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24th June 2016 - Quoted by Samuel Rubenfeld - The Wall Street Journal

Money-Laundering Standards Body Suspends Some Iran Restrictions

The Financial Action Task Force, an international anti-money-laundering standards body, said Friday it would suspend some of its restrictions against Iran for a year to monitor Tehran’s progress implementing changes to its regulatory regime.

24th June 2016 - Quoted by Bradley Klapper - Associated Press

Top economies ease penalties on Iran over money laundering

Mark Dubowitz

The world's major economies on Friday suspended anti-money laundering measures against Iran for a year despite concerns that the Islamic Republic uses its financial sector to protect criminal enterprises and fund terrorist activity.

24th June 2016 - CSIF Policy Brief

Iran is Still a Business Risk: Implications of FATF’s Decision

Mark Dubowitz, Toby Dershowitz

Following its plenary meeting this week, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is set to maintain Iran on its black list, with a one-year suspension, though not removal, of the mandatory countermeasures applied to the Islamic Republic.

23rd June 2016 - INSS Arms Control and Regional Security Program

The Iran Nuclear Deal, One Year On: Nuclear, Economic, and Regional Implications

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz joined INSS to discuss the Iran deal after one year and what has changed along the nuclear and regional fronts.

22nd June 2016 - Quoted by Jenna Lifhits - The Weekly Standard

Officials Urge Financial Watchdog to Strengthen Counter-Measures Against Iran

Mark Dubowitz

A group of think tank scholars, congressmen, and intelligence officials is urging an intergovernmental financial watchdog to keep Iran on its so-called blacklist, despite Obama administration officials' vocal encouragement of trade and investment in the Islamic Republic.

21st June 2016 - The Hill

The risks of the Iran-Boeing deal

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Boeing's potential deal to sell aircraft to Iran may have benefits for the company's ledger and for the U.S. banks that will finance it. But the deal is also fraught with danger, including the possibility that the aircraft may one day become a tool for Iran's ongoing support for atrocities...

17th June 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

Lawmakers Warn Boeing That Selling Jets to Iran Could Further Destabilize Middle East

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Leading Republican congressmen have warned Boeing Corporation not to proceed with a rumored deal to sell approximately 100 planes to Iran, pointing out that aircraft could be used to boost the Islamic Republic’s destabilizing activities throughout the Middle East, Fox News reported on...

17th June 2016 - FDD Policy Brief

The Iran-Boeing Deal: Rewards and Risks

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iran’s minister of transport, Abbas Akhoundi, announced an aircraft deal this week with U.S. aviation industry giant, Boeing.

16th June 2016 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowtiz discusses FDD's latest report with Roubini Global Economics on the post-JCPOA growth of the Iranian economy.

16th June 2016 - Quoted by Barney Breen-Portnoy - The Algemeiner

Iranian Economy on the Rise Since Signing of Nuclear Deal, Say Authors of New Analysis

Mark Dubowitz, Annie Fixler

Due to sanctions relief granted to Iran by the nuclear agreement reached last year between six world powers and the Islamic Republic, the Iranian economy is expected to grow by 3.7% in the coming fiscal year and between 4%-4.5% annually over the next five years, an analysis published on...

16th June 2016 - Foreign Policy

The Obama Administration Needs to Stand Strong on Iran Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz, Annie Fixler

Iran's demands are escalating. The supreme leader is sounding the alarm about American mendacity. An anxious U.S. secretary of state is practically begging companies to return to Iran. Cautious banking executives and a distrustful and angry Congress are pushing back. Welcome to the fallout...

15th June 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

Iranian News Agency Threatened Lebanese Banks Hours Before Beirut Bombing

Tony Badran

A semi-official Iranian news agency issued a report threatening Lebanon’s banking sector if it complied with a U.S. sanctions law targeting Hezbollah just hours before a bomb exploded outside a Beirut bank on Sunday, NOW Media news reported on Monday.

15th June 2016 - Quoted by Saagar Enjeti - The Daily Caller

Boeing-Iran Deal Would Be Biggest US-Iran Commercial Relationship Since 1979

Mark Dubowitz

Iranian Airlines has reportedly signed a deal with U.S. aviation company Boeing to modernize their outdated fleet. If reached, the deal would be the largest commercial relationship between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran since 1979.

15th June 2016 - FDD-Roubini Report

Don’t Buy the Spin: Iran is Getting Economic Relief

Mark Dubowitz, Annie Fixler

In recent weeks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been on an international “road show” to encourage large European banks to return to business with Iran and to help alleviate their concerns about the legal risks associated with engaging with a country still under U.S. sanctions for...

15th June 2016 - Quoted by Jessie Fox, Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Boeing-Iran deal in jeopardy as concerns persist about Tehran’s terror links

Mark Dubowitz, Eric B. Lorber, Chip Poncy

Two former U.S. Treasury officials cast doubt Wednesday on the prospects of a highly touted deal between Iran and the American aerospace giant Boeing, claiming concerns about Iranian money laundering and terrorism financing activities are likely to scuttle the agreement.

15th June 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

Sanctions Relief Set to Boost Iran’s Economy by 4% Annually Over Next 5 Years

Mark Dubowitz, Annie Fixler

Despite complaints from Iranian officials, sanctions relief provided to the Islamic Republic is projected to boost its economy by 3.7 percent in the coming fiscal year and by estimates of more than 4 percent annually over the next five years, according to a study (.pdf) published Wednesday...

15th June 2016 - Quoted by Jonathan S. Tobin - Commentary Magazine

Not So Fast, Boeing and Iran

Mark Dubowitz

It’s likely that there’s some celebrating going on at the Boeing Company’s Chicago headquarters due to the news that Iran has reached a deal with the company for the purchase of new passenger airplanes.

9th June 2016 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Democrats are still ducking on Iran

Mark Dubowitz

The Iran Sanctions Act, which imposed nuclear, missile and terrorism sanctions on Iran, expires at the end of 2016, and both Democrats and Republicans in Congress support extending it.

2nd June 2016 - Quoted by Jay Solomon - The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Moves to Cut Off North Korea From Banking System

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration warned foreign banks that they will face U.S. sanctions or fines for doing business with North Korea, a move that turns up the pressure on Pyongyang but raises the specter of direct economic conflict with China.

2nd June 2016 - Syndicated

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FDD VP for research Jonathan Schanzer discusses his recent article, Putting Hezbollah 'Out of Business'

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