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15th July 2018 – Quoted by Antje Schippmann - Bild

Mullah-Sender zeigt erzwungene Geständnisse

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Richard Goldberg

Junge Frauen mussten sich im iranischen Staatsfernsehen öffentlich dafür entschuldigen, Instagram-Videos aufgenommen zu haben, in denen sie tanzen. more...

9th July 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Experts: Declassifying Report on Palestinian Refugees is Necessary for Peace

Jonathan Schanzer, Richard Goldberg

If declassified, a 2012 report on Palestinian refugees could force the Palestinian government to “govern, not merely stir up antagonism with Israel,” making peace in the Middle East more likely, two experts with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies wrote in an op-ed published Friday in The Wall Street Journal. more...

9th July 2018 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

U.S. Seeks to Thwart Iran Flying Millions in Cash Out of Germany

Richard Goldberg

Top Trump administration officials are working to stop Germany from allowing Iran to fly more than $350 million in cash out of the country and back to Tehran as part of a bid by the Iranian regime to restock its coffers ahead of a major financial crackdown by America, according to conversations with senior U.S. diplomats and officials on Capital Hill. more...

3rd July 2018 – Mentioned by W.J. Hennigan - Time

President Trump Is Putting Huge Pressure on Europe to Reinstate Sanctions on Iran. He’s in for a Tou

Richard Goldberg

“The stakes are huge,” said Richard Goldberg, who was lead Senate Republican negotiator for several rounds of Congressionally enacted sanctions that helped pressure Iran into curbing their nuclear program. “There’s going to be enormous amount of pressure brought to bear on U.S. allies to comply.” more...

1st July 2018 – Quoted by Emily Benedek - The Algemeiner

Is America Finally Ending Funding for Palestinian Terrorism?

Richard Goldberg


11th June 2018 – Quoted by Paul Hodgson - Compliance Week

Iran just the beginning of sanctions compliance debacle

Richard Goldberg

Following the U.S. decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and to reimpose sanctions, EU companies, such as carmaker Peugeot, engineering firm Siemens, and oil producers Total and BP, have begun to wind down investments and joint ventures in Iran, despite the fact that European leaders have said that they will remain in the deal and fired off comments about how they will find ways around the sanctions. more...

7th June 2018 – Quoted by Natalia Mittelstadt - CNS News

Rep. Welch: Are Bolton and Giuliani Serious About Regime Change in Iran?

Richard Goldberg

In a sometimes testy exchange with a witness, House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee member Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) repeatedly asked whether the Trump administration wants to pursue regime change in Iran. more...

31st May 2018 – Quoted by George Tzogopoulos - The Algemeiner

Is the EU Finally Waking Up to the Dangers of Iran?

Richard Goldberg

When Donald Trump decertified the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in October 2017, the EU thought a “solved” problem had returned to the agenda for no real reason. more...

23rd May 2018 – Quoted by Omri Nahmias - Mishpacha

Trump Tightens the Screws on Iran

Richard Goldberg

The White House isn’t wasting any time: One week after President Trump withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear deal, the Treasury Department imposed new sanctions on Iran’s central bank, labeling its head a global terrorist and accusing him of funneling money to Hezbollah. more...

21st May 2018 – Quoted by The Wall Street Journal

Putting a New Squeeze on Iran

Mark Dubowitz, Richard Goldberg

Hard on the heels of U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday laid out a new strategy to contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions and regional imperialism. more...

21st May 2018 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Europe Plotting to Undermine New U.S. Sanctions on Iran

Richard Goldberg

European countries are currently examining a range of options to counter the reimposition of harsh U.S. sanctions on Iran in a bid to continue doing business with the Islamic Republic, a move that is being met with chilly reception on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are already putting in place measures to ensure that any European nation caught skirting U.S. sanctions faces harsh repercussions, according to a new policy paper being examined by lawmakers and viewed by the Washington Free Beacon. more...

18th May 2018 – Quoted by Joel Gehrke - The Washington Examiner

European Union ‘forbids companies from complying’ with US sanctions on Iran

Richard Goldberg

European leaders on Friday agreed on a plan that “forbids EU companies from complying” with U.S. sanctions on Iran, as part of an effort to blunt the effect of President Trump’s withdrawal from the pact. more...

15th May 2018 – Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

Trump’s Cave to China’s ZTE Hurts His Iran Strategy

Mark Dubowitz, Richard Goldberg

When President Donald Trump announced America's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal last week, he emphasized a broader message to foes and friends about U.S. credibility: "The United States no longer makes empty threats." more...

15th May 2018 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Iran in Panic Mode, Scrambles to Save Nuclear Deal

Richard Goldberg

The Iranian ruling regime is racing to save the landmark nuclear deal after President Donald Trump bucked European powers and walked away from the agreement with a vow to reimpose a package of harsh sanctions on the Islamic Republic, according to U.S. officials and regional experts who say the hardline regime is scared about losing the sweetheart deal. more...

14th May 2018 – Quoted by Amir Tibon - Haaretz

Trump Administration’s Next Iran Battle: Enforcing Sanctions on India, China and Europe

Richard Goldberg

The United States is expecting Europe to fall in line with its decision to reimpose harsh sanctions on Iran and disengage from Iran's economy, after President Donald Trump's decision to exit the nuclear deal last week. more...

11th May 2018 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Why leave the Iran deal now? Here are 3 reasons from supporters of Trump’s move.

Richard Goldberg

Donald Trump may have expected fanfares when he announced the U.S. would be leaving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and certainly Israel, Saudi Arabia, a number of Jewish groups and some foreign policy hawks exulted. more...

10th May 2018 – Quoted by Jenna Lifhits - The Weekly Standard

U.S., European Powers Could Clash Over Reimposition of Iran Sanctions

Richard Goldberg

Hawks on Capitol Hill are preparing to go head-to-head with European countries that intend to continue business with Iran in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and reimpose all related U.S. sanctions. more...

10th May 2018 – Quoted by Laurie Mylroie - Kurdistan 24

Experts: No coherent US strategy on Iran beyond sanctions

Richard Goldberg, Behnam Ben Taleblu

The consensual view of an expert panel at the Hudson Institute on Wednesday was that the new US policy toward Iran—embodied in President Donald Trump’s renunciation of the Iran nuclear deal—lacks strategic coherence. more...

9th May 2018 – Quoted by Jewish Insider

Jewish Insider’s Daily Kickoff:

Richard Goldberg

Daily Kickoff: Reactions to Trump's Iran decision -- "If you live by the Presidency, you die by the Presidency"| Remembering winemaker Leslie Rudd more...

8th May 2018 – Quoted by Sean Savage and Ariel Ben Solomon - JNS

Bucking world opinion, Trump withdraws from Iran nuclear deal, imposes ‘highest level of economic sa

Richard Goldberg

President Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal on Tuesday, while announcing stiff new economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic. more...