human rights

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The Obama administration has not designated a single Iranian as a human rights abuser since finalizing last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement, despite rising abuse in the Islamic Republic, including state-sanctioned killings and the imprisonment of opposition figures.

The administration’s hesitance to use sanctions as a tool to confront Iranian human rights abuses, despite past promises made to Congress, has prompted outrage on Capitol Hill among lawmakers who were given assurances the administration would act.

A senior administration official admitted during questioning on Capitol Hill Wednesday that the U.S. has not sanctioned a single Iranian human rights abuser since the deal was finalized. The disclosure calls into question further administration promises to continue using sanctions as a tool to pressure Iran.

Report: Democrats Planning to Overthrow DNC Chair

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Rumors are swirling on Capitol Hill as a divided Democratic National Committee questions the capability of its own chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Taliban Names Religious Scholar as New Leader

Site of Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan

The Taliban announced Wednesday that an extremist religious scholar with zero military experience would take over the jihadist group after a U.S. drone strike killed its former leader.

Report: Democrats Planning to Overthrow DNC Chair

AP

Rumors are swirling on Capitol Hill as a divided Democratic National Committee questions the capability of its own chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Taliban Names Religious Scholar as New Leader

Site of Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan

The Taliban announced Wednesday that an extremist religious scholar with zero military experience would take over the jihadist group after a U.S. drone strike killed its former leader.