Israeli Ambassador: Iran Could Have Nuclear Weapons in Less Than 10 Years

Ron Dermer

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer is warning that Iran could have a functional nuclear weapon in less than 10 years thanks to the Obama administration’s flawed efforts to negotiate a nuclear deal “that does not block Iran’s path to the bomb [but] ultimately paves it,” according to recent remarks in which the ambassador also slammed U.S. officials and organizations for failing to clearly identify militant Islam as a global enemy of the West.

Obama Admin Staking Iran Deal Legacy on Doomed Bid to Sell Tehran Aircraft

John Kerry, Javad Zarif

The Obama administration is locked in a last minute bid to save last year’s nuclear deal with Iran by promoting the delivery of airliners to the Islamic Republic, despite mass opposition in Congress that has moved the administration to engage in a series of public relations maneuvers and backroom deals meant to secure the multi-billion dollar sale, according to multiple sources familiar with the administration’s thinking who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

Trump’s Pick for DHS Secretary Warned About Iranian Infiltration of South America

Donald Trump and John Kelly

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Homeland Security has been warning for some time about Iranian influence along America’s southern border and in South America in another sign that the incoming administration is seeking to tackle the Islamic Republic’s terrorist footprint from its first days in office.

Trump Assembling Team of Fierce Iran Deal Opponents

Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has been assembling a national security team stacked with fierce opponents of last year’s comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran, signaling what is expected to be a major departure from the Obama administration’s final bid to preserve the deal before leaving office, according to multiple sources familiar with Trump’s transition plans.

Reported Selection of James Mattis for Defense Secretary Wins Praise

James Mattis

President-elect Donald Trump’s reported selection of Gen. James Mattis as the next secretary of defense is sending shockwaves through the defense community, where insiders are praising the retired Marine Corps general as a plain spoken realist who has the leadership ability to rebuild America’s military, according to conversations with multiple sources.