U.S. Agency Promoting Trade With Iran Despite Trump Opposition

Pistachio trees at a field that farmers left behind due to the lack of water

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is promoting increased trade with Iran, despite clear opposition to this policy by the Trump White House, according to multiple sources who described the agency’s behavior as rogue and part of a lingering effort by the former Obama administration to promote international trade with the Islamic Republic.

Trump Admin to Hit Iran With New Sanctions as Tehran Threatens Attacks on U.S. Bases

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

The Trump administration is ratcheting up pressure on Iran as the landmark nuclear deal hits its two-year anniversary, according to senior U.S. officials who deemed Iran in violation of the agreement’s “spirit” when announcing a slew of new sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s illicit ballistic missile program and regional support for terrorism, including in Syria.

Iranian Military Agent Caught Trying to Enter U.S.

Protestors rally at a demonstration against the new ban on immigration issued by President Trump at Logan International Airport in Boston

An Iranian citizen identified as a senior member of the country’s Basij military force was caught trying to enter the United States posing as a cancer researcher, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation who told the Washington Free Beacon that the Trump administration should begin investigating how the individual was granted a U.S. visa in the first place.