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10th October 2018 – Quoted by Algemeiner

Iran Joins Global Initiative to Combat Terrorism; Loopholes for Hamas and Hezbollah

Toby Dershowitz, Saeed Ghasseminejad

Looking to avoid further international sanctions, 143 out of 268 Iranian lawmakers voted on Sunday to support a UN Convention to end terrorist financing, but the bill they passed contains loopholes for groups like Hamas and Hezbollah. more...

10th October 2018 – Quoted by JNS

Iran joins global initiative to combat terrorism, loopholes for Hamas and Hezbollah

Toby Dershowitz, Saeed Ghasseminejad

Looking to avoid further international sanctions, 143 out of 268 Iranian lawmakers voted on Sunday to support a U.N. Convention to end terrorist financing but the bill they passed contains loopholes for groups like Hamas and Hezbollah. more...

9th October 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Experts: Iranian Anti-Terror Finance Bill Includes Exemptions to Allow Funding of Hezbollah

Toby Dershowitz, Saeed Ghasseminejad

A recently passed bill by the Iranian parliament or Majlis, which was supposed to end the Islamic Republic’s support for terror financing, leaves huge loopholes, allowing the regime to continue funding terror groups such as Hezbollah, two experts assessed in an analysis Monday. more...

8th October 2018 – FDD's CSIF Policy Brief

Iranian Parliament Approves Terror Finance Bill with Loopholes for Hamas and Hezbollah

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Toby Dershowitz

The Iranian parliament passed a bill this week that authorizes the country to join the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), one of several prerequisites for Iran’s removal from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) blacklist of states that engage in systemic money laundering and terror finance. FATF will be reviewing Iran's case next week. more...

27th July 2018 – Quoted by AIJAC

Iran’s economic crisis in the lead-up to new US sanctions

Toby Dershowitz, Benjamin Weinthal

This Update discusses the state of the Iranian economy in the lead up to the re-imposition of US sanctions beginning on Aug 6, following the US withdrawal from the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal in March. more...

25th July 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Experts: Unless Europe Takes Decisive Action, Iran Will Continue Terror Attacks

Toby Dershowitz, Benjamin Weinthal

In the wake of the attempted terror attack in Paris last month, Europe must take decisive action against Iran, or risk again being the target of terrorist attacks plotted by the Islamic Republic, two experts argued in an analysis published Wednesday at Real Clear Defense. more...

25th July 2018 – Real Clear Defense

Iran’s Long, Bloody History of Terror and Espionage in Europe

Toby Dershowitz, Benjamin Weinthal

The Iranian regime’s potent espionage and assassination network in Europe has operated largely without interruption since the Islamic revolution of 1979. more...

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...