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7th August 2015 – Quoted by Charles Hoskinson - The Washington Examiner

Reversing Iran deal Wouldn’t Be Easy for Next President

Mark Dubowitz

Republican presidential candidates have slammed President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, with some vowing to repudiate it if they win. more...

3rd August 2015 – Quoted by by i24 News

Firm Whose Crane Was Used for Hangings Set to Re-enter Iran Market

Benjamin Weinthal

An Austrian company, Palfinger AG, whose crane equipment was used to for executions, is set to re-enter the Iranian market. Company head Herbert Ortner says there is strong demand for cranes in Iran because there is no local production, the Austria Press Agency reported. more...

3rd August 2015 – Quoted by Walter Pincus - The Washington Post

The Limitations of Sanctions on Iran

Juan Zarate

The parts of the Iran nuclear agreement that would lift sanctions are among its most complicated and controversial elements, partly because there is disagreement about what effect the sanctions have had on Tehran’s nuclear program. more...

31st July 2015 – Quoted by George F. Will - The New York Post

The Arrogance - and Futility - of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Reuel Marc Gerecht

It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. more...

28th July 2015 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

IRGC to Cash in On Nuke Deal

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is poised to reap a large windfall as a result of a recently inked nuclear accord with Western powers that will fully remove economic sanctions on the fighting force and allow it to continue pursuing rogue activities across the globe, according to analysts and a copy of entities set to be delisted as part of the agreement. more...

28th July 2015 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

U.S. to Lift Sanctions on Khamenei’s Financial Empire

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Saeed Ghasseminejad

The Obama administration is gearing up to lift economic sanctions on a nearly $100 billion network of organizations belonging to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, according to the parameters of the recent Iranian nuclear deal. more...

27th July 2015 – Quoted by David Daoud - The Algemeiner

Iran Set to Receive Massive Relief From SWIFT Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz, Jonathan Schanzer

Iranian media outlets have been reporting that Iran is set to receive massive relief from the world’s biggest interbank transfer network, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) sanctions. more...

24th July 2015 – Quoted by Charles Hoskinson - The Washington Examiner

Iran Nuclear Deal Has Dueling Sanctions ‘Snapbacks’

Mark Dubowitz

A key enforcement tool of the nuclear deal with Iran is the idea that international sanctions would quickly "snap back" into place if Tehran violates any of its terms. more...

23rd July 2015 – Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

Four Key Questions About the Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

Senators grilled three members of President Obama's Cabinet on Thursday about the international agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program in return for sanctions relief. more...

22nd July 2015 – Quoted by Energy Intelligence - Oil Daily

Does Iran Clause Shield Firms From Sanctions?

Behnam Ben Taleblu

As governments start to move forward with this month's historic Iran nuclear deal, oil and gas companies considering post sanctions deals will be gauging the threat of a re-imposition of sanctions under so-called "snapback" provisions. more...

22nd July 2015 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

Iran Scored a Major Under-the-Radar Economic Victory in the Nuclear Deal

Mark Dubowitz, Jonathan Schanzer

Last week's historic nuclear deal between a US-led group of countries and Iran is intended to impose a combination of stockpile limitations and intensive monitoring that keeps the country one year away from producing a single nuclear weapon for a period of at least 10 years. more...

21st July 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

The Snapback Trap is One Reason to Nix the Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

In an appearance on NPR, sanctions guru Mark Dubowitz explained that the mechanism in the Iran deal designed to stop Iran from cheating — the “snapback” — actually provides cover for Iran to cheat. The report went like this: more...

20th July 2015 – Quoted by Bret Stephens - The Wall Street Journal

The Iran Deal’s Collapsing Rationale

Mark Dubowitz

The Iran deal is supposed to prevent a nuclear-arms race in the Middle East. So what better way to get that ball of hopefulness rolling than by arming our regional allies to the teeth? more...

17th July 2015 – Quoted by Kyle Orton - The Independent

Will the US Even Hold Iran to the Terms of Nuclear Agreement?

Mark Dubowitz

With all the leaks and the numerous "interim" deals, the nuclear deal—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—made with Iran on July 14 contained few surprises. more...

17th July 2015 – Quoted by Indira Lakshmanan - Bloomberg

Iran Risks Will Curb Investor Enthusiasm Even as Sanctions Ease

Mark Dubowitz

The end of economic sanctions on Iran under this week’s nuclear deal has been portrayed as a gold-rush opportunity in an oil-rich Gulf state, but returning to business as usual won’t be as easy as the burst of enthusiasm suggests. more...

16th July 2015 – Quoted by Jackie Northam - NPR

Lifting Sanctions Will Release $100 Billion To Iran. Then What?

Mark Dubowitz

$100 billion: That's roughly how much the U.S. Treasury Department says Iran stands to recover once sanctions are lifted under the new nuclear deal. The money comes from Iranian oil sales and has been piling up in some international banks over the past few years. But there are questions about what Iran will do with this windfall. more...

16th July 2015 – NPR

All Things Considered

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz discusses Iran's $100 billion windfall as part of a nuclear agreement. more...

16th July 2015 – Quoted by Investor's Business Daily

Snapping Back Sanctions Won’t Prevent A Nuclear-Armed Iran

Iran Deal: The president claims that if Tehran cheats, "sanctions that have helped to cripple the Iranian economy will snap back into place." But he won't want them to, because then the deal would be dead. more...

15th July 2015 – Quoted by Alan Katz

Iran Likely to Wait for Months to Rejoin Global Banking System

Mark Dubowitz

Iran is still probably several months away from achieving one of the goals that drove it to pursue a historic nuclear accord -- reconnecting the nation’s banks to a global system that routes most money transfers. more...

14th July 2015 – Quoted by Nahal Toosi - Politico

How a Republican President Could Kill the Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

If the next president hates the nuclear deal with Iran, he (or she) can undo it after taking office. more...


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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.