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10th July 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

German Intelligence: Iran Still Seeking Illicit Nuclear Technology

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Benjamin Weinthal

Reports from German intelligence agencies show that Iran is still attempting to procure illicit technology, including parts for the operation of its heavy water reactor, which was shuttered under the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, Benjamin Weinthal reported for The Weekly Standard on Friday. more...

10th July 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

Hamas “Salutes and Supports” Anti-Israel Boycott Campaign

Jonathan Schanzer

The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, expressed its support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel in a Twitter post last week. more...

8th July 2017 – Jerusalem Post

Iran Seeking Nuclear Weapons Technology, German Intel Says

Benjamin Weinthal

Damning German intelligence reports emerged in June and July revealing the Iranian regime’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and missile technology in defiance of international sanctions and UN resolutions. more...

6th July 2017 – Fox News

Iran illegally seeking weapons tech from German firms, according to report

Benjamin Weinthal

Iran is targeting German companies in its bid to advance its missile program, in possible violation of an international agreement, and at least on occasion with the aid of a Chinese company, according to a damning recent report from a German intelligence agency. more...

23rd June 2017 – Quoted by Valentina Pasquali - MoneyLaundering.com

FATF Renews Suspension of ‘Countermeasures’ Against Iran

Toby Dershowitz

The global anti-money laundering standard setting body opted Friday to renew its temporary suspension of recommended banking restrictions against Iran while removing Afghanistan and Laos from its list of countries that warrant enhanced monitoring. more...

23rd June 2017 – Quoted by Samuel Rubenfeld - The Wall Street Journal

FATF Continues Suspension of Some Iran Restrictions

Toby Dershowitz

The Financial Action Task Force, an international anti-money-laundering standards body, said Friday it would extend the suspension of some of its restrictions against Iran. more...

15th June 2017 – Quoted by Rebecca Shabad - CBS News

Senate passes measure to expand sanctions on Iran and Russia

Mark Dubowitz

The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation that would impose new U.S. sanctions that would target Iran's ballistic missile program, its support for terrorism and human rights violations, and yet it would still comply with the Iranian nuclear deal. more...

14th June 2017 – FDD Memo

Drawing a “Broader Conclusion” on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Olli Heinonen

Under the terms of the nuclear deal with Iran, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), key restrictions would expire if the IAEA formally reaches a “broader conclusion” that Tehran’s nuclear program is entirely peaceful. Such a conclusion would result in the lifting of the UN’s remaining non-nuclear sanctions, including the ban on ballistic missile testing and the conventional arms embargo. more...

13th June 2017 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Congress can agree on Iran and Russia sanctions, at least

Mark Dubowitz

Senators have struck a deal to put a comprehensive Russia sanctions bill on the floor this week, according to those negotiating the legislation. more...

19th May 2017 – WINA 98.9

The Schilling Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD senior Iran analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses Iran sanctions. more...

18th May 2017 – Foreign Policy

Why Trump’s Iran Sanctions Waiver Should Worry the Mullahs

John Hannah

As part of the Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), that he inherited from his predecessor, President Donald Trump yesterday was forced to decide whether to renew the U.S. waiver on sanctions targeting Iran’s oil exports. Rather than violate the JCPOA and risk an early diplomatic crisis, the president — who has dubbed the nuclear deal the “worst” in history — swallowed hard and waived. more...

17th May 2017 – Monocle

The Foreign Desk

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD senior Iran analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses the recent Iran elections. more...

25th April 2017 – The Blaze

The Buck Sexton Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Senior Vice President Dr. Jonathan Schanzer discusses the Iran Nuclear Deal. more...

21st April 2017 – Quoted by Lee Smith - The Weekly Standard

Iran on Notice

Mark Dubowitz

Last week the Trump administration sent a letter to House speaker Paul Ryan to certify that the Islamic Republic of Iran is in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal. On the campaign trail, Donald Trump had called it the “worst deal ever negotiated" and promised it wouldn't stand if he made it to the White House. What gives? more...

17th April 2017 – Quoted by Dan De Luce - Foreign Policy

Trump Mulls Squeezing Iran with Tougher Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

The Trump White House is poised to ratchet up existing sanctions against Iran and is weighing a much stricter interpretation of the nuclear agreement between Tehran and major world powers. more...

3rd April 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Gets a Raise

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The Iranian parliament passed two pieces of legislation this month with wide-reaching repercussions for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). more...

29th March 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

Expert: Bipartisan Bills Tackle U.S. Failure to Deter Iran Since Nuke Deal

Tzvi Kahn

Two bipartisan bills introduced in Congress last week aim to remedy the United States’ failure to deter Iran’s aggression since the 2015 nuclear deal, Tzvi Kahn, a senior Iran analyst for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, wrote Wednesday in a policy brief. more...

29th March 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Congress Ups Ante with New Iran Sanctions

Tzvi Kahn

House and Senate lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would increase sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile tests and other malign behavior. more...

28th March 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

U.S. Arrests Senior Turkish Banker for Sanctions-Busting

Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

U.S. authorities arrested Mehmet Hakan Atilla, the deputy CEO of Turkey’s public lender Halkbank, upon his arrival in New York, according to news reports today. more...

28th March 2017 – Fox News

Happening Now

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's CEO Mark Dubowitz discusses the relationship between Iran and Russia, as well as what the US can do to counter Iranian aggression. 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.