Shiite militias backed by Iran are aiding Iraqi forces drawing nearer to Tikrit in the biggest offensive yet to push back Islamic State militants. Iran’s involvement doesn’t sit well with many American allies and puts the U.S., as leader of the coalition, on the spot. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
What role is Iran playing in Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State? Jeffrey Brown discusses why that country has joined the fight with Laith Kubba of the National Endowment for Democracy and what it means for the future of Iraq. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Key Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Harry Reid announced their opposition Wednesday to fast action on a bill giving Congress final say on any nuclear deal with Iran. Continue reading
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wove religious, historical and popular culture anecdotes throughout his address to Congress today. Here are 11 of those references that kept our ears perked.
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of Congress to warn against trusting Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions, even as President Barack Obama’s negotiators continue talking with the Iranians Tuesday in hopes of closing a deal this month.
Thirty-five years after the Iran hostage crisis, a rare look inside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran. Continue reading
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, D.C. on the morning of Tuesday, March 3. Watch the prime minister’s speech live in the player above. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that his plans to address Congress are not aimed at disrespecting President Barack Obama, even as he assailed the U.S. leader’s bid for a nuclear deal with Iran as a threat to his country’s survival.