Iran

German Refusal to Join American Anti-Iran Coalition Rankles U.S. Diplomats

U.S. Amb. to Germany: 'German participation would help deescalate the situation'

UAE-GULF-SHIPPINGTop U.S. diplomats are pressuring the German government to reverse its recent decision to decline participation in a U.S.-led coalition in the Persian Gulf aimed at combating Iran's repeated attempts to hijack international oil tankers, according to multiple U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

U.S. Officials Distance Trump Admin From Last-Minute Push to Block Pressure on Iran

State Dept: Rand Paul's unilateral diplomacy with Tehran 'clearly failed'

A last-minute diplomatic initiative by Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) aimed at easing pressure on Iran was poorly coordinated and ultimately ended in failure, according to multiple administration and congressional sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon and provided previously unknown details about the senator's rogue diplomacy with Tehran. 

The Coming Middle Eastern Storm

The next war between Israel and Hezbollah will be a region-wide fight, with Iraq playing a key role

The greatest danger is that the Israeli-Iranian conflict spills into Lebanon, triggering another war between Israel and Hezbollah.

Trump Admin Sanctions Iranian FM Zarif as Terrorist Enabler

Property, assets blocked

The Trump administration on Wednesday issued sanctions against Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif, formally labeling him a terrorist enabler and blacklisting all of his property, assets, and investments, according to senior administration officials.

Cruz: ‘Deep State’ Working Behind Trump’s Back to Save Iran Nuke Deal

Texas senator: 'Staffers at Treasury and State...continue working tirelessly to preserve the Obama Iran deal'

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) is accusing multiple senior Trump administration officials in both the Treasury and State Departments of actively working behind President Donald Trump's back to save the Iran nuclear deal and continue providing Tehran with waivers permitting the regime to conduct sensitive nuclear work at a military site that houses Iran's nuclear weapons program.

Rand Paul Would Undermine Trump’s Iran Policy

The senator's views on the Islamic Republic are dangerous and deeply misguided

When it comes to foreign policy, Rand Paul is a charlatan with misguided, ill-informed, and even dangerous views—views that would undermine, if not completely derail, the Trump administration's strategy toward Iran.

Sen. Cotton Discusses Iran Tensions and Tanker Seizure

'We've totally crushed them with our sanctions'

Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) discussed recent tensions with Iran Tuesday during a radio appearance on the Hugh Hewitt Show. Hewitt asked Cotton for his thoughts on President Donald Trump's recent comments on Iran, in which he argued that the regime was enduring great economic and domestic difficulties.