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19th July 2018 – Quoted by Sophie Hares - Reuters

FEATURE-Are the Caribbean’s wealthy new citizens a lifeline or a liability?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Investing in the tropical Mount Cinnamon Resort in Grenada, with its white sand beaches, buys more than a slice of paradise - it comes with citizenship and a passport with visa-free entry to almost 130 countries. more...

10th July 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Treasury Sanctions Sales Agency that Works with Iran’s Mahan Air for Terror Support

Emanuele Ottolenghi

A Malaysian agency that serves as a sales agent for Iran’s Mahan Air was sanctioned by the United States Treasury Department for its support for Iranian terror, Reuters reported Monday. more...

10th July 2018 – Quoted by Bennett Ruda - Jewish Press

Hezbollah: One Man’s Narco-Terrorist Is Another Man’s Freedom Fighter

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Some freedom fighters. Actually, Hezbollah is more than just a terrorist group. more...

25th June 2018 – Quoted by BBC Mundo

Pasaportes Dorados: la multimillonaria industria de venta legal de ciudadanías

Emanuele Ottolenghi

"El dinero puede comprarte mucha libertad". more...

24th June 2018 – Quoted by Mona Alami - The Arab Weekly

Hezbollah’s internal gains and external operations place all of Lebanon at risk

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Hezbollah’s international activities, combined with its growing influence over Lebanon’s domestic politics, are fuelling a rift between the country and its regional and Western partners. more...

15th June 2018 – Foreign Policy

Lebanon Is Protecting Hezbollah’s Cocaine Trade in Latin America

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Days after the Trump administration withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, Washington ramped up sanctions against Hezbollah as part of its offensive against Tehran and its proxies. Yet U.S. policy toward the Lebanese militant group continues to be incoherent. more...

8th June 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Boeing Will Not Deliver Planes to Iran, Ending Controversial Multi-Billion Dollar Sale

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Following the exit of the United States from the nuclear deal and reimposition of sanctions, airplane manufacturer Boeing announced that it would not deliver any planes to Iran, Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday. more...

5th June 2018 – BBC Radio

File on 4

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi joins File on 4 to discuss the details surrounding the Pilatus Bank case. more...

27th May 2018 – Quoted by Zack Dorfman - Politico

The Tale of a Powerful American Businessman, Three Sanctioned Iranians and an Imprisonment in Tehran

Emanuele Ottolenghi

On May 13, 2012, Afsaneh Azadeh, an Iranian-American living in Dubai, touched down at Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran. more...

11th May 2018 – Quoted by Michael Cutler - Front Page Magazine

Congressional Hearing: Iranian Sleeper Cells Threaten U.S.

Emanuele Ottolenghi

It has been said that the first step to solving a problem is to acknowledge the existence of the problem. It has also been said that where there is a will, there is a way. more...

10th May 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi joins the John Batchelor show to discuss US secondary sanctions to end airplane deals with Iran. more...

5th May 2018 – The Hill

Deal or no deal, Trump should punish Iran’s aviation sector

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The decision on whether or not Boeing should sell passenger aircraft to Iran should not be made by Boeing, but by President Trump, says FDD’s Emanuele Ottolenghi in his latest piece for The Hill. He also argues why targeting Iran’s aviation sector should be a priority of President Trump’s – independent of the nuclear deal. more...

26th April 2018 – Quoted by Joel Gehrke - The Washington Examiner

GOP lawmaker pushes Boeing to cancel Iran contracts

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., is pushing Boeing to take the final step of canceling an agreement to sell dozens of jetliners to Iran, under an agreement reached after the 2015 implementation of the nuclear deal between the regime and leading world powers. more...

25th April 2018 – Quoted by Jacob Atkins - i24 News

These are the airlines said to be ferrying weapons from Iran to Syria

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Companies operating cargo flights between Iran and Syria are increasingly catching the attention of Israeli and US intelligence, officials have said, as Iran’s threats to avenge an alleged Israeli strike in Syria earlier this month throw renewed attention on how weapons and other tools flow between the two allies. more...

22nd April 2018 – Quoted by Clarion Project

Iranian-Backed Cells Pose ‘Direct Threat to Homeland’

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iranian-backed terror cells in the U.S. pose “a direct threat to the homeland.” more...

17th April 2018 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating in U.S., Positioned for Attack

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iranian-backed militants are operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these "sleeper cell" agents are poised to launch a large-scale attack on the American homeland, according to testimony before lawmakers. more...

17th April 2018 – FDD's Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance

State Sponsors of Terrorism: An Examination of Iran’s Global Terrorism Network

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Since its establishment, the Islamic Republic of Iran has viewed Latin America as a fertile ground for the export of its revolution. Tehran wants the Western Hemisphere to become a hotbed of anti-Americanism and a forward operating base for Iran. more...

13th April 2018 – Foreign Policy

Why Is Trump Going Soft on Hezbollah?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

On Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence is set to meet with regional leaders at the Summit of the Americas, where he should tell those assembled that it is time to launch a coordinated campaign against Hezbollah’s illicit empire in Latin America. (The Vice-President is stepping in for President Donald Trump, who abruptly cancelled his Latin America trip to oversee the U.S. response to Syria’s latest chemical attack outrage). But first, the White House has to show that it is prepared to take the lead by designating Hezbollah, a political and militant organization based in Lebanon, as a Transnational Criminal Organization under U.S. law. more...

12th April 2018 – Quoted by Exame

FNCP: Contrabando de cigarros financia terroristas e crime organizado

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Foco de investigação da Polícia Federal há mais de uma década, as atividades criminosas de terroristas na Tríplice Fronteira – região em que o Brasil faz divisa com Argentina e Paraguai, em Foz do Iguaçu (PR) e arredores – ganharam nos últimos três anos um poderoso incentivo. more...

26th March 2018 – Quoted by Marcelo Toledo - Fola de S. Paulo

Hizbullah atua no comércio ilegal com PCC, diz especialista

Emanuele Ottolenghi

O Hizbullah está presente na Tríplice Fronteira -entre Brasil, Paraguai e Argentina- e há elementos que indicam que o grupo extremista atua em parceria com a facção criminosa PCC (Primeiro Comando da Capital). more...