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10th October 2018 – Axios

U.S. and India headed toward clash over Iranian oil sanctions

Behnam Ben Taleblu

India, a country the Trump administration has called “a key security and economic partner,” will soon test U.S. resolve on Iran. Two Indian firms are reportedly seeking to purchase Iranian oil in November. Should the imports go through, they would contravene the stated U.S. aim of bringing Iran’s petroleum exports “as close to zero as possible” by Nov. 4. more...

3rd October 2018 – CBN

Faith Nation

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins CBN News to discuss Secretary Pompeo's announcement withdrawing the US from the 1955-era Treaty of Amity with Iran. more...

3rd October 2018 – Axios

With Syria strike, Iran continues ramping up ballistic missile use

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps fired six ballistic missiles into eastern Syria on Monday. The strike — whose efficacy is debatable — was in response to a Sept. 22 terrorist attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz in southwestern Iran. Both the Islamic State, or ISIS, and a local Arab resistance group took responsibility for the attack. more...

2nd October 2018 – BBC

The Today Program

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins The Today Program to discuss the Europe's response to the Iran Nuclear Deal. more...

2nd October 2018 – i24

Crossroads

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Senior Fellow Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Crossroads to discuss Iran's nuclear program and reports from the IAEA. more...

1st October 2018 – Voice of America

VOA Persia

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Foundation for Defense of Democracies' Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses recent Iranian missile strikes in Syria with VOA Persia. more...

28th September 2018 – i24

The Rundown

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu analyzes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's UNGA speech and how it may affect the perception of the Iran Nuclear Deal. more...

26th September 2018 – Quoted by ABC News

Trump administration turns ire toward Iran, alienating allies at UN

Behnam Ben Taleblu

One year after threatening to destroy North Korea and mocking Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man,” President Donald Trump and his top officials have turned their ire on a new target at this year’s United Nations General Assembly: Iran. more...

25th September 2018 – CTV

CTV

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Talebu weighs in on President Donald Trump's second address to the UN General Assembley speech. more...

25th September 2018 – ABC News Australia

The World

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins ABC Australia to discuss Rouhani at the United Nations. more...

25th September 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Senior Fellow and Iran expert discusses President Donald Trump at the UN and his efforts to prove the dangers of Iran to Europe. more...

24th September 2018 – Sky News Arabia

Sky News Arabia

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's senior fellow and Iran expert Behnam Ben Taleblu sits in on Sky News Arabia to discuss Iran's summit at the General Assembly of the United Nations and the Security Council. more...

20th September 2018 – Quoted by Tim Fernholz, Daniel Wolfe - Quartz

Satellite images show a missile launcher following Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Last month, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei went to the Sacred Shrine of Imam Ridha in Masshad, Iran, to attend the ritual cleaning of the Muslim saint’s tomb. But being the supreme leader of Iran is not all rites and photo opportunities: There’s also the Great Satan, fractious internal politics, and arch-nemesis Israel to worry about. more...

17th September 2018 – i24

Clearcut

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Clearcut to discuss Russia and Turkey's decision to establish a safe zone in Syria and what this means for the region. more...

17th September 2018 – The John Batchelor Show

The John Batchelor Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses with The John Batchelor Show the warning given to Iran from Secretary Pompeo that November 4th is the end. more...

14th September 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Analysis: Iranian Missile Strikes Against Kurdish Dissidents in Iraq

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Over the weekend, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fired seven short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) at the headquarters of Iranian Kurdish dissidents in northern Iraq. The move follows an uptick in violence between Tehran’s security establishment and Kurdish insurgents, allegations about foiled terror plots in the country’s Kurdish-heavy west, as well as the recent execution of three Iranian Kurdish males imprisoned for allegedly having ties to terror groups. more...

13th September 2018 – i24

Clearcut

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Michelle Makori to discuss the current events regarding Iran. more...

10th September 2018 – VOA Persia

VOA Persia

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins VOA Persia to discuss the recent string of arrests and imprisonments by Iran's Revolutionary Guard of dual-nationalities. more...

7th September 2018 – Axios

Iran moves missiles to Iraq in attempt to fortify security, influence

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Last week, Reuters reported that Iran transferred two types of weapons — a rail-launched artillery rocket and solid-propellant short-range ballistic missiles called the Fateh-110 and the Zulfiqar — to Shiite militias in neighboring Iraq. The same report cited an unnamed Iranian official who said the missile transfer was “a backup plan if Iran was attacked.” more...

4th September 2018 – Syndicate

The John Batchelor Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins the The John Batchelor Show to discuss the ongoing currency crisis facing Iran as the rial hits a record low against the dollar. more...