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The United States Coordinator for Counterterrorism said that Iran spends nearly $1 billion annually supporting terrorist groups across the Middle East, Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe reported Thursday. Of the total, Amb. Nathan Sales said that Iran gives $700 million to the Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah; $100 million to Hamas and other...

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The United States increased pressure on European banks and firms that engage in a special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran, warning them on Thursday that they will be at risk from newly reimposed U.S. sanctions, Reuters reported. “European banks and European companies know that we will vigorously...

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The documents in an archive seized by Israel show that Iran had “more advanced capabilities to make nuclear weapons themselves,” according to a paper being prepared by an anti-proliferation think tank, Foreign Policy reported Tuesday. Foreign Policy, which saw an early draft of the paper being produced by the Institute...

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Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry told the Sofia Globe that three Iranians carrying forged Israeli passports were intercepted trying to enter the country from Turkey, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. The three, aged 21, 28, and 32, were detained as they attempted to enter via the Kapitan Andreevo crossing, a major entry point...

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Ordinary Iranians on social media are increasingly expressing their frustration with the nation’s privileged political class, as new sanctions take hold, Reuters reported Wednesday. A deteriorating economy sparked nationwide protests beginning late last year, but Iranians are “increasingly pointing fingers at the rich and powerful, including clerics, diplomats, officials and...

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With renewed sanctions imposed on it by the United States, Iran may be poised to increase the frequency and destructiveness of its cyber-attacks, two experts warned in a paper published Tuesday by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). Annie Fixler, a policy analyst at FDD, and Frank Cilluffo, the director...

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On Monday, the United States completed “its full snapback of sanctions on Iran,” bringing to bear the “heaviest economic pressure ever” against the Islamic Republic, in the hope that will “change the behavior of Ayatollah Khamenei, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wrote in an op-ed...

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Hate preacher Louis Farrakhan, on a solidarity trip to Iran ahead of the reimposition of United States sanctions on the clerical regime, led chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” The Algemeiner reported Sunday. During his public appearances, Farrakhan, who heads the Nation of Islam and recently compared...

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The Trump administration announced that it will re-impose all sanctions on Iran that had been lifted as the result of the 2015 nuclear deal, the Associated Press reported Friday. In a conference call announcing the administration’s intent to reinstate the harsh sanctions, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that...

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Two recent reports highlighted the problem of using diplomacy alone to disarm rogue states. On October 15, the BBC published an in-depth investigation that showed “for the first time the extent to which chemical weapons have been crucial to his war-winning strategy.” According to the report, the BBC determined that “there is enough...

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