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22nd June 2018 – Business Insider

Iran’s supreme leader torpedoed his country’s best chance to get off the terror financing blacklist

Toby Dershowitz, Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iran's own Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, may have just torpedoed his own country's campaign to be removed from the blacklist of states who cannot or will not prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism. more...

21st June 2018 – FDD Background Resource Guide

Risks of Doing Business with Iran

Toby Dershowitz

Conducting business in the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to entail profound risk. Nearly one year after the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) temporarily suspended mandatory countermeasures on Iran for its illicit conduct, Tehran has not fundamentally altered the behavior that led the standard-setting body to penalize it in the first place. more...

5th June 2018 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Argentine Senators Discuss Removal of Ex-President Kirchner’s Legal Immunity Over AMIA Bombing

Toby Dershowitz

Argentine senators began discussions on Tuesday on the possible removal of former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s immunity from prosecution — less than a week after a federal court in Buenos Aires ruled definitively that Alberto Nisman, the federal prosecutor who was investigating the 1994 terrorist bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in the Argentine capital, along with the Kirchner government’s alleged cover-up of Iran’s culpability, was assassinated in January 2015. more...

26th April 2018 – The Hill

How Trump and Merkel can fix the Iranian nuclear deal

Toby Dershowitz, Benjamin Weinthal

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Trump at the White House tomorrow, the looming deadline to waive sanctions against Iran will likely top the agenda. With the May 12 deadline fast approaching, Merkel will likely seek to convince Trump to not “nix” the Iran deal, but rather continue waiving sanctions. In their latest op-ed for The Hill, FDD Senior Vice President Toby Dershowitz and Research Fellow Benjamin Weinthal expose the fatal weaknesses in Germany’s policy toward Iran and the deal. more...

16th February 2018 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Argentina Begins Trials, Sentencing of Senior Officials Who Corrupted Investigations Into Iranian Bo

Toby Dershowitz

More than twenty years of corrupted attempts to bring to justice the Iranian suspects in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires came into sharp focus this week, as courts in Argentina moved ahead with prosecutions of two previous administrations for their role in covering up Tehran’s responsibility for the atrocity. more...

16th February 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Lawmakers Can Defend Iranian Dissidents and Punish the Revolutionary Guards at the Same Time

Toby Dershowitz, Saeed Ghasseminejad

There is bipartisan consensus in Congress on the need to support the nonviolent protesters in Iran who are calling for an end to corruption and dictatorship. One important way to protect the protesters from surveillance and punishment would be to sanction Iran’s largest telecommunications enterprise, the Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI). more...

6th February 2018 – Al-Arabiya

Al-Arabiya

Toby Dershowitz

FDD's Toby Dershowitz joins Al-Arabiya to discuss the US and Argentina working together to thwart Hezbollah's influence in Latin America. more...

25th January 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: A bombing, a cover-up, and a murder

Clifford D. May, Toby Dershowitz

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19th January 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Toby Dershowitz

FDD's Toby Dershowitz joins the John Batchelor Show to discuss Alberto Nisman's murder. His assassination was likely one more attempted cover-up in a long list of cover-ups associated with Argentina’s deadliest terrorist attack, the 1994 Iran-backed Hezbollah bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. more...

18th January 2018 – RealClear Defense

The Murder of a Terrorism Prosecutor: What Alberto Nisman Continues to Teach Us

Toby Dershowitz

On January 18, 2015, Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found bludgeoned and shot to death in his normally well-protected Buenos Aires apartment. His assassination was likely one more attempted cover-up in a long list of cover-ups associated with Argentina’s deadliest terrorist attack, the 1994 Iran-backed Hezbollah bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. more...

14th December 2017 – Quoted by TheTower.org staff - The Tower

Experts: Treason Charge Against Argentinian Ex-President Vindicates Murdered Prosecutor

Mark Dubowitz, Toby Dershowitz

In an op-ed published in The New York Times on Monday, Mark Dubowitz and Toby Dershowitz, argued that the treason charge sought against Argentinian ex-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and a number of her top aides, vindicates the late Alberto Nisman’s investigation into the 1994 AMIA bombing. more...

13th December 2017 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Confirms Kirchner Government in Argentina Asked Interpol to Revoke ‘R

Toby Dershowitz

Argentina’s beleaguered former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, received a further blow from an unexpected quarter on Wednesday, with the Iranian foreign minister’s confirmation that her government had asked Interpol, the global law enforcement agency, to close its file on the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires. more...

13th December 2017 – Quoted by Scott Johnson - PowerLine

Down Argentine Way

Mark Dubowitz, Toby Dershowitz

Alberto Nisman was about to present the findings of his investigation of the cover-up of Iranian responsibility for the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish community center when he died in January 2015 under mysterious circumstances. more...

11th December 2017 – The New York Times

Iranian Terror. Argentinian Cover Up. Justice at Last?

Mark Dubowitz, Toby Dershowitz

One morning last week, Argentines woke up to a political earthquake: A judge had charged a former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, with “treason against the homeland,” punishable by up to 25 years in prison. more...

7th December 2017 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Argentine Judge Indicts Fmr. President Kirchner, FM Timerman, for AMIA Bombing Cover-Up

Toby Dershowitz

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner faces losing her parliamentary immunity as the first step toward a treason trial over a cover-up of Iran’s responsibility for the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital. more...

12th October 2017 – Quoted by Jenna Lifhits - The Weekly Standard

Lawyers Pressure Boeing to Reveal Details of Its Deal with Iran Air

Toby Dershowitz

Lawyers want Boeing to reveal the secret details of its multibillion dollar deal with Iran Air to an Illinois federal court, a disclosure that hinges on the approval of the Trump administration. more...

2nd October 2017 – RealClearWorld

Argentine Probe Closes In

Toby Dershowitz

A 400-page report submitted Sept. 22 by Argentine police investigators to that nation’s courts found what many people instinctively knew: that special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered in January 2015, and that he did not commit suicide the day before he was to present evidence to the Argentine Congress that then-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner had attempted to cover up Iran’s role in the country’s largest terrorist attack in history. more...

23rd August 2017 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Syrian Dictator Assad Secretly Hosted Argentine and Iranian Foreign Ministers in AMIA Bombing Coveru

Toby Dershowitz

News outlets in Argentina were abuzz on Wednesday with speculation that the country’s former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and her foreign minister, Hector Timerman, may now face charges of treason for secretly negotiating a pact with Iran that exonerated the Tehran regime for the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires. more...

2nd August 2017 – RealClearDefense

Hamas to Remain on the EU Terror List

Toby Dershowitz, Jonathan Schanzer

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on July 26 rejected the assessment of its advocate general who had concluded in September that the right paperwork was not filed in the evidence that kept Hamas on Europe’s terrorism list between 2010 and 2014. more...

21st July 2017 – Quoted by Mosaic Magazine

The EU Must Stop Tolerating Hizballah

Toby Dershowitz, Benjamin Weinthal

Tuesday was the fifth anniversary of the bombing in the Bulgarian city of Burgas, which left five Israeli tourists and one Bulgarian dead. After the bombing, the EU designated the “military wing” of Hizballah, which carried out the attack, a terrorist organization. But unlike the U.S., Egypt, and the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the EU doesn’t apply this designation to the Hizballah’s “political wing.” more...