A leading conservative Jewish group is putting pressure on Democratic Senate candidates in battleground states to speak out against the Obama administration’s $400 million payment to Iran to secure the release of American hostages.
The Obama administration is withholding from Congress details about how $1.3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was delivered to Iran, according to conversations with lawmakers, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the administration is now stonewalling an official inquiry into the matter.
Iran’s parliament criticized the military Tuesday for rejecting civilian oversight after Russian troops were permitted to use an Iranian air base to launch air strikes against the Islamic State and Syrian militants.
Iran is solidifying its foothold in Latin America, sparking concerns among U.S. officials that the Islamic Republic will enlist these regional allies in its push to launch terror attacks on U.S. soil, according to conversations with congressional sources.
The State Department issued a warning on Monday urging U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Iran, which has made the detention of American a priority.