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Why Khamenei keeps his silence about the nuclear deal

  • Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei enjoys the final say on all of the country’s most important foreign and domestic issues. Any key policy has to be approved by him and his office in order to ensure the survival of the Islamic Republic. But Khamenei has not made his stance clear with respect t...
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Nuclear deal return would offer Iran multiple benefits

  • The fact that the Iranian regime continues to negotiate with the P5+1 world powers (the UK, Russia, China, France and the US, plus Germany) concerning the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal reveals that the regime wants to revive it. A new nuclear agreement would bring several crit...
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Biden is pursuing a dangerous policy of appeasement with the Iranian regime

  • In general, there exist two distinct approaches for dealing with the Iranian regime. There is the easy, but ultimately dangerous method, which involves submitting to the demands of the leaders in Tehran and placating them. And there is the effective path, which involves pressuring the Islami...
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Iran desperate to ensure Assad regime survives

  • The Iranian regime is expanding its presence in Syria and increasing its military, financial and advisory assistance to militia groups there in order to preserve one of its top national security interests. Tehran’s increasing influence in Syria can particularly be seen in the eastern part of ...
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West must widen focus on Tehran’s malign activities

  • The international community must take a multifaceted approach to Iran. The regime’s drive to acquire nuclear weapons remains at the forefront of policy discussions regarding Tehran. This is understandable, of course, but the severity of this threat is no justification for overlooking any of the...
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Iran protests show regime that change is in the air

  • The latest social and political developments in Iran indicate that the winds of change are blowing firmly against the regime. For example, on Jan. 5, a giant statue of Qassem Soleimani was installed in the city of Shahr-e Kord. It was unveiled with much fanfare just ahead of the second annive...
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Iran’s campaign of extortion against the world

  • Extorting the international community has been one of the core pillars of the Islamic Republic since its establishment in 1979. The Iranian regime has never shown a genuine desire to play by the rules and laws of the global community. This is partially due to the fact that the theocratic esta...
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Diplomacy not enough when dealing with Iran

  • The prevailing approach of the Biden administration toward the Iranian regime, which appears to be solely anchored in diplomacy, is doomed to fail. The White House believes that the Trump administration’s maximum pressure policy on Iran was ineffective. As a result, President Joe Biden has com...
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A nuclear Iran would be a new year disaster

  • The Iranian regime continues to defy the international community and advance its nuclear program. As 2022 approaches, the prospect of Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon remains one of the greatest threats to global security.  Political responses to the threat have been developing for almost...
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Support growing for an Israeli strike on Iran

  • Israeli leaders are again threatening to target the Iranian regime’s nuclear installations as they did in 2013 without making good on the warning. However, the geopolitical and sociopolitical situations are different this time, and Israel’s ultimatum must be taken seriously.  Two years b...
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