The Foreign Ministry referred to the FDD as "the American institution acting under deceitful name 'The Foundation for Defense of Democracies'", and added that the think tank and its CEO Mark Dubowitz
had been playing a key role in the anti-Iran policies of the administration of US President Donald Trump with spreading disinformation and fabricating false claims against Tehran.
Also named was the think tank's CEO, Mark Dubowitz
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As Mark Dubowitz
and Orde Kittrie, my colleagues at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) wrote in an August 2018 Wall Street Journal commentary:
, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, said the designation is welcome.
The IRGC is the governing force in Iran, and Zarif was forced to submit his resignation." Al-Shehri said: "The resignation, which hasn't been accepted or rejected by Rouhani, may also be a media distraction (from) the British government's decision to designate Hezbollah's political wing a terrorist organization." The official IRNA news agency quoted Zarif as saying: "I hope my resignation will act as a spur for the Foreign Ministry to regain its proper statutory role in the conduct of foreign affairs." Mark Dubowitz
, CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said Zarif was "never going to moderate the regime" in Iran.
And Mark Dubowitz
of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a harsh critic of Obama's Iran policies, characterized Trump as "Obama 2.0" in wanting to disengage militarily from the Arab world.
Dr Howard Dubowitz
is a professor of paediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.)
In May last year, Broidy bankrolled a conference about Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group that Egypt and other Doha rivals have accused of terrorism, according to Mark Dubowitz
, head of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a think-tank that organized the conference.
"Before we pulled out of the Iran deal, Iran's leadership was arrogant and on the march," said Mark Dubowitz
, the chief executive of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a longtime critic of the deal.
, chief executive of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank, said the war in Iraq resulted partly from a perception that economic sanctions on Saddam, imposed after his 1990 invasion of Kuwait, were rapidly losing effectiveness.
Pompeo said that conversations with the Europeans were ongoing, and "we know what it is they're hoping to achieve." Even if Trump decides to pull out of the deal, he said, "I'm confident that we will continue to have good relations with our European partners." "I've been a longtime advocate of fixing" flaws in the deal rather than tearing it up, said Mark Dubowitz
, CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.