Iran Regime’s Proxy Forces Trained to Use IEDs Against the US in Syria

By Mohammad Sadat Khansari

The Iranian Regime’s proxy militias in Syria are being trained and armed to terrorise US forces in eastern Syria, in much the same way that they did to American troops in Iraq between 2004 and 2006, starting with the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs.)

Iran Regime’s Desperate Manoeuvres

By Staff Writer

When Donald Trump pulled the US out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, in May, many speculated that this would put America on track for another war in the Middle East. This has not happened, not even close, but many continue to bring it up as a possibility, so let’s assess what that incredibly unlikely event would look like.

Iran’s Role in Syria Is Dangerous and a Threat to the World at Large

By Staff Writer

Terrorism in the Middle East is a pressing problem, from the Houthis in Yemen to Hezbollah in Lebanon to ISIS in Iraq and Syria. There is no escaping this issue and it must certainly be addressed, but perhaps the best way to do this is not through the confrontation of the individual groups, although that must certainly still happen. In fact, it may be best to go straight to the source: the Iranian Regime.

U.S. Sanctions on Iran Oil Sector Proving to Be Effective

By Shahriar Kia

The United States is implementing a maximum pressure campaign on Iran and the process of exiting the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as it is formally known, is nearly complete.

Iran Regime Won't Survive U.S. Sanctions

By Shahriar Kia

If you have any doubt that US sanctions on the Iranian regime will achieve the objectives that Donald Trump wants, then you should think again. While the immediate impact of the latest sanctions, targeting Iran’s oil and gas industry amongst other things, is likely to be minimal, the longer-term effects could be significant. Some are even predicting that they could make it nearly impossible for the Iranian Regime to sustain its current oil production.

Hamas’ mmbers

By Amir Taghati

For many, the news that the United States is re-imposing crippling sanctions on Iran after the U.S. exit from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is positive, not least for the people of Iran who are utterly fed up of the regime’s meddling abroad and its plundering of the nation’s wealth on terrorist, extremist and other belligerent activities in the Middle East.

Nathan Sales

The Washington Institute hosted a Policy Forum with Ambassador Nathan Sales, the State Department's Coordinator for Counterterrorism, as part of its long-running Stein Counterterrorism Lecture Series. The following is a report of that event.

Iran Regime Divided Over a Bill to Combat Terrorism

By Staff Writer

The Iranian Regime has reached a turning point in its internal quarrels about approving a bill to combat the financing of terrorism and pass it into law, according to Ahmad Tavakoli, a member of the Expediency Council with close ties to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s faction.

iran oil ship

By Shahriar Kia

SHANA, the oil ministry news website reported that Iran – in a second attempt to bypass U.S. sanctions – sold 700,000 barrels of crude oil for export to private companies. The barrels were traded on the country’s energy bourse.

 Brian Hook

By Staff Writer

United States Special Representative on Iran Brian Hook said on Wednesday that the US is still determined to push Iranian oil exports to zero, a promise made several times this year by Donald Trump, using a 'calibrated' approach that will ensure maximum economic pressure on the rogue state without lifting global oil prices.