JERUSALEM—A U.S. non-profit that has received State Department funding scrambled last month to create a new legal entity in the aftermath of a congressional letter suggesting its efforts to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may violate tax law, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
The PeaceWorks Network Foundation—a nonprofit linked to Obama campaign figures and also known as OneVoice—was identified in a January letter authored by U.S. lawmakers as having funneled money to campaign-related activities in the upcoming election despite being incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization. Such organizations are forbidden from engaging in foreign or domestic political campaign activities.
The Iranian government is urging the United States to not to seek congressional approval of any final nuclear deal and go straight to the United Nations to finalize any agreement reached in the coming weeks regarding Tehran’s contested nuclear program.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described his country’s diplomacy with the United States as an active “jihad” that is just as significant to Tehran’s advancement as a slew of new weapons and missiles showcased by the Islamic Republic’s military in recent days.
Iran’s foreign minister and chief negotiator in nuclear talks with the West declared victory for his country, stating that no matter how the negotiations end, Tehran has come out “the winner,” according to remarks made on Tuesday and presented in the country’s state-run press.
A leading senator is asking whether the Obama administration has violated its own economic sanctions on Iran by permitting Iranian students to study fields such as nuclear engineering at U.S. universities, despite laws in place that bar citizens of the Islamic Republic from engaging in coursework meant to prepare them for work in the country’s energy sector, according to a letter sent Monday to the State Department and obtained by the Free Beacon.
Russian fighter jets have been using NATO ships in the Black Sea as target practice to run “attack scenarios,” a situation that NATO military officials say they are aware of and prepared to defend against if necessary.
Revelations that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton primarily conducted official state business using a private email address has prompted congressional investigators to ratchet up legal pressure on the likely Democratic presidential nominee, according to leading lawmakers and sources familiar with the ongoing investigations.
Security weaknesses in the computing systems of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pose a cyber threat to U.S. airspace and has left the FAA with insufficient ability “to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the national airspace system,” according to a new report by the federal government’s watchdog group.
The Obama administration is pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran that experts say leaves the United States with insufficient leverage to dismantle Tehran’s nuclear infrastructure and the Islamic Republic a year away from obtaining a nuclear bomb.
The State Department’s counterterrorism office is facing pushback after promoting recent remarks by a Muslim cleric who blamed regional unrest in the Middle East on what he called a “conspiracy” by a “new global colonialism allied to world Zionism.”