{FD} Haley: New UN resolution punishing Iran could be in the works

Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, said that based on a new report by the U.N. Secretary General, new pressure on Iran’s continued behavior could lead to a new resolution against the Tehran regime or the strengthening present ones.

{FD} Lawmaker demands investigation into report Obama WH undermined anti-Hezbollah task force

A Republican congressman urged the House to look into a report the Obama administration held up a Drug Enforcement Administration task force’s investigation into Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations, all to ensure the Iran nuclear deal remained on track.

{FD} Obama administration undermined anti-Hezbollah task force to help secure Iran nuke deal, report says

The Obama administration gave a free pass to Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations — some of which were unfolding inside the U.S. — to help ensure the Iran nuclear deal would stay on track, according to a bombshell exposé in Politico Sunday.

{FD} Hopeful to succeed Netanyahu eyes Israeli-Saudi alliance against Iran

A top Israeli politician said he would form a new “anti-Iran axis,” together with Saudi Arabia and other Sunni powers, to counter the Iranian threat in the region, if he succeeds embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

{FD} Saudi Arabia’s crown prince calls Iran’s supreme leader ‘new Hitler’ of the Middle East

Amid his sweeping cultural reforms and systematic purges from the royal family, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince this week called Iran’s supreme leader the “new Hitler of the Middle East,” comments that are sure to ratchet up the conflict between the two rival Muslim powers.

{FD} Iran-Iraq earthquake kills more than 400, officials say

More than 400 people were killed when a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck near Iraq-Iran boarder on Sunday, sending residents fleeing as thousands of residents were left injured, officials said on Monday.

{FD} US Air Force official: Iran behind attempted missile attack Saudi Arabia called ‘act of war’

Iran manufactured the ballistic missile that rocketed toward an airport in Saudi Arabia’s capital last week, a top U.S. Air Force official in the Middle East said Friday, backing up what the Kingdom said was an “act of war” on the part of Iran.

{FD} Terror Airlines? Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps runs country’s largest airline, report says

A new report released by an Iranian opposition group claims that Iran’s biggest airline — Mahan Air — is run by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its Qods Force, despite being called a private carrier.

{FD} Iran displays missile during anniversary of embassy takeover as protesters chant ‘Down with the US’

Iran’s government displayed a ballistic missile and Iranians chanted “Down with the U.S.” and burned an American flag as the country on Saturday marked the anniversary of the 1979 U.S. embassy takeover and hostage crisis.

{FD} Saudi ex-intel chief says Assad is the biggest terrorist, praises Trump’s harsh Iran stance

Former Saudi Chief of Intelligence and Ambassador to the U.S. and U.K. Prince Turki al-Faisal is cautioning the Trump team to clarify its stance on defeating “the biggest terrorist in Syria” — the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad — while at the same time praising the clear, ironfisted strategy of the U.S. toward Iran.

{FD} Abandoning our Kurdish allies is a win for our Iranian enemies

It makes no sense for a nation to treat its enemies kindly and its allies harshly. Any nation that tries this foolish approach will see its enemies grow stronger and more dangerous, and will lose its allies when it abandons them.

{FD} Iran filling vacuum following ISIS defeat in Iraq

Today, the Islamic State controls just three percent of Iraq after controlling one-third of the country two years ago, but American officials say an old nemesis in the region continues to stoke tensions inside the country, creating another immediate challenge once ISIS is defeated.

{FD} Trump Iran speech emboldening ordinary Iranians to speak out against regime

President Donald Trump followed up his Iran speech announcing that he would not be certifying the Iran nuclear deal by also making clear his administration stood in solidarity with ordinary Iranians.