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

Congress Concerned Another Obama ‘Secret Deal’ With Iran Derailed New Sanctions on Tehran

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The Trump administration State Department is working to suppress new sanctions on Iran's propaganda network that were promised to be implemented by the White House in response to a wave of protests that have gripped the Islamic Republic for weeks, according to multiple sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the matter. more...

16th January 2018 – The Washington Free Beacon

Iran Gloats Over ‘Madman’ Trump Saving Nuclear Deal, Waiving Sanctions

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iranian leaders have been taking a victory lap in recent days after President Donald Trump caved to pressure from his top advisers and again waived key sanctions on Tehran in a bid to save the landmark nuclear agreement, according to regional reports and interviews with sources close to the White House. more...

11th January 2018 – The Daily Tip

The Daily TIP: Expert: Official Corruption in Wake of Nuclear Deal is Driving Iranian Protests

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The recent protests against the Iranian regime have been fueled by the corruption of the government that has ruined Iran's economy since the 2015 nuclear deal Lee Smith, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, wrote Wednesday in an analysis for Real Clear Investigations. more...

11th January 2018 – The Tower

Expert: Official Corruption in Wake of Nuclear Deal is Driving Iranian Protests

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The recent protests against the Iranian regime have been fueled by the corruption of the government that has ruined Iran’s economy since the 2015 nuclear deal Lee Smith, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, wrote Wednesday in an analysis for Real Clear Investigations. more...

11th January 2018 – Quoted by Caroline Glick - The Jerusalem Post

Our World: Curing Trump’s Quarterly Iran Headache

Saeed Ghasseminejad

It’s that time of the year again. In accordance with the Iranian Nuclear Agreement Review Act, by Sunday US President Donald Trump must either certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal his predecessor Barack Obama concluded with the Iranian regime, or he must announce that Iran is breaching the accord. more...

10th January 2018 – Quoted by Lee Smith - RealClearInvestigations

Why Going Easy on the Mullahs Could Hurt Ordinary Iranians

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Is it true that President Trump has little choice but to stick with the Iran nuclear deal or else risk harming poor and middle-class Iranians who would be most hurt by reimposed sanctions? more...

6th January 2018 – Quoted Nassim Khadem - The Sydney Morning Herald

Can the Iranian diaspora aid regime change in Islamic Republic?

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Almost 40 years after the 1979 revolution, the Iranian diaspora's connection to home remains alive and well. more...

4th January 2018 – Quoted by Antje Schippmann and Bjorn Stritzel - Bild

Warum wir die Demonstranten unterstützen sollten

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Die Anti-Regierungsproteste im Iran sind trotz Hinrichtungsdrohungen wieder aufgeflammt. In der vergangenen Nacht zogen Tausende Demonstranten auf die Straßen vieler Städte. more...

3rd January 2018 – Quoted by Yossi Lempkowicz - European Jewish Press

‘I think the EU prefers to sign business deals with Iran’

Saeed Ghasseminejad

“I think the EU prefers to sign business deals with Iran,” said Saeed Ghasseminejad, an Iran research fellow at the Washington, DC-based Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) as he reacted to the European Union’s rather cautious stance towards protests against the regime in Iran. more...

2nd January 2018 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

EU Maintains Cautious Response to Iran Protests, as US Support for Challenge to Tehran Regime Grows

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The international divide on the continuing anti-government protests in Iran was starkly illustrated on Tuesday, as the Tehran regime’s regional allies issued statements dismissing the unrest as a domestic issue, while the European Union restricted itself to a plea for the avoidance of further bloodshed. more...

31st December 2017 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Protests in Iran Highlight Mass Rejection of Islamic Republic, Democracy Advocates Say

Saeed Ghasseminejad

As a fourth day of protests in Iran came to a close on Sunday with reports of hundreds of arrests, Iranian opposition activists took to social media to point out that the unrest has been motivated by more than the economic hardships currently being visited upon the country’s citizens. more...

13th December 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Iranian Budget Hints at British Ransom Payment

Saeed Ghasseminejad

This past weekend, British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson departed Tehran without securing the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the Iranian-British dual citizen being held hostage by Tehran. However, a single line in Iran’s newly released budget proposal for the coming fiscal year suggests that London and Tehran may be close to a ransom arrangement. more...

12th December 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

UK’s Foreign Secretary Unable to Secure Release of Dual National, Iran Seeks Ransom Payment

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Returning from a trip to the Middle East including a stop in Iran, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that it was “too early to be confident” that a British-Iranian dual citizen would be released by Iran before Christmas, even as evidence emerged that Iran is seeking what is effectively a ransom payment for her release. more...

1st November 2017 – The Hill

Iran’s supreme leader has a business empire — the US must sanction it

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iran Analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu and Research Fellow Saeed Ghasseminejad discuss the need to have a high-profile determination to target EIKO (Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order) – an Iranian holding company owned by the Supreme Leader that has a stake in nearly every sector of the Iranian economy. more...

31st October 2017 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Iran Threatens Ballistic Missile Strikes on American Forces, Can Hit ‘All U.S. Bases’

Saeed Ghasseminejad

A top Iranian military commander has threatened to launch ballistic missile attacks on U.S. forces in the region amid a public effort by the Islamic Republic to show off its advanced missile capabilities, according to U.S. officials and regional reports. more...

8th October 2017 – Quoted by Ed Blanche - The Arab Weekly

‘Path to war’ — Iran defies Trump with missile tests

Saeed Ghasseminejad

As US President Donald Trump seeks to tighten the screws on Iran’s contentious ballistic missile programme by renegotiating — and maybe even scrapping — the landmark July 2015 nuclear agreement, Tehran has defiantly stepped up its efforts to develop long-range missiles that could threaten the United States and Israel. more...

8th October 2017 – Fox News

Trump should refuse to certify the Iran deal as the first step to fixing a deeply flawed agreement

Saeed Ghasseminejad, David Adesnik

The Washington Post and New York Times reported Thursday night that President Trump will soon announce his refusal to certify that the nuclear deal with Iran is in America’s national interest. This is the right call, because decertification is the indispensable first step toward fixing a deeply flawed agreement that puts Iran on the path to becoming another North Korea. more...

5th October 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s GDP Growth Back to the Normal Level

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iran’s Parliament Research Center (PRC), an official arm of the country’s legislature, or majlis, has forecast the country’s GDP growth to be 3.7 percent for the Persian year 1396, which runs from March 2017 to March 2018. more...

25th July 2017 – Quoted by Bob Unruh - WND

Stunner! Iran’s Basij Monitors Christians in West!

Saeed Ghasseminejad

It’s a surprise to no one that Iran’s radical Islamists monitor Christians and others inside their borders. more...

25th July 2017 – Quoted by Adam Campbell - Liberty News Now

Rogue US Agency Is Trading With The Iranian Regime

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has continued to support trade with Iran, which is a strict violation of President Trump’s policy to cease trade with the rogue regime. The reckless actions of this rogue agency look to be an effort by former Obama’s administration employees to make Iran more wealthy and stable through trade. more...