The Obama administration should refrain from issuing export licenses for dual-use commercial-military aircraft being sold to the Iranian regime, U.S. Congressman Robert Pittenger wrote on Sunday in the Statesville Record and Landmark.
In a column for the paper, Rep. Pittenger wrote:
Do you think state sponsors of terrorism should be allowed to purchase commercial aircraft that could be used for military purposes?
Two days before the anniversary of the nuclear agreement between the Iranian regime and world powers, Tehran attempted to launch a new type of ballistic missile using North Korean technology, Fox News reported on Friday, citing multiple intelligence officials.
The test, in violation of a United Nations resolution, failed shortly after liftoff when the missile exploded, sources said. The effort occurred on the evening of July 11-12 near the Iranian city of Saman, an hour west of Isfahan, where the Iranian regime has conducted similar ballistic missile tests in the past.
Former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi has written an op-ed on the anniversary of the major world powers' nuclear deal with the Iranian regime, warning that current Western policy on Iran is empowering the regime and hindering those who seek to bring democratic change in Iran. In an article on Thursday in The Hill, Mr. Terzi said:
By signing the nuclear agreement with the Iranian regime, the P5 + 1 nations missed a unique opportunity to topple a rogue regime and restore peace and stability to the region, writes former European lawmaker Struan Stevenson.
In an opinion piece for the United Press International on Thursday, Mr. Stevenson wrote:
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday to block the purchase of “heavy water” from the Iranian regime, defying President Barack Obama’s veto threat a year after the announcement of the landmark Iran nuclear agreement.
The House passed the “No 2H2O from Iran Act” by 249-176, with support coming almost exclusively from Republicans, who hold a majority of seats in the chamber.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is rolling out long-awaited legislation to crack down on the Iranian regime.
Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) — who each opposed last year's nuclear agreement — announced Wednesday that they would introduce a proposal to extend and expand sanctions against the Iranian regime, The Hill reported.
The Obama administration has concluded that uranium particles discovered last year at a secretive military base in Iran likely were tied to the regime’s past, covert nuclear weapons program, current and former U.S. officials have said.
Traces of man-made uranium were found at the Parchin facility, southeast of Tehran, by investigators from the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, as part of an investigation tied to the landmark nuclear deal reached last July between Iran's regime and global powers, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
The United States House of Representatives voted Wednesday to bar the U.S. government from future purchases of heavy water from Iran's regime, undercutting the controversial nuclear pact with Tehran.
Wednesday night's 251-168 vote came on an amendment by Florida Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis to a funding bill for the Energy Department.
There has been a "historic rise" in the number of executions in Iran since Hassan Rouhani took office as the Iranian regime's President, the Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIAC) said on Saturday.
Tehran has also ignored a United Nations Security Council resolution demanding that it avoid all new work on ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons, Majid Sadeghpour, political director of the OIAC wrote on Saturday in Townhall.