The Treasury Department on Thursday tightened the economic screws on Iran by sanctioning a range of companies and individuals for their efforts to bolster Iran’s nuclear and WMD programs. The crackdown comes as the Obama administration pushes Congress to hold off on passing a new round of economic sanctions on Iran that it argues could destroy a recently reached nuclear accord meant to temporarily freeze Tehran’s uranium enrichment program.
Americans overwhelmingly support stronger sanctions on Iran and believe Tehran is using the negotiations to stall for more time to develop its nuclear program, according to a new poll released Wednesday by Luntz Global.
The White House says that an Iranian ballistic missile test would not invalidate a recently signed nuclear accord meant to temporarily halt some of Iran’s most controversial nuclear work.
Senior Iranian and Russian officials traveled to each other’s countries this week for a series of high-level meetings on issues ranging from Tehran’s nuclear ambitions to Moscow’s goal of promoting “eye-catching growth” in Iran, according to officials from both countries.
The American people are highly skeptical of the interim nuclear pact negotiated with Iran last month, according to a USA Today/Pew Research Center poll released on Monday.
Iran publicly refused to recognize “the Israeli regime” during a full meeting on Thursday of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Congressional opposition to the recently announced nuclear accord with Iran reached a critical tipping point this week as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle publicly lambasted the deal while pushing for tighter economic sanctions on Tehran.
The White House confirmed late Tuesday that it is “prepared” to let Iran keep a “limited” uranium enrichment program under any final nuclear accord reached with Tehran in the next months.