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Biden should address Iran’s supply of weapons to Houthis

  • Rather than rewarding the Iranian leaders by returning to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal and lifting sanctions on the regime, the US Biden administration should make addressing Iran’s devastating role in Yemen’s conflict a priority. The Iranian regime is violating a UN arm...
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Israel on war footing as US mulls return to Iran nuclear deal

  • While the heated exchanges of the past between the Iranian regime and Israel could be analyzed as political posturing, the latest tensions must be taken seriously. Israeli military chief Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi warned about striking the Tehran regime because of its nuclear threat. He said: “I in...
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Iran’s unlawful emissaries harming US interests

  • While there have been many media reports exposing Iran’s agents and spies in the Middle East and Europe, little attention has been paid to Tehran’s operatives in the US. Unfortunately, however, their importance in shaping American policies toward Iran, promoting the regime’s propaganda, getting...
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EU rewarding Iranian aggression by seeking return to nuclear deal

  • The EU is redoubling its efforts and spending significant political capital to push new US President Joe Biden into immediately returning America to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal with Iran. The bloc this month reiterated its “strong commitment” to the nuclear dea...
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Expect more belligerence from Iran under Biden administration

  • Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei surprisingly ordered all factions of Iraqi armed groups to stop attacking US interests in Iraq late last year. A senior commander of an Iranian-backed armed group involved in such attacks told Middle East Eye: “Khamenei’s orders were straightforward and clear...
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Iran’s line of succession in doubt amid Khamenei concerns

  • There have been many rumors and reports about Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s deteriorating health for several years. This raises an important question: What will happen when Khamenei, supreme leader for almost 32 years, dies? Experts, scholars, policy analysts and some politicians may ...
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Iran regime ups pressure on Biden to return to nuclear deal

  • The Iranian regime has started its campaign to rush the incoming Biden administration into immediately rejoining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal. However, the strategy the Iranian leaders are employing is not anchored in diplomacy; instead it is based on issuing threats, fea...
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Iranian regime’s priorities for a turbulent 2021

  • This year, with respect to the Iranian regime and its domestic and foreign policy, several major developments must be watched closely, as they will have implications for the broader Middle East. First of all, a potential confrontation between Iran and the US in the final weeks of Donald Trump...
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Khamenei’s early intervention in Iran’s upcoming election betrays his fears for the future

  • Although Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claims his job is not to interfere in government affairs unless the survival of the Islamic Republic is at risk, he is already intervening in the country’s presidential election, which is still almost six months away. In his latest remarks...
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Khamenei's double game with the nuclear deal

  • Although six world powers (the US, the UK, Russia, France, China and Germany) were parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program in return for an easing of sanctions, the two major players were, and still are, Iran and the US.  Th...
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