Congress Seeks Deadline on Iran Accepting Tougher Nuclear Deal Standards

Rep. Peter Roskam

Congress is set to consider new legislation that would require Iran to accept tough new conditions on the landmark nuclear deal or face a rash of harsh new economic sanctions aimed at thwarting the Islamic Republic’s continued nuclear buildup, according to a draft of new legislation exclusively viewed by the Washington Free Beacon.

State Dept. Blames Israel for Terrorism, Claims Palestinians Rarely Incite Attacks

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on July 19

The State Department is facing harsh criticism for claiming in an official report that Israel is to blame for terrorism attacks committed by Palestinians and accusing the Jewish state of being largely responsible for an impasse in peace negotiations, according to a leading member of Congress who is calling on the State Department to correct its “inaccurate and harmful” characterization of Israel.

Roskam Scoffs at Iranian Complaints Over Nuke Deal

Rep. Peter Roskam (R., Ill.) dismissed recent complaints by Iranian officials claiming that the United States is violating the comprehensive nuclear agreement by discouraging Western companies from doing business with the Islamic Republic.