ANKARA (Reuters) – Iran’s parliament passed a bill on Tuesday banning access for U.N. inspectors to its military sites and scientists, potentially complicating chances for a nuclear accord with world powers as a self-imposed June 30 deadline approaches.
Iran has increased its efforts to finance and carry out terrorist activities across the world and remains a top nuclear proliferation threat, according to a new State Department assessment.
A United States Marine who has been “walking the walk for fellow veterans” is set to complete a roughly 300 mile march from his home in North Carolina to Washington, D.C. on Saturday when he will complete the final leg of his journey from just outside the city.
Former Congressman and Army Colonel Allen West said in an interview Wednesday that America must act decisively to put down hostile foreign actors, from Iran to the Islamic State.
The White House is denying that President Barack Obama extended an invitation to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following the expected finalization of nuclear deal with Iran at the end of this month.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) is seeking to fine the State Department for illegally withholding the release of a key report on Iranian human rights abuses that was supposed to be released earlier this year, but was withheld, according to sources, in order to appease Iran as negotiations over its nuclear program approach a June 30 deadline.
The Obama administration was legally obligated to release a full report outlining the state of Iranian human rights by Feb. 25 but has so far declined to do so.
Leading U.S. officials are expressing concern about newly disclosed efforts by the Obama administration to intentionally downplay the terrorism threat posed by Iran in an official report issued this year.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will travel to Iran Wednesday for talks on bilateral relations between the countries and the war against the Islamic State, his office said.
A senior administration official acknowledged to Senate Republicans that its 2015 intelligence threat assessment failed to provide the full scope of Iran’s state sponsored terrorism.