Adam Kredo

Congress Seeks to Make Iran Pay For Downed American Drone

New sanctions hit top Iranian officials, including Foreign Minister Zarif

Congress is considering a new measure that would extract millions from frozen Iranian bank accounts in order to subsidize the cost of its recent downing of an American drone in the region, according to congressional sources and a copy of draft legislation viewed by the Free Beacon.

U.S. Kicks Off 19-Nation War Games Drills in Ukraine

With threats from Iran, Russia rising, America launches war games

The United States military and partners from 19 countries are getting set to kick off a massive series of war drills in Ukraine amid rising threats from Iran and Russia, according to the Defense Department.

Trump Calls Off Iran Strike ’10 minutes’ Before Launch

Iranian leaders threaten more strikes

Following Iran's attack on an unmanned U.S. drone in the region, the most direct attack yet on American interests, Trump had several options for a military retaliation. Trump initially committed to responding in such a manner, but called off the attack minutes before.

Lawmaker: Revoke Al Jazeera’s Congressional Press Credentials

Letter: 'Suspension of Al Jazeera's press credentials is not only in order, but imperative'

al jazeeraA Republican lawmaker has formally petitioned the Congressional Press Office to revoke Al Jazeera's press credentials pending an investigation into the outlet's ownership, according to a letter obtained by the Free Beacon.

DOE Investigating Anti-Israel Events at UNC, Duke

Schools took $235,000 in federal grants

The Education Department has informed Congress that it is launching an investigation into how $235,000 in federal grants were used to fund a series of anti-Israel events that featured speakers and events tied to Palestinian terror groups organized by Duke University and the University of North Carolina.

Trump Admin to Sanction Iran’s Last European Lifeline

New measures will hit network established to skirt toughest U.S. sanctions

Iranian President Hassan RouhaniThe Trump administration is considering new sanctions on Iran to stop it from using backdoor financial methods as a means to skirt U.S. economic sanctions on its business dealings with leading European nations, according to multiple U.S. officials who told the Free Beacon that Tehran is operating a "nuclear racket."

House Reps Demand Twitter Ban Hamas Accounts

Lawmakers urge Twitter CEO to boot foreign terrorist groups

Sixteen lawmakers urged Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to "remove all content promoting terrorist activity, including banning senior Hamas officials and associates."

Trump Admin Sanctions Iran to Disrupt Arms Network

Iran running $100m arms-smuggling operations in Iraq

Iran's paramilitary fighting force has been running a multi-million-dollar illicit weapons smuggling program in Iraq, according to new disclosures by the Trump administration, which issued a bevy of sanctions on Wednesday aimed at disrupting the arms network.

Iran, Afghanistan Ink Pact to Boost Nuke Production

Iran's President Hassan RouhaniIranian officials and their counterparts in Afghanistan announced on Tuesday that the countries would be expanding their joint nuclear work, including ventures in atomic energy, according to the Tehran’s state-controlled press.