The US Senate voted unanimously on Thursday for an amendment to a budget bill that will ease Congress' ability to re-impose sanctions against Iran if it violates a nuclear deal.
Republican Senator Mark Kirk, of Illinois, who sponsored the amendment said on Twitter: "With 100-0 vote on my Iran sanctions amendment today, Senate is speaking in a clear and unified voice against Iranian regime."
Amid a Saudi-led military offensive to defeat Iranian backed Houthis that control much of Yemen, the White House has expressed concern about the Iranian regime’s role in stoking violence in that country.
An official at the U.S. National Security Council official said yesterday that Tehran’s actions were destabilising and threatening Yemen’s government.
NCRI - Over 500 Tabriz Petrochemical Company workers gathered outside the employment office in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz on Wednesday to protest against the plant’s director preventing their entry to the factory after refusing to sign contacts which they regard discriminatory.
The director of Tabriz Petrochemical Company has barred the workers from the repairs and maintenance department from entering the plant since the beginning of the Iranian New Year on March 21.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce said the “takeover of southern Yemen by the Iranian-supported Houthis has led to chaos, threatening the national security interests of our regional partners and the United States.”
“Regional states, led by Saudi Arabia at President Hadi’s request, are taking action from the air,” Royce said.
Early on Thursday, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia ordered the beginning of a sweeping military operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen that are backed by the Iranian regime.
Hours later the Saudi Air Force carried out several airstrikes on Houthi positions in Yemen, destroying most of an airbase used by the militia in Sanaa and "most of their air defenses," a Saudi source told Al Arabiya News Channel.
In an interview with a German daily Mrs Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) warned that mullahs in Tehran will not give up the nuclear bomb. She also warned against the Iranian regime’s increasing interference in the neighboring Iraq.
“The mullahs' regime has never been a reliable negotiating partner and it cannot be one. This is a proven fact. We have been witnessing 30 years of concealment and deception. The Iranian Resistance divulged a secret nuclear site just in the midst of the recent talks. I think this regime will never give up its nuclear program, voluntarily,” she said in the interview published on March 6 in West Dutche Allgemeine Zeitung.