Dr Michael Doran, former senior director in the US National Security Council

Security Expert Warns Abut Need to Counter Iran

Azita Carlson 30 April 2019

By Azita Carlson

A Middle East security expert said that the approach of most Western nations towards the dangers posed by Iran and its proxies is inadequate, during a recent trip to Australia and New Zealand, and emphasised the need to contain Iran.

Dr Michael Doran, former senior director in the US National Security Council, said: “I think there are three steps. Number one, we need to reach a global consensus, or at least a consensus in the West, that the restrictions on the Iranian nuclear program have to be permanent.”


What Does the Appointment of a New IRGC Head Mean?

Navid Felker 29 April 2019

by Navid  Felker

The appointment of Major General Hossein Salami as the new head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) indicates that Iran may be seeking to project strength to the world from its weak position, according to political scientist Dr Majid Rafizadeh.

American analyst Michael Pregent

Analyst: Iranian Regime Can't Survive

Editor 28 April 2019

By Staff writer, SF

American analyst Michael Pregent discussed Iran’s offer of a prisoner exchange with Western countries this week. He believes this is one of many indicators that Iran is starting to feel real pressure from the US sanctions on the Islamic Republic and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). In an interview on the weekly segment of The Washington Perspective he said, "Now we aren't going to give you 23 prisoners for two prisoners.” Pregent strongly supports US President Trump's pressure policy towards Iran.

Former Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson

Struan Stevenson Supports the US Getting Tough on Iran

Saeed 27 April 2019

By Saeed

The coordinator of the Campaign for Iran Change Struan Stevenson has applauded Donald Trump’s decision to end the sanctions waivers that allowed countries like Iraq, Turkey, India, Japan and China to continue purchasing Iranian oil after November 2, 2018.

Peugeot maker PSA Group

PSA Loses Major Revenue After Pulling out of Iran, but It's a Good Thing

Armin Baldwin 26 April 2019

By Armin Baldwin

Peugeot maker PSA Group has reported a 1.1% decline in revenue during the first-quarter of 2019, largely due to US sanctions on Iran.

The French carmaker announced that its revenue dropped from €18.2 billion in the January-March 2018 period to just €17.98 billion this year, due to declining sales outside Europe and currency challenges. This announcement caused shares to fall.

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, US president Donald Trump and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un

The Trump Administration's Approach to Two Nuclear Threats

Atousa Pilger 25 April 2019

by Atousa Pilger

President Donald Trump has been dealing with two major nuclear threats since he took office. However, his approach to each of these nuclear threats have been very different. On one hand, he has been tough on Iran in all senses – rhetoric hardened, and has remained tough, since the very beginning and he has introduced sanctions, more sanctions and will not rule out further sanctions. He has put immense pressure on the Iranian regime and it does not look like it will be easing up any time soon.

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