The U.S. government has traced some of the $1.7 billion released to Iran by the Obama administration to Iranian-backed terrorists in the two years since the cash was transferred.
The White House on Wednesday publicly waded into a delicate hostage situation in Iran, condemning the Iranian government’s decision to return an elderly American citizen who is seriously ill back to Evin prison after granting him a weeklong medical leave.
Iranian counter-intelligence officials disclosed on Wednesday that they have discovered foreign spies who have been working to obtain information on the country’s military and aerospace industries, according to recent remarks in which Iranian officials claim to have issued the death sentence for at least one Israeli spy and the imprisonment of several Americans.
The Iranian government has returned an ailing, 81-year-old Iranian-American back to prison after a week-long medical leave, defying recommendations from Iran’s medical examiner to extend the furlough for at least three months, according to his family members and attorney.
Iran announced on Monday that it has begun mass-producing a new weaponized drone that carries smart bombs capable of precision strikes, according to the Islamic Republic’s military leaders.
Iranian police have arrested 29 women in Tehran for removing their headscarves in protest against the country’s strict Islamic dress code.
An attorney for an ailing elderly American imprisoned in Iran since early 2016 is pleading with the Iranian government to permanently release him after granting him a temporary medical parole, arguing that returning the man to prison would amount to a “death sentence.”
The Trump administration announced on Wednesday a slate of new sanctions on an Iranian-backed terror organization and its top allies in the Hamas movement, according to an announcement that is being viewed as part of an effort to disrupt the Islamic Republic’s terror networks operating on the border of Israel.
Reps. Randy Hultgren (R., Ill.) and James McGovern (D., Mass.) are pressing Vice President Mike Pence to help find a solution for 100 Iranians—most of them Christians or members of other Iranian religious minorities—who have been in limbo in Vienna for more than a year awaiting entrance into the United States.