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Analysis & Commentary - Emanuele Ottolenghi

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21st September 2018 – Quoted by Sarah DiLorenzo - Associated Press

Brazil arrests man linked to Hezbollah on crimes in Paraguay

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Brazilian police arrested a fugitive Friday who is alleged by U.S. authorities to be Hezbollah’s financier and who has repeatedly been accused of illegal activity in a lawless border area where three South American nations meet. more...

6th September 2018 – Quoted by Benny Avni- New York Post

How Team Trump is making the UN spotlight Iran’s evil

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The United States has assumed the presidency of the UN Security Council — and that means the council is about to put Iran under the hot lights. more...

22nd August 2018 – Quoted by Natasha Niebieskikwiat in Clarin

Financiamiento del terrorismo: “En la Triple Frontera los países hablan mucho pero no hacen casi nad

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Emanuele Ottolenghi trabaja en Washington para la Foundation for Defense of Democracies y es uno de los expertos más agudos en las investigaciones sobre la presencia de Hezbollah en América Latina y en la Triple Frontera que Argentina comparte con Brasil y Paraguay. more...

12th August 2018 – Quoted by ABC Color

Washing in the Triple Border

Emanuele Ottolenghi

An Israeli report reveals details about the modus operandi of money laundering in the Triple Border area, a fact that is linked to the Lebanese clan Barakat in what would be the financing of the terrorist group Hezbollah. more...

9th August 2018 – Quoted by Antje Schippmann - Bild

Could Anti-Regime-Protests topple the mullahs?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Strict US sanctions against Iran went into effect on Tuesday. They prohibit the government to purchase US dollars and will also affect the car industry and the country’s export of metals, agricultural products and carpets. more...

6th August 2018 – Quoted by Michael Lipin - Voice of America

Iran Partially Lifts Currency Controls as US Reimposes Sanctions

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iran is partially lifting controls on the rial’s exchange rate with the dollar to try to ease panic-buying of the U.S. currency, as Washington reimposes economic sanctions related to the Iranian nuclear program. more...

4th August 2018 – Quoted by Eric Mandel - The Jerusalem Post

What to do about EU’s pathological relationship with Hezbollah

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Europeans have criticized US President Donald Trump for distancing America from her traditional allies in NATO, while favoring his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. more...

19th July 2018 – Quoted by Sophie Hares - Reuters

FEATURE-Are the Caribbean’s wealthy new citizens a lifeline or a liability?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Investing in the tropical Mount Cinnamon Resort in Grenada, with its white sand beaches, buys more than a slice of paradise - it comes with citizenship and a passport with visa-free entry to almost 130 countries. more...

10th July 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Treasury Sanctions Sales Agency that Works with Iran’s Mahan Air for Terror Support

Emanuele Ottolenghi

A Malaysian agency that serves as a sales agent for Iran’s Mahan Air was sanctioned by the United States Treasury Department for its support for Iranian terror, Reuters reported Monday. more...

10th July 2018 – Quoted by Bennett Ruda - Jewish Press

Hezbollah: One Man’s Narco-Terrorist Is Another Man’s Freedom Fighter

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Some freedom fighters. Actually, Hezbollah is more than just a terrorist group. more...

25th June 2018 – Quoted by BBC Mundo

Pasaportes Dorados: la multimillonaria industria de venta legal de ciudadanías

Emanuele Ottolenghi

"El dinero puede comprarte mucha libertad". more...

24th June 2018 – Quoted by Mona Alami - The Arab Weekly

Hezbollah’s internal gains and external operations place all of Lebanon at risk

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Hezbollah’s international activities, combined with its growing influence over Lebanon’s domestic politics, are fuelling a rift between the country and its regional and Western partners. more...

8th June 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Boeing Will Not Deliver Planes to Iran, Ending Controversial Multi-Billion Dollar Sale

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Following the exit of the United States from the nuclear deal and reimposition of sanctions, airplane manufacturer Boeing announced that it would not deliver any planes to Iran, Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday. more...

27th May 2018 – Quoted by Zack Dorfman - Politico

The Tale of a Powerful American Businessman, Three Sanctioned Iranians and an Imprisonment in Tehran

Emanuele Ottolenghi

On May 13, 2012, Afsaneh Azadeh, an Iranian-American living in Dubai, touched down at Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran. more...

11th May 2018 – Quoted by Michael Cutler - Front Page Magazine

Congressional Hearing: Iranian Sleeper Cells Threaten U.S.

Emanuele Ottolenghi

It has been said that the first step to solving a problem is to acknowledge the existence of the problem. It has also been said that where there is a will, there is a way. more...

26th April 2018 – Quoted by Joel Gehrke - The Washington Examiner

GOP lawmaker pushes Boeing to cancel Iran contracts

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., is pushing Boeing to take the final step of canceling an agreement to sell dozens of jetliners to Iran, under an agreement reached after the 2015 implementation of the nuclear deal between the regime and leading world powers. more...

25th April 2018 – Quoted by Jacob Atkins - i24 News

These are the airlines said to be ferrying weapons from Iran to Syria

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Companies operating cargo flights between Iran and Syria are increasingly catching the attention of Israeli and US intelligence, officials have said, as Iran’s threats to avenge an alleged Israeli strike in Syria earlier this month throw renewed attention on how weapons and other tools flow between the two allies. more...

22nd April 2018 – Quoted by Clarion Project

Iranian-Backed Cells Pose ‘Direct Threat to Homeland’

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iranian-backed terror cells in the U.S. pose “a direct threat to the homeland.” more...

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

Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating in U.S., Positioned for Attack

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iranian-backed militants are operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these "sleeper cell" agents are poised to launch a large-scale attack on the American homeland, according to testimony before lawmakers. more...

12th April 2018 – Quoted by Exame

FNCP: Contrabando de cigarros financia terroristas e crime organizado

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Foco de investigação da Polícia Federal há mais de uma década, as atividades criminosas de terroristas na Tríplice Fronteira – região em que o Brasil faz divisa com Argentina e Paraguai, em Foz do Iguaçu (PR) e arredores – ganharam nos últimos três anos um poderoso incentivo. more...