Iran

Trump Admin Vows to Secure Permanent U.N. Arms Embargo on Iran

Pompeo says arms ban cannot be lifted on Iran as long as it poses global threat

Secretary of State Mike PompeoThe United States will seek a permanent extension of an arms embargo on Iran that is set to expire later this year, setting up a confrontation at the United Nations with Russia and China, Iranian allies poised to block the Trump administration’s efforts.

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.

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.

Exclusive: Congressional Republicans to Unveil Largest Iran Sanctions Plan in History

Unprecedented legislative package aims to reassert GOP role in foreign policy, bankrupt Tehran

CapitolCongressional Republicans are set to unveil this week the largest package of Iran sanctions in history, which seeks to reassert the party’s role in shaping policies meant to thwart Tehran’s global terrorism enterprise and bankrupt the already cash-strapped regime, according to a copy of the legislative package exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Iran Blocks Access to Nuclear Sites, IAEA Says in New Report

Iran accelerates nuclear program in violation of international accords

A general view of a heavy water plant inIran is blocking international access to critical nuclear sites and has quickened the pace of its uranium enrichment program, shortening the time it would take the country to build a nuclear weapon, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and U.S experts.

Foreign Propagandists Exploit U.S. Unrest

China compares Hong Kong activists to U.S. looters, as ex-Iran prez quotes Tupac

Foreign propagandists are exploiting the death of George Floyd to question the legitimacy of the U.S. political system and deflect concerns about their own human rights abuses.