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In The News

2 Apr 2024
In the same way that we hold Iran accountable for actions of its proxies ..., [the Iranian regime holds] the U.S. responsible for Israeli actions. Time

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
15 Mar 2024
Especially but certainly not exclusively over Houthi attacks in the Red Sea, tensions between the [Iran and the U.S.] remain significant. New York Times

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
15 Mar 2024
Israel’s approach [in Gaza] so far has been to chip away at Hamas, but without anybody or any entity to replace specifically the civil situation there. Wall Street Journal

Mairav Zonszein

Senior Analyst, Israel
6 Mar 2024
The overriding imperative for the Islamic republic [of Iran] is strengthening ideological conformity … even at the cost of losing even more of its legitimacy. RFERL

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
4 Mar 2024
The main concern about Iran’s nuclear activities is not about the visible, but the part that is no longer visible. Bloomberg

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
2 Mar 2024
The situation in Gaza is now so bad that any additional supplies will at least alleviate some suffering. But this is at best a temporary band aid measure. Reuters

Richard Gowan

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