On Tuesday, President Obama signed another executive order that would tighten sanctions on Iran over its alleged program to produce a nuclear weapon. The White House is touting the latest measure as “unprecedented pressure on Iran’s economy.” Executive Order 140 implements an Iran sanctions law that was enacted in August.
At a meeting of the “Friends of Syria” held Friday, September, 28 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the United States would send $45 million in aid to Syrian opposition groups.
Another killing of an American serviceman by allied Afghan soldiers Sunday brought the death toll of American military personnel to 2,000, and caused a top U.S. general to say he is "mad as hell" about the situation.
The Obama administration's plans to release $450 million in U.S. aid to Egypt have been put on hold by a member of Congress who insists the relationship between the two countries requires more scrutiny before aid to Cairo is resumed.