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Analysis & Commentary - Saeed Ghasseminejad

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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...

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...

29th August 2018 – Quoted by Alex Vatanka in Foreign Policy

Rouhani’s Path to Becoming Supreme Leader

Mark Dubowitz, Saeed Ghasseminejad

On Tuesday, President Hassan Rouhani appeared in front of Iran’s parliament to defend his government’s economic record. He faced a tough crowd. The body had already removed his economy minister, Masoud Karbasian, on Sunday. And before that, it had canned his labor minister, Ali Rabiei. Both were ousted on charges amounting to incompetence. more...

6th August 2018 – Quoted by John Bennett - CQ Roll Call

White House’s Mixed Messages to Iran Continue With Sanctions

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Saeed Ghasseminejad

The Trump administration reactivated sanctions Monday on Iran in an attempt to further squeeze its stumbling economy, a tough move that is the latest in a volley of mixed signals from Washington. more...

3rd August 2018 – Quoted by Bel Trew - The Independent

Thousands protest for a fourth consecutive day in Iran on eve of US sanctions

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Thousands of people have rallied for a fourth day in Iran against soaring unemployment and a dramatic drop in the currency, as the country braces for the return of crippling US sanctions next week. more...

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...

10th July 2018 – Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

Bring Back Sanctions on Iranian State TV, Too

Saeed Ghasseminejad

An 18-year old gymnast named Maedeh Hojabri is the latest Iranian to confess to a crime on state television. Her offense? Posting videos on Instagram that featured her dancing to popular music without wearing a hijab. more...

3rd July 2018 – Quoted by Francesca Chambers - The Daily Mail

Trump appears to confirm Iranian cleric’s claims that Obama administration granted citizenship to 2,

Saeed Ghasseminejad

President Trump appeared to confirm a report on Tuesday that Barack Obama's administration granted citizenship to 2,500 Iranians in 2015, including family members of government officials, while negotiating the Iran nuclear deal. more...

28th June 2018 – Quoted by Benjamin Kerstein - The Algemeiner

Iran Experts: West Can ‘Do a Lot’ to Help Anti-Regime Protesters

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The West can and should aid the anti-regime protest movement in Iran, and Israel and its formal and informal Arab allies are working toward this end with the hope of regime change, experts told The Algemeiner this week. more...

27th June 2018 – Quoted by Bel Trew - The Times

Rouhani calls for unity as strikes spread across Iran

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Demonstrators confronted riot police in the streets of Tehran yesterday as protests against soaring prices spread across the country — prompting President Rouhani to appear on live television to appeal for national unity and accuse the US of waging an “economic war” against his country. more...

27th June 2018 – Quoted by Krishnadev Calamur - The Atlantic

Iran’s People Keep Getting Poorer

Saeed Ghasseminejad

A perfect storm of a currency in free fall, soaring prices, economic mismanagement and corruption, and impending U.S. sanctions have sent Tehran’s shop owners to the streets in perhaps the largest anti-government demonstrations in the Iranian capital in recent years. more...

26th June 2018 – Quoted by Jordan Schachtel - Conservative Review

Will Iran protests do anything to change the ayatollah’s regime?

Saeed Ghasseminejad

An unprecedented protest wave continues to grow throughout Iran, as the Iranian economy accelerates its downward spiral and citizens living under the regime are fed up with the mullahs’ extremist policies. more...

25th June 2018 – Quoted by i24 News

Iran: les manifestants envahissent les rues en scandant “Mort à la Palestine”

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Les manifestants iraniens, dans un retournement surprenant des événements dans le pays, sont descendus dans la rue pour exprimer leur opposition au régime au pouvoir en chantant "Mort à la Palestine." more...

25th June 2018 – Quoted by Emily Zanotti - The Daily Wire

Protesters ‘SWARM’ Tehran’s Grand Bazaar, Shout ‘Death To Palestine,’ ‘Death To Dictator’

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Protesters have taken to the streets in Tehran, Iran's Grand Bazaar, shutting down shops in a massive rally designed to bring attention to the country's failing economy. more...

25th June 2018 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Iranian Protestors Swarm Streets Chanting, ‘Death to Palestine’

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iranian civilian protestors, in a surprising turn of events in the country, are taking to the streets to express opposition to the hardline ruling regime by chanting, "Death to Palestine" and "Leave Syria, think of us," according to an independent translation of videos showing the protests. more...

17th May 2018 – Quoted by Antje Schippmann - Bild

Blutige Proteste gegen das Mullah-Regime

Saeed Ghasseminejad

In der Stadt Kazerun (900 Kilometer südlich von der Hauptstadt Teheran) sind am Mittwoch und Donnerstag hunderte Menschen auf die Straßen gegangen und haben gegen das Mullah-Regime demonstriert. more...

10th May 2018 – Quoted by Cameron Cawthorne - The Washington Free Beacon

Iranians Praise Trump for Withdrawing From Iran Deal on Twitter: #ThankYouTrump

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Several Iranians responded to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday with the Twitter hashtag #WeAreHostages and #ThankyouTrump, but the media appears to have largely ignored their presence on social media to castigate Trump. more...

7th May 2018 – Quoted by Jordan Schachtel - Conservative Review

After the Iran deal: 4 strategies for POTUS

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Richard Goldberg

President Trump has until Friday to decide whether to depart from the Iran nuclear deal or kick the can down the road for another 90 days. However, all indications are that he is poised to finally leave the deal for good. more...