Iran

In U.S. Standoff With Tehran, ‘the Iranian People Are the Real Losers’

Rep. Banks: Terror regime using Iranian people as pawns in deadly game

Iranian President Hassan RouhaniAs the United States and Iran continue to trade barbs in a tense international standoff, leading lawmakers are starting to pressure Iranian leaders to consent to new nuclear negotiations that could help ease American sanctions and provide relief for the Iranian people, who have been hardest hit by the international community’s economic penalties.

Iran Issues Sanctions on Top Trump Admin Officials, Sen. Cruz

Cruz spox: 'Cruz already avoids travel to terrorist regimes that take American citizens hostage'

Sen. Ted CruzIranian lawmakers are preparing to issue a salvo of sanctions on top Trump administration figures and their supporters in Congress, according to reports in the country's state-controlled press that have already elicited reaction from those officials targeted.

Iran Kicks Off ‘Massive’ War Games, Unveils Homemade Russian Missile System

'The drill is a real one because the battlefield, enemy, and the fighters are real'

Iranian President Hassan RouhaniThe Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps' ground forces kicked off a "massive" set of war drills Thursday as the country unveiled its own homemade version of Russia's advanced S-300 missile defense system in yet another showing of Tehran's growing readiness for a possible war.

Tlaib, Omar Share Anti-Semitic Cartoonist’s Drawing

Cartoonist placed second In Iranian Holocaust cartoon contest

Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) posted a cartoon drawn by an anti-Semitic cartoonist who has drawn criticizing for mocking victims of the Holocaust to their Instagram stories on Saturday.

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.