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11th July 2017 – Quoted by Michael Rubin - Commentary Magazine

Why Germany Tolerates Iranian Cheating

Benjamin Weinthal

At both The Weekly Standard and the Jerusalem Post, the Foundation for Defense of Democracy’s Benjamin Weinthal exposes German intelligence reports that suggest that the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to work toward the goal of possessing nuclear weapons. more...

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...

23rd June 2017 – Quoted by Valentina Pasquali -

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...

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...

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...

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...

3rd February 2017 – Quoted by The Wall Street Journal

Trump’s Policy Turn on Iran

Mark Dubowitz

The world has been wondering if the Trump Administration will withdraw from President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran, and the answer appears to be no. That makes sense given the break it would cause with U.S. allies and the opening for Iran to make more mischief. more...

3rd February 2017 – Quoted by Fox News

Trump administration imposes new Iran sanctions over missile tests

Mark Dubowitz

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions Friday on nearly two-dozen individuals and companies in response to Iran’s recent missile tests, quickly moving to increase the pressure on the regime after putting Tehran “on notice” earlier this week. more...

3rd February 2017 – Quoted by David Lynch, Najmeh Bozorgmehr - Financial Times

US announces new sanctions following Iran missile launch

Mark Dubowitz

The US on Friday imposed new sanctions on Iran as President Donald Trump followed up on his campaign pledge to take a tougher stance towards the Islamic republic. more...

14th November 2016 – Quoted by Nicole Gaouette - CNN

Obama: Trump likely not to seek Iran deal changes

Mark Dubowitz

President Barack Obama said Monday that he expects that his successor will likely reconsider campaign vows to undo some of Obama's signature international accomplishments when he takes office in January. more...

10th November 2016 – Quoted by Josh Rogin - The Washington Post

‘Never Trump’ GOP preparing to work with Trump to squeeze Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Republicans in Congress who vigorously opposed Donald Trump’s run for president are now preparing to work with the incoming Trump administration on a number of foreign policy and national security issues where their policies overlap. First on their agenda is drastically increasing sanctions on Iran. more...

1st November 2016 – Quoted by Laurence Norman, Nektaria Stamouli - The Wall Street Journal

Greece Defies EU, U.S. on Sanctions for Iran’s Bank Saderat

Mark Dubowitz

Greece has defied its European allies and Washington by blocking European Union sanctions on an Iranian bank the U.S. accuses of financing terrorism, officials familiar with the move say. more...

28th October 2016 – Quoted by John Bennett - Roll Call

Sources: White House Angling for ‘Clean’ Renewal of Iran Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

The House plans to vote to renew expiring sanctions on Iran without adding provisions the White House would likely find objectionable, and sources say President Barack Obama is likely to let such a “clean” bill become law. more...

26th October 2016 – Quoted by Susan Crabtree - Washington Examiner

Royce: Iran’s new ransom demand confirms worst fears

Jonathan Schanzer

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said news that Iran is demanding at least $4 million for the safe return of a U.S. permanent resident confirms his fears that the Obama administration's huge cash payment to Tehran in January is encouraging Iran to take more hostages. more...

19th October 2016 – Quoted by Matthew Continetti - The Weekly Standard

Obama Admin Leaves Congress in Dark About Quiet Changes to Iran Sanctions Guidelines

Mark Dubowitz, Annie Fixler

The Obama administration won't provide Congress with a range of details about a recent announcement that cleared the way for doing business with Iran, including Iranian firms controlled by sanctioned military and terrorist groups, according to congressional sources and experts who spoke to The Weekly Standard. more...

1st September 2016 – Quoted by Michael Hernandez - Anadolu Agency

Iran plane deals threaten boost in support for Assad

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Leading aviation companies are pushing ahead with the planned sale of commercial aircraft to Iran despite fears they could be helping Tehran airlift weapons and troops to the Syrian government. 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.