Senate Insiders: Obama Admin Lying About Bid to Kill Iran Sanctions

Source: Top Treasury, White House officials tried to dismantle sanctions law
Treasury Under Secretary David Cohen / AP

Senate insiders say that senior Treasury Department officials have been lying for years about their backroom efforts to oppose and dismantle Iran sanctions legislation that ultimately forced Tehran to the bargaining table over its illicit nuclear program.

Iran Nuke Head Admits to Hiding Info from IAEA

Intel agencies used IAEA reports to sabotage nuke program
Aerial view of a heavy-water production plant in the central Iranian town of Arak

JERUSALEM—The former head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization revealed that Iran concealed information from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) because it believed intelligence agencies were using the reports to sabotage its nuclear program.

Senators: Iran-Russia Trade Deal Opens Floodgates for Nuke Materials, Weapons

Experts, lawmakers warn $20B trade deal violates nuke deal
Russian S-300 air defense missile system / AP

Iran and Russia’s recently announced $20 billion oil-for-goods trade deal has sparked concerns that Moscow is seeking to open up a direct line into Tehran for the import of sanctioned nuclear equipment and military hardware, shipments that would flatly violate the terms of the recently inked interim nuclear deal.

Hezbollah Sanctions Bill to Disrupt Terror Network

New bill would crack down on group’s funding, drug trade, TV station
Hezbollah fighters / AP

House lawmakers on Monday are set to introduce a new bill that would greatly tighten economic sanctions on the terror group Hezbollah by going after its foreign assets, narcotics trafficking rings, and its media apparatus, according to information obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.