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Hezbollah Feeling The Squeeze Of Trump’s Sanctions

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Hezbollah been forced to make “draconian cuts” to its expenditures as a direct result of President Donald Trump’s 2018 sanctions on Iran, according to The Washington Post. Hezbollah, a U.S.-designated terrorist group, received upwards of $700 million a year, or 70% of its revenue, from Iran in the past. But Iran’s ability to finance the Lebanese militia group has been ...

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State Department Ordered All Non-Essential Staff To Leave Iraq

The U.S. Embassy in Iraq said that the State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel to leave the country immediately, citing heightened tensions with and indications of growing threats from Iran. The warning comes after the Trump administration said it detected urgent threats against American forces from Iran and its proxy forces in the region. The embassy advised Americans to ...

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Pentagon Sending Additional Forces to U.S. Central Command in Response to Iranian Threats

The Acting Secretary of Defense has approved the movement of USS Arlington (LPD-24) and a Patriot battery to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) as part of the command’s original request for forces from earlier this week. These assets will join the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a U.S. Air Force bomber task force in the Middle East region in ...

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Secretary Pompeo Tightens Nuclear Restrictions on Iran

The Trump administration continues to hold the Iranian regime accountable for activities that threaten the region’s stability and harm the Iranian people. This includes denying Iran any pathway to a nuclear weapon. As part of the administration’s unprecedented maximum pressure campaign to address the full range of Iran’s destructive activities, Secretary Pompeo has today tightened restrictions on the regime’s nuclear ...

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Iranian President Signs Law Calling US A Sponsor Of Terrorism

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani put the final flourish on his country’s decision to designate the U.S. government as a sponsor of terrorism when he signed a retaliatory bill into law Tuesday. Iran’s parliament passed the bill last week, reported Reuters. It labels all U.S. forces in the Middle East as terrorists and U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization. ...

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U.S. Advancing Maximum Pressure Campaign On Iran

The United States is not granting any Significant Reduction Exceptions to existing importers of Iranian oil. Maximum pressure means maximum pressure. Secretary Pompeo announced his decision not to grant any Significant Reduction Exceptions to existing importers of Iranian oil. As the Secretary has said, maximum pressure means maximum pressure. We are fulfilling our promise to get Iran’s oil exports to ...

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Terrorist Financing Targeting Center Hosts Exercise on Disrupting Illicit Finance

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – The Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) this week convened a regional capacity-building workshop in Riyadh focused on Iranian illicit finance schemes and the risks Iran poses to the international financial system. The TFTC, launched in 2017, is a multilateral effort among the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman to ...

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U.S. Government Fully Re-Imposes Sanctions on the Iranian Regime

WASHINGTON – Today, in its largest ever single-day action targeting the Iranian regime, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned more than 700 individuals, entities, aircraft, and vessels.  This action is a critical part of the re-imposition of the remaining U.S. nuclear-related sanctions that were lifted or waived in connection with the Joint Comprehensive ...

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Iran’s failed space launch a violation of U.N. resolution

In defiance of the international community, the Iranian regime continues to develop and test ballistic missiles, including a reported second failed space launch in less than a month. Space launch vehicles use technologies that are virtually identical and interchangeable with those used in ballistic missiles, including in Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). This attempted launch furthers Iran’s ability to eventually build ...

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Twitter And Facebook Ding Network Of Accounts Tied To Russia And Iran

Facebook and Twitter said they coordinated efforts ahead of the 2018 elections to remove thousands of accounts tied to foreign governments that used similar tactics as were used in 2016, NBC reported Thursday. The Russian operation mirrored the operation undertook by the Internet Research Agency, an organization indicted for spreading misinformation before the 2016 election. The ploy in 2018 was less ...

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Iran’s Blacklisted Populist Opposition Movement That the West Should Know About

On the USA dar Farsi Twitter account  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted out to the Iranian public as the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution approached wanting to hear from Iranians to see what they hope for the future of Iran, and as you could see for yourself that the response was overwhelmingly from this movement called Restart. در آستانه ...

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Israel Defense Forces Troll Iran On Twitter After Dropping Bombs On Iranian Targets In Syria

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) took to Twitter Monday to take a jab at Iran’s presence in Syria after it carried out a strike against Iranian targets in the region, which Israel claims was in response to an Iranian rocket fired at the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The IDF’s official Twitter account posted a picture of a map of the Middle ...

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U.S. Advances Partnerships to Build Support for Iran Pressure Campaign

ADVANCING STRONG PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN AMERICA AND THE GULF The United States is committed to its partnerships with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates as these Gulf partnerships are critical to achieving shared regional objectives: defeating ISIS, countering radical Islamic terrorism, protecting global energy supplies, and rolling back Iranian aggression. These Gulf countries are all partners in ...

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Iran’s Upcoming Space Launches Defy U.N. Security Council Resolution

The Iranian Regime’s Ministry of Defense has publicly announced plans to launch three Space Launch Vehicles (SLV) in the coming months in clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2231, which calls upon the Iranian regime not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons. This action includes launching SLVs, which incorporate technology that is ...

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Iran Expands Military Tentacles, State Department Advisor Says

Brian Hook, special representative for Iran and senior policy advisor to the secretary of state, provided evidence of Iran's violation of U.N. resolutions against weapons proliferation during a news conference at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C.

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