Obama Admin Considers Permitting Advanced Russian Arms Sales to Iran

Iran S-300

The Obama administration has the power to sanction key Russian arms sales to Iran, but has so far abstained from exercising this right under U.S. law, prompting some in Congress to question whether the administration is “acquiescing” to the arms sales in order to appease Iran, according to conversations with sources and recent congressional correspondence to the White House exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Hardliner Elected as Head of Iran’s Top Clerical Body

Ahmad Jannati

DUBAI (Reuters) – A powerful anti-Western cleric was chosen on Tuesday as the head of Iran’s new Assembly of Experts, in a sign that hardliners are still in firm control of the body in charge of choosing the next supreme leader.

Media Outlet Funded by Pro-Iran Deal ‘Echo Chamber’ Group Silenced Top Deal Critic

Mike Pompeo

A prominent media outlet that received money from a White House-backed group of Iran deal advocates refused interviews with a top congressional critic of last summer’s nuclear agreement, deepening accusations that the Obama administration and its allies suppressed voices opposing the deal, according to conversations with sources and a series of emails viewed by the Washington Free Beacon.