Iran’s sponsorship of terrorist groups and activities has 'only increased' in the year since Tehran reached a nuclear deal with world powers, Matthew Levitt, director of the Washington Institute’s counterterrorism and intelligence program, wrote in a policy analysis published Friday.
The Shurat HaDin - Israel Law Center, an Israeli legal rights NGO, on Thursday threatened to place liens against any planes that the American aerospace giant Boeing plans to sell to Iran, unless Iran compensates victims of Iranian-sponsored terror attacks.
Rep. Ted Deutch (D – Fla.), the ranking Democratic member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Mideast and North Africa Subcommittee, is seeking to ensure that the administration keeps its pledge to hold Iran responsible for continued terrorism.
With today's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announcement that Iran has fulfilled its initial obligations under the nuclear deal, Iran gains billions of dollars in sanctions relief from the US and Europe.
Lest some mistakenly believe otherwise, the sanctions against Iran are indeed taking their toll on the Iranian economy. This could create more pressure on Iran's leaders to give in to Israel's demand to dismantle its nuclear program.