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U.S. Acknowledges Cash Payment to Iran Was ‘Leverage’ in Prisoner Release

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Story Via: Wall Street Journal State Department confirms U.S. refused to allow Iran to take $400 million cash payment until plane carrying freed Americans left Tehran WASHINGTON—The Obama administration said for the first time on Thursday that its $400 million cash payment to Iran in January was used as “leverage” to gain the release of American prisoners, … Read More

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Trump raps Iran for violating ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal

Friday, April 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran is failing to fulfill the “spirit” of its nuclear deal with world powers, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the US out of the landmark agreement. As he often had during the president campaign, Trump ripped into the deal struck … Read More

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Nikki Haley urges UN to shift its criticism from Israel to Iran

Friday, April 21, 2017

UNITED NATIONS — It’s high time the United Nations Security Council set its sights on Iran, rather than Israel, United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said Thursday during the Security Council’s monthly meeting on “the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.” “Every month the Security Council convenes a meeting on … Read More

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Israel Already Preparing For End Of UN Ban On Iran Missile Activity

Sunday, March 19, 2017

WASHINGTON – Throughout international talks with Iran over its nuclear program, Israeli leadership offered a common refrain: Ten years may be a long time in the life of a politician, but it is nothing in the life of a nation. In that spirit, Israel’s government is already planning for the expiration of several critical provisions … Read More

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Iran sets up underground rocket factories in Lebanon — report

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hezbollah overseeing production, with help of advisers from Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Kuwaiti newspaper says Iran has established rocket factories in Lebanon that are under the full control of the Hezbollah terror group, a top Iranian general told a Kuwaiti newspaper. Citing one of the deputy heads of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, the al-Jarida newspaper … Read More

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Iran arrests two Catholics in new wave of brutality against Christians

Friday, March 10, 2017

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested two Christians – a mother and her son – in late February as part of a brutal crackdown on Catholicism in the country’s West Azerbaijan Province. The family’s bibles and literature on Christian theology were also seized during the draconian raid, according to a March 5 report on the … Read More