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UN Security Council Slaps North Korea with new Sanctions

Joseph Klein, North Korean regime threatens “revenge.” North Korea is stepping up its threats against the United States in the wake of the United Nations Security Council’s unanimous passage last Saturday of a toughly worded U.S.-drafted sanctions resolution. In response to North Korea’s two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month, the new UN resolution bans North

On Iran, Trump does the right thing and rebukes the State Department ‘swamp’

Fred Fleitz, Earlier this week, I wrote in Fox News Opinion how State Department careerists – part of the so-called Washington, D.C. “Swamp” that President Trump ran against in his campaign — scored a big win by declaring that Iran is in compliance with the disastrous 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan

Iran: Group claims regime is ‘in full gear’ on covert work on nuclear weapons

James Rosen, The White House responded cautiously Friday to claims by an Iranian dissident group alleging that Iran’s clandestine work on a nuclear weapon has continued unabated by the landmark nuclear deal that Tehran finalized with the Obama administration and five other world powers two years ago. At a news conference in Washington, members of

Obama Okays Massive Shipment of Uranium to Iran that Could Produce 10 Nukes

Ari Lieberman, Can the Iran deal get any worse? “The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history,” that was the way Charles Krauthammer characterized the Iran deal back in July 2015. Of course, when Krauthammer made that very accurate assessment, he had no way of knowing that the deal was even worse than originally envisioned.  The

Iran sanctions renewal becomes law even without Obama signature

WASHINGTON –  In an unexpected reversal, President Barack Obama declined to sign a renewal of sanctions against Iran but let it become law anyway, in an apparent bid to alleviate Tehran’s concerns that the U.S. is backsliding on the nuclear deal. Although the White House had said that Obama was expected to sign the 10-year-renewal,

Can Trump walk away from the Iran deal?

Michael Rubin, President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the so-called Iran nuclear deal, “the worst deal ever negotiated” and a “disaster.” He’s right. Far from creating the most robust monitoring regime, Secretary of State John Kerry’s deal set a new precedent for lax inspection standards. Not only did it fall

Whoever wins the presidency, the next big international crisis will come from Iran

Alireza Nader,   The next U.S. president is likely to be met with multiple international crises after assuming office, and Iran may be one of the most challenging of them. Despite the heated partisan rhetoric, the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 (United States, UK,

We have a deal with Iran. So why is it defending a nuclear site with anti-aircraft missiles?

Fred Fleitz, Iran’s state-controlled media announced on August 29 that Iran has deployed an advanced Russian surface-to-air missile defense system, the S-300, to protect its underground Fordow uranium enrichment facility from airstrikes. The S-300 is the most advanced Russian anti-aircraft system that Moscow exports.  It has long been understood that Iran sought these missiles to

Iran to US: Missile program ˜not open to negotiation’

Iran’s foreign minister said Sunday the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program is “not open to negotiation” with the United States, seemingly spurning an overture from Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry said Thursday during a visit to Bahrain that the U.S. and its regional allies were “prepared to work on a new arrangement to find