Dunford told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Iran was complying with its obligations under the nuclear deal, but had increased its activity in other areas.
The top USA uniformed military officer said Monday that he has told the White House that he does not think transgender service members should be discharged from the force due to their gender identity alone, provided they are medically stable.
Dunford told the committee, "I would say that I believe any individual who meets the physical and mental standards and is worldwide deployable and is now serving should be afforded the opportunity to serve".
"When asked by Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) whether he can promise that now serving transgender troops will not be separated based exclusively on their gender identity, Dunford said that's been his advice as the Pentagon reviews its transgender policy".
"These men and women across all services and occupations were told by the Department of Defense that they would be allowed to serve openly and continue in their military careers", Gillibrand said.
About the Iran nuclear pact, Dunford said exiting the deal would make future deals tough.
But Dunford made clear to the senators that his advice to Secretary of Defense James Mattis was to retain any servicemember who can hold their own in the ranks.
Speaking in the Rose Garden at the White House on Tuesday, after meeting with Spanish President Mariano Rajoy, President Trump said Spain had expelled its North Korean ambassador in a move towards isolating Pyongyang, and "it's time for all responsible nations to isolate the North Korean menace." . "What I have just articulated is the advice I have provided in private and I just provided in public".
A bipartisan group of senators, including Gillibrand and Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., have introduced legislation that would protect transgender servicemembers from being removed from the military.
The memo prohibits the military from enlisting transgender people and from using funds to pay for gender transition-related surgery.
The White House's new US special envoy for efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Kurt Volker, also has advocated providing lethal aid to Ukraine, saying in an interview in July with RFE/RL it is needed to counter Russia's "large, large military presence" in eastern Ukraine. "I will fix the mess", said Trump.
A member of a rescue team covers his eyes as he waits to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Hartley Henry, an adviser to the prime minister, said there had been a " tremendous loss of housing and public buildings ".
A spokesman for Junqueras confirmed the arrest and said that other Catalan government premises were being searched by the agents. The mood in Catalonia is growing increasingly nasty with just over a week to go before the banned ballot on October 1.
New York Times reports that the original travel ban was applicable to people from six Muslim-majority countries. Where and when the next legal showdown on revised ban by Donald Trump will take place isn't clear yet.
Following the Kylie, Jenner pregnancy reports over the weekend the Kardashian rumor mill was in full swing. The Kardashians like to do publicity on their own terms - it's how they make their living really .
It comes less than two weeks after the strongest quake in a century hit Mexico's southern coast and left 90 people dead . Video and pictures showed utter devastation as buildings were flattened and people trapped beneath the rubble.
An Egyptian woman who was dubbed world's heaviest woman has passed away at a hospital in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates aged 37. A team of more than 20 doctors had been caring for Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty since her arrival at Burjeel Hospital in May.
Chinese leaders were for long the North's diplomatic allies but express increasing frustration with the government of Kim Jong-un. Ri reportedly added that "We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un".
Though both Washington and Pyongyang have rejected the proposal, he said, "we believe that the potential is not yet exhausted". Lavrov noted that Pyongyang is carefully watching how the United States deals with that pact, now up for recertification.
The SEC did not discuss why a test system was connected to live SEC data and accessible to the public. The SEC has also been dealing with attempts to seed EDGAR with bad data to affect financial markets.
AAA: TN gas prices on a steady decline
According to GasBuddy, prices have fallen 8.6 cents per gallon in the past week to $2.41 per gallon average price. One year ago, the price was 25.6 less than yesterday's average, GasBuddy said.
BJP National Executive meet begins in Delhi
This, he said, reflects the trust reposed in the party by voters and their expectations from its leaders. Modi may use the opportunity to highlight his government's pro-poor measures and other policy decisions.
Wenger urges Alexis Sanchez to prove his worth
Arsenal are in the Europa League for the first time under Wenger and are still getting adjusted to the Thursday-Sunday schedule. The Gunners beat Leicester in a 4-3 thriller on the opening night and have since brushed aside Bournemouth in North London .
Australia restrict India to 252 all out in second ODI
It was a day when batting wasn't easy, as evidenced not just by Australia's failed chase but also India's struggle early on. Nathan Coulter-Nile put up a defiant stance and kept Stoinis company as the latter refused to down his tools already.
Scotland yard: UPDATE: Parsons Green investigation
Counterterrorism police arrested a 25-year-old man in Newport, Wales, according to a statement by London's Metropolitan Police. The entire neighborhood around their house was evacuated as a precaution when the search began Saturday.
Eden wicket to be sporting for second India-Australia ODI
India was reeling at 87 for 5 when Hardik Pandya joined MS Dhoni to stitch together a partnership that would take India to safety. Yuzvendra Chahal bagged 3 wickets, whereas young Kuldeep Yadav also picked 2 wickets to set back Australia .
James Corden speaks out over that Sean Spicer kiss
A seemingly rhetorical question with no expected response, Sean Spicer emerged from backstage, accompanied by a podium. Liberal commentator Keith Olbermann tweeted that the Emmys lost its credibility by lionizing Spicer .
Obama Also Said The US Could Destroy North Korea
Nothing Trump said gave the impression that there was an alternate route to prevent being attacked by the US. As Christians, we need to become one in Christ, one with one another, and pray for miracles.