Iran Abandons Past Nuclear Promises as Deal Deadline Looms

Abbas Araqchi

Iran is backsliding on promises made to U.S. negotiators during previous rounds of discussions aimed at reaching an agreement to curb the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, according to recent comments.

While senior U.S. officials have insisted Iran will agree to a deal that they describe as a “forever agreement,” a top Iranian negotiator disputed this claim in comments this week.

NBC Foreign Correspondent to Address Leading Anti-Israel Group

Ayman Mohyeldin

An NBC News foreign correspondent is facing criticism for agreeing to be the keynote speaker this Friday at a conference hosted by a group known for its fierce criticism of Israel and affiliation with leading anti-Israel commentators.

NBC News foreign correspondent and MSNBC anchor Ayman Mohyeldin is scheduled to be the keynote speaker Friday evening at a dinner hosted by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which for years has been accused of harboring an anti-Israel bias and of celebrating the Jewish state’s most vociferous critics.

More Terror Rockets Strike Israel

An old Israeli tank sits in a position in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights near the border with Syria, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

At least two rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip and landed in Southern Israel late Wednesday, according to the Israel Defense Forces.