Trump to Announce VP Pick on Friday
Presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump is narrowing his choice for vice president and plans to make the pick public on Friday.
Trump said on Twitter that he would make his announcement at 11 a.m. Friday in New York.
Among the likely choices are Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who appeared at a fundraising event with Trump on Tuesday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich or New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie, once a Republican candidate rival of Trump, threw his support behind the billionaire businessman after dropping out of the race earlier this year.
Several news media say the race is between Pence and Gingrich. The Republican National Convention will be held next week (July 18-21) in Cleveland.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton also is interviewing potential vice presidential picks. She is expected to announce her choice next week.
The Democratic National Convention takes place July 25-28 in Philadelphia.
One Year After Iran Nuclear Deal, Sides Remain Compliant but Wary
One year ago, exhausted diplomats from Iran and a group of six world powers emerged from a meeting at a luxury hotel in Vienna, Austria with what they had been seeking for nearly two years: a comprehensive agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting harsh economic sanctions.
Today the pact is in effect with clear results on its major components, but there are lingering suspicions on both sides that the other may not live up to their responsibilities.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that if the world powers fail to meet their responsibilities, then Iran stands ready to restore its nuclear program. Meanwhile, some members of the U.S. Congress want to ban the United States from purchasing nuclear-related material from Iran, accuse the Obama administration of giving up too much too soon in the negotiations, and are wary about how Iran is spending its newly unlocked money.
Iran has complained that despite the lifting of sanctions that once barred financial institutions from doing business with the country, foreign banks remain reluctant to be involved in transactions.