Analysis & Commentary


12th August 2015 - The Wall Street Journal

Congress Can Rewrite the Iran Deal

Orde Kittrie

President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry claim that Congress has only two options for the Iran nuclear agreement: Approve it as is, or block it, and war results. Last week Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) recommended a third option, to renegotiate the agreement.

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

How Obama’s Deal Would Make the West Complicit in Funding Terrorism

Mark Dubowitz, Jonathan Schanzer

Concern about bolstering Iran’s support for international terrorism is reason enough to nix the Iran deal. One report explains: “‘Khatam al Anbia,’ the construction division of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), is about to become the wealthy magnate for a whole new...

11th August 2015 - FDD Policy Brief

Despite their Quiet, Gulf States Remain Uneasy about Iran Deal

David Andrew Weinberg

The Obama administration insists that “99% of the world” supports the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal with Iran, maintaining that Israel is the only government in the world that has expressed opposition to the agreement.

11th August 2015 - Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Iran Moving to Capitalize on Diplomatic Gains From Nuclear Accord

Tony Badran

Iran appears to be trying to leverage the momentum gained from the conclusion of the nuclear deal, and improved relations with the West, in order to achieve some kind of deal that safeguards its interests in Syria and Lebanon.

11th August 2015 - FOX Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

Clifford D. May

FDD President Cliff May discusses the Taliban and the state of play in Congress on Iran deal.

10th August 2015 - Quoted by Sharona Schwartz - The Blaze

Iran Deal Would Ease Sanctions on Iranian Bodies Linked to International Terrorism

Jonathan Schanzer

Under the Iran nuclear agreement, dozens of companies with links to the country’s Revolutionary Guard military force, as well as individuals accused of having links to terrorism, will secure sanctions relief from either the U.N., European Union or U.S., Reuters reported.

10th August 2015 - Quoted by Hana Levi Julian - The Jewish Press

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to Become Brokers for Newly Available Firms

Mark Dubowitz

‘Khatam al Anbia,’ the construction division of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), is about to become the wealthy magnate for a whole new corporate world in Iran.

10th August 2015 - Quoted by The Tower

WaPo Editorial: Reporter’s Trial Should be Warning for Companies Seeking to Invest in Iran

Mark Dubowitz, Jonathan Schanzer

Companies and nations considering making an “unseemly rush” to open commercial ties with Iran in the wake of last month’s nuclear deal should take note of the ordeal of detained Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian before commencing business with the Islamic Republic, an editorial in...

10th August 2015 - Quoted by The Tower

Former Treasury Official: Iran Nuclear Deal Will Enrich Supreme Leader’s Personal Slush Fund

Mark Dubowitz, Jonathan Schanzer

The nuclear deal with Iran will further enrich the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, by freeing the organization through which he built his personal fortune from international sanctions, Jonathan Schanzer, a former Treasury Department official who is now the vice-president...

10th August 2015 - Quoted by Von Antje Schippmann - Bild

Was hat Irans Terrorchef mit Putin in Moskau getrieben?

Toby Dershowitz, Toby Dershowitz

9th August 2015 - Quoted by Ari Yahsar - Artuz Sheva

Nuclear Deal Makes IRGC ‘Key’ to Entering Iranian Market

Mark Dubowitz

Details of the Iranian nuclear deal show that sanctions relief will primarily benefit Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), which is involved in terrorist activity around the world.

9th August 2015 - CNN

CNN Newsroom

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz discusses the Congressional review of the Iran nuclear deal.

9th August 2015 - National Review

Some Thoughts on Obama’s Zakaria Interview

Clifford D. May

President Obama says the hardliners in Iran oppose his agreement. But Iran’s hardliner-in-chief is the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. If he didn’t think this deal disproportionately benefited Iran, if he thought it crossed his many “redlines,” he would say no, and that would be the end...

9th August 2015 - Quoted by The Tower

Nuke Deal to Increase LGBT Persecution in Iran, Tie Western Companies to Human Rights Abuses

Benjamin Weinthal

The nuclear deal with Iran will empower a regime that has killed an estimated 4,000 to 6,000 gays and lesbians since 1979 and enable the increased persecution of sexual minorities in the Islamic Republic, Benjamin Weinthal, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies,...

9th August 2015 - Quoted by Babak Dehghanpisheh and Yeganeh Torbati - Reuters

Firms Linked to Revolutionary Guards to Win Sanctions Relief Under Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

Dozens of companies tied to Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, a military force commanding a powerful industrial empire with huge political influence, will win sanctions relief under a nuclear deal agreed with world powers.

9th August 2015 - New York Post

The Iran Deal Will Unchain Top Ayatollah’s Terror Slush Fund

Mark Dubowitz, Jonathan Schanzer

Hundreds of bad actors are set to be expunged from the US Treasury’s sanctions list as a result of the Iran nuclear deal signed last month in Vienna. Yet the most high-profile among them has gone strangely unnoticed: the country’s dictator since 1989, Ali Khamenei.

8th August 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

Does Germany’s Pro-Iran Deal Diplomatic Offensive Endanger Israel?

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany's diplomatic corps has embarked on a pro-Iran deal lobbying campaign, attempting to sway Americans by invoking Berlin’s guarantee of Israel’s security. The No. 2 German diplomat in the US, Philipp Ackermann, whipped up some hyperbolic rhetoric to justify his country’s approval...

8th August 2015 - Pink News

Why LGBT People Should Oppose the Iran Nuclear Deal

Benjamin Weinthal

The United Kingdom along with other world powers reached an agreement last month in an effort to curb Iran’s drive to build nuclear weapons. The deal is bad for LGBT people in Iran, as well as the global LGBT community.

8th August 2015 - The Spectator

Just Because European Companies Can Trade With Iran Doesn’t Mean They Should

Benjamin Weinthal

Iran uses cranes to hang citizens for offences such as ‘waging war against God’ and ‘crimes against chastity’. These cranes are often made in Europe.

8th August 2015 - Quoted by Von Antje Schippmann - Bild

Zerbricht jetzt Obamas Iran-Allianz?

Toby Dershowitz, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Toby Dershowitz

„Schumers Erklärung könnte die Demokraten beeinflussen, die noch unschlüssig waren“, sagt Iran-Experte und Analyst Emanuele Ottolenghi zu BILD.

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