Iran Engaging in Economic Warfare With Yemen?

Armin Baldwin 28 November 2017

by Armin Baldwin

Just over a week ago, the United States’ Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control identified several entities and individuals that have links to an operation being led by the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds force. The department that is in charge of enforcing sanctions has also designated the entities and individuals.The operation involved printing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Yemeni currency using equipment from Europe. No more details about the plot were given, but it is expected that policymakers will keep a close eye on what Iran is doing.

Saudi-Led Alliance to Counter Terrorism

Navid Felker 27 November 2017

by Navid  Felker

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia said at the weekend that his kingdom is working to ensure that extremist ideology and terrorism is wiped out.

His comments came as he convened the very first summit of the Islamic Military Counterterrorism Alliance. Officials from around 40 Muslim countries participated.

Containing Iranian Influence

Azita Carlson 20 November 2017

by Azita Carlson

When the outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri return to Beirut, the Iran-backed Hezbollah and its ally President Michel Aoun will not be allowed to continue their lies about Hariri being kidnapped by Saudi Arabia.

If they attempt to complain to the UN’s Security Council, they will be asked to provide credible evidence and implement international resolutions.

Iran Regime's Factions War Over Relationship With Europe

Azita Carlson 16 November 2017

by Azita Carlson

Rival factions in the Iranian Regime are reportedly divided over their relationship towards European countries, including the opening of a new EU office in Tehran.

As the US prepares to impose additional sanctions on the Regime or walk away from the 2015 nuclear deal altogether, Europe (especially France) has been attempting to find the middle ground i.e. keeping the US in the pact, so that European trade deals aren’t scuppered, and advocating for a stricter, more regulated deal.

British Politicians Endanger Case of Iranian-British Woman in Jail

Armin Baldwin 15 November 2017

by Armin Baldwin

British woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s life has been put in danger following careless remarks made by politicians in the United Kingdom. Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and the environment secretary, have both spoken publicly about Zaghari-Ratcliffe and there are great concerns that their comments will be used against her by Iranian authorities. The 38-year old British-Iranian woman has been unfairly jailed in the notorious Evin prison in the Iranian capital.

Foreign Policy on Iran Must Be All-Encompassing

Atousa Pilger 14 November 2017

by Atousa Pilger

President of the United States Donald Trump has voiced his opinion about Iran and the disastrous nuclear agreement since he took office. In fact, even before taking office Trump has not been subtle about his contempt for the Iranian regime’s belligerence.

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