Here’s how to blueprint the most effective Iran policy
Iran has been continuing its series of blatant measures in defiance of norms accepted as standard by the international community, all as the Trump administration continues to weigh on blacklisting the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). Iran has gone as far as pledging to launch “roaring missiles” in response to threats. To this day, several ballistic missile launches – capable of delivering nuclear payloads – have been Tehran’s report card. Heshmat Alavi wrote in Al-Arabiya on March 27, 2017 and the article continues as follows:
NCRI - A meeting titled “putting Iran on notice: how to deal with the regime’s illegitimate measures” was held in U.S. Congress on March 24 by the Foundation for defense of democracies.
The meeting was participated by nuclear and terrorism experts familiar with the issues related to Iran and the region, among whom were David Albright, president of the institute for science and international security, Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the foundation for defense of democracies, as well as a number of other figures.
Leaders from 68 countries gathered in Washington for a meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter Daesh (ISIL) hosted by President Trump’s administration this past week.
Saudi Arabia welcomes the new administration’s attention to the Middle East and its support for America’s friends who are fighting back against transnational terrorists such as Daesh and pushing back against Iranian interference in countries such as Yemen. Wrote Mohammad Asseri in FoxNews.com on March 26,2017 and the article continues as follows:
The United States has imposed sanctions on 30 foreign companies or individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran for its missile program or for violating export controls on Iran, North Korea and Syria, the State Department said on Friday.
Eleven companies or individuals from China, North Korea or the United Arab Emirates were sanctioned for technology transfers that could boost Tehran's ballistic missile program, the State Department said in a statement.
A senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council has said that the threats from an already dangerous Iran are multiplying and will continue regardless of the outcome of the forthcoming election there.
Writing for US News, Lawrence Haas outlined the new threats: continued cheating on the nuclear deal negotiated with the West in 2015; expansion of Iranian naval activities in the Gulf; conventional arms and missile proliferation; and increased arms supply to proxies in Yemen and Lebanon.
NCRI - Making his address for Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) in Tirana, Albania, John Bolton, the former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. appeared on the stage and Speaking to members of the People's Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the National Council of Resistance, and guests from Albania, France and United States, he expressed delight to be among the Iranian opposition members in the great country of Albania.
NCRI - March 20. 2017 - Senator Robert Torricelli spoke at the Grand Gathering of the Iranian Resistance and its supporters celebrating the Great Nowruz.
Senator Torricelli said in part that with Maryam Rajavi, Iranian people would have their freedom and the right to live a prosperous life.
A Saudi official has said that the Trump administration has vowed to increase intelligence sharing with the kingdom regarding Iran. The top military general, Ahmed al-Asiri, also said that the United States is committed to increase defence cooperation against the Islamic Republic’s meddling in the region and against its proxies.
Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Asiri is an adviser to the kingdom’s defence minister and a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition currently fighting rebels backed by Iran in Yemen.
On Friday, 17 March 2017, Al-Arabiya reported:
There was a light moment shared at the beginning of intense talks on Thursday when US Secretary of Defense James Mattis joked with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, reminding him of his failed assassination attempt in 2011 when he was ambassador in Washington.