Iran

Biden Calls for Iran Sanctions Relief Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

U.S. sanctions do not prevent Iran from importing medicine, humanitarian aid

Joe BidenFormer vice president Joe Biden is calling on the Trump administration to provide economic sanctions relief to Iran, falsely claiming the administration's measures are preventing Iran from importing medicine and humanitarian aid to combat the coronavirus.

U.S. Prepared to Retaliate Against Iranian Terror Attacks in Iraq

Coronavirus will not stop U.S. military action, Pompeo vows

Mike PompeoThe coronavirus pandemic will not stop the United States from waging retaliatory attacks against Iranian-backed militia groups that continue to launch strikes on American outposts in Iraq, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

Trump Admin Extends Sanctions Waivers Permitting Iranian Nuclear Work

Controversial waivers extended for another 60 days, sources confirm

Iranian president Hassan RouhaniThe Trump administration is renewing a set of sanctions waivers that have permitted Iran to continue engaging in controversial nuclear work, a move likely to irritate congressional hawks who have been pressuring the administration to nix the waivers for months, senior State Department officials confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon.

Former FBI Agent Levinson Dies in Iran Custody, Family Says

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gestures as he delivers Friday prayers sermonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The family of Robert Levinson, the former FBI agent who disappeared in March 2007 after traveling to an island controlled by Iran, said on Wednesday it now believes Levinson died in Iranian custody, based on information from U.S. officials.

Ayatollah’s American Allies Seize on Pandemic in Fresh Push for Sanctions Relief

In echo of regime propaganda, critics falsely claim U.S. sanctions target food and medicine

Ben RhodesThe architects of the Obama administration's self-described pro-Iran echo chamber have used the coronavirus outbreak to argue that U.S. sanctions are to blame for the virus's aggressive spread across the Islamic Republic—a line the Iranian government is also peddling.