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25th April 2018 – Quoted by Francesco Fontemaggi - AFP

Can Macron’s pitch to Trump save the Iran deal?

Behnam Ben Taleblu

European countries and the United States are talking about a new Iran deal to assuage President Donald Trump's loathing for the existing nuclear pact. more...

24th April 2018 – NewsRadio WINA

The Schilling Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins the Schilling Show to discuss the relationship between Macron and Trump and Europe's view of the Iran nuclear deal record. more...

24th April 2018 – Quoted by Noah Bierman - Los Angeles Times

Trump says there’s a ‘great shot’ at a new Iran deal, as Macron suggests. Or maybe not

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President Trump suggested on Tuesday that he would consider a plea from visiting French President Emmanuel Macron to renegotiate and expand the multinational Iran nuclear deal rather than follow through on his long-standing pledge to tear it up. more...

24th April 2018 – Quoted by Tom DiChristopher - CNBC

Trump: Agreement with France on Iran nuclear deal could come ‘fairly quickly’

Behnam Ben Taleblu

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the United States could soon reach an agreement with France that would preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. more...

23rd April 2018 – i24 News

Clearcut

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins i24 News to discuss the Iran nuclear deal in light of the upcoming May 12 deadline. more...

23rd April 2018 – i24 News

The Rundown

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins i24 News to discuss the Iran nuclear deal in light of the upcoming May 12 deadline. more...

23rd April 2018 – Fox News

Iran spreads lies claiming America supports terrorists after US-led attack on Syria

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iran has been filling the airwaves and the Internet with anti-American lies, slander and ridiculous conspiracy theories since the U.S., Britain and France launched missile strikes on Syria April 14 in response to dictator Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons to kill his own citizens more...

22nd April 2018 – Quoted by Katrina Manson - Financial Times

Iran warns US against pulling out of nuclear deal

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said it was “highly unlikely” Tehran would stay in the international deal constraining its nuclear ambitions if the US drops out and added that it could immediately begin enriching uranium but would stop short of developing a bomb. more...

20th April 2018 – Quoted by Israel Kasnett - Jewish News Syndicate

As situation heats up in Syria, the question is out there: Will Iran again target Israel?

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Israel’s covert war with Iran became overt when, in what can only be interpreted as a clear escalation, Iran sent an armed drone into Israeli territory in February. more...

19th April 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins the John Batchelor show to discuss the fate of the JCPOA deal. more...

18th April 2018 – Alhurra

Alyoum

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Alyoum to discuss the Dhahran Summit and a unified Arab strategy towards Tehran. more...

17th April 2018 – CTV News

CTV News Channel

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins CTV to discuss the recent developments revolving around the chemical attacks in Syria. more...

15th April 2018 – Quoted by Javier David - CNBC

Russia warns of ‘consequences’ for US-led strike on Syria

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Russia responded angrily to a U.S.-led strike against Syria, warning of unspecified "consequences" that stoked fears the conflict could escalate. more...

14th April 2018 – Quoted by Katrina Manson, Courtney Weaver, and Sam Fleming - Financial Times

US, Britain and France launch air strikes against Syria

Behnam Ben Taleblu

The US, Britain and France on Friday night launched more than 100 missiles against Syrian targets in a strike against the Assad regime’s chemical weapons capabilities, but stopped short of attacking Russian or Iranian targets in order to avoid triggering a broader conflict. more...

14th April 2018 – i24 News

Strictly Security

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins i24 to discuss the recent developments in Syria. more...

14th April 2018 – Quoted by Rudaw

World reacts to France, US, UK striking Assad regime in Syria

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"A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!" tweeted Trump on Saturday. more...

14th April 2018 – Quoted by Matt Kwong - CBC News

‘One-time shot’ or ‘sustained response’? Seeking a Trump Syria strategy post-missile strike

Jonathan Schanzer, Behnam Ben Taleblu

This time, as the pre-dawn skies over Syria streaked with U.S.-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles, it was a multilateral effort. more...

13th April 2018 – Fortune Magazine

Commentary: How Trump Can Neutralize Assad in Syria

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Ali-Akbar Velayati, a foreign affairs advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader, met with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad on Thursday, just one day after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened military action against Damascus for its latest chemical attacks. The timing of the meeting attests to the resoluteness of Iranian support to Assad, which has only intensified over the past seven years of the Syrian Civil War. As the U.S. contemplates an appropriate military response, it must not miss an opportunity to contest Iran in the most important theater to it in the Middle East. more...

13th April 2018 – AP TV

News Now

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins News Now to discuss the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons. more...

13th April 2018 – Fox Business

Fox Business AM

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FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Fox Business to discuss the administration's response to the chemical attacks in Syria. more...