Shawn: Speaking of civility, Iran is now targeting Americans as they have in the past. Mark Dubowitz is a very prominent critic, head of the think tank Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and the Iranian regime reportedly slapped sanctions on Mark and the FDD. What do you think about that?
Dr. Grant: Well I know Mark and his work and I have a great respect for him. I like what the State Department said and that is they take this very seriously, it’s absolutely wrong, and the State Department has said they will hold Iran accountable for compromising any security of Americans. I don’t remember, Eric, ever seeing this happen. FDD is a great think tank, super research, and what Iran has done is completely wrong. Macron has to keep that kind of stuff in mind as he’s trying to work with them.
Shawn: We’re looking at some video of Mark Dubowitz who is CEO of the FDD. Tehran claims they’re engaged in “economic terrorism” and that they spread lies about their regime but you know the FDD, look at their name – Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. And Mark is saying it’s a badge of honor to be on the list. This is what he tweeted out: “This is a direct threat against FDD, me and our Iranian and non-Iranian friends. These threats will only strengthen our resolve to research and reveal the truth about the regime in Iran, and to support the burning desire of the vast majority of Iranians for freedom.” You know, finally, Dr. Grant, it seems the Iranians know no boundaries. I mean, here they’re targeting a private group, going after a private American citizen publically in their way, they have allegedly tried to assassinate their opponents, critics among the Iranian resistance group to bomb one of their meetings in France as well as assassinate a critic and the Saudi Arabian ambassador here at the Georgetown restaurant, Café Milano, where all the big-wigs in Washington go to eat up there in Georgetown. It seems they know no bounds when it comes to trying to reach out their tentacles of murderous terror.
Dr. Grant: This is why Iran cannot be trusted with nuclear weapons and why President Trump was right to back us out of that and get us on course, and we are on course now with Europe as well, to try and find a different situation. The world cannot be secure if Iran has access to that technology. Stupid diplomats that they are, terrible regime, 40 odd years now, and it’s time to draw that line and make something different.