Despite nuclear saber-rattling by Moscow, U.S. nuclear forces are close to reaching warhead, missile, and bomber numerical cuts required under the 2010 New START arms treaty, a senior Pentagon official told Congress on Wednesday.
A bill that would allow Congress to vote down sanctions relief for Iran based on a review of a final nuclear deal unanimously passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, despite heavy lobbying up to the last minute by senior Obama administration officials and allied advocacy groups.
North Korea supplied several shipments of missile components to Iran during recent nuclear talks and the transfers appear to violate United Nations sanctions on both countries, according to U.S. intelligence officials.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 19-0 on Tuesday to approve an amended version of a bill that would give Congress a vote on any final nuclear deal with Iran.
A bipartisan team of lawmakers is warning that Russia’s decision to arm Iran with advanced missile systems would significantly erode America’s ability to launch a military strike against the Islamic Republic’s contested nuclear sites, according to a letter sent Monday to the Obama administration.
Russia’s announcement on Monday that it will proceed with the sale of advanced missile systems to Iran crosses a so-called “red line” established by the Obama administration in 2010, according to comments by senior administration officials.
A senior Iranian military leader is claiming that the United States has conceded ground on a range of Iran’s so-called nuclear redlines just weeks after agreement between the two sides sparked debates and disagreements in Washington, D.C., and Tehran.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Beefing up international monitoring of Iran’s nuclear work could become the biggest stumbling block to a final accord between Tehran and major powers, despite a preliminary deal reached last week.
Sen. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) is preparing to reintroduce legislation that would implement “crippling sanctions” on Iran following the recent announcement of a framework nuclear deal quick rejected by leaders in Tehran.
(Reuters) – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday demanded that all sanctions on Iran be lifted at the same time as any final agreement with world powers on curbing Tehran’s nuclear program is concluded.