Adam Kredo

IAEA: Iran Engaged in Secret Nuclear Work

U.N. reprimands Tehran amid ongoing nuclear ramp-up, development of missiles

A general view of a heavy water plant inIran engaged in secretive nuclear work that breached international accords as recently as 2019, according to nuclear inspectors who have been blocked from accessing these contested military sites.

Congress Targets Social Media Companies for Circulating Chinese Propaganda 

New investigation finds Twitter, Facebook, YouTube permitting communist misinformation

social mediaThe country’s largest social media companies are allowing the Chinese Communist Party to disseminate propaganda to American audiences with little oversight or warning, according to an ongoing congressional investigation into these companies’ failure to police suspect content.

Trump Admin Escalates Sanctions on Syria’s Assad Regime

Syrian President Bashar al-AssadThe Trump administration issued on Wednesday wide-ranging new sanctions on Syrian president Bashar al Assad, a message to international companies that if they work with Assad’s regime they face crippling U.S. penalties, according to senior U.S. officials.

Trump Admin Targets VOA Persian, Alleging Pro-Iran Bias

After years of complaints, administration pushes major reform at VOA’s Iran service

Brian HookThe Trump administration is seeking to implement a series of major reforms at Voice of America's Persian News Network, an effort that comes after years of complaints alleging the outlet has exhibited a pro-Iran bias in its reporting, senior U.S. officials told the Washington Free Beacon.

Congress Urges Trump Admin to Rein in China’s Growing Nuclear Arsenal

Republican lawmakers call for overhaul of aging U.S. nuclear weapons

Chinese President Xi Jinping Speaks With Russian President Vladimir Putin Via Video LinkA delegation of 40 Republican lawmakers is urging the Trump administration to constrain China’s nuclear weapons program and significantly overhaul America’s own arsenal of aging nuclear arms, according to a letter sent Monday to President Donald Trump.

Fired State Department IG Sent Confidential Info to His Personal Email Accounts

Steve LinickThe State Department inspector general whose recent dismissal ignited a political firestorm sent multiple copies of a sensitive ongoing investigation to his personal email account, according to a copy of an investigation into his conduct conducted by the inspector general of the Department of Defense, which was recently provided to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.