United States Institute of Peace

The Iran Primer

Defense

Profile: New Security Council Chief

            On September 10, President Hassan Rouhani appointed former Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani as the new secretary of the Supreme N

Hagel’s Past Comments on Iran

            On January 7, President Obama nominated former Senator Chuck Hagel to be the Secretary of Defense during his second term.

New Penalties on Iran in Defense Bill

            On January 3, President Barack Obama signed a $633 billion defense bill for fiscal year 2013.

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