Iran Sending Warships to Atlantic Ocean Amid Massive New Military Buildup

Iranian military ship and light replenishment ship are seen docked for refueling

Iran is preparing to send a flotilla of warships to the Atlantic Ocean following the announcement of a massive $500 million investment in war spending, according to Iranian leaders, who say the military moves are in response to recent efforts by the United States to impose a package of new economic sanctions on Tehran.

Iran: U.S. Violating Nuclear Deal

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani

Senior Iranian officials are accusing the United States of violating the landmark nuclear accord and promising to take punitive measures against America for this action, according to recent comments that come on the heels of renewed efforts by the Trump administration and Congress to sanction Tehran for its ballistic missile program and regional support for terrorism.

U.S. Targets Venezuelan President Maduro for Sanctions

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government will designate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday for sanctions for undermining democracy, in response to Sunday’s election of a legislative superbody that Washington denounced as a “sham” vote, several sources said.