House Report Says CIA Monitored Arms Shipments to Syria

Consulate in Benghazi, Libya / AP

The CIA was spying on arms shipments from Libya to Syrian rebels at the time of the 2012 attack on its Benghazi facility, according to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

But a controversial Committee report asserts the CIA did not make “unauthorized” arms shipments to the Syrian rebels, further confusing what the two dozen officers and contractors were doing at the Libyan port city.

Graham to Force Vote on Key Iran Bill

Lindsey Graham / AP

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) will attempt to force a vote in the U.S. Senate on Thursday on a bill that would require the White House to get approval from Congress on any deal it may sign with Iran as a result of negotiations.

U.S. Senators Push for Tough Line in Iran Nuclear Talks

Lindsey Graham, Robert Menendez

(Reuters) – Two influential U.S. senators have asked fellow lawmakers to support demands that Iran accept tough conditions in nuclear talks, including at least two decades of inspections, before Congress would agree to ease sanctions.