The Obama administration misled journalists and lawmakers for more than nine months about a secret agreement to lift international sanctions on a critical funding node of Iran’s ballistic missile program, as part of a broader “ransom” package earlier this year that involved Iran freeing several U.S. hostages, according to U.S. officials and congressional sources apprised of the situation.
Senior Republicans in the House said Friday they had “grave concern” over the Treasury Department’s announcement earlier this week that it had begun issuing licenses to aircraft manufacturers allowing the sale of passenger jets to Iran.
Iran may have received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments facilitated by the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016, according to testimony provided before Congress by an expert on last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said that it expanded sanctions on Russia for its activities related to the conflict in Ukraine.
North Korea said Thursday that U.S. sanctions against its leader Kim Jong Un crossed a “red line” and effectively marked a declaration of war.
North Korea’s foreign minister warned the United States on Tuesday that it would pay a “terrifying price” for spearheading international sanctions against Pyongyang, hours after Secretary of State John Kerry criticized the country’s nuclear program.
The Obama administration hid from Congress key information about a secret deal with Iran permitting it to maintain critical aspects of its nuclear program, according to a leading member of Congress, who exclusively told the Washington Free Beacon that these disclosures invalidate the entirety of last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran.
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it has sanctioned “three al Qaeda senior members located in Iran” for funneling money and moving terrorist operative across the Middle East, according to an announcement by the Treasury Department.
Russian authorities detained and then deported the chairman of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors from the Moscow airport in retaliation for American sanctions against Kremlin officials.