Congress Pressures Iraqi PM on U.S. Arms Being Used to Target Kurdish Allies

A bipartisan delegation of lawmakers is urging Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to take greater action to protect Kurds targeted by Iraqi government-backed security forces in recent weeks, a portion of whom are believed to be under Iranian control and using U.S. weaponry, according to a letter sent to al-Abadi and obtained by the Free Beacon.

Congress Amps Up Pressure on Moving U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Congress is increasing pressure on the Trump administration to follow through with a now-stalled promise to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, according to lawmakers and multiple sources who told the Washington Free Beacon that move is long overdue and would help strengthen the U.S.-Israel alliance after years of tension under the former Obama administration.

U.S. Pursuing Rigorous New Nuclear Inspection Regime in Iran

International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors and Iranian technicians at a nuclear power plant of Natanz

The United States is pursuing a rigorous new regime for international inspections of Iran’s nuclear program that includes access to off-limits military sites as well as increased transparency on the Islamic Republic’s often obfuscated enrichment of uranium, the key component in a nuclear bomb, according to U.S. officials and congressional leaders spearheading the new inspection effort.