Iran Withholding $43 Billion In Restitution to U.S Terror Victims

Hassan Rouhani

Iran is refusing to pay more than $43 billion in court judgments issued to U.S. victims of the Islamic Republic’s terror operations, prompting two leading senators to back an effort that would prohibit the Obama administration from unfreezing more than $150 billion in Iranian assets until that country has settled its legally mandated debts.

Royce: Obama Has Failed to Pressure Iran on Rights Abuses

Rep. Ed Royce / AP

President Obama has only issued sanctions against a few Iranian officials and entities for human rights abuses since the start of nuclear talks with Tehran, despite his assurances that he would continue to apply pressure, according to the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Obama Admin: Iran Deal Limits New Congressional Action on Iran

John Kerry / AP

The recently inked nuclear accord with Iran restricts the United States’ ability to impose new sanctions on the Islamic Republic in response to terror activities, human rights abuses, and ballistic missile development, according to a document provided to Congress by the Obama administration and obtained exclusively by the Washington Free Beacon.

Obama Admin Secretly Guarantees Russia, China Sanctions Protection

John Kerry

The United States has provided secret assurances to Europe, China, and Russia that it will protect companies working with Iran from consequences related to the possible reimposition of sanctions set to be lifted under the recently inked nuclear deal, according to a document provided to Congress and obtained exclusively by the Washington Free Beacon.

U.S. Hits Hamas Officials, Company with Sanctions

Palestinian members of the marine unit of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, ride in a pickup truck as they take part in a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned four Hamas officials and financiers and a Saudi Arabia-based company controlled by one of them for providing financial support to the Palestinian militant group.