REPORT: Iran threatens Washington think tank

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BY TEAM DML / AUGUST 24, 2019 /

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Iran, an international sponsor of terrorism, has announced sanctions against a hawkish Washington think tank, threatening that any actions taken against it by “security apparatuses” will be “considered legitimate” by Tehran.

The ominous warning to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its chief executive officer Mark Dubowitz was carried in state-controlled media, which cited a law titled “Countering America’s Human Rights Violation and Adventurous and Terrorist Actions” that was passed by the Iranian Parliament in 2017.

The article goes on to state the following:

Iran’s foreign ministry said the move had been made because of “economic terrorism” by the FDD, which has been sharply critical of the Iran nuclear deal and has advocated harsh American sanctions against the theocratic regime.

The think tank addressed the news in a statement, and its leader Mark Dubowitz told the Washington Examiner, “The regime has a history of targeted assassinations on European soil, places in the Gulf, Latin America, Asia … We’re treating it as a targets list, not a sanctions list.”

The FDD posted a Twitter thread with the statement. It read:

Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran targeted and threatened FDD.

Our official statement:

“FDD conducts independent research and analysis on national security issues. The Islamic Republic prohibits such freedoms at home, and would like to do so abroad as well.

“The Islamic Republic, which has occupied the great nation of Iran for four decades, continues to brutally repress the peoples of Iran, stealing their wealth and creating destruction and chaos in the Middle East.

“FDD considers its inclusion on any list put out by the regime as a badge of honor and looks forward to the day when Americans and others can visit a free and democratic Iran.”

According to Mehr News:
“Taking any actions by the judicial and security apparatuses against the FDD and their Iranian and non-Iranian accomplices will be considered legitimate…”

“A spokesperson for the State Department indicated that the U.S. is taking ‘the regime’s threats seriously’ and vowed to ‘hold Iran responsible’ for compromising the safety of Americans,” the Examiner reported.

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1 Comment

  1. Robert fosretet August 24th, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    I say make a parking lot out of lean let them know do not run this country with there bull sh&t keep there mouth and there bull sh%t on there land and there nose out of our business
    Hate to hear that it got shot off


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