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Germany Searching for Syrian After Finding Explosives

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 3:00pm 10/9/2016 at 3:00pm

The police in east Germany have begun searching for 22-year-old Syrian man Jaber Albakr after they discovered explosives in his apartment in Chemnitz, located near the Czech border. They believe he has planned a large terror attack:

“The search for the suspect is ongoing,” Saxony state police t...

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U.S. Allows Aircraft Sales to Terrorist-Designated Iranian Airlines

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 12:30pm 9/22/2016 at 12:30pm

Obama administration will be allowing plane makers Airbus and Boeing to sell jetliners to Iran, clearing the way for one of the most high-profile business deals since the lifting of nuclear sanction on Islamic Republic earlier this year. The easing of commercial restrictions is part of President Obama-led initiative to reward Iran for signing a Nuclear Agreement in...

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Germany: Syrian Refugee Pledged Allegiance to Islamic State

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:30am 7/25/2016 at 11:30am

Two Syrians in Germany attacked innocent civilians on Sunday. One killed a pregnant woman with a machete while the other detonated a bomb outside of a music festival.

The bomber recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, which has led authorities to call it a terrorist attack. Authorities call...

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One Year after the Nuclear Deal, Iran remains leading financier of terrorism worldwide

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 11:30am 5/12/2016 at 11:30am

One year after the Obama-backed Nuclear Deal came into effect, Islamic Republic of Iran remains the leading sponsor of international terrorism, says a policy paper published by British policy think-tank Henry Jackson Society. According...

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U.S. Supreme Court to Iranian Bank: Pay up

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:30pm 4/20/2016 at 7:30pm
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I guess I knew this case was percolating through the system, but I didn’t pay much attention to it.

The Supreme Court upheld a law which paved the way for terror victims to recover damages from Iran. The Opinion is here.

The legal issue was not terrorism, but whe...

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Not fearing Obama’s ‘snap back’, Iran openly develops Nuclear Missile Delivery Capability

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 1:15pm 3/29/2016 at 1:15pm

Remember the famous ‘snapping back’ of sanctions that President Obama promised last year if Iran were to violate the Nuclear Agreement? The New York Times had hailed the ‘snap back’ as a diplomatic masterstroke, writing “snapback mechanism [to reimpose sanctions on Iran] is one of the most unusual parts of the deal. In the event...

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US Eases And Imposes Iran Sanctions On Same Day

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 25, 2016 at 4:00pm 3/25/2016 at 4:00pm

In another demonstration of President Obama’s inability to formulate a coherent policy in the face of fresh Iranian violations of missile test bans, the United States both imposed new sanctions on and eased trade with Iran on the same day on Thursday.

Iran’s renewed aggression is unmistakable even to those whose willful...

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Axis of Evil: Islamic Republic of Iran and Communist North Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:30am 3/23/2016 at 11:30am

Communist North Korea is heavily involved in training and arming the Islamic Republic of Iran and its Islamist allies in the Middle East. According to recent revelations by former US intelligence officer Dr. Bruce Bechtol, North Korea has a more extensive military partnership with Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and even Hamas —...

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Google Wanted to Topple Syria’s Dictator?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 21, 2016 at 12:00pm 3/21/2016 at 12:00pm

Emails released from Hillary Clinton’s Secretary of State cache show Google executives interest in Syria.

Jared Cohen, Head of Google Ideas at the time contacted the State Department in 2012 about a project that encouraged Syrian government defectors. Google planned to work with Al Jazeera to disseminate their defector map.

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Ralph Peters: Putin Now Realizes Iran a Serious Threat

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 9:00pm 3/16/2016 at 9:00pm

In a rather surprising move, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin announced Monday that he would begin withdrawing troops from Syria the very next day.  Those of us watching the Middle East carefully were not only surprised by the move but also intensely curious about possible motivations and what the move will ultimately...

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Putin orders Russian troops to begin withdrawal from Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 14, 2016 at 2:20pm 3/14/2016 at 2:20pm

This is actually a big deal, if for real.

The Russian air force and associated troops manning the airfield and anti-aircraft systems have been responsible for many of the recent gains by Syrian, Hezbollah, and Iranian-backed foreign militias fighting to keep Assad in power.

Russia Today, generally perceived as pro-...

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The Costs of Outsourcing America’s Foreign Policy to Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:00pm 2/10/2016 at 2:00pm

While President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have assured us that the nuclear deal with Iran has delayed war, Tony Badran in a devastating critique of the administration’s foreign policy last week wrote, “Middle Easterners are not so lucky: They get to fight their wars with Iran...

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EU and Germany: Milking the Iran Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 12:00pm 2/2/2016 at 12:00pm

According to the head of Iran’s state-run oil company NPC, two leading German companies are set to invest a total of €12 billion in Tehran’s petroleum and gas sector. The latest agreement could make Germany the first big foreign investor in Iranian oil sector, after the nuclear deal was signed seven...

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Here’s who Iran is getting back in prisoner swap

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1:30pm 1/16/2016 at 1:30pm

International financial sanctions against Iran are being lifted today as part of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The influx of tens of billions of funds are expected first to go to support Iranian efforts to destabilize the Middle East, including helping Assad in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas in Gaza.

Not coincidentally,...

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Supreme Court Argument: Iran’s Terror Victims Seek To Collect

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 15, 2016 at 8:30am 1/15/2016 at 8:30am

On Wednesday the Iranian Central Bank argued before the United States Supreme Court that Iranian-owned assets in U.S.-based accounts cannot be used to satisfy judgments against Iran. 

The narrow legal question in Bank Markazi v. Peterson is whether and to what extent Congress can dictate the outcome of a pending suit...

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Obama’s Passivity in Face of Aggression Puts Iran in Driver’s Seat

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 1:00pm 1/14/2016 at 1:00pm

With the news that Iran has seized two American boats and detained 10 American sailors in the Persian Gulf just ahead of the State of the Union earlier this week, I’d like to go back to something that President Barack Obama said a little more than a year ago. Even though the...

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Five Lessons from the Iran-Saudi Blowup

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 7:00am 1/5/2016 at 7:00am

The fallout from the execution of prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia on Saturday will roil the Middle East region for some time to come. Below, I review the recent developments since our last posts (see here and here) and discuss some of the lessons to be learned from...

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