“The fight against terrorism is a global one, a shared mission of the entire world," they said. IRGC's proxies are behind attacks across the region.
“If we lift the sanctions, how are those dollars likely to be spent?" US Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) said in an interview.
“We have made significant progress, we are close to a possible deal, but we’re not there yet,” said State Department Spokesperson Ned Price.
“The only approach that has a prayer of working is maximum pressure,” Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) told the Post.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has increased Iran's desire for nuclear weapons.
The Kremlin has been using Iran as a nuclear blackmail piggy bank against the US and the West.
In Iran’s view, Russia has supposedly been on its side at the negotiations in Vienna • Now Moscow may be exploiting the hold it has over Iran to squeeze more things out of the deal for itself.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said a potential nuclear deal with Iran was still close, but cautioned that "a couple of very challenging remaining issues" were still unresolved.
A prisoner swap between Iran and the United States is expected soon as talks on a new deal with Iran enter the homestretch.
The battle has flowed this way and that over the past seven years, but the Houthis, who heavily depend on Iranian support, have gained more than they have lost.