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19th January 2018 – Co-authored by Derek Maltz - Foreign Policy

It’s Time for the Justice Department to Hold Hezbollah Accountable

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Last month, a Politico investigation ignited a firestorm by charging that the Obama administration deliberately undermined Project Cassandra, an ambitious effort by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to stop Hezbollah from trafficking drugs into the United States and Europe. Veterans of the Obama administration fired back, saying the charges were categorically false and politically motivated. more...

17th January 2018 – Voice of America Persia

Ofogh

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi joins Ofogh to discuss Vice President Pence's visit to the Middle East. more...

12th January 2018 – Quoted by James Reinl - Arab News

US prosecution drive could weaken Hezbollah in Mideast

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Vigorous prosecutions of Hezbollah’s drug traffickers and other vice units could starve the Iran-backed militia of cash and hurt its military activities in the Middle East, an expert on the group told Arab News. more...

11th January 2018 – Quoted by Jeff Mordock - The Washington Times

Jeff Sessions creates narcoterrorism team to prosecute supporters of Hezbollah

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has created a team to focus on drug trafficking and other crimes by Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militant organization in Lebanon. more...

6th January 2018 – Quoted by Saphora Smith - NBC News

Hurricane-hit countries slash cost of citizenship-by-investment programs

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Caribbean nations ravaged by recent hurricanes are selling citizenship at dramatically discounted prices in an effort to raise emergency funds, sparking concerns that the programs may be vulnerable to abuse. more...

5th January 2018 – Quoted by Diogo Schelp - Veja

Repúdio a todos

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Durante uma semana, as cidades do Irã, em especial as do interior, foram tomadas por protestos populares. As manifestações se iniciaram na quinta-feira, 28 de dezembro, em Mashhad, a segunda maior cidade do país, incitadas por um clérigo local, contra o alto custo de vida e, especificamente, contra um recente aumento no preço do ovo. more...

28th December 2017 – Quoted by Curt Mills - The National Interest

Did Obama Ignore Hezbollah to Secure the Iran Deal?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

“The debate you’re seeing is political,” Emanuele Ottolenghi of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies tells me on a call Wednesday afternoon. “The Obama administration made a pivot in the Middle East towards Iran, which involved relinquishing a number of well-established policies that the United States had pursued in previous decades-- taking the United States in unchartered territories.” more...

26th December 2017 – Resumen de Noticias

Prófugos vinculados a gigantesca red de financiamiento terrorista

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Agosto de 2016. Un hombre de ascendencia libanesa es detenido en el Aeropuerto Guaraní, de Ciudad del Este -en la zona conocida como la Triple Frontera entre Paraguay, Brasil y Argentina-, mientras intentaba enviar 39 kilos de cocaína escondidos en rollos de papel film. El destino final de la carga era Turquía. more...

25th December 2017 – Quoted by Heshmat Alavi - Alarabiya

ANALYSIS: How to tackle Obama’s ‘cover up’ of the Hezbollah drug scandal

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Long ago I wrote explaining how Congress is taking the lead on Iran policy. Recently, major developments involving the United States, Iran and the entire Middle East have placed the powerful US legislative body before obligations in the face of arguably the world’s most dangerous regime. more...

22nd December 2017 – The Hill

Get tough on Hezbollah, fix Obama’s mistake: Revive Project Cassandra

Emanuele Ottolenghi

One of the DEA's most successful strategies to combat the illicit drug trafficking of Hezbollah and its networks was Project Cassandra. A recent bombshell report revealed that the Obama Administration prevented these efforts from maturing in order to appease Iran into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The administration allowed Hezbollah's illicit activity, including both its terrorist activity and drug trafficking, to thrive. In his latest op-ed for The Hill, Emanuele Ottolenghi outlines the next steps to resolve the derailment of Project Cassandra and return to effectively countering Hezbollah. more...

22nd December 2017 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - Jewish News Service

Despite Growing Threat, Europe Will Remain Weak on Iran: Experts

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Is France’s public quarreling with Iran in recent months a sign that Europe will fall in line with the hardline policies of the U.S. and Israel against the terrorism-supporting Tehran regime? more...

20th December 2017 – The Alex Nitzberg Show

The Alex Nitzberg Show

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses Hezbollah's involvement in narcoterrorism on The Alex Nitzberg Show. more...

20th December 2017 – InfoBae

Miami Dade solicitó al gobierno de Donald Trump investigar a empresas radicadas en Florida con presu

Emanuele Ottolenghi

La Comisión del condado de Miami Dade aprobó este miércoles una resolución en la que llama al gobierno de Donald Trump a actuar para impedir la recaudación o el lavado de fondos por parte del grupo terrorista libanés Hezbollah e investigar a compañías del sur de Florida sospechosas de financiar a movimientos extremistas. more...

19th December 2017 – Quoted by Jacob Atkins - i24 News

EXCLUSIVE: How sanctioned airlines in Iran and Syria outfoxed the US and won

Emanuele Ottolenghi

On April 13 last year an unmarked wide-body passenger jet slowly climbed out of Sanford International Airport near Orlando, Florida, its four engines roaring as it set course across the Atlantic Ocean to Kazakhstan’s commercial hub, Almaty. more...

19th December 2017 – i24 News

The Rundown

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses Iranian attempts to evade US sanctions on i24's The Rundown. more...

19th December 2017 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - Jewish News Service

France waking up on Iran threat? Don’t bet on it

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Is France’s public quarreling with Iran in recent months a sign that Europe will fall in line with the hardline policies of the U.S. and Israel against the terrorism-supporting Tehran regime? more...

19th December 2017 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: The Latin American Narco-Terrorism Nexus

Clifford D. May, Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iranian-backed Hezbollah has made common cause with Latin America’s drug cartels. Their growing network launders huge amounts of money, traffics weapons, and engages in a long list of other illicit activities. more...

18th December 2017 – Quoted by Jay Weaver - The Miami Herald

Fugitive who ran internet scams in South Florida linked to terror group Hezbollah

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Once convicted of setting up phony companies to deposit stolen checks at local banks, Roda Taher fled South Florida for the Middle East to avoid prison time. more...

15th December 2017 – The Miami Herald

Fugitive who ran internet scams in South Florida linked to terror group Hezbollah

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Once convicted of setting up phony companies to deposit stolen checks at local banks, Roda Taher fled South Florida for the Middle East to avoid prison time. more...

15th December 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses Hezbollah's role in global narcoterrorism on The John Batchelor Show. more...