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GOP derails Senate Dems' bill boosting vets benefits amid disputes over spending and Iran sanctions bill
Republicans derail “Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation’s veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran.”
The Menendez-Kirk “Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013” (S. 1881) threatens the Iranian regime with additional sanctions and appears to be the only way to counter the Obama administration’s flaccidity vis-à-vis Tehran. 274 more words
More than 100 executives from some of France’s biggest companies are currently on a landmark visit to Iran. It is the largest and most senior foreign business delegation to visit the Islamic republic since the 1979 revolution, 83 more words
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The Iranian regime is hoping to cloud the West’s judgment with economic incentives. The hope is that pressure from influential businesses and the desire for lower energy prices will build a shield from sanctions in the future.