Argentina Seizes Iranian Properties of Suspected Terrorists

The special unit in Argentina’s Ministry of Justice charged with tracking down and prosecuting the perpetrators of the 1992 and 1994 terrorist attacks in Argentina announced a property seizure yesterday.   This is the second time since October 2008 that property belonging to Iranian nationals have been seized and that will likely be used to compensate …

Sanctions, Keeping Things in Perspective

Including the state sponsors of terrorism, 13 countries are targeted with some form of country-based sanctions.   That is just 7% of all countries in the world. An informative website I enjoy reading on a regular basis posted a comment about recent U.S. Government enforcement actions against companies that violate U.S. sanctions laws on Cuba.  It made …

U.S./UAE Nuclear Deal Proponents and Opponents Missing One Element, Reform of U.S. Export Control Laws Missing

A proposed nuclear cooperation in the Middle East between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could establish an interesting precedent that impact U.S. security and commercial concerns in the region and beyond.  The Bush Administration penned the U.S.-UAE 123 Agreement during its last month in office.  It is now up to the Obama Administration …

Congressman Markey: U.S.-UAE Nuclear Agreement, Reckless

The Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Sub-Committee on Energy and the Environment added his voice to a quiet but growing effort in the Congress to slow or block the implementation of the recently-signed U.S.-UAE nuclear cooperation agreement. “It’s time to turn the page on the Bush administration’s reckless policy of spreading nuclear technology …

Congress Set To Closely Review US-UAE Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

Yesterday the State Department announced the U.S. had signed a nuclear cooperation 123 agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).   123 Agreements refer to Section 123 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.  The section sets terms for the U.S. for entering into nuclear cooperation with other states.  The Congress has the power to review these agreements …

Another Reminder of the Iranian Threat, Possible Roadblock to US-UAE 123 Agreement

The Washington Post reports today on a federal court case involving the illegal transhipment of U.S. technology to state sponsor of terror Iran.  The case outlines several issues including export controls, the complex nature of these transactions, and the importance of ally cooperation in this arena in order to stem the flow of senstive technologies to state sponsors of …

Iran’s Growing Penetration of the Americas, Courtesy of Latin American Leftist Leaders and Interests

“The core of this effort is fueled primarily by Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and Communist Cuba.  This Lernaean Hydra also breathes its ideological poison with fellow travelers in Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and political parties and business interests throughout Latin America and the Caribbean…”  The incoming Obama-Biden Administration has been making the perfunctory statement that it will …