President Biden’s confusion on Iran: Withdraws terrorist designation from Yemen militia

Middle East 02/06/21, 15:06

The Biden administration announced its decision to lift U.S. sanctions on Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist group amid a flurry of provisions trashing former President Donald Trump's accomplishments.   "After a comprehensive review, we can confirm that [Secretary of State Antony Blinken] intends to revoke the Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global ...

US grants exemptions to new sanctions on Iran guard force

Politics 04/24/19, 11:26

The Trump administration is granting major exemptions to new sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlines the exemptions in notices published in the Federal Register. A ban on travel to the U.S. stemming from the designation of the Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization will ...

US terror label for Iran Revolutionary Guard takes effect

Politics 04/15/19, 11:38

The U.S. terrorism label for Iran's Revolutionary Guard formally took effect on Monday, amid a battle between the Trump administration and some in Congress over waivers on oil and nuclear sanctions that are due to expire or be extended early next month. The Guard's formal designation as a "foreign terrorist organization" ...

Update: Iran wants US Mideast forces labeled ‘terrorist’

Politics 04/08/19, 10:18

The Latest on the Trump administration's stance on Iran (all times local): 11:13 a.m. Iran's foreign minister wants to include Middle East-based U.S. military forces the country's "terrorist groups" list. FILE - In this Feb, 11, 2019 file photo, Iranian Revolutionary Guard members arrive for a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the ...

US to designate Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

World 04/07/19, 20:48

The Trump administration is preparing to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization," an unprecedented move against a national armed force that could have widespread implications for U.S. personnel and policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. Officials informed of the step said an announcement was expected Monday, after a ...

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