Trump Administration Examines Path to Waive Iranian Oil Sanctions

A man holds in his hand Euro banknotes at a petrol station on September 25, 2018 in Lille, north of France. - Brent oil rebounded close to a four-year peak above 82 dollars per barrel, on worries over stretched global supplies due to US sanctions on Iran. (Photo by Philippe HUGUEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trump administration is open to allowing some countries to continue importing Iranian oil, despite promises to tighten the screws on Tehran and any country that continues doing business with the Islamic Republic, according to U.S. officials who confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon that some nations may get a temporary pass from a cadre of new sanctions set to be imposed next month.

New White House Counterterrorism Strategy Singles Out ‘Radical Islamists’

National Security Adviser John Bolton

The Trump administration is implementing a new, government-wide counterterrorism strategy that places renewed focus on combatting “radical Islamic terrorist groups,” marking a significant departure from the Obama administration, which implemented a series of policies aimed at deemphasizing the threat of Islamic terror groups.