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Obama vs. The Pentagon.

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Total, Shell, Eni to End Iran Investments, U.S. Says

(Updates with Steinberg on pledge in second paragraph, sanctions advocate in last.) Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Total SA of France, Statoil ASA of Norway, Italy's Eni SpA and the Netherlands' Royal Dutch Shell Plc have "pledged to end their investments in

President Obama’s TV interview on al Arabiya

For his very first interview after the inauguration, President Barack Obama chose to grant the Saudi-funded, Dubai-based al Arabiya TV the first media salvo of the new presidency. According to Hisham Melhem, the veteran journalist who conducted the interview, it was the White House who...

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The UN General Assembly.


With Stuxnet Delaying Iran’s Bomb, Is the Urgency Gone?

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- In the wake of revelations that a computer virus may have set back Iran's nuclear weapons program, the Western groups and analysts that track the Islamic Republic are saying "More of the same, please." The benefits of a nonviolent

Considering a Nuclear Iran

Diplomatic efforts have gone awry over the past thirty years. "Death to America" is still a popular chant at Iranian rallies, and Iran loomed large in the infamous "Axis of Evil" formulation by President Bush during his 2002 State of the Union Address. Academics and pundits typically...

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Zazi terrorism case.

- Washington Post

Congress Fills the Void on Iran Policy

The Associated Press reports: Iran could face a new array of U.S. sanctions under proposed House legislation that's meant to force Tehran into international talks on its nuclear program. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., chairwoman of the House Foreign

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War on terrorism.

- Arabian Aerospace

Iran Fleet Hits the Crash Barrier

Affected by a generation of sanctions imposed by the United States that has prevented the sale of US airliners – and many European models – to Iran, its situation has been worsened in recent months by UN-mandated sanctions against Tehran's nuclear

News Update

Professor Walid Phares from FDD to BBC Arabic TV in cross fire with Iranian spokesman: "The real decision here is in Tehran. Do they want to end their quest for nuclear military power, they have and can make those intentions known to the international community. The problem is that...

- Reuters

US Recognizes India’s Need for Iranian Oil -Official

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) - The United States recognizes that India will keep buying oil from Iran but is not actively suggesting ways to pay for it without violating international sanctions on Iran, a U.S. Treasury official said. India has been

WSJ Editorial Supports Ban on Gasoline Sales to Iran

IranA Wall Street Journal editorial endorsed the approach FDD has researched as perhaps the last, best chance to prevent the Iranian regime from acquiring nuclear weapons:  Using a cutoff of gasoline sales to exploit Iran's Achilles' heel.  Although a major producer of crude oil, Iran...

News Update

Interviewed by France 24 TV Arabic Channel, international expert Professor Walid Phares said "in the end, a mediocre Afghan democracy is still better than the return of the Taliban." Asked about the decision of Abdallah Abdallah to quit the second session of Presidential elections, Phares, a...

- Iran Daily

Bandar Abbas to Produce Euro Quality Gasoline

Deputy oil minister has announced the implementation of a plan to improve the quality of gasoline, adding one of the biggest gasoline production projects will come on stream soon. Outlining the plan, Ali-Reza Zeighami said, "With the construction of an

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The Fort Hood Shootings.

FDD Applauds Introduction of Senate Banking Committee Iran Sanctions Bill

FDD Applauds Introduction of Senate Banking CommitteeIran Sanctions Bill Legislation includes sanctions on gasoline sales to Iran, other forms of economic warfare against Iranian regime Washington, D.C. (October 29, 2009) - The Foundation for Defense of

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Somali pirates.

Washington Forum

Violence in Somalia.

Congressman Brad Sherman Tells FDD Event That Sanctions on Iran Can Promote Democratic Reform There

Press Release December 10, 2010 CONTACT: Judy Mayka   Congressman Brad Sherman Tells FDD Event That Sanctions on Iran Can Promote Democratic Reform There Washington, D.C. (December 10, 2010) A congressman


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