In this frame grab from video footage released Sunday, June 26, 2022 by Iran state TV, IRINN, shows an Iranian satellite-carrier rocket, called “Zuljanah,” blasting off from an undisclosed location in Iran. State TV on Sunday aired the launch of the solid-fueled rocket, which drew a rebuke from Washington ahead of the expected resumption of stalled talks over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers. (IRINN via AP)

Iran launches rocket amid Biden’s push to restore 2015 deal

Iran launched a space rocket with a satellite carrier amid the Biden administration’s efforts to restore the failed 2015 nuclear deal. According to Iranian media Sunday, the solid-fuel rocket was successfully launched from a launch pad in the desert in an undisclosed part of the country.

State Department spokesman Ned Price speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, Pool)

State Dept.: Iran deal not certain, not imminent

The State Department is lowering its expectations of returning to the controversial 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. It’s just over a year into the Joe Biden presidency and his administration is already backing away from its top foreign policy goal.

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

52 GOP lawmakers push resolution to bar Biden-Iran deal

A group of 52 House Republicans support a resolution to prohibit President Joe Biden from restoring the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. GOP lawmakers, who were led by congressman Jim Banks (R-Ind.), explained that renewing the Iran Nuclear Deal would help the Ayatollah would advance their nuclear program and create a weapon of mass destruction.