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13th September 2018 – Quoted by Radio Farda

Iran Poses As Much Threat To Europe As It Does To US, Says Think Tank

David Adesnik, Saeed Ghasseminejad

A new report released by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) suggests the U.S. should still work to bridge its differences with Europe, as the violent Islamism of Iran’s clerical regime poses as much of a threat to Europe as it does to the United States. more...

11th September 2018 – Quoted by Guy Taylor - Washington Times

Major European, Asian firms flee Iranian market in wake of U.S. sanctions: Report

David Adesnik

Nearly three dozen major European and Asian companies are pulling their investments from Iran to avoid getting tangled up in reimposed U.S. sanctions, despite Tehran’s scramble to find loopholes for the companies and efforts by European governments to neutralize the impact of the new sanctions. more...

29th August 2018 – Quoted by Jeff Schogol in Task and Purpose

US Troops Will Remain In Syria Until Peace Is At Hand

David Adesnik

Any doubts that Syria would join Afghanistan and Iraq as another Forever War were laid to rest on Tuesday, when Defense Secretary James Mattis said U.S. troops would stay in that country until the chances for peace improve. more...

12th July 2018 – Quoted by Michael Lipin - Voice of America

Israeli General: Our Strikes Left Iran ‘Far’ From Syria Entrenchment

David Adesnik

An Israeli general says his nation’s recent strikes on Iranian forces in Syria have left Iran far from cementing a presence there but also have left Israel needing support to end that presence completely. more...

3rd April 2018 – Quoted by Leandra Bernstein - Sinclair Broadcast Group

Trump administration thinking ‘very seriously’ about withdrawing troops from Syria

David Adesnik

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump stated that the United States should withdraw its troops from the region and focus on "rebuilding our country" after recent U.S.-led coalition victories against the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq. more...

31st March 2018 – Quoted by Zachary Cohen and Ryan Browne - CNN

Who stands to gain if Trump pulls the US out of Syria?

David Adesnik

President Donald Trump's unexpected announcement on Thursday that the US would "be coming out of Syria like very soon" is raising concerns among some national security officials who warn that withdrawing now would not only undermine American credibility in the region but prompt a significant escalation to an already devastating conflict. more...

30th March 2018 – Quoted by Josh Rogin - The Washington Post

In Syria, we ‘took the oil.’ Now Trump wants to give it to Iran.

David Adesnik

There are a lot of good arguments for maintaining an American presence in Syria after the fall of the Islamic State, but President Trump doesn’t seem persuaded by any of them. Perhaps he would back off his urge to cut and run if he knew that the United States and its partners control almost all of the oil. And if the United States leaves, that oil will likely fall into the hands of Iran. more...

29th March 2018 – Quoted by The New York Post

Trump is winning on Iran, how to defund Planned Parenthood, and other comments

David Adesnik

It appears likely the Iran nuclear deal will not survive past May 12, when presidential waivers on crippling sanctions expire. more...

29th March 2018 – Quoted by George Thomas - CBN

Don’t Expect North Korea to Give Up Its Nuclear ‘Sword of Justice’

David Adesnik

North Korea's government has referred to their nuclear weapons as a "treasured sword of justice" serving as deterrent to any potential attack from the United States. more...

2nd March 2018 – Quoted by NCRI

Iran Regime’s Proxy Wars Are Escalating

David Adesnik

The Iranian Regime is escalating its proxy wars in Iraq, Syria and Yemen to a new, more dangerous stage and providing more money, weapons and advisers to their Shiite militias in those regions in order to secure Iran’s growing influence over the Middle East once ISIS falls, according to a former high level American diplomat in the region. more...

28th February 2018 – Quoted by Carlo Muñoz - The Washington Times

Iran reaches new stage in proxy wars in Iraq, Syria

David Adesnik

Iranian military leaders are elevating their proxy wars in Iraq, Syria and Yemen to a new and dangerous stage, funneling more money, weapons and advisers to Shia militias in those nations in an attempt to further cement Tehran’s growing influence in the post-Islamic State Middle East, a former high level American diplomat in the region said Wednesday. more...

9th February 2018 – Quoted by Express Newsline

Airstrikes kill at least 55 civilians outside Syrian capital

David Adesnik

The Assad-administration used chlorine gas bombs against civilians in the regions that are now being held by rebels such as Suraqeb in the northwestern provinces of Douma and Idlib near Damascus in Eastern Ghouta. more...

8th February 2018 – Quoted by AFP

Macron and Trump’s ‘red lines’ in Syria being tested

David Adesnik

Barack Obama famously had one, while Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron clearly set out their own. But their "red lines" over the use of chemical weapons in the Syria conflict are now being tested. more...

15th January 2018 – Quoted by Ben Evansky - Fox News

Syrian opposition leaders in DC aim to get more support from Trump administration

David Adesnik

Leaders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are in Washington, D.C. where they will meet with White House officials Tuesday. Their goal is to increase cooperation between FSA and the Trump administration, and at the same time warn of the consequences of ceding control to Russia and Iran. more...

19th December 2017 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Trump Hails New Era of Global Competition, Says ‘America is Going to Win’

David Adesnik

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Monday the country's greatness is being challenged by rival powers, but promised the country would use "every instrument" at its disposal to ignite what he portrayed as an American awakening. more...

19th December 2017 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Russia Criticizes Trump’s ‘Imperial’ Security Strategy

David Adesnik

Russia said Tuesday it sees U.S. President Donald Trump's new national security strategy as "imperial" and showing a lack of willingness to accept a multi-polar world. more...

6th December 2017 – Quoted by Eleena Frisco - Tribu Magazine

Damascus accuses Israel of coordinating airstrikes with ‘terrorists’

David Adesnik

Arab media reported that Israeli warplanes struck the Jamarya military installation and research center on the outskirts of Damascus overnight; this, just days after the destruction of an Iranian weapons facility near the Syrian capital was attributed to Israel. more...

3rd December 2017 – Quoted by Ed Blanche - The Arab Weekly

Iran’s growing power could be explosive

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, David Adesnik

Beirut- Iran is poised to consolidate its growing power in the Middle East as it tries to com­plete a strategic land bridge from the Arabian Gulf to the Mediterranean despite advances in Syria by the United States and its allies. more...

1st November 2017 – Quoted by Mark Martin - CBN News

Researcher: ‘No Question’ ISIS is Promoting Trucks as Weapons

David Adesnik

Investigators in New York City say the suspect drove a rental truck along a bike path, running down pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into a school bus. more...

19th September 2017 – Quoted by Josh Elliott - CTV

Blunt, fiery POTUS speech to UN was ‘signature Trump’

David Adesnik

U.S. President Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations was colourful, blunt and uncharacteristic of most presidents, although very characteristic of this one, experts say. more...