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Iranian conservatives predict limited US strike on Syria

The war of words between Russia and the United States has escalated following the recent suspected chemical attack on Doumaand the Israeli airstrike on the T4 air basein Syria, which left seven Iranians dead. Iranian media are extensively covering and analyzing these developments. While conservative outlets generally opine that a US …

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U.S. backs EU Iran sanctions push, warns firms against Tehran trade

The United States on Tuesday welcomed a push by some EU states to impose new sanctions on Iran and warned firms considering doing business with the Islamic Republic that they could be funding militant groups and regional instability. U.S. President Donald Trump has set European allies a May 12 deadline …

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IRAN’S NUCLEAR HOLIDAY: A FINAL ATTEMPT TO DETER TRUMP

Omer Carmi – The Washington Institute The twentieth day of Farvardin, which usually coincides with April 8 or 9, is known in Iran as “National Nuclear Technology Day.” The unusual celebration began under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who declared it an official holiday in 2006 after Iran reached a significant …

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5 reasons Iran is staying out of eastern Ghouta

Hamidreza Azizi  – Al Monitor After weeks of heavy fighting between the Russian-backed Syrian army and rebel groups in eastern Ghouta, the Syrian government has managed to bring over 90% of the strategic Damascus suburbunder its control. The development comes as the result of a dealbetween Russia and the rebel …

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HOW WILL IRAN PREPARE FOR POTENTIAL U.S. WITHDRAWAL FROM THE JCPOA?

Omer Carmi – The Washington Intitute Many observers believe that President Trump’s recent appointment of Iran hawks for two top positions—John Bolton as national security advisor and Michael Pompeo as secretary of state—is a further sign that he will withdraw from the nuclear deal next month, when the next deadlines for …

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TEHRAN’S FINANCIAL WOES WILL TEST U.S. POLICY RESOLVE

Jay Solomon –  The Washington Institute As the Trump administration welcomes a new secretary of state and national security advisor this spring, the fate of Iran’s currency, the rial, will loom large in White House strategy on how to confront Tehran. President Trump has threatened to reimpose punishing oil and …

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The Saudi Crown Prince is in Washington and Has Iran on His Mind

Behnam Ben Taleblu – FDD audi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday, the first stop on the prince’s two-and-half-week tour of the United States. Saudi Arabia is looking for American reassurance and support on a wide range of issues related …

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AFTER THE WEEKEND’S IRAN-ISRAEL ATTACKS, A BURDEN ON TRUMP TO CONFRONT RUSSIA AND ENGAGE EUROPE

Dennis Ross – Washington Institute Early Saturday morning, Iran crossed a threshold in trying to carry out a direct attack against Israel from Syria. Using its T-4 airbase in Homs province—a base used by the Qods Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and its head Qassem Soleimani—the Iranians launched a …

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EU could impose blocking regulations if U.S. pulls out of Iran deal

The European Union could put in place regulations to protect its firms doing business in Iran if the United States withdraws from the 2015 nuclear deal and restores extraterritorial sanctions, a senior EU official said on Thursday But U.S. President Donald Trump on Jan. 12 vowed to restore U.S. sanctions …

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Iran says it can discuss other issues if nuclear deal successful

The United States and its European allies should ensure the 2015 nuclear deal is a success before demanding to negotiate on other issues such as Tehran’s regional activities or ballistic missile program, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said on Thursday “Now they ask Iran to enter discussions on other issues. Our …

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