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Daily Briefing: BETWEEN THE US AND IRAN, IS IRAN IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT? (November 29, 2021)

Oberlin Giving Haven to Iranian Diplomat (Who Can’t Keep His Story Straight!):  Dexter Van Zile, Times of Israel, Nov. 16, 2021 In the years after the Holocaust, right-wing Catholic clergy living in the Vatican helped Nazis escape punishment for their crimes against humanity. In one instance, Catholic Bishop Alois Hudal provided false identification papers to Franz Stangl, a high-ranking Nazi from Austria who oversaw the Sobibor and Treblinka extermination camps. Stangl used these false papers to obtain a passport from the International Red Cross which he then used to obtain passage to South America, where he and other Nazi war criminals were able to hide in plain sight for years.

IRGC Head: Iran Must Embrace Strategy to Defeat US:  Seth J. Frantzman, Jerusalem Post, Nov. 24, 2021

The emblem of the Revolutionary Guards of Iran (Wikipedia)

Iran, U.S: Pre-talks Posturing Ropes in Israel, Trash Talk, Trump Administration:  J.E. Dyer, The Optimistic Conservative, Nov. 24, 2021 

Why is Iran Returning to the Negotiating Table?: Yaakov Amidror, The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, Nov. 14, 2021

They’re Very Close.’ U.S. General Says Iran Is Nearly Able to Build a Nuclear Weapon:  W. J. Hennigan, Time, Nov. 24, 2021

For Further Reference:

Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Message to Iran, Israel and the Arabs:  Jonathan S. Tobin, JNS, Nov. 22, 2021 Critics of The New York Times sometimes claim that the newspaper’s biases render it unreadable.  

Israel Concerned Iran Will Secure Sanctions Relief Without Rolling Back Nuclear Program Sharon Wrobel, Algemeiner, Nov. 28, 2021 Israel is concerned that Iran may secure a full removal of sanctions without sufficiently turning back the clock on its nuclear program, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said ahead of the resumption of negotiations in Vienna on Monday. 

Former Iranian Nuclear Head Hints Fakhrizadeh Worked On Nuclear Weapons Tzvi Joffre, Jerusalem Post, Nov. 28, 2021 A former head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) hinted that Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh had worked on a nuclear weapons program, despite a fatwa (Islamic legal ruling) issued against nuclear weapons by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, in an interview with Iran’s IRNA news agency on Saturday. 

Iran and Hezbollah in Colombia:  Joseph M. Humire, Gatestone Institute, Nov. 22, 2021In late June, Colombian authorities neutralized a possible Iranian-backed assassination plot in Bogota that could have killed two Israeli businessmen on Colombian territory. The plot, which began to unravel in April, involved an Iranian operative, Rahmat Asadi, who allegedly recruited two Colombian cutouts to carry out the operation. 

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