Analysis & Commentary


25th November 2014 - Cited by Indira A.R. Lakshmanan - Bloomberg

Iran’s Lower Profit From Sanctions Relief Won’t Mollify Congress

Mark Dubowitz

With world powers unable so far to win Iran’s agreement to curb its nuclear program, members of both parties in the new Republican-led U.S. Congress will push in January for more economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

24th November 2014 - Quoted by Rachel Oswald - CQ Roll Call

Reaction to Extension on Iran Talks Falls Along Partisan Lines

Mark Dubowitz

The news that negotiators had not reached an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program by the deadline Monday and were extending talks for an additional seven months drew a mixed reaction from lawmakers, with hard-liners urging quick imposition of tougher sanctions while others supported...

24th November 2014 - Quoted by Tim Starks - Roll Call

Intentionally or Not, Hagel News Distracts From Other Administration News

Mark Dubowitz

Over the weekend, news broke of a change in the administration’s policy on Afghanistan. On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced an extension of Iranian nuclear talks. Yet it is the newly announced departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that has sucked up most of the news...

24th November 2014 - Quoted by Ali Weinberg - ABC News

Republicans Could Complicate Iran Extension

Mark Dubowitz

Secretary of State John Kerry said today that he was confident President Obama and he could convince a skeptical Congress that an additional seven months of nuclear negotiations with Iran could lead to a deal they could support, but that confidence may be challenged by Congress.

24th November 2014 - Cited by Howard LaFranchi - The Christian Science Monitor

Iran Nuclear Talks Extended, So Congress Might Turn Up the Heat

Mark Dubowitz

An extension of the Iran nuclear talks is better than a bad deal, but many in Congress will want to use the next few months to further ramp up pressure on Tehran.

24th November 2014 - Quoted by Michael R. Gordon, David E. Sanger - The New York Times

U.S. and Allies Extend Iran Nuclear Talks by 7 Months

Mark Dubowitz

A yearlong effort to reach an enduring accord with Iran to dismantle large parts of its nuclear infrastructure fell short on Monday, forcing the United States and its allies to declare a seven-month extension, but with no clear indication of how they plan to bridge fundamental differences....

24th November 2014 - Cited by Raymond Tanter - Foreign Policy

A Bad Deal With Iran in the Nuclear Talks Could Destabilize the Middle East

By extending nuclear talks with Iran for seven more months, the major powers avoided total collapse but also raised the stakes, "ensuring that failure, if that is what eventually happens, will be all the more cataclysmic," according to the Guardian. My take, however, is that a bad deal with...

24th November 2014 - Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

Nuke Talks Confront Deadline, Iran’s Enmity with West

Reuel Marc Gerecht

As world powers talk of extending Monday's deadline for a nuclear agreement with Iran, one thing is clear: The nation's authoritarian regime must decide if it wants to remain in conflict or engage with the West.

24th November 2014 - Quoted by Carol Morello, Brian Murphy - The Washington Post

Iran Nuclear Talks Extended for 7 Months Amid Impasse Ahead of Deadline

Mark Dubowitz

Nuclear talks with Iran will be extended for seven months after intense negotiations failed to reach a comprehensive accord but appeared to make encouraging headway, diplomats said Monday.

24th November 2014 - The Weekly Standard

Khamenei Spits in Our Face Again—and We Pay for the Pleasure

Michael Ledeen

He did it again, as we should have expected. Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei walked us right up to the finish line, spat on us, and walked away

24th November 2014 - The National Interest

Double Trouble: Beware of the Irani-Sudanese Partnership

Laura Grossman

"We must continue to view Sudan as the forward base for Iran on the African continent, both for the smuggling of weapons and the presence of Iranian troop."

24th November 2014 - Cited by The Wall Street Journal

More Nuclear Time in Tehran

About the best that can be said about Monday’s agreement to extend the Iran nuclear negotiations for another seven months is that it’s better than the bad deal that so many in the West seem eager to embrace. Meanwhile, the U.S. and its European partners are giving Tehran more time and...

24th November 2014 - Quoted by Jonathan Tirone, Terry Atlas, Kambiz Foroohar - Bloomberg

Iran, World Powers Extend Nuclear Talks as Major Gaps Remain

Mark Dubowitz

Envoys representing Iran and a group of world powers today agreed to extend talks on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program until July after failing to overcome differences at negotiations in Vienna.

24th November 2014 - Quoted by Lee Smith - The Weekly Standard

How the Obama Administration Has Already Caved to Iran

Mark Dubowitz

The deadline for the Joint Plan of Action ended it seems without a final agreement between the P5+1 and Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. It’s not yet clear what happens next.

24th November 2014 - Quoted by Rosie Gray - BuzzFeed

World Powers And Iran Fail To Agree on Nuclear Deal

Mark Dubowitz

Six world powers and Iran failed to come to a final agreement to curtail Iran’s nuclear program by the deadline on Monday, instead extending the talks to June 30 2015.

24th November 2014 - Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

Here’s The Depressing Reason Why Iran May Have Rejected A Generous Nuclear Deal

Mark Dubowitz

The nuclear negotiations between Iran and a US-led group of countries over Tehran's nuclear program have once again fallen short.

23rd November 2014 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Reports: Top Iranian Negotiator ‘Frequently Shouts’ at Kerry, Western Officials

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iran’s foreign minister and lead negotiator in nuclear talks is known to frequently scream and shout at Western diplomats, including Secretary of State John Kerry, a practice that has caused alarm among bodyguards stationed outside the negotiating room, according to a member of the Iranian...

23rd November 2014 - The Jerusalem Post

Iran Nuclear Talks: The Narcissism of Minor Differences Between the EU and US

Benjamin Weinthal

"The US as well as the main European players are ready to make major concessions on enrichment, as well as allowing Tehran to cover up its illegal weapons development.”

21st November 2014 - Center for Security Policy

Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD Senior Fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi speaks with Frank Gaffney about growing anti-Israeli sentiment in Europe and the latest on the Iran nuclear talks.

21st November 2014 - Westwood One

The Jim Bohannon Show

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD Senior Fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses the upcoming deadline of Iranian nuclear negotiations.

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