Sep 7, 2016

U.S. payment of $1.7 billion to Iran made entirely in cash

The Obama administration acknowledged late Tuesday that its transfer of $1.7 billion to Iran earlier this year was made entirely in cash, using non-U.S. currency, as Republican critics of the transaction continued to denounce the payments. Treasury Department spokeswoman Dawn Selak said in a ...

One year on, U.S. obstacles blunt hopes from Iran nuclear deal

Jul 12, 2016

One year on, U.S. obstacles blunt hopes from Iran nuclear deal

A year ago, a landmark nuclear deal with world powers led jubilant Iranians to dream of an end to isolation and economic hardship, but critics say U.S. obstacles have soured those hopes. Despite many sanctions being lifted, the international banking system is still too ...

Mar 30, 2016

Iran missile tests were 'in defiance of' U.N. resolution: U.S., allies

By launching nuclear-capable missiles, Iran has defied a United Nations Security Council resolution that endorsed last year’s historic nuclear deal, the United States and its European allies said in a joint letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Iran’s recent ballistic tests involved missiles capable ...

Mar 9, 2016

Iran launches mid-range missiles marked with anti-Israel slogan

Iran reportedly test-fired two ballistic missiles Wednesday with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” written on them, a show of force by the Islamic Republic as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Israel. Such phrases have been emblazoned on missiles fired before by ...