Analysis & Commentary

29th January 2015 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Iran Targets Netanyahu Children for Assassination

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iran is encouraging its terror allies to pursue the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s children by publishing personal information about them, including photographs of the kids lined up in crosshairs, and declaring, “We must await the hunt of Hezbollah.”

28th January 2015 - Sun News Network

Straight Talk

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD Research Fellow Benjamin Weinthal shares his reaction to news of a strike on the Israel-Lebanon border by Hezbollah.

28th January 2015 - Fox Business Network

Lou Dobbs Tonight

Claudia Rosett

FDD Journalist-in-Residence Claudia Rosett shares recent developments in the case of Alberto Nisman's death.

28th January 2015 - Sun News Network


Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD Senior Fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses possible motivations for the recent Hezbollah attack on the Israel-Lebanon border.

28th January 2015 - The Long War Journal

Video Shows Hezbollah Brigades Convoy Transporting American M1 Tank

Bill Roggio

A video posted online shows the Iranian-backed Hezbollah Brigades, a designated terrorist organization, transporting an American-made M1 Abrams tank and other US military equipment in Iraq.

28th January 2015 - Cited by Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times

Hezbollah Brigades Convoy Video Shows American M1 Abrams Tank

A YouTube video of a Hezbollah Brigades convoy seemingly on its way to fight the Islamic State group includes numerous American-made military vehicles.

28th January 2015 - FDD Policy Brief

Rouhani, a Nuclear Deal and the IRGC

Ali Alfoneh

Even in the unlikely event that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his negotiating team reach a nuclear agreement with international negotiators, its implementation may well fall to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

28th January 2015 - Quoted by Josh Rogin - Bloomberg View

Expect Republicans to Add Teeth to Iran Sanctions Bill

Mark Dubowitz

When the Senate Banking Committee debates and almost certainly approves a new bill to increase pressure on Iran Thursday, some Republican senators are set to try and make the legislation's sanctions tougher.

28th January 2015 - The Washington Times

Cry for Argentina

Clifford D. May

“When heads of state become gangsters, something has to be done.” Winston Churchill said that. It’s a proposition not many people nowadays endorse.

27th January 2015 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Democrats Fold, Of Course, on Iran Sanctions

John Hannah

Unless there is any doubt, the vast majority of Democrats value partisan support for a failed president over support for our own national security and for that of Israel.

27th January 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Is Germany Ignoring the Lessons of the Holocaust?

Benjamin Weinthal

This year’s remembrance of the liberation of Auschwitz has been marred by some German politicians’ bizarre liking for Iranian Holocaust deniers and terrorists.

27th January 2015 - Quoted by Elena Holodny - Business Insider

Iran Is Ditching The Dollar In Foreign Trade

Jonathan Schanzer

Iran is ditching the dollar. Iran is no longer using the US dollar in foreign-trade transactions and is replacing it with other currencies, the deputy governor at the Iranian Central Bank Gholami Kamyab said, according to Sputnik News.

27th January 2015 - FDD Policy Brief

Lynch and Nisman: Connecting the Dots Between Two Iranian Plots

Toby Dershowitz

The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings on January 28 for Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, to become attorney general of the United States.

27th January 2015 - The National Interest

How Iran Views the P5+1 Nuke Talks

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Ahead of the June 30 deadline for a comprehensive nuclear accord with Iran, international negotiators remain puzzled by two questions: “What does Tehran want, and what will it settle for?”

27th January 2015 - FDD Press Release

FDD Senior Fellow Tells Congress of ‘Deep Concerns’ About State of Negotiations with Iran

John Hannah, former national security advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney, told a congressional committee Tuesday that the United States’ concession to allow Iran to continue to enrich uranium will make it very difficult for them to reach a permanent nuclear agreement.

27th January 2015 - FDD Press Release

New FDD Report Lays Out The ‘Case for Deadline-Triggered Sanctions’ Against Iran

A new report from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance lays out the arguments for new sanctions against Iran, stressing the value of deadline-triggered sanctions as part of a strategy to reverse the troubling dynamic of decreasing U.S....

27th January 2015 - The National Interest

Cheap Oil Won’t Stop Iran

Jonathan Schanzer, Mark Dubowitz

As President Obama made clear in his State of Union address on Tuesday, U.S. officials are reasonably confident that they have Iran just where they want it.

27th January 2015 - FDD Press Release

FDD Executive Director Tells Congress Deadline-Triggered Sanctions Strengthen Negotiating Leverage

Mark Dubowitz

Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told Congress Tuesday that deadline-triggered sanctions against Iran would strengthen U.S. negotiating leverage and increase the likelihood of a peaceful nuclear compromise.

26th January 2015 - 770 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Claudia Rosett

FDD Journalist-in-Residence Claudia Rosett discusses her article, "Alberto Nisman's Warning About Iran."

26th January 2015 - US News and World Report

Iran’s Glitter Isn’t Gold

Benjamin Weinthal, Emanuele Ottolenghi

Since obtaining sanctions relief from the West under a twice-extended interim nuclear agreement, Iran has touted the steady stream of visiting trade and political delegations to Tehran.

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