Analysis & Commentary

5th January 2016 - Quoted by Michael Wilner - The Jerusalem Post

Arab World Takes Sides As Crisis Between Saudi Arabia and Iran Escalates

David Andrew Weinberg

Gulf allies of Saudi Arabia severed ties with Iran on Monday in a show of solidarity with Riyadh, after Iranian protesters raided the Saudi Embassy in Tehran over the weekend.

5th January 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

Iran Faces Regional, Economic Isolation Amid Rising Tensions With Saudi Arabia

David Andrew Weinberg, Mark Dubowitz

Iran is facing increased political isolation as fallout from its escalating feud with Saudi Arabia, regional experts say. The tensions between the nations were sparked by the execution of a Shiite cleric by Saudi Arabia, and the subsequent torching of the Saudi embassy in Tehran.

5th January 2016 - Syndicated

America Tonight with Kate Delaney

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer comments on the Saudi-Iran fallout and regional turmoil.

4th January 2016 - CTV

CTV News

David Andrew Weinberg

David Weinberg is a Senior Fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He joined us to weigh in on the fallout from Saudi Arabia cutting relations with Iran

4th January 2016 - Quoted by Adam Kredo- Washington Free Beacon

Saudi Arabia: Iran Waited 12 Hours to Send Security to Sieged Embassy

David Andrew Weinberg

Iranian authorities waited at least 12 hours before sending reinforcements to help defend a Saudi Arabian embassy compound that had come under attack by protestors, according to a timeline of the incident released by the Saudi government.

4th January 2016 - 860 KPAM

Terry Boyd’s World

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the Nimr execution and exacerbated Sunni-Shia tensions.

4th January 2016 - FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Regional Isolation Deepens

David Andrew Weinberg

Bahrain and Sudan severed diplomatic relations with Iran on Monday, one day after Saudi Arabia did the same over Tehran's failure to protect Saudi diplomatic facilities from angry Iranian mobs.

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

Iran: ‘Knowledge and Capability to Build the Atomic Bomb is Necessary’

Saeed Ghasseminejad

A leading Iranian political scholar has stated that the “knowledge and capability to build the atomic bomb is necessary” for its global standing, according to recent comments carried by the country’s state-controlled Persian language press.

4th January 2016 - 770 CHQR

Kingkade & Breakenridge

David Andrew Weinberg

FDD senior fellow David Andrew Weinberg comments on Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Sunni-Shia tensions.

4th January 2016 - FOX News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses Saudi-Iran tensions following Nimr execution.

4th January 2016 - Quoted by Teresa Welsh - U.S. News & World Report

Tensions Flare at a Bad Time for the Middle East

David Andrew Weinberg

The execution of a Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia escalated into a regional crisis Monday, when the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan joined their Saudi ally in cutting diplomatic ties with Iran in a troubling development that threatens to harden sectarian divisions and derail efforts...

2nd January 2016 - FDD Policy Brief

Saudi Execution of Shiite Cleric Infuriates Iran and its Allies

David Andrew Weinberg

Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday that it had executed the most prominent opposition figure among its Shiite minority.

31st December 2015 - Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

The Obama Administration is Playing a ‘Game of Whack-a-Mole’ With Iran

Mark Dubowitz, Jonathan Schanzer

The Obama administration is planning a new round of sanctions against individuals and companies in Iran over the country's ballistic-missile program, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

30th December 2015 - Quoted by Jay Solomon - The Wall Street Journal

Obama Administration Preparing Fresh Iran Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration is preparing to sanction nearly a dozen companies and individuals in Iran, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates for their alleged role in developing Iran’s ballistic-missile program, according to U.S. officials.

30th December 2015 - The Blaze


John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah comments on new Iran sanctions and U.S. foreign policy.

29th December 2015 - The National Interest

A Better Way to Sell Citizenship

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Elaine Dezenski

Last October, the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia announced it would launch a citizenship-by-investment program, or CIP.

29th December 2015 - Quoted by The Tower

Congress Introduces Bipartisan Bills Targeting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Tyler Stapleton, Emanuele Ottolenghi

New bills are being introduced in Congress with bipartisan support that would target the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Iran’s powerful extraterritorial militia, preventing it from benefiting from the sanctions relief that was allowed as part of the nuclear deal with the Islamic...

29th December 2015 - Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Experts: ‘Iran Has Achieved a Major Victory’

Mark Dubowitz

Experts dealing with the Iranian nuclear file told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that Iran’s shipment of more than 25,000 pounds of low-enriched uranium to Russia on Monday is not very significant in the big picture.

29th December 2015 - Quoted by John Hudson - Foreign Policy

Iran Deal Hits a Milestone as Challenges Mount

Mark Dubowitz

Iran has shipped more than 25,000 pounds of nuclear material to Russia, a major milestone that leaves the Islamic Republic without enough low-enriched uranium to manufacture a nuclear weapon.

28th December 2015 - FDD Policy Brief

As Iran Deal Goes into Effect, Congress Moves to Sanction IRGC

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Tyler Stapleton

The International Atomic Energy Agency closed its investigation last week into the possible military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program, thus paving the way for lifting U.S., United Nations, and European Union sanctions as stipulated in this summer’s Iran nuclear deal.

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