Congress Seeks Deadline on Iran Accepting Tougher Nuclear Deal Standards

Rep. Peter Roskam

Congress is set to consider new legislation that would require Iran to accept tough new conditions on the landmark nuclear deal or face a rash of harsh new economic sanctions aimed at thwarting the Islamic Republic’s continued nuclear buildup, according to a draft of new legislation exclusively viewed by the Washington Free Beacon.

Trump Decertifies Iranian Compliance With Nuclear Deal, Sanctions Terror Regime

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump will not certify Iran as in compliance with the landmark nuclear agreement, but will stop short of fully withdrawing the United States from the deal, according to senior Trump administration officials who told reporters Thursday evening that Tehran is about to be hit with a harsh new set of sanctions targeting its support for terrorism.

Repeal and Replace In Farsi

President Donald Trump is flanked by GOP senators to discuss health care

President Trump is expected to announce today that he cannot certify Iran’s compliance with the terms of the agreement over its nuclear program that it entered into with the United States and five other nations in 2015. The president’s decision, according to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, will commence a 60-day review period during which the Republican-controlled Congress may re-impose sanctions against the Islamic theocracy for its intransigence and belligerence. Sanctions, I might add, that should never have been lifted in the first place.

Trump Admin Will Not Commit to Designating IRGC as Terror Group

Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

The Trump administration will not commit to designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, Iran’s elite fighting force, as terrorists, despite a congressional mandate to do so by the end of the month, according to multiple U.S. officials and other administration insiders who told the Washington Free Beacon that holdovers from the Obama administration are working to stymie the effort.