In First For U.S., ISIS Chemical Weapons Builder Hit With Sanctions

A general view shows a burnt out vehicle next to a banner bearing the Islamic State group's flag

The Trump administration has leveled sanctions on a top Islamic State leader who plays a key role in the terror organization’s chemical weapons development program, the first ever such designation by the United States in its ongoing fight against the terror group, according to the Treasury Department.

Congress to Pass Fresh Sanctions on North Korea as Nuke Threat Hits Critical Stage

This April 15, 2017 picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 16, 2017 shows Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers marching through Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade

Congress is expected to level fresh economic sanctions on North Korea this week as the threat of the hermit nation’s capability to strike the U.S. with a nuclear missile continues to escalate, according to conversations with members of the congressional leadership who told the Washington Free Beacon that the Kim Jong Un regime could have a nuclear weapon capable of striking the United States in “only a few years.”

U.S. Sanctions Hundreds of Employees of Syrian Research Center

A man breathes through an oxygen mask, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday blacklisted 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it said was responsible for developing chemical weapons, weeks after a poison gas attack killed scores of people in a rebel-held province in Syria.

U.S. Considers Re-Imposing All Sanctions on Iran, Dismantling Nuke Deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech during a parade on the country's Army Day

The Trump administration is considering re-imposing a massive set of economic sanctions on Iran that were lifted by the Obama administration as part of the landmark nuclear agreement that gave Tehran billions in economic support for its fledgling economy, according to U.S. officials who told the Washington Free Beacon Iran’s military buildup and disregard for international law could prompt U.S. reprisal.

Trump National Security Aide Flynn Resigns Over Russian Contacts

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.