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22nd November 2011 - Quoted by Helmar Dumbs, Die Presse

Iran: Sanktionen mit Blick auf den Ölpreis

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Der Iran reagierte wie immer. Das Außenamt hieß die neuen Sanktionen „wirkungslos“. Schon bei der bisher letzten vom UN-Sicherheitsrat verhängten Runde im Herbst 2010 hatte Präsident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gemeint

22nd November 2011 - Quoted by Christi Parsons and Paul Richter, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times

U.S. to Announce New Sanctions Against Iran

Mark Dubowitz

"This is unlikely to drive them away, because it still doesn't contain specific penalties," said Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

22nd November 2011 - Quoted by Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times

U.S. Slaps Iran With More Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, noted that the money-laundering designation does not call for specific penalties for companies that continue to do business with Iran.

22nd November 2011 - Quoted by Helmar Dumbs, Die Presse

“Sanktionen Wirken, Wenn Man Ihnen Zeit Lässt”

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Die Presse: Unmittelbar nach dem jüngsten IAEA-Report brach eine Diskussion über neue Iran-Sanktionen los. Wie müssten die beschaffen sein, damit sie wirksam sind. Und warum haben die bisherigen kaum Resultate erbracht?

20th November 2011 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Iran Sanctions: Are We Serious?

Mark Dubowitz

If the administration truly wants to avoid military action and finds it “unacceptable” for Iran to get a nuclear weapon, it should be the one pressing for the toughest sanctions possible.

18th November 2011 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Would Obama Use Military Force to Stop Iran From Getting Nukes?

Jonathan Schanzer

It’s hard to tell the motive for leaking this information. Jonathan Schanzer of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies e-mailed me: “There’s one way to look at this positively — it can be viewed as psychological warfare, in an attempt to persuade the Iranians to stand down.”...

18th November 2011 - Quoted by Florian Niederndorfer, derStandard.at

“Der Fall Libyen Hat Die Verhandlungen Mit Dem Iran Erschwert”

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Emanuele Ottolenghi erfüllt fast alle Kriterien, die gemeinhin an einen "Hawk", einen politischen Falken US-amerikanischer Prägung, angelegt werden. Er befürwortet die Hegemonie Amerikas in der westlichen Welt

18th November 2011 - Quoted by Kerry Skyring, Deutsche Welle - Germany

Nuclear Resolution Keeps Pressure on Iran But Lacks Teeth

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Emmanule Ottolenghi, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, told Deutsche Welle the resolution lacks decisiveness.

17th November 2011 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Santorum’s Foreign Policy Advantage

Mark Dubowitz

Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a longtime proponent of sanctions, wouldn’t comment off the cuff on Santorum’s proposals.

15th November 2011 - Quoted by Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Beast

What Happens If Iran Gets The Bomb?

Benjamin Weinthal

Benjamin Weinthal explains what sorts of new sanctions might succeed in preventing an Iranian bomb. Marc Tracy imagines how China could be brought on board.

14th November 2011 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Israel is Planning for the Inevitable

14th November 2011 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Israel is Planning for the Inevitable

Jonathan Schanzer

Jonathan Schanzer of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies explains the dilemma: “Ultimately, the Israelis cannot wait for a green light from the U.S. when its survival is at stake.

14th November 2011 - Quoted by John Vinocur, The New York Times

Sharper Talk, if Not Action, on Iran

Mark Dubowitz

According to Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington, which tracks sanctions against Iran, Europe accounts for 20 to 25 percent of Iran’s daily energy-export income.

13th November 2011 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

The Arab League Goes After Assad

Jonathan Schanzer

While the Arab League’s action comes belatedly, after thousands of Syrians have been slaughtered or tortured or simply disappeared, it is nevertheless welcome news.

11th November 2011 - Quoted by Jordan Michael Smith, Salon.com

Nuclear Iran Wouldn’t Be the End of the World

Clifford D. May

Iran is unique, argue the hawks of Washington and Tel Aviv. Unlike with every other country with nuclear weapons that has preceded it, this form of deterrence will not work with Iran, they say.

10th November 2011 - Quoted by Paul Lungen, The Canadian Jewish News

Sanctions Against Iran, No ‘Silver Bullet’: Analyst

Mark Dubowitz

The United States missed a glorious opportunity to assist opponents of the government of Iran in 2009, but since then, President Barack Obama has a good record of pushing sanctions that have weakened the Islamist regime.

10th November 2011 - Cited by Die Welt

Iran nimmt Kurs auf die Bombe

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Großbritannien und Frankreich lassen erkennen, dass sie scharfe Sanktionen unterstützen könnten. Der französische Außenminister Alain Juppé versicherte, dass sein Land zu Sanktionen "in nie gekanntem Ausmaß" gegen den Iran bereit sei

10th November 2011 - Quoted by Oren Kessler, The Jerusalem Post

In Confronting Iran, Experts Say All Roads Go Through China

Mark Dubowitz

Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and head of its Iran Energy Project, said Chinese companies have continued supplying significant quantities of Iran’s refined petroleum in violation of US sanctions laws.

10th November 2011 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Romney: I Wouldn’t Let Iran Get Nuclear Weapons

Mark Dubowitz

Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies made an excellent point to me: Romney should not restrict his comments to Russia’s role in this.

10th November 2011 - Cited by Rachel Henderson, The Jerusalem Post

UN Aftermath Creates Ripple Effect Across Campus

Jonathan Schanzer

“We also hosted Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, who spoke on the Palestinian UN statehood bid," she continued. "We are continuing to hold events showcasing what Israel has done to achieve peace and what it continues to do.”

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