Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday the United States needs to fulfill its commitment to separate moderate Syrian rebel forces from terrorist groups before condemning the Bashar al Assad regime over a new United Nations report finding Syria has continued chemical weapons attacks against civilians.
The Obama administration is withholding from Congress details about how $1.3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was delivered to Iran, according to conversations with lawmakers, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the administration is now stonewalling an official inquiry into the matter.
The United States has reportedly begun relocating nuclear weapons stationed in Turkey to Romania amid heightened tensions between Washington and Ankara.
More than 17,000 people held in Syrian prisons were killed under the regime of President Bashar al Assad during the past five years while countless others faced systematic torture, rape, and abuse, according to a report released Thursday by Amnesty International.
The Obama administration withheld its $400 million cash payment to Iran until Tehran released multiple American prisoners in a calculated exchange.