Report: Obama Seeks Meeting With Iranian President

Iran

President Barack Obama has sent two letters to senior Iranian leaders in recent months requesting a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, according to Persian language reports recently translated by a Middle East research organization.

Obama Admin Unsure If Iran Spent $3 Billion in New Cash on Terrorism

terrorism

Obama administration officials disclosed Tuesday that Iran has been granted access to about $3 billion in unfrozen assets in the months since the nuclear agreement was implemented, but it remains unclear to the administration if the Islamic Republic has spent any of this money to fund its global terrorism enterprise, according to top officials.

Russia to Finish Deliveries of S-300 Missiles to Iran by Year-End

Russian S-300 anti-missile rocket system

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will complete its deliveries of S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran by the end of the year, Interfax news agency cited Sergei Chemezov, the head of the Russian state-owned high- tech conglomerate Rostec, as saying on Tuesday.

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.

Iran Ignores Visa Applications from Republican Lawmakers

John Kerry, Javad Zarif

Iran has for two months delayed taking action on visa applications submitted by three Republican lawmakers looking to visit the country in order to observe its elections, meet with American hostages, and obtain information about the detention of 10 American sailors earlier this year.

Tensions Rise Over Granting Iran Access to U.S. Dollar

John Kerry

Treasury Department officials are moving to reassure Congress that Iran will not be granted access to U.S. financial markets following comments by top Obama administration officials suggesting such a plan was under consideration, according to correspondence obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and conversations with congressional sources.