The Director of US National Intelligence Avril Haines has cited Iran’s contribution to instability in the Middle East as she testified at a public congressional “Worldwide Threats” hearing.
Despite its crumbling economy, Iran will “expand its nuclear program, military sales and acquisitions, and proxy attacks,” says a new U.S. intelligence report.
With so much handwringing over the Biden Administration’s contemplation of rejoining the problem-ridden Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), other issues of international security are being overshadowed.
Calling Iran a “regional menace” and pointing to prospects of increased violence between Israel and Tehran, the new US threat assessment report of 2021 released on Tuesday portrays a set of complex challenges for Washington in the Middle East and in countering Russia and China.
Based on three years of intensive research and analysis of the Nuclear Archives, this new book from the Institute presents a compelling account of Iran’s secret plans to develop nuclear weapons.
Nordgas S.r.l. deceived a U.S. supplier and re-exported 27 shipments of air-pressure switches to Iran, according to a settlement announced Friday by the U.S. Treasury Department.
A Cleveland, Ohio-based manufacturer failed to take steps in response to “multiple apparent warning signs” about its European trade partners, which exported the company’s goods to Iran, according to a settlement announced Monday by the U.S. Treasury Department.
The president of a New York-based cosmetics company was charged by federal prosecutors in a three-count indictment for facilitating USD 350,000 in sales of nail polish to an Iranian importer in violation of U.S. sanctions.
Iran has established a foothold on America’s doorstep and is expanding in South America, experts say, especially by cultivating close ties with the Nicolas Maduro government in Venezuela.
The European Union is set to agree to sanction several Iranian individuals on Wednesday for human rights abuses, the first such measures since 2013, three EU diplomats said.
China and Iran struck a deal on Saturday that will last for 25 years. On the surface it seems meaningful; in exchange for a steady supply of oil, Beijing agreed to invest $400 billion in Iran, The New York Times reports. But there’s skepticism among Middle East experts about whether it actually signals a significant new phase in Tehran-Beijing relations.