Treasury Department officials are moving to reassure Congress that Iran will not be granted access to U.S. financial markets following comments by top Obama administration officials suggesting such a plan was under consideration, according to correspondence obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and conversations with congressional sources.
Congress is investigating whether the Obama administration misled lawmakers last summer about the extent of concessions granted to Iran under the nuclear deal, as well as if administration officials have been quietly rewriting the deal’s terms in the aftermath of the agreement, according to sources and a formal notice sent to the State Department.
Leading foreign policy voices in Congress say they are preparing to fight against an Obama administration effort to provide Iran unprecedented access to U.S. financial markets under a revised sanctions relief package meant to address the Islamic Republic’s demand for greater economic freedom, according to several conversations between the Washington Free Beacon and top lawmakers.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council plans to vote on Tuesday on a U.S.-Chinese resolution that would dramatically expand existing U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang, including requiring inspections of all cargo going to and from North Korea and blacklisting North Koreans active in Syria, Iran and Vietnam.
The flurry of business deals Iran has struck with European companies since sanctions on its economy were lifted as part of the Iran nuclear deal have helped the Islamic Republic’s state-backed conglomerates rather than its private sector economy, according to a New York Times article published Friday.