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- Action Needed to Clarify Legal Basis of U.S. Military Actions in Syria July 6, 2017
As the two-year anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) approaches, uncertainty over the Trump administration’s commitment to the Iran nuclear deal is growing, heightening the tensions in the Middle East. At a Senate hearing on June 13, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson remarked that although Iran was ...
- Haley Confirms Iran Compliant with Nuclear Deal but Talks of Regime Change Continue June 29, 2017
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley staked out an aggressive position on Iran during Congressional testimony this week and left open the question of the administration’s stance toward regime change in Iran. Yet when pressed, she also affirmed that Iran is abiding by the nuclear accord.
- U.S. Sanctions Targeting the IRGC: Existing Measures and the Risk of New Proposals June 6, 2017
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) – a central component of Iran’s armed forces – is today one of the most sanctioned entities in the entire world. The IRGC or its special forces unit – the Qods Force – are designated under at least five separate U.S. sanctions programs, including ...
- Iran’s May 19 Election: A Mandate for Moderation May 26, 2017
The Iranian people are pushing their country in a positive direction, demanding greater openness at home and engagement with the world. It is vital that the United States not stand in their way.