Behnam Ben Taleblu is a senior Iran analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He frequently briefs Washington audiences on a host of Iran-related issues and has testified before the U.S. Congress and Canadian Parliament.
In a recent speech at the American Enterprise Institute, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley sought to dismantle the political and intellectual firewall that has, for over a decade, thwarted the development of a comprehensive U.S. policy toward Iran.
Last week, Iranian officials threatened to attack American bases in the Middle East if the U.S. imposed terrorism sanctions on the entire Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). On Thursday, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to send a bill to the president that would require the Trump administration