The United States and other global powers are helping Iran to update and reconstruct a nuclear reactor that has been suspected of helping the Islamic Republic produce enough material for a potential nuclear weapon, according to regional reports and statements from the State Department.
Lawmakers are accusing Iran of violating the recently inked nuclear deal due to the Islamic Republic’s test firing of a ballistic missile, which likely violates international agreements barring such activity.
Iran broadcast footage of an underground missile facility filled with missiles and launcher units, according to state media.
Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said that Iran violated U.N. Security Council resolutions by test firing a ballistic missile over the weekend.
Iran’s recent test firing of a ballistic missile does not violate the recent nuclear deal, Obama administration officials said on Monday. However, nuclear experts disagree and are calling on the administration to hold Iran accountable for violating international agreements barring such action.
Some senior U.S. officials said anonymously that the Obama administration will violate federal law by implementing the Iran nuclear agreement.
Russia has now deployed more than 100 nuclear warheads in its strategic arsenal above the limits set by the New START arms treaty limits—two years before it must meet treaty arms reduction goals.
A bill that would bar the Obama administration from releasing billions of dollars in sanctions relief to Iran before Tehran pays $43.5 billion it owes to victims of terrorism passed the House with a bipartisan majority.
Multiple senior Iranian officials have vowed in recent weeks to violate the recently inked nuclear accord that aims to constrain the Islamic Republic’s contested nuclear enrichment program, according to multiple comments by top Iranian leaders.
Iran has increased funding to terror groups Hezbollah and Hamas in the wake of the nuclear agreement brokered with world powers in July.