Army Gen. Dempsey: United States Worries About Iran-Backed Militias In IraqIran is playing a helpful role against Islamic State militants in Iraq now, but once the extremists are vanquished, Tehran-backed militias could undermine efforts to unify the country, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday.
Kerry: Senate Letter To Iran Undermines U.S. Foreign PolicyTestifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry said he reacted with "utter disbelief" at the letter from 47 Senate Republicans to leaders in Iran.
Sen. Cotton: Biden 'Has Been Wrong' On Nearly Every Major DecisionThe Republican senator behind the letter to Iranian leaders about the potential nuclear deal had harsh words for Vice President Joe Biden.
Iraqi Troops, Iranian-Backed Shiite Allies Advance Against ISIS In Hussein's HometownAccording to the Reuters news agency, the office of Salahuddin province governor Raed al-Jubouri said in a statement that "half of Qadisiya district, the largest of Tikrit's neighborhoods" had been secured by the Iraqi troops and their Iranian-backed Shiite allies.
Democrats Deplore Republican Letter To Tehran On Nuke TalksSenate Democrats said Tuesday that the GOP letter about nuclear talks with Iran undercuts the U.S. at the negotiating table and threatens to torpedo bipartisanship on Capitol Hill when it comes to the delicate issue of preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.
Obama: 'Some Members Of Congress Want To Make Common Cause With Hardliners In Iran'Republican lawmakers warned the leaders of Iran on Monday that any nuclear deal they cut with President Barack Obama could expire the day he leaves office. The White House denounced the GOP's latest effort to undercut the international negotiations as a "rush to war."
FBI Offering $5M Reward For Return Of Former Agent Who Vanished In Iran In 2007The FBI on Monday increased the reward for information leading to the return of a former FBI agent who went missing eight years ago from the Iranian resort of Kish Island.
Pelosi, Democrats Furious Over Netanyahu 'Condescension'House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi politely stood and clapped when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered the House chamber for his long-awaited, and highly controversial, speech to Congress. The longer he spoke, the less enthusiastic she got.
Former CIA Deputy Director: Fight Against ISIS May 'Hand Iraq To The Iranians'Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell spoke with “CBS This Morning” about Iran’s involvement in the battle against Islamic State militants in Iraq – a fight that he says could ultimately see Iraq handed over to the Iranians.
Gov. Walker: US-Israel Relationship In 'Perhaps The Most Serious Crisis In Our History'Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely GOP presidential candidate, expressed severe worry Monday about U.S.-Israeli relations in a commentary piece that sounds stronger fears about "ruptured bonds" than even the country's prime minister.
Kerry: We Do Not Want Netanyahu Speech 'Turned Into Some Great Political Football'Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.
Rubio: Obama's Foreign Policy Treats 'Ayatollah Of Iran With More Respect Than Prime Minister Of Israel'President Barack Obama's health care law was the legacy of his first term and he is pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran as the hallmark of his second, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida told conservative activists on Friday.
Iran Blows Up Replica US Aircraft Carrier During Large-Scale Naval DrillsIran's Revolutionary Guard launched large-scale naval and air defense drills near a strategic Gulf waterway on Wednesday in which dozens of speedboats swarmed a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier.
Man Sentenced to Prison for Exporting U.S. Goods to IranA Maryland man has been sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted on charges of exporting American manufactured industrial products to Iran.
Ex-CIA Officer Convicted Of Leaking Secrets To ReporterJurors convicted 47-year-old Jeffrey Sterling of giving a New York Times reporter classified details of an operation to sabotage Iran's nuclear ambitions.