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14th October 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Austrian Students Reject ‘Antisemitic’ Boycott Israel Campaign

Benjamin Weinthal

The union is believed to be the first national group to have passed an anti-BDS resolution.

14th October 2017 - CTV News Channel

CTV News

Tzvi Kahn

FDD's Tzvi Kahn discusses President Trump's decertification of the Iran nuclear deal on CTV News Channel.

14th October 2017 - Fox News

Journal Editorial Report

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz discusses President Trump's new strategy with Iran on Fox News' Journal Editorial Report.

14th October 2017 - Fox News

America’s News HQ

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses decertification of the Iran deal on Fox News' America's News HQ.

14th October 2017 - Quoted by Press Trust of India

Pakistan took key step to do more in fight against terror: Pence on Canadian-American family release

Bill Roggio

US vice president Mike Pence has praised Pakistan in helping secure the release of a Canadian- American family who were abducted by the Haqqani networks five years ago.

14th October 2017 - Quoted by Agence France Presse

Trump puts America first, but more and more alone

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Donald Trump has gambled with US diplomatic credibility by attacking an Iran nuclear deal that his European allies cherish as a benchmark for international cooperation.

13th October 2017 - Qutoed by Mackenzie Weinger - Cipher Brief

Trump Stops Short of Pulling Out of Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

President Donald Trump on Friday announced he would not certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal and vowed to terminate the agreement if its “many serious flaws” are not tackled.

13th October 2017 - Quoted by Felicia Schwartz - The Wall Street Journal

Trump Vows to End Iran Deal Himself if Congress Won’t Act

Behnam Ben Taleblu

President Donald Trump took aim Friday at the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, vowing to end U.S. participation in the landmark deal unless Congress and U.S. allies are able to deliver on punitive measures targeting Tehran’s missile program, its support for regional militant groups, and any...

13th October 2017 - Quoted by Brett Stephens - The New York Times

Donald Trump Takes a Hostage

Mark Dubowitz

Negotiators warn never to take a hostage you can’t shoot. By announcing Friday that the administration would not certify that the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran was in the national interest, Donald Trump has taken a hostage.

13th October 2017 - Quoted by Erin Cunningham - The Washington Post

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is facing more pressure from the Trump administration

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Once a ragtag force protecting Iran's nascent Islamic regime, the Revolutionary Guard Corps is now the nation's most powerful security institution — and has come under fire from the Trump administration.

13th October 2017 - Quoted by Kaitlin Lavinder - Cipher Brief

Russia Ramps Up Media and Military Influence in Balkans

John Cappello

Since its invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia has waged a robust disinformation and influence campaign in the Balkans. Over the past few years, the Russians have steadily ramped up their activity in southeast Europe, analysts told The Cipher Brief.

13th October 2017 - PBS News

PBS Newshour

Mark Dubowitz

President Trump announced that he finds Iran is not in compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement, but stopped short of actually withdrawing the U.S. from the deal, instead giving Congress 60 days to decide whether sanctions should be reimposed. Nick Schifrin gets two views from Robert...

13th October 2017 - The Washington Examiner

Trump throws a Hail Mary pass against Iran

Reuel Marc Gerecht

President Trump has finally decertified his predecessor's nuclear agreement with Iran. Twice before, in April and July, Trump certified, per the requirement in the 2015 Iran Nuclear Review Agreement Act, that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action remained in the interest of the United...

13th October 2017 - Fox Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah discusses President Trump's designation of the IRGC as a terrorist organization on Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight.

13th October 2017 - Quoted by Renee Picard - Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Russia Advances in Fight With US Over Cybercrime Suspect

Boris Zilberman

On Wednesday, a Greek court showed support for Russia in a US-Russia legal tug-of-war over the alleged mastermind behind a $4 billion bitcoin money-laundering scheme, reported Reuters.

13th October 2017 - Quoted by Jordan Schachtel - The Conservative Review

Trump sanctions Iran’s IRGC, the lifeline of the regime

Mark Dubowitz

Sanctions can have as big an impact in curbing Iran as the Iran Deal had in rejuvenating the regime.

13th October 2017 - Fox Business Network

Countdown to the Closing Bell

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz discusses President Trump's decertification of the Iran deal on Fox Business Network's Countdown to the Closing Bell.

13th October 2017 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer discusses the Iran deal on Fox News.

13th October 2017 - CNN

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz discusses Trump's decertification of the JCPOA.

13th October 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Indian forces kill Jaish-e-Mohammed commander in Kashmir

Bill Roggio, Philip Hegseth

The commander, who went by the alias Abu “Khalid,” or Shahid Showkat, was highly sought by Indian security forces for his role in orchestrating attacks targeting Indian military positions and personnel.


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