AIPAC-Sponsored Briefing Slams Trump Policy on Iran, Advocates Closer Ties to Islamic Republic

US President Donald Trump speaks about the Iran deal from the Diplomatic Reception room of the White House

A policy expert at an off-the-record briefing for Capitol Hill staffers on Monday sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, slammed Trump administration efforts to crack down on Iran and advocated in favor of closer ties with the Islamic Republic, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the conversation.

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.

Trump Admin Expected to Kill Landmark Boeing Plane Sales to Iran

An Airbus A321 bearing the logo of Iran Air

The Trump administration is coming under increased pressure from Congress to kill a landmark deal between Boeing and an Iranian airline known for engaging in terrorism over concerns the Western airline company would enable Tehran’s transfer of militant fighters across the region, according to multiple sources who told the Washington Free Beacon the administration is likely to nix the multi-billion dollar deal.