Middle East


FILE - President Joe Biden waits to speak during a bill signing ceremony, June 13, 2022, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Biden will make his first trip to the Middle East next month with visits to Israel, the West Bank and Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Biden’s Saudi trip garners mixed response from lawmakers

President Joe Biden is causing yet another stir in Washington, D.C. with his latest foreign policy decision. On Tuesday, the White House announced Biden will be visiting Saudi Arabia in June, where he will reportedly meet with crowned Prince Mohammed bin Salman. GOP critics warn this is just another attempt to beg the Saudi government to produce more oil as the US faces a growing energy crisis.




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.


Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and fellow Republicans criticize President Joe Biden's policies on Iran's nuclear weapons, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

48 GOP senators sign letter demanding end to Iran nuke talks

President Joe Biden has come under immense scrutiny by Republicans in the upper chamber, over his diplomatic efforts with Iran. On Monday, all but one GOP senator sent a letter to Biden urging him to stop trying to ink a deal with the Iranian regime to revive the controversial 2015 nuclear deal.