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The John Batchelor Show

Anthony Ruggiero

FDD Senior Fellow Anthony Ruggiero the current situation in North Asia and the threats of North Korea.

14th July 2016 - FDD Press

The Iran Deal’s Fatal Flaws After One Year: Emboldened Iran and Diminished American Deterrence

Mark Dubowitz, Annie Fixler

As we mark the one-year anniversary of the announcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), it is worth recalling why this deal is fatally flawed. The JCPOA provides Iran with a patient pathway to nuclear weapons capability by placing limited, temporary, and reversible...

8th July 2016 - FDD Policy Brief

Post-JCPOA, Iran Revs Up Nuclear, Missile Procurement in Germany

Benjamin Weinthal

On the eve of the Iran deal’s one-year anniversary, a new report by Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says that Iran sought illicit nuclear and missile technology in Germany throughout 2015, and was expected to continue doing so.

19th May 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

Iran Admits to Enhancing Uranium Enrichment Process, Raising Breakout Concerns

Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Iran has been “enhancing” its nuclear program and bolstering its uranium enrichment capability, Iran’s atomic energy chief told a group of the country’s ambassadors and envoys in Tehran on Saturday.

28th April 2016 - FDD Policy Brief

IAEA Takes a Light Touch on Iran’s Heavy Water

Olli Heinonen

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the international community limits Tehran’s heavy water inventory to no more than 130 metric tons for the current Arak reactor before reconfiguration to a smaller capacity.

27th April 2016 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Major Iranian Missile Test to Coincide With U.S. Presidential Inauguration

Amir Toumaj

Iran is preparing to conduct a major ballistic missile test in February 2017, following the inauguration of the next U.S. president into the Oval Office, according to a timetable issued by the Islamic Republic.

26th April 2016 - Quoted by Judah Ari Gross - The Times of Israel

Iran may have secretly tested ballistic missile tech with ‘space launch’

Amir Toumaj

Iran test-fired an advanced rocket system in the Dasht-e Kavir desert last week, according to Russian and American officials, in what some considered a cover for intercontinental ballistic missile research.

26th April 2016 - Quoted by Ruthie Blum - The Algemeiner

Former White House Adviser: Thanks to Israel, the US ‘Dodged a Bullet in Syria’

John Hannah

The United States “dodged a bullet in Syria… all courtesy of the Israelis,” former US Vice President Dick Cheney’s national security adviser asserted on Monday.

25th April 2016 - Foreign Policy

It’s the Proliferation, Stupid

John Hannah

As the world prepares for a possible fifth nuclear weapons test by North Korea (and second since January), here’s something worth keeping in mind: The greatest threat we face from Kim Jong Un is probably not a suicidal attack against the United States or our allies in Northeast Asia with...

24th April 2016 - The Washington Times

The miniaturization myth

On March 9, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, a paranoid psychopath, displayed a nuclear missile warhead he threatens to launch against the United States and its allies.

22nd April 2016 - Quoted by Lucas Tomlinson - Fox News

US to buy 32 tons of nuclear material from Iran, State Department announces

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration will purchase 32 tons of nuclear material from Iran, the State Dept. confirmed to Fox News Friday, in a move likely to anger critics still reeling after Iran received billions in sanctions relief following the implementation of the nuclear deal in January.

19th April 2016 - CNN

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah comments on North Korea's nuclear program.

1st April 2016 - WMAL

Mornings on the Mall

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz comments on the nuclear summit in Washington and nonproliferation.

28th March 2016 - Quoted by Mortimer B. Zuckerman - U.S. News & World Report

Missiles Speak Louder Than Words

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The international order that's emerged over nearly six decades, orchestrated by the U.S., is crumbling. Russia in Eastern Europe, China in East Asia and Iran in the Middle East are seeking to overturn the post-Cold War status quo.

6th January 2016 - Forbes

North Korea’s Nuclear Advance—With Or Without The Hydrogen Bomb

It’s almost two years since North Korea’s government threatened to carry out “a new form of nuclear test.” Asked at a United Nations press conference what Pyongyang had in mind, a North Korean diplomat said at the time, “Wait and see.”

6th January 2016 - Quoted by Brent Scher - The Washington Free Beacon

Joe Sestak: ‘Iran Has Met Its End Of The Deal’

Mark Dubowitz

Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak said this week that “Iran has met its end of the deal” despite repeated ballistic missile tests that violate United Nations Security Council resolutions.

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.

18th November 2015 - FDD Policy Brief

Khamenei’s Reinterpretation of Nuclear Deal and the Implications

Amir Toumaj

Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s representative to the council, reiterated Tuesday that the government would continue to implement the supreme leader’s “stipulations about the JCPOA.”

18th September 2015 - Quoted by The Tower

Russia to Help Iran Improve its Centrifuge Technology

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, confirmed on Wednesday that Russia had “announced their preparedness to cooperate and improve Iran’s centrifuges to produce stable isotopes.”

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