Iran sees Rouhollah Zam as an enemy of the state in part as a result of his controversial coverage of anti-government protests in Iran; Iranian Supreme Court also upholds a five-year sentence for French-Iranian researcher Fariba Adelkhah.
Mark FitzpatrickI object when hawks call #Iran uncivilized. But this kind of death sentence is why they say so.
An examination of John Bolton’s new memoir about his time as Donald Trump’s national security adviser reveals the magnitude of his Iran obsession, explains Mark Fitzpatrick.
Mark FitzpatrickWe already knew that John Bolton was obsessed with Iran and believed that only bombing and regime change could stop its nuclear threat. Reading his book made me realize how deep and disturbed that fixation went. My take: go.iiss.org/2ZtrToK 1/10
Three months after a successful pilot transaction, the US-backed Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement (SHTA) with Iran has not processed a single additional sale.
Mark FitzpatrickIt's hard not to conclude that the "Swiss channel," is a con job: a way for the Trump Administration to pretend to be facilitating medical trade with #Iran to address the Covid-19 crisis, when in fact the Trump team is doing the opposite.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about U.S. policy in Iran and about Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
Mark FitzpatrickCould Pompeo find on a blank map where #Iran reprocesses plutonium? No, of course not. Because Iran doesn't reprocess plutonium. Why did he say in the @NPRKelly interview they have to stop?
Mark FitzpatrickWell, this was funny. Amid the errors and exaggerations in @BretStephensNYT’s piece is the claim that Iran repeatedly violated the JCPOA. Checking the link to see what his evidence was, I see it’s my own work, which didn’t say that.
The Middlebury Institute community is mourning the passing of Dr. Raymond A. Zilinskas, longtime adjunct faculty member and director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
Read The Insider Russian report on this same topic here. An ongoing Bellingcat investigation conducted jointly with The Insider Russia has confirmed through uncovered passport data that the two Russian nationals identified by UK authorities as prime...
Mark FitzpatrickWith creativity and bipartisanship, @VictorDCha and @AbeDenmark suggest a division of labor in which Seoul negotiates peace with #NorthKorea and Washington handles nenuclearization.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States is still studying possible waivers of sanctions against countries or businesses that continue commerce with Iran after Nov 4, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday (Sept 14).. Read more at...
Mark FitzpatrickIt's good the US is considering some #Iran sanctions waivers. bit.ly/2OqgbEK The impact on oil prices & on economies of friends like #India needs to be weighed. The process to make Iran's nuclear program transparent and peaceful will also require sanctions waivers. 1/3
Mark FitzpatrickThis is especially concerning because last year, based on odd analysis, Albright accused Iran of 'persistent violations' of the deal. bit.ly/2OTeY9q Such accusations contributed to Trump's fallacious narrative about Iran cheating and to his withdrawal from the deal. 2/7
Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov told RT’s editor-in-chief they had nothing to do with the Skripals’ poisoning and are now scared to go outside, after the UK pointed to them as Russian intelligence agents on a kill mission.