Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Cruz, Ros-Lehtinen: Observers Cannot Improve Nicaragua’s Election Fraud

Say sending election monitors lends credibility to authoritarian regimes

Nicaraguan President Daniel OrtegaSen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen are blasting a decision by the Organization of American States to send officials to visit Nicaragua just prior to its upcoming election, an effort they argue is aimed at legitimizing a fraudulent process to re-elect Daniel Ortega.

Congress Wants New Sanctions on Venezuela for Ties to Iran-Backed Terrorists

Lawmakers say human rights violations, ties to terror threaten U.S. interests

Nicolas MaduroA bipartisan team of lawmakers is calling on President Donald Trump to immediately sanction Venezuela for its ongoing human rights violations and ties to terrorist organizations that reach the highest levels of government, according to new congressional communication sent to the White House.

UNESCO Passes Resolution to Diminish Jewish, Christian Ties to Jerusalem

Vote comes after lawmakers demanded members oppose measure

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization passed a resolution on Thursday that diminishes the historic and spiritual connections of Judaism and Christianity to the city of Jerusalem after dozens of U.S. lawmakers called on the international body to reject the measure.

Congress Works to Shutter Palestine Liberation Organization D.C. Office

New bill demands accountability from terror group

capitolCongress is working to shutdown the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Washington, D.C., office as punishment for breaching agreements baring it from sponsoring terrorism and inciting violence against Israel, according to a copy of new legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Congress: Nuke Deal Loopholes Bolster Illicit Iranian-N. Korean Alliance

Billions of dollars in sanctions relief will allow Iran to ‘go shopping’ for weapons in North Korea

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, for a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014Iran’s nuclear relationship with North Korea is likely to grow due to a recently inked nuclear accord, according to experts and members of Congress, who warned in a recent hearing that several loopholes in the deal would actually facilitate illicit trade between the rogue countries.

Palestinian Terror Attack Renews Calls for Reduction in Aid

Palestinians running out of allies following latest murders

Mahmoud AbbasPalestinian terror attacks and West Bank leaders’ perceived support for violence are drawing new calls for cutting U.S. aid to the Palestinians, and groups that have traditionally supported financial assistance may not intervene to stop the cuts.

Iranian Negotiator: U.S. Must Bow to Our ‘Inalienable Nuclear Rights’

Iranian foreign minister says West being fooled about nuke deal

Javad ZarifIran’s foreign minister and lead negotiator in nuclear talks said this week that the United States must bow to Iran’s “inalienable nuclear rights” and hinted that Western countries are being fooled about the extent of concessions being made by Tehran in talks, according to regional media reports.