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2nd March 2012 - International Herald Tribune

Only Crippling Sanctions Will Stop Iran

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Imagine two men planning for years to escape from a high-security mental institution that is surrounded by 100 walls. On the night of their escape, they reach the 99th wall, and one asks the other, “Are you tired yet?”

6th May 2010 - Scripps Howard News Service

Give Crippling Sanctions A Chance

Clifford D. May

There is no greater threat to national and international security than the possibility that Iran's current rulers – militant Islamists, terrorist masters and sworn enemies of both the Great Satan and the Little Satan – may acquire nuclear weapons.

1st May 2010 - Standpoint

UN Non-Resolutions

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Whatever happened to the crippling sanctions against Iran that the Obama administration swore would come after engagement and the EU said it would support?

11th May 2015 - Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

With Plane Delivery, Iran Sanctions Collapsing Already

Emanuele Ottolenghi

With a deadline to end nuclear negotiations less than two months away, the crippling sanctions against Iran are already beginning to collapse. The latest evidence came over the weekend when nine used commercial airliners arrived in Iran to bolster the fleet of Mahan Air.

10th November 2016 - Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

Could Trump trash the Iran deal? Yes, but it’s complicated

Mark Dubowitz

The reality is that Iran was brought to the bargaining table with the help of crippling sanctions imposed by the U.S, the U.N. Security Council and the European Union at the urging of the Obama administration and Congress. And Russia, China and the United States' allies in Europe have...

15th May 2014 - Quoted by Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast

Hillary Clinton Celebrates the Iran Sanctions That Her State Department Tried to Stop

Mark Dubowitz

Hillary Clinton is now claiming to be the architect of crippling sanctions on the Iranian economy. But during her tenure at Secretary of...

31st July 2012 - Quoted by Donna Cassata, AP

House, Senate Negotiators Back New Iran Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

Congress is pressing ahead with a new package of crippling sanctions on Iran, expanding on financial penalties and targeting Tehran's energy and shipping sectors in the hope that economic pressure undercuts its suspected nuclear weapons program.

31st July 2012 - Quoted by The Wall Street Journal

Iran Sanctions Test

Mark Dubowitz

Nearly everyone in Congress agrees that crippling sanctions ought to be imposed on Iran. Or at least they claim to agree. We're about to find out who means it.

Attack Iran, With Words


FOR those who believe - as I do - that the clerics who rule Iran must never have an arsenal of nuclear weapons, the United States' course of action ought to be clear: The Bush administration should advocate direct, unconditional talks between Washington and Tehran. Strategically,...

10th February 2010 - Foreign Policy

The Sanctions on Iran Are Working

Mark Dubowitz

After months of fruitless efforts to engage the regime in Tehran, and a raging Washington debate about "targeted" versus "broad-based" sanctions, or "smart sanctions" vs. "crippling sanctions," Barack Obama's administration has finally moved to punish

Using Stronger Sanctions to Increase Negotiating Leverage With Iran

IranianThreatSix days after his inauguration, President Barack Obama declared that "if countries like Iran are willing to unclench their fist, they will find an extended hand from us." Over the 10 months since then, the Obama administration has followed up on the January 26 declaration with numerous...

Japan Emerges as Key Player on Iran

However, some Washington hardliners opposed to a nuclear deal with Iran are also aware of the Japanese role, and have expressed concern that any possible nuclear deal could derail international momentum for crippling sanctions on Iran. "I've heard that Japan has offered the Iranians to do...

28th March 2018 - Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

Don’t Blow Up The Iran Deal. Trump’s Strategy Is Working.

Mark Dubowitz

It looks like the Iran nuclear deal will not survive past May 12. That is the next occasion President Donald Trump will have to end waivers on crippling sanctions against Iran, withdrawing America from the agreement. Unless European allies commit to fixing its main flaws -- the sunset...

29th March 2018 - Quoted by The New York Post

Trump is winning on Iran, how to defund Planned Parenthood, and other comments

David Adesnik

It appears likely the Iran nuclear deal will not survive past May 12, when presidential waivers on crippling sanctions expire.

2nd October 2017 - Quoted by Richard Goldberg - Foreign Policy

If the U.S. Reimposes Sanctions on Iran, Allies Will Follow

Mark Dubowitz

In November 2011, Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk — with help from then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — took the Obama White House by surprise, filing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that imposed crippling sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran. Days later, Kirk...

Revolution In The Air

"We talk to Iranian dissidents all the time, and what they are most worried about are ineffectual half-measures that call into question American commitment and only embolden, rather than undermine, the Iranian regime," Mark Dubowitz, the executive director of the Iran Energy Project said in...

News Channel Morning Edition

Iran at the UN and the need to enact crippling sanctions against the Iranian government.

23rd November 2011 - The 37th Interparliamentary Meeting Between European Parliament and Knesset

Common Threats, Different Approaches

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Israel, the EU and the U.S. confront the challenge of a nuclear Iran

12th January 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

Can EU Oil Sanctions Create a Turning Point in Iran?

Benjamin Weinthal

The significance of international sanctions on Iran took on new prominence this week, after a group of US senators sent a letter on Tuesday to Catherine Ashton, the EU's chief diplomat, urging the 27-member EU group to implement an oil embargo against Tehran.

18th November 2011 - The New York Times

Don’t Give Up on Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

The release last week of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s report on Iran’s progressing nuclear program has to make one wonder whether more than 30 years of sanctions have helped to thwart — or even stall — the country’s nuclear designs.

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