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Analysis & Commentary - Saeed Ghasseminejad

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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...

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...

12th April 2018 – Quoted by Democracy Digest

Iran’s economic crisis a consequence of political malaise: creates options for shift in regime?

Richard Goldberg, Saeed Ghasseminejad

All this week panicked Iranians have gathered in throngs outside banks and other financial businesses hoping to buy dollars, as the government seeks to head off a collapse in the rial, the national currency, the New York Times reports. more...

11th April 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Experts: With Weak Rial, Sanctions on Iran’s Central Bank Could Pressure Tehran to Reform

Richard Goldberg, Saeed Ghasseminejad

Re-imposing sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran, which were lifted as part of the 2015 nuclear deal, while the rial has recently lost nearly half of its value, could “inflict serious damage on Tehran’s economy,” two sanctions experts wrote Wednesday in The Hill. more...

11th April 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Experts: With Weak Rial, Sanctions on Iran’s Central Bank Could Pressure Tehran to Reform

Richard Goldberg, Saeed Ghasseminejad

Re-imposing sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran, which were lifted as part of the 2015 nuclear deal, while the rial has recently lost nearly half of its value, could “inflict serious damage on Tehran’s economy,” two sanctions experts wrote Wednesday in The Hill. more...

23rd March 2018 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

US Pro-Iran Lobby’s Attack on NSA Pick John Bolton Highlighted by Tehran Regime’s Official Media

Saeed Ghasseminejad

An Iranian official news agency on Friday highlighted the furious response of a Washington, DC-based pro-Tehran lobbying organization to the announcement that John Bolton will replace Gen. H.R. McMaster as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser. more...

14th February 2018 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Trump sounds like a hawk on Iran (but he’s acting like Obama)

Mark Dubowitz, Saeed Ghasseminejad

First, we should do more to expose Iran’s atrocious human rights record and apply sanctions to pinch the regime where it hurts. more...

30th January 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Trump Urges Security Council Members to Fight “Iran’s Destabilization Activities”

Saeed Ghasseminejad

President Donald Trump hosted United Nations Security Council ambassadors for lunch at the White House, took them to see remnants of rockets identified as originating in Iran, and urged them to fight “Iran’s destabilization activities” in the region, The New York Times reported Monday. more...

26th January 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Khamenei Orders Transfer of Billions From Rainy Day Fund to Military

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Mark Dubowitz

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered that $2.5 billion should be transferred from the nation’s reserve fund and to its military, continuing a trend that has been ongoing since the nuclear deal was implemented two years ago, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/ (RFE/RL) reported Thursday. more...