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2 4月 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
30 3月 2024
Countries should implement all necessary measures to curb the illegal arms to Haiti, including inspections at their own ports within their own borders. The Hill
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Diego Da Rin

Consultant, Latin America and Caribbean
15 3月 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 3月 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 3月 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
5 3月 2024
The situation [in Haiti] is an emergency … If the gangs continue with these large-scale attacks, they could control all of the capital in a matter of days or weeks. The Guardian
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Diego Da Rin

Consultant, Latin America and Caribbean

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