of street protests rocks Iran, the demonstrations put President Donald Trump in an awkward bind—right as he faces a new deadline to decide whether to continue with the Iran nuclear deal he loathes. more...

7th January 2018 – Quoted by Felicia Schwartz - The Wall Street Journal

Trump Faces Pivotal Decisions on Iran Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

The 2015 Iran nuclear agreement faces a potentially fateful week, with a series of deadlines awaiting President Donald Trump as Tehran reacts to recent antigovernment protests. more...

5th January 2018 – Quoted by Joel Gehrke - The Washington Examiner

Trump mulls restoring Iran nuclear sanctions to support protesters

Richard Goldberg

President Trump’s team is engaged in a serious but discrete internal discussion about whether to renew the key sanctions waived under the terms of the Iran nuclear agreement, administration allies said following a meeting this week at the White House. more...

5th January 2018 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - The Times of Israel

With nuke deal tottering, Iran protests could be death blow or saving grace

Mark Dubowitz

Iranians are taking to the streets in spontaneous demonstrations across the country to protest government corruption and a failing economy. more...

4th January 2018 – Quoted by Erica Pandey - Axios

U.S. conviction of Turkish banker stirs tensions between nations

Jonathan Schanzer

Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a Turkish banker, has been found guilty of bank fraud and conspiracy due to his involvement in a plot to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions. Atilla's conviction in New York has spurred anger in Ankara, with Turkey's foreign ministry accusing the U.S, of "unprecedented intervention in Turkey's domestic affairs," per BBC News. more...

2nd January 2018 – Quoted by Joyce Karam - The National

Trump administration considering new Iran sanctions in response to protests

Mark Dubowitz

US president Donald Trump has made clear his support for the Iran protests, sending out seven tweets in six days and seizing the opportunity to highlight his longstanding criticism against the Tehran regime. more...

2nd January 2018 – Quoted by Michael Crowley and Eliana Johnson - Politico

Iran protests could move Trump to kill nuclear deal

Richard Goldberg

Anti-government protests in Iran offer President Donald Trump a new reason to scrap the Iran nuclear deal later this month — a risky move that Trump’s supporters are cheering but that critics warn could play into Tehran’s hands. more...

2nd January 2018 – Quoted by Jordan Fabian and Rebecca Kheel - The Hill

Trump ratchets up support for demonstrators in Iran

Behnam Ben Taleblu

The Trump administration on Tuesday ramped up its support for the protests gripping Iran and urged other nations to take a stand against Tehran’s violent crackdown on demonstrators. more...

2nd January 2018 – Quoted by Zachary Cohen - CNN

Iran deal deadlines loom as Trump weighs sanctions

Behnam Ben Taleblu

President Donald Trump has used Iranian anti-government protests as an opportunity to slam the Iran nuclear deal ahead of key legal deadlines looming this month, actions that may foreshadow how he plans to proceed. more...

2nd January 2018 – Quoted by Katherine Gypson - Voice of America

Iran Protests Revive Bitter US Political Divides

Mark Dubowitz

President Donald Trump blamed former president Barack Obama Tuesday for "foolishly" giving Iranian leadership money as part of the 2015 nuclear agreement negotiated by his administration, tweeting a claim the funds "went into terrorism and into their pockets." more...

1st January 2018 – Quoted by Michael Gordon and Felicia Schwartz - The Wall Street Journal

On Iran, Trump Administration Encourages Support for Protesters

Mark Dubowitz

The Trump administration is lobbying countries world-wide to support Iranians’ right to peaceful protest and is prepared to impose fresh sanctions if Iran’s government cracks down forcefully on the demonstrations spreading throughout the country, U.S. officials said. more...

1st January 2018 – Quoted by William Gallo - Voice of America

Amid Iran Protests, Trump Faces Decision on Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

U.S. President Donald Trump, who has been quick and forceful in his support for Iranian anti-government protests, will have a chance later this month to further step up pressure on Tehran. more...

28th December 2017 – The Tower

Expert: Protests Spurred by Economic Uncertainty Show Iran’s Vulnerability to Sanctions

Richard Goldberg

Sanctions expert Richard Goldberg assessed that economic protests breaking out across Iran are a sign of Iranian vulnerability to economic pressure, writing, “Decertification is working. It’s time to increase the pressure on Iranian regime in every way possible, not weaken it.” more...

28th December 2017 – Quoted by Michael Crowley - Politico

How Trump could kill the Iran nuclear deal in January

Mark Dubowitz

President Donald Trump allowed the Iran nuclear deal to survive through 2017, but the new year will offer him another chance to blow up the agreement — and critics and supporters alike believe he may take it. more...

28th December 2017 – Quoted by Jessica Kwong - Newsweek

Trump Could Kill Iran Nuclear Deal as Early as Next Month

Mark Dubowitz

Come January, President Donald Trump will have the opportunity to, as he promised on the campaign trail, axe one of his predecessor Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy achievements: the Iran nuclear deal. more...

15th November 2017 – Quoted by Valentina Pasquali - Moneylaundering.com

Iranian Finances Targeted Again by US Legislation

Behnam Ben Taleblu

U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a pair of bills to increase visibility on certain Iranian assets and transactions, the latest of a series of congressional measures against the Islamic Republic after global sanctions against the country were lifted last year. more...

25th October 2017 – Quoted by Anna Edgerton - Bloomberg

Iran Sanctions Unrelated to Nuclear Pact Poised to Pass House

Behnam Ben Taleblu

The U.S. House is poised to pass new sanctions in response to Iran’s ballistic missile program and support for Hezbollah, while stopping short of addressing the Islamic Republic’s compliance with the multinational accord designed to curb its nuclear program. more...

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Events

13th August 2015 - 1:56 PM

Role of Sanctions in the Iran Nuclear Agreement

The Heritage Foundation hosted an event on August 13  to analyze the state of sanctions following the nuclear agreement with Iran. 

The event, Assessing the Iran Nuclear Agreement: Placing Sanctions in Context, focuses on the remaining sanctions architecture of the U.S. and E.U., the possibility of 'snapback sanctions' if Iran violates the deal, and explores alternatives to the agreement moving forward. 

3rd August 2015 - 11:00 AM

Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge

FDD’s Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance hosted a standing-room-only event on August 3 in coordination with the Hudson Institute.  The event, Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge, marked the official roll-out of a monograph on the topic edited by CSIF Board Member, Samantha Ravich, and featuring chapters by FDD and CSIF Executive Director Mark Dubowitz and CSIF Chairman Juan Zarate, who all were included among the expert panelists at the two-panel event.