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18th January 2018 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

State Department Hiding ‘Game Changer’ Report on Myth of Palestinian Refugees

Richard Goldberg

The State Department is hiding a classified report on Palestinian refugees that insiders say could be a game changer in how the United States approaches the situation and allocates millions in taxpayer funds to a key United Nations agency, according to multiple sources briefed on the situation. more...

18th January 2018 – Townhall

What’s The State Department Hiding In Their Classified Report On Palestinian Refugees

Richard Goldberg

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) was established in 1949 to provide assistance to Palestinians displaced during the 1948 and 1967 Arab-Israeli wars. Its mandate is to provide assistance to over 5 million refugees. more...

18th January 2018 – Newsmax

Report: House Conservatives to Intro Bill That Toughens Iran Deal Read Full Article Here House Cons

Richard Goldberg

House conservatives and staunch Iran hawks are expected to introduce a bill Thursday that would put ironclad restrictions on the country's nuclear or ballistic missile programs, Axios reports. more...

18th January 2018 – Axios

Exclusive: the House Republican plan to toughen the Iran deal

Richard Goldberg

I've got my hands on a copy of the bill that House Republicans will drop Thursday to amend the Iran deal. Conservative Iran hawks tell me they are going to rally around this bill — spearheaded by Reps. Peter Roskam, Liz Cheney and others — because they don't like what they're hearing about the Senate version being drafted by Republican Bob Corker and Democrat Ben Cardin. more...

11th January 2018 – Bloomberg

Trump’s Policy Should Focus on Iran’s People, Not Its Centrifuges

Richard Goldberg

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, like others in Western Europe, is worried once again that President Donald Trump will blow up the Iran nuclear deal. more...

10th January 2018 – New York Post

Dreamers are paying for Obama’s mistake and other comments

Richard Goldberg

This week, President Trump must once again decide whether to keep or kill the Iran nuclear deal. more...

10th January 2018 – The Tower

Obama Admin Official: Sanctions for Terrorism, Abuse, and Missiles Don’t Violate Nuke Deal

Richard Goldberg

In the wake of the Iranian regime’s harsh crackdown on nationwide protests, former Obama administration official wrote that the United States and Europe should “feel free to impose sanctions tied to human rights, terror and missiles notwithstanding” the nuclear deal upon Iran in an op-ed published Tuesday in Politico. more...

10th January 2018 – Quoted by Betsy Woodrfull, Spencer Ackerman - The Daily Beast

McMaster Rushes to Save the Iran Deal That Trump Promised to Kill

Richard Goldberg

Donald Trump’s national security adviser has been working closely with two key senators to prevent Trump from destroying the Iran deal, multiple sources in and outside government tell The Daily Beast. more...

8th January 2018 – Quoted by Joel Gehrke - The Washington Examiner

GOP lawmaker wants Trump to sanction ‘all regime-owned entities’ in Iran

Richard Goldberg

President Trump should impose sanctions against any entity that received a waiver under the Iran nuclear deal, a House Republican argued following the recent Iran protests. more...

5th January 2018 – Quoted by Zachary Fryer-Biggs - Newsweek

Trump’s Aggressive Rhetoric on Iran, a Change from Obama, May Backfire, experts say

Richard Goldberg

President Donald Trump has been egging on Iranian protestors on Twitter, a staggering turnaround from his predecessor’s work to keep American fingerprints off of dissent in Iran—and his approach may open the door for hard-liners in Iran to crack down on demonstrators and then blame America for the repression, experts say. more...

5th January 2018 – Quoted by Joseph Klein - Front Page Magazine

Iranian Theocracy on the Brink?

Richard Goldberg

After several days of protests in Iran that have spread throughout the country, costing at least 21 lives, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards is claiming victory over the “sedition” after the Revolutionary Guards intervened. It is not clear yet whether his claim of victory is premature. more...

5th January 2018 – Quoted by Joel Gehrke - The Washington Examiner

Trump mulls restoring Iran nuclear sanctions to support protesters

Richard Goldberg

President Trump’s team is engaged in a serious but discrete internal discussion about whether to renew the key sanctions waived under the terms of the Iran nuclear agreement, administration allies said following a meeting this week at the White House. more...

5th January 2018 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

White House Deadlocked on Saving Iran Nuclear Deal As Protests Rock Islamic Republic

Richard Goldberg

White House national security officials are focused on developing strategies to support and foster demonstrations in Iran that have gripped the country for more than a week, but are in a deadlock over whether to preserve the landmark nuclear deal and continue providing a financial lifeline to the hardline Islamic regime, according to multiple sources briefed on the Trump administration's ongoing discussions. more...

2nd January 2018 – Quoted by Michael Crowley and Eliana Johnson - Politico

Iran protests could move Trump to kill nuclear deal

Richard Goldberg

Anti-government protests in Iran offer President Donald Trump a new reason to scrap the Iran nuclear deal later this month — a risky move that Trump’s supporters are cheering but that critics warn could play into Tehran’s hands. more...

28th December 2017 – The Tower

Expert: Protests Spurred by Economic Uncertainty Show Iran’s Vulnerability to Sanctions

Richard Goldberg

Sanctions expert Richard Goldberg assessed that economic protests breaking out across Iran are a sign of Iranian vulnerability to economic pressure, writing, “Decertification is working. It’s time to increase the pressure on Iranian regime in every way possible, not weaken it.” more...

14th December 2017 – Quoted by Jenna Lifhits - The Weekly Standard

From Iran with Love

Richard Goldberg

Nikki Haley on Thursday presented what she described as undeniable evidence that Iran is supplying arms to militants in Yemen and charged that Tehran is fueling conflict in Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria—activities that she said fly in the face of United Nations resolutions. more...

11th December 2017 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Congress will miss its deadline to reimpose sanctions on Iran deal. What happens next?

Richard Goldberg

Two months ago, President Donald Trump triggered a deadline about to come due on the Iran nuclear deal by decertifying Iran’s compliance. That meant Congress had 60 days to reimpose sanctions. more...