Analysis & Commentary


16th June 2016 - Quoted by Barney Breen-Portnoy - The Algemeiner

Iranian Economy on the Rise Since Signing of Nuclear Deal, Say Authors of New Analysis

Mark Dubowitz, Annie Fixler

Due to sanctions relief granted to Iran by the nuclear agreement reached last year between six world powers and the Islamic Republic, the Iranian economy is expected to grow by 3.7% in the coming fiscal year and between 4%-4.5% annually over the next five years, an analysis published on...

16th June 2016 - Foreign Policy

The Obama Administration Needs to Stand Strong on Iran Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz, Annie Fixler

Iran's demands are escalating. The supreme leader is sounding the alarm about American mendacity. An anxious U.S. secretary of state is practically begging companies to return to Iran. Cautious banking executives and a distrustful and angry Congress are pushing back. Welcome to the fallout...

15th June 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

Iranian News Agency Threatened Lebanese Banks Hours Before Beirut Bombing

Tony Badran

A semi-official Iranian news agency issued a report threatening Lebanon’s banking sector if it complied with a U.S. sanctions law targeting Hezbollah just hours before a bomb exploded outside a Beirut bank on Sunday, NOW Media news reported on Monday.

15th June 2016 - Quoted by Foreign Affairs

How Well Off Is Israel?

Oren Kessler

The lead package of the July/August 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs, now available on ForeignAffairs.com, deals with Israel's domestic and foreign challenges.

15th June 2016 - Quoted by Saagar Enjeti - The Daily Caller

Boeing-Iran Deal Would Be Biggest US-Iran Commercial Relationship Since 1979

Mark Dubowitz

Iranian Airlines has reportedly signed a deal with U.S. aviation company Boeing to modernize their outdated fleet. If reached, the deal would be the largest commercial relationship between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran since 1979.

15th June 2016 - FDD-Roubini Report

Don’t Buy the Spin: Iran is Getting Economic Relief

Mark Dubowitz, Annie Fixler

In recent weeks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been on an international “road show” to encourage large European banks to return to business with Iran and to help alleviate their concerns about the legal risks associated with engaging with a country still under U.S. sanctions for...

15th June 2016 - Quoted by Jessie Fox, Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Boeing-Iran deal in jeopardy as concerns persist about Tehran’s terror links

Mark Dubowitz, Eric B. Lorber, Chip Poncy

Two former U.S. Treasury officials cast doubt Wednesday on the prospects of a highly touted deal between Iran and the American aerospace giant Boeing, claiming concerns about Iranian money laundering and terrorism financing activities are likely to scuttle the agreement.

15th June 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

Sanctions Relief Set to Boost Iran’s Economy by 4% Annually Over Next 5 Years

Mark Dubowitz, Annie Fixler

Despite complaints from Iranian officials, sanctions relief provided to the Islamic Republic is projected to boost its economy by 3.7 percent in the coming fiscal year and by estimates of more than 4 percent annually over the next five years, according to a study (.pdf) published Wednesday...

15th June 2016 - Quoted by Jonathan S. Tobin - Commentary Magazine

Not So Fast, Boeing and Iran

Mark Dubowitz

It’s likely that there’s some celebrating going on at the Boeing Company’s Chicago headquarters due to the news that Iran has reached a deal with the company for the purchase of new passenger airplanes.

15th June 2016 - Quoted by Steven Mufson - The Washington Post

Boeing nears landmark deal to sell airliners to Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Iran is set to unveil terms of a multibillion-dollar deal to purchase about 100 commercial passenger planes from Boeing in what would be the biggest sale of U.S. goods to Iran since the easing of economic sanctions last October, a person familiar with the deal said.

14th June 2016 - Quoted by Donna Abu-Nasr - Bloomberg

In War and Now Finance, Losses Mount for Iranian Ally Hezbollah

Jonathan Schanzer

Iran may be emerging from the grip of western sanctions, but one of the most formidable militant groups it funds is paying the price.

14th June 2016 - The Long War Journal

IRGC officer college mourns comrade killed in Syria

Amir Toumaj

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its allies, particularly Iraqi militia Harakat al Nujaba, have been heavily engaged in combat against Jaish al Fath and Jabhat al Nusra (al-Qaeda’s Syria branch) in southern Aleppo in the past two weeks, with the IRGC losing at least 13 men...

14th June 2016 - Quoted by Rick Gladstone - The New York Times

Iran Said to Have Deal With Boeing to Buy Passenger Planes

Mark Dubowitz

Iran has reached an agreement with the Boeing Company for the acquisition of new passenger planes to help modernize its outdated fleet, state-run Iranian news media reported on Tuesday.

10th June 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

Iran Uses U.S. Taxpayer Money to Increase Military Spending by 90%

Saeed Ghasseminejad

A $1.7 billion payment by the U.S. to Iran that coincided with the release of American hostages in January is helping Tehran boost its military budget by 90% in the next year, Eli Lake of Bloomberg View reported on Thursday.

9th June 2016 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Democrats are still ducking on Iran

Mark Dubowitz

The Iran Sanctions Act, which imposed nuclear, missile and terrorism sanctions on Iran, expires at the end of 2016, and both Democrats and Republicans in Congress support extending it.

9th June 2016 - Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

U.S. Taxpayers Are Funding Iran’s Military Expansion

Saeed Ghasseminejad

One of the unexpected results of President Barack Obama's new opening to Iran is that U.S. taxpayers are now funding both sides of the Middle East's arms race.

9th June 2016 - Quoted by Russ Read - The Daily Caller

US Tax Dollars Will Help Subsidize Iran’s Massive Military Build Up

Saeed Ghasseminejad

A $1.7 billion U.S. government payment to Iran will be included in the Islamic Republic’s 90 percent military spending increase for the country’s 2016-2017 budget.

9th June 2016 - Quoted by Raymond Tanter - Foreign Policy

The Iran Deal, One Year In: Economic, Nuclear, and Regional Implications

John Hannah, Mark Dubowitz

The Iran nuclear deal posed a simple trade: In exchange for Tehran agreeing to limit its nuclear capabilities, economic sanctions would be lifted. But the devil is in the details concerning, for example, a role for missiles on the nuclear side of the equation and state sponsorship of...

7th June 2016 - The Long War Journal

Qods Force commander an official advisor to government, Iraq’s foreign minister says

Bill Roggio, Amir Toumaj

Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Qods Force, serves as an official advisor to the Iraqi government, the foreign minister confirmed yesterday. Soleimani and Qods Force have provided advice and support for the Popular Mobilization Forces and its component militias.

7th June 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

WATCH: In Latest Sign of Expanding Influence, Iranian IRGC Soldier Embeds with Iraqi Troops

Footage has emerged on Twitter of an Iranian soldier from the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) embedded among Iraqi troops, the latest indication of direct Iranian involvement in its neighboring country’s internal affairs.

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