Analysis & Commentary

1st July 2013 - Quoted by AFP

From Monday, Gold Sales to Iran Under US Sanction

Mark Dubowitz

Rigid new US sanctions against Iran came into force Monday including bans on the sale or barter of gold to the Islamic republic, as Washington ratchets up efforts...

1st July 2013 - Quoted by Rick Gladstone, The New York Times

New Sanctions Imposed on Iran to Halt Gold Trading

Mark Dubowitz

The first American sanctions on Iran since a moderate cleric won the presidential election there on June 14 went into effect on Monday, expanding the number...

27th June 2013 - NOW

Hezbollah Using LAF to Further Its Own Ends

Tony Badran

In Sidon earlier this week, followers of Salafi leader Ahmad al-Assir challenged the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), compelling the Army to put down the Assir movement...

27th June 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

Iran’s Latin America Strategy

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Speaking in Washington at the annual dinner of the American Jewish Committee in May 2007, Argentina’s then-senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner publicly...

27th June 2013 - Quoted by Oren Dorell, USA Today

US Ospreys and Air Tankers Put Iran in Israel’s Reach

Jonathan Schanzer

The United States plans to give Israel weapons that would enable it to send ground forces against Iranian nuclear facilities that it can’t penetrate from the air.

27th June 2013 - Quoted by Cliff Edwards, Bloomberg

Sony Reports Tech Sales to Iran That May Violate Sanction

Mark Dubowitz

Sony Corp. (6758) sold almost $13 million in video and medical equipment to dealers in Dubai that resold the gear in Iran, the company said. The recipients included...

26th June 2013 - CTV News

News Update

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May discusses the death toll reaching 100,000 in the Syrian Civil War and any possibility of a peace agreement being found.

26th June 2013 - Miami Herald

Terror and Foreign Policy

Mark Dubowitz

Earlier this month, Alberto Nisman of Argentina, the special prosecutor responsible for investigating the Iranian-planned 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed...

21st June 2013 - The Weekly Standard

Meet the New Mullah

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Iranians aren’t wrong to celebrate the presidential victory of Hassan Rouhani. It is a (small) thumb in the eye of the country’s clerical ruler, Ali Khamenei.

21st June 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The election of Hassan Rouhani in Iran and what changes it brings to the US-Iran relationship.

21st June 2013 - VOA News


Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi analyzes the meaning of Iran's recent elections, assesses developments in Syria, and comments on Turkish protests.

21st June 2013 - The Atlantic

How Hamas Lost the Arab Spring

Jonathan Schanzer

The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas is feuding with its former patron, Iran. Along with Hezbollah and Russia, Iran has stood squarely behind the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria...

20th June 2013 - Quoted by Alana Goodman, The Washington Free Beacon

New Iranian President Tied to 1994 Bombing

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Iranian President-elect Hassan Rowhani was on the special Iranian government committee that plotted the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires...

18th June 2013 - Fox News

Your World

Claudia Rosett

FDD's Claudia Rosett discusses the current G8 Summit and its value in solving international crises.

18th June 2013 - The World Today, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Iran President-Elect Promises Nuclear Transparency

Mark Dubowitz

Iran's president-elect Hasan Rohani is promising closer ties with the West during his term in power. He says relations with the US are an old wound that needs to be healed.

17th June 2013 - BBC World Service

World Have Your Say

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz debates the impact of Hassan Rouhani's victory in the recent Iranian election.

17th June 2013 - BBC World Service


Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz discusses the Iranian election and what Hassan Rouhani's victory means for the countries nuclear program.

17th June 2013 - Quoted by Oren Dorell, USA Today

Iran President Talks Moderation, Maintains Nuclear Goal

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Western hopes that Iran's newly elected president signals a new moderate shift by the mullahs who run the country may be misplaced, given Hasan Rowhani's support...

17th June 2013 - The New York Times

Rowhani Is a Tool of Iran’s Rulers

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The odds are poor that the election of Hassan Rowhani to the presidency will change Iranian society or diminish the power of the supreme leader Ali Khamenei and his praetorians...

17th June 2013 - The Atlantic

Why You Shouldn’t Get Too Excited About Rouhani

Mark Dubowitz

Good riddance: The end of the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad era should be welcomed by all who want to see a free and democratic Iran and a peaceful resolution to the ongoing...

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