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17th November 2017 - Quoted by Elliott Abrams - The Weekly Standard

Riyadh Realpolitik

Tony Badran

What are the Saudis trying to do in Lebanon? They have clearly forced the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Do they want to destabilize the country? Destroy its government? Is the new Saudi approach another example of the often-alleged incompetence and overreach of the crown prince,...

17th November 2017 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

U.S. Military Aid Fueling Hezbollah’s Next War Against Israel

Tony Badran

U.S. officials have become increasingly concerned that American military aid to the Lebanese army is arming the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah, which has been amassing a large cache of advanced arms on Israel's border, according to multiple current and former U.S. officials who spoke...

17th November 2017 - Quoted by Leo Byrne - NK News

Foreign companies continue involvement in North Korean shipping

Anthony Ruggiero

Over 20 companies, primarily based in China, continue to be in breach of UN resolutions by maintaining links to North Korean ships and Pyongyang-based organizations, NK Pro can reveal.

15th November 2017 - Quoted by Valentina Pasquali - Moneylaundering.com

Iranian Finances Targeted Again by US Legislation

Behnam Ben Taleblu

U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a pair of bills to increase visibility on certain Iranian assets and transactions, the latest of a series of congressional measures against the Islamic Republic after global sanctions against the country were lifted last year.

15th November 2017 - Citado por Ultima Hora

Paraguay, entre los países que menos pagan impuesto al tabaco

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Datos oficiales entregados por el Ministerio de Hacienda al Frente Guasu señalan que Paraguay es el segundo país con menor carga impositiva por venta de tabaco en relación a otros países del mundo. Chile es la nación que aplica mayor impuesto por cajetilla vendida.

15th November 2017 - Citado por ANDigital

Se puso en marcha la Mesa Nacional Antipiratería

Emanuele Ottolenghi

El titular de la CAME, Fabián Tarrío, expresó que “la venta ilegal es un negocio millonario, diseñado por mafias organizadas que desarrollan un sistema de trabajo esclavo, trata de personas en talleres clandestinos, contrabando, robo, competencia desleal y corrupción”.

15th November 2017 - Citado por El Cronista

Lanzaron una mesa nacional para combatir la piratería

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Funcionarios del Ministerio de Seguridad que comanda Patricia Bullrich, la Confederación de la Mediana Empresa (CAME) y la Asociación Civil Antipiratería Argentina (ACAA) firmaron ayer un acuerdo de cooperación para la lucha contra la venta ilegal y la piratería.

15th November 2017 - Citado por San Luis 24

Lanzamiento oficial de la Mesa Nacional Antipiratería

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Funcionarios del Ministerio de Seguridad de la Nación firmaron junto a la Cámara Argentina de la Mediana Empresa (CAME) y la Asociación Civil Antipiratería Argentina un acuerdo de cooperación para la lucha contra la venta ilegal y la piratería; de esta forma se realizó el lanzamiento...

15th November 2017 - Quoted by Nicholas Blanchette and Benjamin Rimland - The National Interest

All the Bombs in the World Won’t Solve the North Korea Crisis (It Will Only Make It Worse)

In comments recently delivered at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster reaffirmed the administration’s objective of North Korean denuclearization, repeating that a posture of “accept and deter...

15th November 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

German Forum that Promotes Business with Iran Under Fire by Human Rights Experts

Benjamin Weinthal

A German forum that seeks to promote business deals with Iran, featuring politicians and government bodies, has come under fire by human rights experts for turning a blind eye to the Islamic Republic’s illicit nuclear activities, sponsorship of terrorism, and oppression of the Iranian...

15th November 2017 - Quoted by Seth J. Frantzman - The Jerusalem Post

Is The US Supporting Iranian-Backed Militias In Iraq?

Jonathan Schanzer

Crossed alliances have brought forth new tensions in the US fight against ISIS - and the effort to quell Iranian influence from spreading across the region.

15th November 2017 - Quoted by Rachel Frommer - The Washington Free Beacon

Report: Students for Justice in Palestine Threatens Free Speech on Campus

Jonathan Schanzer

The anti-Israel national campus organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is a terror-affiliated, anti-free speech organization endangering American campuses, according to a new report from a Jerusalem research institute.

14th November 2017 - Citado por Ultima Hora

José Ortiz: Impuesto al tabaco “es totalmente exagerado”

Emanuele Ottolenghi

El gerente de Tabesa, José Ortiz, afirmó que la trazabilidad del impuesto al tabaco es "absolutamente exagerada". Afirmó que, de aplicarse este tributo nuevo, se potenciará el mercado negro de cigarrillos. Justificó el contrabando de sus productos hacia otros países.

14th November 2017 - Citado por Ultima Hora

Esperanza Martínez: Estamos por la salud, no por el negocio del tabaco

Emanuele Ottolenghi

La senadora por el Frente Guasu, Esperanza Martínez, afirmó que es necesaria la aplicación de un mayor impuesto al tabaco. Señaló que se necesitan recursos para sostener los programas de salud. Afirmó que la industria de cigarrillos deberá reconvertirse.

14th November 2017 - Quoted by J. Dana Suster - Lawfare

Saudi Power Play Sends Shockwaves Abroad

Grant Rumley

The Middle East is still reeling from the abrupt consolidation of power in Riyadh and escalation of tensions between the kingdom and Iran last week. While Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s strategy has not grown any clearer, the situation has gotten stranger.

14th November 2017 - Quoted by Cristina Maza - Newsweek

What The Fake News Of Sophia The Robot’s Beheading Says About Saudi Arabia And Reader Biases

Jonathan Schanzer

A satirical article claiming that Saudi Arabia beheaded its first and only robot citizen, a talking wonder of artificial intelligence named Sophia, went viral when readers failed to realize that the article was a joke.

14th November 2017 - Quoted by Mosaic Magazine

Iran’s Missile-Cap Offer Is a Sham

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Following talk in Congress of imposing sanctions on Tehran for its ballistic-missile program, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced a decision to restrict the program to weapons with a range of no more than 2,000 kilometers. The move seemed like a preemptive...

14th November 2017 - Quoted by Katrina Manson - The Financial Times

US unfreezes Yemeni assets in boost to Saudi-backed government

Mark Dubowitz

13th November 2017 - Quoted by Julie Weed - The New York Times

Foiling Cyber-Spies on Business Trips

Samantha F. Ravich

The admonitions to business travelers headed to other countries should be familiar by now: Keep your laptop with you at all times. Stay off public Wi-Fi networks. Don’t send unencrypted files over the internet.

13th November 2017 - Quoted by Abdi Guled and Cara Anna - The Associated Press

US-targeted IS in Somalia could be a ‘significant threat’

The Islamic State group's growing presence in Somalia could become a "significant threat" if it attracts fighters fleeing collapsing strongholds in Syria and Iraq, experts say, and already it seems to be influencing local al-Shabab extremists to adopt tactics like beheadings.

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