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18th July 2018 – Axios

U.S. and Europe continue to butt heads on Iran

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Secretary of State Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin recently rejected a European appeal for sanctions exemptions for firms conducting business with Iran. more...

18th July 2018 – i24 News

Clearcut

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins i24 News to discuss Iran's plans to build a factory to build uranium enrichment centrifuge components. more...

16th July 2018 – Fox Business

Fox Business AM

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Fox Business to discuss potential topics that will be brought up during the summit between President Trump and President Putin in Helsinki. more...

14th July 2018 – Fox News

America’s News HQ

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Fox News to comment on the upcoming summit between President Trump and Russia's President Putin. more...

12th July 2018 – VOA Persian

VOA Persia

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins VOA Persia to comment on the NATO summit in Brussels. more...

12th July 2018 – Quoted by Michael Lipin - Voice of America

NATO Pledges More Trainers for Iraqis, Afghans Facing Iran-Backed Militias

Behnam Ben Taleblu

The NATO alliance has agreed to send more troops to Iraq and Afghanistan to help security forces of those nations to stand up to militias backed by Iran. more...

11th July 2018 – VOA Persian

VOA Persia

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins VOA Persia to discuss Iran's influence in Iraq. more...

10th July 2018 – Quoted by Joel Gehrke - The Washington Examiner

Spy chiefs from Russia, Iran, and China huddle in Pakistan

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Four spy chiefs huddled in Pakistan to discuss the emergence of the Islamic State in Afghanistan, a Russian intelligence official said Tuesday. more...

10th July 2018 – Quoted by Joel Gehrke - The Washington Examiner

Mike Pompeo wants to ‘raise the cost’ for Iranian commander ‘personally’

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iranian general Qassem Soleimani is in Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s crosshairs, as the top U.S. diplomat tours the Middle East and Europe for a series of meetings. more...

9th July 2018 – Quoted by Tim Daiss - Oilprice

More Western Energy Companies Leave Iran

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Iran is still trying to get EU help as more western companies exit the country ahead of renewed sanctions imposed by the U.S. more...

6th July 2018 – Alhurra

Al Hadath

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Alhurra to discuss the release of Tehran's terrorist files to the public. more...

3rd July 2018 – Quoted by Holly Ellyatt - CNBC

Iran’s president is in Europe to save the nuclear deal ... but he risks starting a ‘messy dispute’

Behnam Ben Taleblu

“The U.S. will increase non-nuclear pressure on Iran, the European banks and businesses will side with Washington while European politicians will try to create or carve cutouts to the international sanctions architecture, and all this makes for a very messy dispute for the U.S. and its allies,” Behnam Ben Taleblu, a research fellow at Washington-based think tank, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” Tuesday. more...

2nd July 2018 – CNBC Asia

Squawk Box

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins CNBC Asia to discuss Iran's President Rouhani's latest remarks on cooperating with Europe on the nuclear deal. more...

28th June 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins the John Batchelor show to discuss the recent protests in Tehran due to the economic turmoil brought about by new US sanctions. more...

28th June 2018 – Al Arabiya

Al Hadath

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Al arabiya to discuss the recent protests in Tehran due to economic unrest. more...

28th June 2018 – CBS

CBS News

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins CBS to discuss the recent protests in Tehran due to economic unrest and demands for economic reform. more...

27th June 2018 – The Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal: Foreign Edition

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Mary Kissel to discuss renewed demonstrations in Iran and U.S. financial and energy sanctions on the regime. more...

27th June 2018 – WINA

The Schilling Show

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins the Schilling show to discuss the recent riots in Iran, the nature of the Islamic Republic, and US support for the Iranian people. more...

27th June 2018 – Quoted by Natasha Turak - CNBC

Iran protests set to continue amid collapsing currency, increasing pressure on regime

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Protests began in Iran’s capital on Sunday, sparked by shop owners — or bazaaris — shutting their doors to voice their anger at the plummeting Iranian rial. more...

26th June 2018 – Axios

Iranians take growing discontent to the streets

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iranians protesting government policies have shut down parts of the Tehran Grand Bazaar. Social media posts showed Iranian merchants gathering outside the parliament building yesterday chanting anti-regime slogans. The protests, which began in the capital, have reportedly spread to several other towns, with other bazaars shuttering on Tuesday. more...