Iranian Talks News

U.S. Said to be Considering Terror Label for IRGC

CATF Reports Feb. 9, 2017, 9:59am

U.S. officials claim that a terrorist designation for Iran’s powerful IRGC is under consideration at the White House.

Trump Backs Strict Enforcement of Iran Deal Amid Cautious Early Relations with GCC

CATF Reports Jan. 31, 2017, 11:03am

Leaders in the GCC appear cautiously hopeful about the future of U.S.-Gulf relations under Trump although uncertainties remain.

Closing the Book on the Bin Laden Files: A Strategic Mistake

CATF Reports Jan. 24, 2017, 2:58pm

ODNI released 98 documents in the final cache of files from bin Laden’s compound to be publically released. The public should push to see additional documents to grasp important details on al-Qaeda and the U.S. war on terror.

Lim Yong Nam Guilty as Charged for Exporting Bomb Parts found in Iraq

CATF Reports Dec. 29, 2016, 9:57am

Lim Yong Nam pleads guilty and awaits sentencing following indictment for illegally exporting U.S.-made parts found in roadside bombs in Iraq.

Hamas Representative Stresses Partnership with Iran in Student News Interview

CATF Reports Dec. 16, 2016, 11:08am

Hamas representative in Iran Khaled al-Qaddumi emphasized the warm relations between Hamas and Tehran in an interview with the Iranian Students’ News Agency earlier this week.

Talks Underway for $10 Billion Arms Deal between Russia and Iran

CATF Reports Nov. 17, 2016, 2:23pm

Reports of talks between Russia and Iran over a $10 billion arms deal were met with concern in Washington and Tel Aviv.

Gaza Strip Gets New Leadership with Ties to Iran and Turkey

CATF Reports Nov. 16, 2016, 11:45am

Imad al Alami is set to replace current leader Ismail Haniyeh as political leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip. As a founding member of the group, he has advanced Hamas’ agenda through the years by building longstanding relations with Iran, a major Hamas financier, and Turkey, a de facto Hamas headquarters.

EU Leaders Push for Sanctions against Russia in Brussels

CATF Reports Oct. 21, 2016, 9:22am

Russia’s involvement in the Syrian war has dominated EU discussions in Brussels. Determined to curb Russia’s actions, EU leaders have turned to the threat of targeted sanctions.

Bank Sepah: A Most Farcical Deal with Iran

CATF Reports Oct. 14, 2016, 10:33am

Recent revelations by U.S. officials suggest that in January the U.S. had agreed on three concessions to Iran in return for the release of five American detainees that rendered the nuclear deal agreement unsubstantial.

A Web of Weapons in Yemen's Proxy War

CATF Reports Sep. 14, 2016, 9:26am

The increasing involvement of new actors in the arms trade behind the proxy war raging in Yemen leaves little hope for conflict resolution in the medium term.

Russia Walks a Fine Line in Its Relations with Iran and Turkey

CATF Reports Aug. 30, 2016, 1:46pm

Russia loses unprecedented access to an Iranian airbase as it seeks military support from Turkey in an effort to further expand its influence and role in the Middle East.

Israel Bans Hirak al-Shababi over Ties with Hezbollah and Iran

CATF Reports Jul. 26, 2016, 9:07am

On July 11, 2016 Israel’s defense Ministry has outlawed Palestinian group Al-Hirak Al-Shababi over evidence supporting its direct connection with Hezbollah and Iran.

Is Iran Holding Up Their End of the Bargain?

CATF Reports Jul. 20, 2016, 1:42pm

One year after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the United States and Iran was signed in Vienna, German intelligence reports that Iran’s nuclear efforts are stronger than ever.

A Marriage of Convenience: Tehran and the Afghan Taliban

CATF Reports Jun. 15, 2016, 4:18pm

Twenty years ago, Iran and the Taliban maintained a volatile relationship; however mutual military and financial support is now on the rise.

IRGC and Islamic Jihad: A $70 Million Friendship

CATF Reports Jun. 1, 2016, 3:21pm

A visit to Tehran by a delegation of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement marked a renewed partnership between PIJ and its long-standing state sponsor Iran.

“Iran Will Not Have a Nuclear Weapon”: But At What Cost?

CATF Reports Apr. 8, 2016, 10:07am

The U.S. continues to turn a blind eye to Iran's international crimes in an effort to preserve the nuclear deal.

Iran Sanction-Relief Frees Up Funds for Terror, Takes Toll on U.S. Taxpayers

CATF Reports Jan. 27, 2016, 5:25pm

Contrary to Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent claims, the funds that Iran is donating to terrorist groups are sizable, and the financial windfall due to the lifting of sanctions will make a difference.

Is Iranian Money Backing the “Stabbing Intifada”?

CATF Reports Oct. 22, 2015, 4:08pm

As Palestinian attacks against Israelis continue in Israel and the West Bank, questions are mounting about whether or not there is any central organization as with past uprisings. In the meantime Iranian backed groups Islamic Jihad, Hamas and Hezbollah are all getting involved to varying degrees.

IRGC and Hezbollah: Major Beneficiaries of the Iran Deal

CATF Reports Sep. 18, 2015, 4:36pm

A discussion on the implications of the Iran deal should extend way beyond the risks of an even more relaxed approach to terror financing by Iran, to include domestic as well as regional implications.

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Patronage Disputes over Hamas?

CATF Reports Aug. 17, 2015, 4:54pm

King Salman is pursuing closer ties with Hamas to replace Iran as Hamas’ key financier.