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12th January 2016 – Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

Sanctions Relief for Iran Could Come This Week

Iran has met all the requirements under its nuclear deal with world powers to gain relief from international sanctions beginning as early as this week. Yet that long-awaited moment may prove to be a bit of a political and economic letdown for the Islamic Republic. more...

12th January 2016 – Quoted by Rachel Oswald - Congressional Quarterly

Iran Sanctions Bill Faces Steep White House, Democratic Opposition

Mark Dubowitz

The House this week is expected to pass legislation that if implemented would likely kill the Iran nuclear deal. more...

9th January 2016 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - The Times of Israel

Saudi-Iran Crisis is Latest Reality Check for Nuke Deal Backers

Mark Dubowitz

Just months after the conclusion of a nuclear deal with Iran that the Obama administration hoped would help defuse a volatile region, the Middle East seems ready to spiral out of control. more...

8th January 2016 – Quoted by Taimur Khan - The National

United States Still Considering Fresh Sanctions on Iran

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration is still weighing whether it will impose fresh sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile tests conducted late last year, after preparing and then suddenly delaying the new measures last week. more...

31st December 2015 – Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

The Obama Administration is Playing a ‘Game of Whack-a-Mole’ With Iran

Mark Dubowitz, Jonathan Schanzer

The Obama administration is planning a new round of sanctions against individuals and companies in Iran over the country's ballistic-missile program, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. more...

30th December 2015 – Quoted by Jay Solomon - The Wall Street Journal

Obama Administration Preparing Fresh Iran Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration is preparing to sanction nearly a dozen companies and individuals in Iran, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates for their alleged role in developing Iran’s ballistic-missile program, according to U.S. officials. more...

29th December 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

Congress Introduces Bipartisan Bills Targeting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Tyler Stapleton, Emanuele Ottolenghi

New bills are being introduced in Congress with bipartisan support that would target the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Iran’s powerful extraterritorial militia, preventing it from benefiting from the sanctions relief that was allowed as part of the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. more...

4th December 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Iran Lied: Another Sign We’ve Been Had

Mark Dubowitz

The massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., this week overshadowed another major foreign policy story: The International Atomic Energy Agency’s report on Iran. more...

23rd November 2015 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

U.S. Grants Reprieve to Firm Aiding Iran in Evading U.S. Sanctions

Saeed Ghasseminejad

An Italian company penalized for aiding Iran in evading U.S. sanctions has been de-listed by the Obama administration, prompting criticism from experts who believe the United States is caving to the Islamic Republic’s demands before it upholds its end of the recent nuclear deal, according to information provided by the Treasury and State Departments. more...

7th November 2015 – Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

‘McDonald’s Diplomacy’: The Nuclear Deal Has Emboldened Iranian Hardliners

Tony Badran

The Iran nuclear deal, the optimism went, could help open up the country to the West. It could soften the influence of hardliners in the country. And it could start to open Iran's doors to outside businesses, including from the US. more...

6th November 2015 – Quoted by Erin Banco - International Business Times

Blacklisted Iranian Airline Continues To Acquire Aircraft, Transport Weapons To Syria

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Senior U.S. officials told International Business Times they are investigating the purchase of a U.K.-manufactured aircraft by one of Iran’s airlines. Because the jet has an American-made engine, it is subject to U.S. export laws. more...

2nd November 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

What To Do About Iran

Mark Dubowitz, Emanuele Ottolenghi

Last week the Wall Street Journal reported: U.S. lawmakers, angered by the recent arrest of an Iranian-American, demanded Friday that the White House take a tougher line against Tehran and impose fresh sanctions on its elite military unit, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. more...

22nd October 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Letters About Iran Are Not Enough, Senators

Mark Dubowitz

Yesterday Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry concerning Iran’s missile test. more...

21st October 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

10 Ways Iran Has Flouted International Law Since Signing the Nuclear Deal

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Mark Dubowitz, Benjamin Weinthal

October 19 was “adoption day,” one of the markers of the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers in July. It is the date by which Iran says it will voluntary adopt measures governing inspections of its nuclear sites, while the United States and Europe will begin the process of removing nuclear sanctions on Iran. more...

20th October 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Menendez is Right, Again, on Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), stalwart critic of the Iran deal, deserves to say “I told you so.” more...

19th October 2015 – Quoted by Julian Pecquet - Al Monitor

Europe Seen as Wild Card as Iran Nuclear Deal Goes Into Effect

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Critics of the nuclear deal with Iran want the Obama administration to quickly set firm limits on sanctions relief to prevent the international coalition that brought Tehran to the table from unraveling. more...

16th October 2015 – Quoted by Carol Morello - The Washington Post

Why This Sunday is a Significant Day for the Iran Nuclear Deal

Mark Dubowitz

After many years of fitful negotiations, Iran is expected within days to start dismantling parts of its nuclear facilities and reducing its uranium stockpiles under international supervision. more...

14th October 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

The Administration’s Orwellian Language

Mark Dubowitz

It is a truism that if one does not think straight, one’s words will be confused and one’s actions are likely to reflect that confusion. This is nowhere more evident than in the Obama administration, which now deploys Orwellian language to obscure evil and hide from its own obligations. more...

3rd October 2015 – Quoted by The Week Staff

The Iran Deal: A Brief Guide

Mark Dubowitz

Having survived Republican opposition in Congress, President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran will soon go into effect. Here, a brief rundown of the deal and its effects: more...

2nd October 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Democrats Look for Cover on Lousy Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

Nine Democrats trying frantically to dispel the impression that their party was sold a bill of goods on the Iran deal came out with legislation Thursday that they said would “strengthen U.S. policy toward Iran and to clarify aspects of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that is set to take effect.” 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.