Analysis & Commentary

13th November 2015 - The Arab Weekly

Witch-Hunt for ‘Spies’ in Tehran

Ali Alfoneh

A veritable witch-hunt has followed the July 14th nuclear agreement between the Islamic Re­public and US-led global powers in which lobbyists instru­mental in the success of President Hassan Rohani’s diplomacy are being arrested, some on espionage charges.

12th November 2015 - The Long War Journal

Iraqi Shiite Militia Leader Says He Would Overthrow Government If Ordered by Iran’s Supreme Leader

Bill Roggio

Akram al Kaabi, the leader of the Iranian-supported Harakat al Nujaba militia that is based in Iraq and is an integral part of the Popular Mobilization Forces, has said that he would and could depose the Iraqi government if ordered to do so by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader....

11th November 2015 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Iran Is Not Honoring The Deal, So Why Should We?

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration first argued that the Iran deal was a good deal and would have a beneficial impact on Iran’s behavior in the region.

11th November 2015 - FOX Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah discusses the apparent attack on Russian airliner and Iran's nuclear program.

10th November 2015 - FDD Policy Brief

IRGC Intelligence: The Driving Force Behind Iran’s New Crackdown

Ali Alfoneh

Iranian hardliners launched a brazen political offensive in recent weeks, arresting two American citizens and at least five reformist journalists and dimming U.S. officials’ hopes that the nuclear deal would temper Tehran’s belligerent behavior.

10th November 2015 - AM 640

The Sid Rosenberg Show

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD fellow Bejamin Weinthal discusses PM Netanyahu's visit to Washington and Israeli defense.

9th November 2015 - CNBC

The Rundown

Tony Badran

FDD fellow Tony Badran comments on the crisis in Syria, Benjamin Netanyahu's visit, and Iran's role in regional turmoil.

7th November 2015 - Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

‘McDonald’s Diplomacy’: The Nuclear Deal Has Emboldened Iranian Hardliners

Tony Badran

The Iran nuclear deal, the optimism went, could help open up the country to the West. It could soften the influence of hardliners in the country. And it could start to open Iran's doors to outside businesses, including from the US.

6th November 2015 - Quoted by Erin Banco - International Business Times

Blacklisted Iranian Airline Continues To Acquire Aircraft, Transport Weapons To Syria

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Senior U.S. officials told International Business Times they are investigating the purchase of a U.K.-manufactured aircraft by one of Iran’s airlines. Because the jet has an American-made engine, it is subject to U.S. export laws.

5th November 2015 - Quoted by Tzippe Barrow - CBN News

Iran President: Seizing US Embassy Began Our Independence

Benjamin Weinthal

When Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took office a little over two years ago, most Western nations were gaga over his smile and almost giddy over the fact that Iran now had a kinder, gentler, more liberal leader. But two years on, the reality on the ground shows that nothing changed, in...

5th November 2015 - Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Iranian Commanders Refuse Orders to Fight in Syria, Report Says

Ali Alfoneh

Iran's increasing military involvement in Syria to sustain President Bashar Assad’s regime is costing more and more casualties and top commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guards force have been charged with mutiny and treason for refusing orders to fight there, a pan-Arab daily newspaper...

5th November 2015 - Quoted by The Tower

U.S. Officials: Iranian Cyber-Attacks, Arrest of Americans May Be Linked

U.S. officials believe that the increasing number of hacking attacks carried out this past month by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) against American government personnel may be linked to the arrests of American-Iranian citizens by the regime, The Wall Street Journal...

5th November 2015 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Aykan Erdemir, Ali Alfoneh

FDD senior fellows comment on the IRGC and the recent Turkish elections.

5th November 2015 - Quoted by Julian Pecquet - Al Monitor

Congress Wants to Make Iran, Palestinians Pay Terror Verdicts

Orde Kittrie

Congress is weighing several legislative actions to compensate US victims of Iranian and Palestinian terrorism amid bipartisan frustration with the Obama administration.

5th November 2015 - FOX Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford D. May comments on Russia, Syria, and U.S. foreign policy.

5th November 2015 - Quoted by David Gerstman - The Tower

Iran’s Latest Crackdowns Validate Concerns Raised By Skeptics Of Nuclear Deal

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iran’s recent crackdowns on businessmen with ties to the United States, arrests of journalists, and continued rhetorical attacks on the United States have validated concerns raised by critics of the nuclear deal that it would increase the power of the regime’s hardliners.

5th November 2015 - The Long War Journal

Senior IRGC Officers Killed During Fighting in Syria

Bill Roggio

A brigadier general and a colonel from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) were killed while fighting jihadists and rebels in Syria over the past several weeks. Nine other IRGC members were also killed during that time.

4th November 2015 - Quoted by Erin Banco - International Business Times

Iranian Airline Violates Terms Of Nuclear Deal By Purchasing Planes To Use In Syrian War

Emanuele Ottolenghi

One of Iran’s commercial airlines last week bought a U.K.-manufactured jet with the aim of using it to deliver Iranian soldiers and weapons to Syria in support of the embattled regime of President Bashar Assad, International Business Times has learned.

3rd November 2015 - Internationale Politik

Panzer auf der Landebahn

Ali Alfoneh

Bei seiner Antrittsrede vor den iranischen Revolutionsgarden am 16. September 2013 schlug der neu gewählte Präsident Hassan Rohani den versammelten Kommandeuren einen Deal vor: Die Revolutionsgarden sollten sich nicht in die Politik einmischen; im Gegenzug würde seine Regierung ihr die...

2nd November 2015 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

What To Do About Iran

Mark Dubowitz, Emanuele Ottolenghi

Last week the Wall Street Journal reported: U.S. lawmakers, angered by the recent arrest of an Iranian-American, demanded Friday that the White House take a tougher line against Tehran and impose fresh sanctions on its elite military unit, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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