Iran, Paul Manafort, Black Panther: Your Thursday Briefing

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Great morning.

A covert U.S. effort to undermine Iran, Spain’s government teeters as well as suspicious transfers to a Bulgarian bank. Here’s the latest:

Eyad A. allegedly operated a checkpoint on the outskirts of Damascus where, typically, 100 people were arrested every day. They were taken to a prison run by Anwar R., a high-ranking Syrian intelligence officer who directed “the use of systematic as well as brutal torture” on inmates.