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Billionaire's sketchy Middle East gamble: Meet the man betting on war with Iran | Salon - Aug. 11, 2014 |

On the same evening last November that world powers announced an interim deal with Iran, halting its nuclear progress in exchange for a modest easing of sanctions, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) put out a statement complaining that the agreement was a "disappointment" and "provides disproportionate sanctions relief to Iran." The group's executive director, former U.S. diplomat Mark Wallace, suggested that no sanctions relief was appropriate as part of an interim deal: "By rolling back sanctions now, the international community is significantly lessening the pressure on Iran's economy."

That same group, at the end of July, turned up in a bit of intrigue: The New York Times revealed that the Justice Department had stepped in to a defamation suit against UANI to prevent the disclosure of documents revealing the group's donors, among other information. UANI serves as a key pressure group for the enforcement of sanctions, frequently issuing reports and press releases about companies doing illicit business with Iran.



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Dark-Money Group Linked to Anti-Iran, Pro-Israel Network Targets Türkiye But Has No Turks | The Intercept - Nov. 2021 |

The Turkish Democracy Project shares leadership and personnel with the most well-funded foreign policy pressure network in Washington. Mike Wallace, Joe Lieberman and Mr. Regime Change John Bolton. However, the foreign NGO "located" in Türkiye has no Turks employed in its leadership.

UANI and CEP have had questions raised about their aims and sources of funding, including whether they receive financial support from foreign governments and political figures. The Turkish Democracy Project did not respond to a request for comment about its own funding and sources of support.

The advocacy group Counter Extremism Project, or CEP

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John Bolton: Proud of A Hard Day's Work

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