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Testimonies by Behnam Ben Taleblu

April 2017

Increasing the Effectiveness of Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran

Our present discussion on how to push back against Iran’s enduring “non-nuclear” threats is a product of diplomatic developments from the summer of 2015, when international negotiators from the P5+1 and Iran agreed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal. Despite its name, the agreement, which provided the Islamic Republic with over $100 billion in upfront sanctions relief,  was anything but comprehensive. The JCPOA only temporarily deals with select aspects of the Islamic Republic’s illicit nuclear program.

February 2017

Enduring Non-Nuclear Challenges by Iran: Problems and Prospects

FDD senior Iran analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu testified before Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade on state sponsored terrorism by Iran, and lingering human rights challenges in the post-JCPOA era.