Analysis & Commentary

10th October 2016 - Quoted by Frank Camp - Daily Wire

Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels Fire Missiles at U.S. Navy Ship

Saeed Ghasseminejad

After the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), colloquially known as the Iranian nuclear deal, was completed, the relationship between the United States and Iran has quickly decayed.

10th October 2016 - WSJ Video

Opinion Journal

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz discusses how the Obama administration continues to undermine sanctions on Iran.

10th October 2016 - The Long War Journal

Qassem Soleimani: Islamic State was created to fight Iran

Amir Toumaj

The top commander and clerical representative of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) external operations wing, the Qods Force, recently delivered speeches in Tehran and Damascus commemorating the first anniversary of the death of Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani, the most...

9th October 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

Fmr. Treasury Official: Banks Wary of Dealing With Iran Due to Its Terror Support

Amir Toumaj, Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iran’s continued illicit behavior is making European banks and companies wary of doing business with it, even after the end of nuclear-related sanctions, President Barack Obama’s former Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence told The Weekly Standard on Thursday....

7th October 2016 - Quoted by Jenna Lifhits - The Weekly Standard

Former Top Treasury Official: Banks Still Don’t Want to Do Business with Iran

A former top Treasury Department official told The Weekly Standard Thursday that major international firms still do not want to do business with Iran, despite efforts by the Obama administration to persuade foreign banks and businesses to reengage there.

6th October 2016 - Military Edge

Discerning Iran’s Role in Expanding Houthi Rocket Capabilities

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Yemen’s Houthi rebels tested a new rocket last Thursday, marking the fourth new projectile they unveiled this year. Dubbed the Somoud, or “steadfastness,” the projectile’s launch was broadcast late last week across Arab and Iranian media.

5th October 2016 - Quoted by Jenna Lifhits - The Weekly Standard

Obama Admin Gutted Iran Ballistic Missile Embargo

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration gutted an international ballistic missile embargo on Iran as one of several concessions made when the Islamic Republic released four American prisoners in January, Iran experts tell The Weekly Standard. This has triggered criticism that the administration misled...

5th October 2016 - Quoted by Alex Lockie - Business Insider

The Iran deal has Obama ‘held hostage’ while the Middle East descends into chaos

Jonathan Schanzer

On October 18, 2015, the US, the EU, China, Russia, and Iran adopted the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) ensuring that Iran's nuclear program would be peaceful for at least a decade, and enshrining a signature achievement of the Obama administration's foreign policy.

5th October 2016 - The National Interest

Erdogan Must Avoid the Iran Trap

Merve Tahiroglu, Behnam Ben Taleblu

“The world is bigger than five.” This phrase, referring to the permanent members of the UN Security Council, is among Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's favorite platitudes. But when he uttered them again at the General Assembly this September, his diatribe struck a different...

4th October 2016 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Obama Admin Secretly Facilitated Iranian Ballistic Missile Program

The Obama administration misled journalists and lawmakers for more than nine months about a secret agreement to lift international sanctions on a critical funding node of Iran’s ballistic missile program, as part of a broader “ransom” package earlier this year that involved Iran...

3rd October 2016 - FDD Policy Brief

Washington Dismantles the Ballistic Missile Embargo

Mark Dubowitz, Annie Fixler

In January, the Obama administration reportedly signed a secret agreement with Iran to support the lifting of UN sanctions against Bank Sepah and its London branch in exchange for the release of U.S. hostages held in Iran.

3rd October 2016 - Quoted by Benny Avni - New York Post

How the nuke deal is funding Iran’s darkest forces

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Even the Iran deal’s most ardent supporters are beginning to suspect it won’t mellow the mullahs. Alas, that’s not the worst of it — because the deal is actually boosting Iran’s darkest forces.

2nd October 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

In NBC Interview, Hassan Rouhani Can’t Stop Lying

Emanuele Ottolenghi

In an interview two weeks ago, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani consistently lied and evaded questions put to him by NBC News’s Chuck Todd.

1st October 2016 - The Long War Journal

IRGC Special Forces officer’s death highlights involvement in Syria

Amir Toumaj

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has confirmed the death of a senior Iranian Special Forces officer in Syria.

1st October 2016 - The Long War Journal

Emir of the Islamic State in Iran reportedly killed

Amir Toumaj

Iran’s security forces have reportedly killed the designated emir of the Islamic State in Iran, according to an Iranian media outlet’s report citing unnamed sources published on Sept. 27.

1st October 2016 - Quoted by Frank Camp - Independent Journal Review

US Signed Secret Deal That Gives Iran Freedom to Finance Missile Tests

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The Wall Street Journal has dropped yet another bombshell about back-room deals relating to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iranian nuclear deal.

30th September 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

Experts: Iran Maneuvering to Extract More Economic Concessions from West

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Amir Toumaj

Iran is seeking increased sanctions relief from the West by leveraging concerns that it will back out of last year’s nuclear deal, two experts from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) wrote in an analysis for U.S. News and World Report on Wednesday.

30th September 2016 - Quoted by Saagar Enjeti - The Daily Caller

Iran Scandal Deepens: US Signed Secret Deal Lifting Sanctions The Same Day Hostages Released

Jonathan Schanzer

The Obama administration secretly helped lift UN sanctions on two Iranian banks, on the exact same day four American hostages were released, The Wall Street Journal reports.

30th September 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

WSJ: U.S. Secretly Removed Sanctions From Iranian Banks to Free American Hostages

Mark Dubowitz

The United States signed a secret agreement to lift United Nations sanctions on two Iranian banks that were designated for financing their country’s ballistic missile program on the same day that Tehran freed four American hostages, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

29th September 2016 - Quoted by Sen. Mark Kirk - The Hill

Payments to Iran puts regime in better position to harm Americans

Terrorists want cash, and the Administration just handed over billions in cash to Iran, a regime the State Department calls the biggest state sponsor of terrorism.

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