White House Emerges as Iran’s Top ‘Lobbying Shop’

John Kerry

Obama administration officials are orchestrating an international campaign to encourage businesses and governments to reengage in the Iranian marketplace, prompting accusations from leading members of Congress that the White House is behaving as the Islamic Republic’s top global “lobbying shop,” according to conversations with lawmakers and multiple sources tracking the issue.

Obama Admin Accused of Misleading Congress on Cash Release to Iran

John Kerry

The Obama administration is facing accusations it has been misleading Congress about the amount and destination of sanctions relief being provided to Iran as part of last summer’s nuclear agreement, according to lawmakers and congressional sources, who expressed anger at the administration over a range of contradictory facts being offered about the payouts.