Tue Sep 17, 2013 AT 6:00 AM EDT
President Obama has waived a federal law which bans supplying arms to terrorists in order to facilitate aid to Syria rebels, reports the Washington Examiner. Other outlets have previously reported that parts of the Syrian opposition are connected with al-Qaeda. Also in the region, the Associated Press reports top Iranian officials claim the new Iranian government is ready to negotiate a nuke deal with the U.S. BUT FLASHBACK – Just two days ago, the Daily Caller reported Vladimir Putin would soon travel to Tehran to discuss nuke strategy with the Iranians.