Iran, Europe Pressuring U.S. to Grant Tehran Access to Financial Markets

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif. / AP

Iranian and European officials say that they are pushing the United States to grant the Islamic Republic unprecedented access to American financial markets and the U.S. dollar, working against promises by top Obama administration officials who had claimed Iran would never be granted such access, according to recent remarks.

Why British Conservatives Are Divided About Leaving the EU

British Prime Minister David Cameron in the House of Commons / AP

Speaking at a Washington Free Beacon luncheon earlier this week, Liam Fox, a British Conservative MP and former UK Defense Secretary, offered three rationales for leaving the European Union: first, the need to reassert the British Parliament’s sovereignty; second, the need to reestablish control over Britain’s borders; third, the need to recover British authority over its own tax revenue.