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Iran & Middle East analyst | @NIACouncil senior research analyst | bylines @ForeignAffairs, @ForeignPolicy, @USAToday, @Just_Security, @AJEnglish, etc.
Sep 22, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
Senior adviser to Emirati Crown Prince/dictator Mohammad bin Zayed in response to the Ahvaz terrorist attacks:

"Taking the battle into the depths of #Iran is an option that has already been declared, and will increase in the next steps." Regional dictatorships have decisively helped shape the Trump admin's #Iran policy.

What are their aims? To provoke an escalatory reaction from Iran that will get them what they've always wanted: the US to go to war against Iran.

Iran must not fall for the bait.
Aug 5, 2018 12 tweets 2 min read
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Amid reports in Israeli media that Trump & Rouhani may hold a meeting during September UNGA, Kuwaiti Al Jarida--widely believed to be used by Israel to disseminate info to regional countries--says Trump has accepted 7 Iranian conditions for bilateral negotiations. [2/11]

Context of these reports is of course that Israel has track record of vehemently opposing US-Iran diplomacy/improvement of relations & of sabotaging such efforts. So take them how you will.