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Japan's Abe Looks to Mediate Between U.S., Iran

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek to open a channel of communication between Iran and the U.S. as part of a diplomatic effort to prevent a military standoff between Tehr...

Japan's Abe Looks to Mediate Between U.S., Iran

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Germany to mediate in Iran Envoy Jens Plötner had been involved in drawing up the 2015 JCPOA treaty and went to Tehran with the aim of seeing it preserved. He was told that Iran's patience was over....
20:51, 05/23/2019

Japan says Abe’s Iran trip not meant to mediate row with US TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top government spokesman says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s high-stakes trip to Iran is intended to help de-escalate tensions in the Mideast — and not specifically media...
11:17, 06/13/2019

Baghdad ready to mediate between U.S., Iran if asked Mohamad Halbousi's comments, carried by state TV, came shortly after Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Baghdad beginning a two-day visit....
04:00, 05/26/2019

Iran to ask Japan's Abe to mediate over U.S. oil sanctions: officials Iran will ask Japan to mediate between Tehran and Washington to ease oil sanctions imposed by the United States, Iranian officials said ahead of a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe....
12:51, 06/12/2019

Iraq offers to mediate in crisis between the US and Iran BAGHDAD — Iraq offered Sunday to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers...
14:51, 05/26/2019

Iraq offers to mediate between US, Iran amid ongoing tensions Iraq offered to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels....
11:00, 05/27/2019

German envoy visits Iran to mediate as tensions rise A senior German diplomat was in Tehran on Thursday for meetings with Iranian officials to try to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and cool rising tensions in the region, a German diplomatic source ...
15:00, 05/23/2019

Ethiopia tries to mediate Sudan crisis after bloodshed Ethiopia's prime minister sought to mediate Sudan's political crisis on Friday, urging military rulers and civilian opposition to exercise "bravery" in resolving their standoff since the overthrow of ...
20:34, 06/07/2019

Ethiopian PM visits Sudan in bid to mediate crisis Ethiopia’s prime minister has met with Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders in a bid to revive negotiations amid a crackdown on demonstrations that has killed more than 100 people since Monday...
20:00, 06/07/2019

Ethiopia attempts to mediate Sudan crisis after bloodshed Ethiopia's prime minister on Friday urged Sudan's military rulers and civilian opposition to exercise "bravery" in trying to agree on a transition to democracy after the worst bloodshed since the over...
04:51, 06/08/2019

Iran’s Khamenei says while Tehran doesn’t want an atomic bomb, ‘America could not do anything’ to stop Iran if it did TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Khamenei says while Tehran doesn’t want an atomic bomb, ‘America could not do anything’ to stop Iran if it did....
12:17, 06/13/2019

U.S., Iran tensions unyielding, Europeans reject Iran 'ultimatums' over nuclear deal European countries said on Thursday they wanted to preserve Iran's nuclear deal and rejected "ultimatums" from Tehran, after Iran relaxed restrictions on its nuclear program and threatened moves that ...
02:34, 05/10/2019

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices and raised concerns about a new U.S.-Iranian confrontation, but Tehran bluntly de...
11:17, 06/14/2019

US Blames Iran For Tanker Attacks In Gulf Of Oman, Iran Rejects Claims Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran......
05:17, 06/14/2019

U.S. prepared to talk to Iran with 'no preconditions', Iran sees 'word-play' The United States is prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions about its nuclear program but needs to see the country behaving like "a normal nation", U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sai...
22:17, 06/02/2019

U.S. prepared to talk to Iran without 'pre-conditions', Iran sees 'word-play' The United States is prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions about its nuclear program but needs to see the country behaving like "a normal nation", U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sai...
20:17, 06/02/2019

Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents....
05:34, 06/14/2019

US Won't Dare Attack Iran: Iran Revolutionary Guards Commander The United States and its supporters do not dare attack Iran because of its "spirit of resistance", a senior Revolutionary Guards commander was quoted on Wednesday as saying....
03:34, 05/23/2019

Trump's "Genocidal Taunts Won't End Iran," Says Iran Foreign Minister Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the "genocidal taunts" of US President Donald Trump will not "end Iran", as tensions spike between the two countries....
21:17, 05/20/2019

Huckabee on Iran tanker attacks: 'Ridiculous' to believe Iran 'had nothing to do with it' It was absurd for the Iranian government to claim they were not involved in attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East region, according to Mike Huckabee....
09:34, 06/15/2019

Trump warns Iran not to threaten the US: 'That will be the official end of Iran' Trump's threat, posted on Twitter, comes amid rising international tensions in the Middle East as the U.S. has dispatched a carrier strike group and bomber task force to the region in recent week...
23:34, 05/19/2019

Trump tweets threat: 'If Iran wants to fight, that will be the end of Iran' Incendiary message follows disavowals of intent from both sidesOpinion: Trump supporters don’t want war with IranDonald Trump has issued one of his most direct threats yet to Tehran, warning that “if...
01:17, 05/20/2019

Iran’s president names new CEO of national carrier, Iran Air TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media say President Hassan Rouhani has appointed a new chief for the national carrier, Iran Air. The state-owned IRAN daily said on Monday that the decision to name Touraj ...
11:34, 05/06/2019

What war with Iran would look like If the long history of military conflict teaches us anything, it’s that wars, like marriages, are easier to get into than out. War with Iran would be no exception....
08:17, 05/17/2019

U.S. and Iran do not want war, Iraqi PM says Neither the United States nor Iran want war and Iraq is in contact with both, Iraq's state news agency INA quoted Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi as saying on Tuesday....
05:00, 05/15/2019

US message to Iran: Don’t even think about it A POINTED WARNING: The United States deploys aircraft carriers to the Arabian Gulf all the time and regularly moves warplanes in and out of Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, where the forward headquarters o...
14:00, 05/06/2019

Trump Has No Idea What Iran Is or Isn't Doing Today, on his way to a Pennsylvania rally, President Trump told reporters that there’s “no indication” that Iran is threatening the U.S., according to the Washington Post. This directly contradicts th...
06:34, 05/21/2019

Iran says it will not surrender even if it is bombed Iran will not surrender to U.S. pressure and will not abandon its goals even if it is bombed, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday, stepping up the war of words between the Islamic Republic and t...
02:51, 05/24/2019

Romney: War with Iran 'not going to happen' As tensions between the United States and Iran increase, Sen. Mitt Romney on Sunday expressed confidence that war with the Middle Eastern country will be averted. "Going to war with Iran, not going to...
16:51, 05/19/2019

Oil Rises Again on U.S.-Iran Tensions Oil prices increased for a third straight day as rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran fueled worries of a disruption to Middle East oil supplies and shipments....
16:17, 05/16/2019

No Talks With US 'Under Any Circumstances': Iran Iran will not hold talks with the United States "under any circumstances" while the rights of the Islamic republic are not respected, said an official quoted Thursday by state media....
04:34, 05/24/2019

Iran not backing down, says top US commander THE THREAT REMAINS: The top commander of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf region says the threat from Iran that prompted the deployment of reinforcements to the area has not diminished....
16:34, 06/07/2019

US officials believe threat from Iran not over The US doesn’t believe the threat from Iran is over after two oil tankers came under suspected attack on Thursday, officials said. Senior officials said the US has photographed an unexploded min...
04:51, 06/14/2019

Iran Says It "Does Not Presently Believe In" Mediation With US Iran's foreign ministry on Tuesday insisted it did not currently see the need for mediation with the United States, as it played down the chances of a military clash with Washington....
20:34, 05/28/2019

Pompeo in Russia: US does not want 'war with Iran' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is not seeking conflict in Iran, after high-level talks in Russia. Meeting with President Vladimir Putin and top officials, he also discussed ways to men...
03:51, 05/15/2019

GOP: Trump doesn’t want war with Iran Senate Republicans say that for all his bellicose rhetoric, President Donald Trump doesn't want a war — and neither do they. Some Republican hawks are pushing for an aggressive approach with Iran, ar...
08:00, 05/21/2019

US-Iran tensions escalating, here's what you need to know Oil prices are on the rise after OPEC indicated it's likely to continue production cuts. CNBC's Hadley Gamble sits down with Kelly Evans to discuss on 'The Exchange'....
20:51, 05/20/2019

Trump says ‘I hope not’ about getting into war with Iran WASHINGTON – President Trump suggested Thursday that he wasn’t gunning for a military conflict with Iran. “I hope not,” the president responded when asked by a reporter outside the White House i...
04:51, 05/17/2019

Trump Says It Would Be Big Mistake For Iran To Try Anything Against US U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would "suffer greatly" if it targeted U.S. interests after Washington deployed an aircraft carrier and more jet fighters at a time of rising tensions....
05:17, 05/14/2019

Iran’s Nuclear Program Iran’s nuclear capabilities have been the subject of global hand-wringing for more than two decades. While Iran’s leaders long insisted the country was not building nuclear weapons, its enrichment of ...
01:34, 05/09/2019

Trump says it would be big mistake for Iran to try anything against U.S U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would "suffer greatly" if it targeted U.S. interests after Washington deployed an aircraft carrier and more jet fighters at a time of rising tensions ...
01:17, 05/14/2019

"There Won't Be Any War" With US, Says Iran's Supreme Leader Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday there would no war with the United States despite mounting tensions between the two arch enemies over Iranian nuclear capabilities and its....
20:51, 05/14/2019

Donald Trump Says Iran "Will Want To Talk Soon" President Donald Trump on Wednesday predicted that Iran will "soon" want to negotiate and denied any discord in the White House over moves that critics say could lead to war in the Middle East....
06:51, 05/16/2019

Old grudges, new weapons… is the US on the brink of war with Iran? While American hawks talk up an ‘imminent’ threat from Tehran with no hard evidence, echoing the start of the Iraq conflict, hardliners are in the ascendant in IranFor better or worse, America remains...
16:17, 05/18/2019

Iran nuclear deal: what has Tehran said and what happens next? Hassan Rouhani’s move to alter commitments amid crippling US sanctions outlinedIran has suspended commitments it made under the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, which lifted sanctions on the country in...
16:17, 05/08/2019

Iran dismisses possibility of conflict, says does not want war Iran's top diplomat on Saturday dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the region, saying Tehran did not want a conflict and that no country had the "illusion it can confront Iran", the state ne...
15:34, 05/18/2019

Once again Iraq caught up in U.S.-Iran tension When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you’re not going to stand w...
18:17, 05/18/2019

Trump more cautious than his top advisers on Iran President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic....
14:00, 05/17/2019

Trump says he is not looking for regime change in Iran President Trump said the U.S. was not looking for regime change in Iran after weeks of escalating tension and the deployment of additional American troops to the region....
17:51, 05/27/2019

Trump playing down threat of war with Iran President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic....
07:00, 05/17/2019

A conflict with Iran would not be like the Iraq War. It would be worse. The dispute between a U.S. administration led by a tough-talking Republican president and an embattled but antagonistic Middle Eastern power has reminded many observers of the run-up to the U.S.-led i...
15:17, 05/15/2019

Japan's Abe heads to Iran with oil and the US on the agenda Abe's missions in Iran require him to walk a thin tightrope between Japan's economic needs and its maintenance of geopolitical relationships....
17:17, 06/12/2019

Opinion: US-Iran escalation a threat, but war unlikely The world is on edge over heightened tensions between the US and Iran. But that doesn't mean military confrontation is imminent, writes Rainer Hermann of the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitun...
21:00, 05/12/2019

Iran 'almost certainly' sabotaged ships off UAE, Bolton says U.S. national security adviser Bolton said on Wednesday that ships sabotaged off the United Arab Emirates coast were attacked "almost certainly by Iran." ...
18:17, 05/29/2019

Why the U.S.-Iran Conflict Is Now Coming to a Head In 2015, Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program, bowing to harsh international sanctions. For the past year, it’s continued to abide by those terms despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to ...
01:34, 05/09/2019

The Latest: Iraq to try help end crisis between US and Iran BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Iraq’s foreign ...
12:34, 05/26/2019

Pentagon chief: Iran not just a US problem In response to attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Iran is not just a U.S. problem. He said the U.S. goal is to "build internatio...
01:34, 06/15/2019

The US is sending a ton of firepower to take on Iran — here's everything headed its way US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman In response to the threat of a possible attack on US forces by Iran, the US military decided to send additional firepower to the ...
09:51, 05/08/2019

Congress clamors for more intel on Iran The Trump administration is working to organize an all-senators briefing on a “credible” threat to U.S. interests by Iran, Senate Majority Whip John Thune said Thursday, amid broad bipartisan demands ...
21:17, 05/16/2019

China says US ‘further aggravated’ tension on Iran BEIJING (AP) — China says the U.S. has “further aggravated” tensions over the Iran nuclear issue. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Wednesday that China appreciated Iran’s ...
13:00, 05/08/2019

With Iran, sometimes the logical explanation is the correct one Iran would like the world to think that the attacks on two tankers off its Gulf coast are shrouded in uncertainty. "Suspicious doesn't begin to describe what transpired this morning," said Iran's Fore...
07:34, 06/15/2019

China backs Iran during U.S. tensions China offered strong support to Iran on Friday, with its top diplomat telling Iran's foreign minister that China opposes unilateral sanctions and supports Tehran's efforts to safeguard its interests....
18:51, 05/17/2019

Many in Iran Don't Expect War With U.S., but See Suffering Ahead Money changers in Iran’s capital, who have long had their finger on the pulse of public sentiment, don’t expect a war with the U.S.—and instead say the economy’s decline will eventually force Iran’s l...
05:34, 05/28/2019

US Says Prepared To Talk To Iran "With No Preconditions" US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday his country was ready to talk with Tehran "with no preconditions", but there was no indication if lifting sanctions over Iran's nuclear programme was on.....
18:51, 06/02/2019

Trump tries to tamp down talk of war with Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict. Asked Thursday if ...
01:00, 05/17/2019

The Latest: US would talk with Iran ‘with no preconditions’ BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (all times local): 1:20 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) says the Trump administration is ...
18:00, 06/02/2019

Pompeo: 'We do not seek war' with Iran but U.S. will defend itself The United States does not want to go to war with Iran but will retaliate if the country attacks American citizens or interests, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday....
07:17, 05/10/2019

US policy toward Iran is all stick and no carrot The motorcycle zipped past our taxi as we headed to Tyre in southern Lebanon, veering off the road onto a dirt track leading up into the hills. The passenger on the back of the motorcycle had what app...
11:17, 06/15/2019

Trump tells aides he does not want U.S. war with Iran U.S. President Donald Trump has told his top advisers he does not want to get the United States involved in a war with Iran, three U.S. officials said on Thursday....
01:34, 05/17/2019

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate, there are concerns Iraq could once again get caught in the power play, just as it is on the path to recovery...
10:17, 05/18/2019

Iran says now isn’t ‘suitable’ time for talks with US Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected holding talks with the US to end the standoff between the two countries even though President Trump said he’d be willing to negotiate if they called. “T...
01:51, 05/22/2019

Israel Presses the Case Against Iran, but Not for War Israel has quietly played an instrumental role in the escalating tensions in the Middle East. But analysts say it wants to pressure Iran, not start a war....
05:34, 05/17/2019

PM Abe says Japan wants to develop ties with Iran Japan would like to maintain, and develop, its traditionally friendly ties with Iran, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday....
08:00, 05/16/2019

Iran says it will continue uranium enrichment TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it will continue uranium enrichment and heavy water production despite U.S. pressure on the country to end it. State TV quotes Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani as saying S...
18:00, 05/04/2019

No Negotiations With US, Says Iran's Supreme Leader Iran will not negotiate with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after President Hassan Rouhani signalled talks with Washington might be possible if sanctions.....
11:51, 05/30/2019

Saudis say they don’t want war, but will not hesitate to defend themselves against Iran Adel al-Jubeir, the minister of state for foreign affairs, spoke a week after four oil tankers-- two of them Saudi-- were targeted in an alleged act of sabotage off the coast of the United Arab Emirat...
16:34, 05/19/2019

Qatar urges de-escalation in U.S.-Iran row Qatar and other countries have been talking to both Iran and the United States about de-escalation, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Sunday, urging both sides t...
19:51, 06/09/2019

US Americans believe war with Iran is coming: poll More then half of Americans believe that the US will go to war with Iran "within the next few years," according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. Fewer than 40% approve President Donald Trump's han...
08:00, 05/22/2019

U.S. does not want war with Iran, continues diplomacy: Pompeo While it is "unmistakable" that Iran was responsible for the attacks on two tankers last week, the United States does not want to go to war with Tehran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sun...
17:00, 06/16/2019

The Latest: Trump says if Iran wants to talk he’s available JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says that if Iran wants to talk, he’s available...
16:51, 05/30/2019

The Latest: Trump says if Iran wants to talk he's available The Latest on developments related to tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says that if Iran wants to talk, he's available....
19:00, 05/30/2019

Trump vows to ‘end’ Iran if it threatens US again President Trump threatened to destroy Iran in a tweet sent in the wake of reports that a rocket was fired into Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone less than a mile away from the US Embassy. &...
02:51, 05/20/2019

U.S. lawmakers lament: 'All of us are in the dark over here' on Iran Members of the U.S. Congress complained on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's administration has not shared enough information with them as tensions flared with Iran, with even some Republicans say...
04:00, 05/15/2019

Lebanon's Hezbollah says U.S.-Iran war in region unlikely Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday that a regional war between Washington and Tehran had become unlikely as the United States knows it would pay a heavy price....
01:34, 06/01/2019

Donald Trump says US is not seeking war with Iran President tells UK officials he wants to engage in talks with Tehran to broaden nuclear dealDonald Trump has told British officials he is not seeking a military confrontation with Iran and is instead ...
03:34, 06/06/2019

Iran condemns new US sanctions on petrochemicals TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has condemned new U.S. sanctions targeting its petrochemical industry, saying they prove President Donald Trump is not serious about pursuing negotiations. Foreign Ministry sp...
10:51, 06/08/2019

U.S. Delays Petrochemical Sanctions on Iran The Trump administration has delayed new, tougher sanctions on Iran’s petrochemical sector as it seeks to balance pressure on Tehran against rising tensions....
15:51, 05/31/2019

Democrats warn Trump against war with Iran The White House's sudden moves in the Mideast sparked alarm from Congress on Wednesday as key Democrats warned President Donald Trump off war with Iran and lawmakers in both parties demanded more...
22:34, 05/15/2019

Iran defends execution of gay people The US and Germany have condemned Iran after its foreign minister defended the policy of execution for homosexuality. The issue erupted after a pointed question from a German reporter....
17:51, 06/12/2019

Shanahan: US Iran stance for deterrence, not war Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan says the United States stance on Iran is for "deterrence, not for war.' His comments come after he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed Congres...
11:34, 05/22/2019

How the US-Iran oil standoff could hurt the economy The American economy is already absorbing a body blow from the deepening US-China trade war. A real war could be more than the decade-long economic expansion can handle....
16:00, 05/20/2019

Germany looks to 'lead' US-Iran talks European powers hope to broker a new round of negotiations between the United States and Iran in a bid to prevent the collapse of the 2015 nuclear deal, Germany’s top diplomat said Saturday....
08:34, 06/09/2019

Iran’s spiritual power play Iran’s religious leaders have been moving to expand their influence over the Shiite Muslim establishment in neighboring Iraq in a gamble aimed at gaining sway over Iraq’s largest religious group....
01:17, 05/06/2019

Global worries flare over whether US sliding toward Iran war A senior officer in the U.S.-led military coalition combating the Islamic State says there is no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq or Syria....
06:17, 05/15/2019

Pompeo crashes E.U. meeting but changes few minds on Iran The unplanned visit pits Secretary of State Mike Pompeo against European foreign ministers who fear that the United States and Iran are inching toward war....
04:17, 05/14/2019

Iran says US 'hostile policies' dangerous for the region President Trump's plan to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East is "extremely dangerous" for peace in the region, said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif....
02:51, 05/26/2019

U.S. pressures Baghdad over Iran-backed militias Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's surprise visit to Baghdad this month came after U.S. intelligence showed Iran-backed Shi'ite militias positioning rockets near bases housing U.S. forces, according to ...
08:34, 05/15/2019

Iran halts some commitments under nuclear deal Iran has officially stopped some commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers following an order from its national security council, an informed official in the country's atomic energy body...
08:34, 05/15/2019

Trump Tells Pentagon Chief He Does Not Want War With Iran The president’s statement came during a briefing on the rising tensions with Tehran, and officials said he was firm in saying he did not want a military clash....
20:51, 05/16/2019

U.S. lawmakers see tamping down of Trump rhetoric on Iran U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic,...
23:17, 05/21/2019

Fox & Friends Tries Really Hard to Goad Trump Into War With Iran President Donald Trump celebrated his birthday today with a marathon call with Fox & Friends, rambling for over 50 minutes. Along the way, the Fox crew, led by Brian Kilmeade, did its absolute bes...
16:00, 06/14/2019

U.S. House speaker: Congress has not approved war against Iran The Trump administration does not have congressional authorization to go to war against Iran, the Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives warned on Thursday amid escalating tensions in ...
19:17, 05/16/2019

Iran frees Lebanese IT specialist Zakka A Lebanese businessman detained in Tehran since 2015 on charges of collaborating against Iran arrived in Beirut on Tuesday, after his government secured his release....
19:34, 06/11/2019

Congressional leaders get classified briefing on Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders received a classified briefing on Iran from the White House Thursday following criticism that lawmakers have been kept out of the loop about recent military mov...
01:00, 05/17/2019

Futures Now: Oil jumps on rising tensions with Iran "Futures Now" Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial, discuss where they see crude oil prices headed amid geopolitical tensions with CNBC's Rahel Solomon....
23:17, 05/14/2019

The Latest: US cites ‘credible’ threats from Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The U.S. military says American troops in Iraq and Syria are now on a higher level of alert due to “credib...
01:34, 05/15/2019

More evidence emerges of Iran-Al Qaeda ties As the Trump administration doubles down on the contention that Tehran is cooperating with Al Qaeda, another former Iranian commander has reportedly come forward with allegations about an Iran-Al Qaed...
00:34, 05/09/2019

"Would I Do That?" Trump On Report Of US Sending 120,000 Troops To Iran President Donald Trump on Monday rejected a report that he is considering sending 120,000 troops to counter Iran, but didn't rule out deploying "a hell of a lot more" soldiers in the future....
20:51, 05/14/2019

Iran Accuses U.S. of Framing it for Tanker Sabotage Iran accused officials in the Trump administration and its Middle East allies of attempting to frame it for an attack on oil tankers near a strategic Persian Gulf waterway....
17:34, 05/14/2019

What Europe Can and Can’t Do to Save the Iran Nuclear Deal European countries were key to negotiating the landmark 2015 international accord that restricted Iran’s nuclear program in return for relief from sanctions that had strangled its economy. ...
03:17, 05/15/2019

Two Oil Tankers Suffer Damage After Attacks Near Iran Two tankers were damaged in attacks in the Gulf of Oman, sending oil prices sharply higher amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran following assaults on vessels last month....
15:17, 06/13/2019

Oil tankers targeted amid Iran-US tensions Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were damaged in suspected attacks on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the US Navy rushed t...
16:00, 06/13/2019

Iran: U.S. accusations over oil tanker attacks 'alarming' Iran warned the United States Friday against blaming Tehran for new attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the U.S. accusations are "worrying."...
16:51, 06/14/2019

Iran will defend itself against any aggression, says foreign minister Iranian will defend itself against any military or economic aggression, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday, calling on European states to do more to preserve a nuclear agreement his...
11:51, 05/26/2019

Pompeo on tensions with Iran: 'The threat is real' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an interview Thursday with “Fox & Friends,” addressed mounting tensions between the United States and Iran -- saying the threat from the regime is "real" and "credib...
16:00, 05/23/2019

Trump warns Iran after vessels sabotaged off UAE President Donald Trump is warning Iran, saying that if Tehran does "anything" in the form of an attack "they will suffer greatly."        ...
12:51, 05/14/2019

Top Iranian official: Iran will 'defend against any war efforts' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday his country would defend itself against any potential war that might arise between the U.S. and Iran....
00:51, 05/27/2019

Here's how high the price of oil could go if conflict broke out with Iran In an area responsible for the shipment of one-third of the world's seaborne oil, just how high could military confrontation send the price of crude?...
08:51, 06/06/2019

The US blamed Iran for the tanker attacks. Here's what the Navy could do next It will likely take days, weeks or even months for the military to go through the forensics needed to find out exactly who is behind the attack, but one expert says, "Iran's ships are very expose...
16:17, 06/14/2019

An AEI scholar breaks down the military history between Iran and the US The Trump administration is accusing Iran for the attacks on the shipping tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The attacks are the latest in a series in the region that the U.S. blames on Iran, despite the Ir...
16:00, 06/14/2019

WH warns Iran it won't like the response to action White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday that President Donald Trump would like to see "behavioral change" from Iran. She also warned that if Tehran takes any action, "they're not ...
17:51, 05/16/2019

U.S. ready to talk to Iran with ‘no preconditions’: Pompeo Pompeo repeated long-standing U.S. accusations that Iran is bent on destabilizing the region, but he also held out the possibility of talks as President Donald Trump has suggested....
18:51, 06/02/2019

Lawmaker says Iran doesn't want direct or proxy war with US A prominent reformist lawmaker in Iran has reportedly said the Islamic Republic "under no circumstance" will enter a war with the U.S., either directly or through proxy forces....
11:00, 05/22/2019

Why U.S.-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis Three years ago, when Iran's military captured 10 U.S. sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif j...
14:51, 05/24/2019

Iran Threat Debate Is Set Off by Images of Missiles at Sea The photographs fueled fears that Iran would fire missiles at U.S. naval ships in the Persian Gulf. But some said the moves could be defensive acts against Washington provocations....
07:17, 05/16/2019

Iran jails Iranian national for spying for UK Worker at British Council was cooperating with British intelligence, Iran saysIran has sentenced an Iranian national to 10 years in prison for spying for Britain.“An Iranian who was in charge of Iran ...
12:00, 05/13/2019

Images of Missiles at Sea Set Off Debate Over Iran Threat The photographs fueled fears that Iran would fire missiles at U.S. naval ships in the Persian Gulf. But some said the moves could be defensive acts against Washington provocations....
04:34, 05/16/2019

The U.S. meant to isolate Iran, but it looks increasingly isolated itself The United States has spent almost two years trying to persuade Europe to join a “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, but European nations have generally distanced themselves from Trump’s Iran po...
03:34, 05/16/2019

China, Iran and IS: What's on the agenda for May-Trump talks Disagreements on China, Iran and the fate of captured Islamic State (IS) fighters who come from Britain will likely feature in talks between Theresa May and Donald Trump today....
08:17, 06/04/2019

Qatar says it has reservations about Arab statements on Iran Qatar said on Sunday it had reservations about hardline statements on Iran made at emergency summits of Gulf and wider Arab states called by Saudi Arabia....
22:17, 06/02/2019

Trump Administration Says It Will Negotiate with Iran with ‘No Preconditions’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks were the second softening of U.S. policy to Iran recently, even as the U.S. ratchets up military and financial pressure....
23:34, 06/02/2019

Iran 'threat' has diminished, says US defense secretary Patrick Shanahan credits US show of forceRemarks appear to be a sign tension is easingThe acting US defence secretary has claimed that the alleged threat from Iran has receded as the result of an Amer...
04:00, 05/22/2019

Iran newspaper to Japan: 'How Can You Trust A War Criminal?' A hard-line Iranian newspaper has printed a front page image showing the mushroom cloud of a nuclear blast, meant to criticize the Japanese prime minister's close ties with the U.S. ahead of his histo...
11:00, 06/12/2019

Iran Officials: ‘Nobody Is Going to Call’ President Trump Iranian officials rebuffed President Donald Trump’s suggestion that they call him to try to defuse frictions as the U.S. ratcheted up its actions against Tehran. Several top Iranian aides and la...
18:51, 05/12/2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guard: US has started 'psychological war' After the US army sent forces into the Middle East, Iran has said it won't surrender to political and economic pressure. US President Trump said he wants to hear directly from Iran's leaders and asked...
19:34, 05/12/2019

US Stance On Iran ''Deterrence, Not About War'': Pentagon Chief The US defence chief said President Donald Trump's administration was seeking to deter Iran but not start a war, after he briefed members of Congress....
04:34, 05/22/2019

US war against Iran is impossible, claims Iranian general Revolutionary Guards chief says presence of US aircraft carrier in Gulf poses no threatThe deployment of a US aircraft carrier to Iran’s regional waters is nothing but psychological warfare and part o...
22:51, 05/12/2019

Lebanese IT specialist Zakka released by Iran A Lebanese businessman detained in Tehran for more than four years on charges of collaborating against Iran arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after his government secured his release....
00:51, 06/12/2019

Despite Troubling Echoes of 2003, Iraqis Think U.S.-Iran War Is Unlikely American warnings and threats parallel those before the invasion of Iraq, but people on Baghdad’s streets and its halls of power think the result will be different....
19:51, 05/15/2019

Trump says he wants talks with Iran, not a military showdown BLAMING BOLTON: The White House disputes the narrative that national security adviser John Bolton is pushing President Trump into a military confrontation with Iran, while members of Congress still co...
17:17, 05/16/2019

Iran's supreme leader says Tehran will not be bullied by US Speaking on the 30th anniversary of the death of Grand Ayatollah Khomeini, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said "resistance has a cost, but the cost of surrendering to the enemy is higher." He also critici...
23:51, 06/04/2019

Trump Says There’s a ‘Chance’ of Military Action Against Iran On the last day of his visit to Britain, the president gave an interview to Piers Morgan in which he cast his ban on transgender people in the military as an economic decision....
13:00, 06/05/2019

Iran Releases Lebanese Man Accused of Spying for U.S. Iran released a Lebanese national it detained nearly four years back on charges of spying for the U.S., a move that comes amid attempts to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington....
21:51, 06/11/2019

Iran failing as a nation, but U.S. could turn that around: Trump Iran is failing as a nation after Washington imposed powerful sanctions last year, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday, adding that he could turn that around very quickly in talks with the le...
19:17, 06/06/2019

Trump and Iran may be on the brink of a war that would likely be devastating to both sides Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The US could be on the brink of war with Iran after weeks of rising tensions. The US has sent bombers, an aircraft-carrier strike group, and more to the Middle East in respons...
07:00, 05/24/2019

Iran Rules Out Talks Unless US Changes "General Behaviour" Tehran on Sunday ruled out talks with Washington unless it changes its "general behaviour", after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his country was ready for negotiations with Iran....
18:51, 06/02/2019

US commander says he believes Iran threat still ‘very real’ The top commander of US forces in the Mideast says a US military buildup in the Persian Gulf area appears to have prompted Iran to ‘step back and recalculate’ after apparently making plans to attack t...
14:51, 06/07/2019

Pompeo warns Iran against attacking U.S. interests U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that threats from Iran had escalated in recent weeks and he warned Tehran that any attacks on U.S. interests would prompt a quick response from Was...
23:51, 05/09/2019

Lawmaker says Iran doesn’t want direct or proxy war with US TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A prominent reformist lawmaker in Iran has reportedly said the Islamic Republic “under no circumstance” will enter a war with the U.S., either directly or through proxy...
11:51, 05/22/2019

Japan PM Abe considering visit to Iran as early as mid-June: NHK Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Iran as early as mid-June, NHK national television said on Friday, the first such trip in four decades, as global concern grows about risin...
11:00, 05/24/2019

US says Iran threats are ‘on hold’ after deploying bombers Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Iranian threats against US forces in the Middle East have been “put on hold” after the Trump administration deployed a aircraft carrier strik...
01:51, 05/22/2019

US sanctions on Iran are 'deliberately provocative,' expert says U.S. President Donald Trump's sanctions on Iran and deployment of a carrier strike group to the region are "deliberately provocative," says Jarrett Blanc from the Carnegie Endowment for Internati...
09:51, 05/10/2019

Iran-US tensions are reaching new heights – and neither is likely to blink Long-term standoff threatens to turn into crisis after alleged sabotage of two Saudi tankers A festering four-year war, crippling sanctions, threats to maritime oil trade and a US naval battlegroup st...
18:34, 05/13/2019

Iran’s foreign minister says US sanctions ‘unacceptable’ TOKYO (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister says his country is committed to an international nuclear deal but that the escalating U.S. sanctions are “unacceptable.” The remarks come amid r...
08:34, 05/16/2019

US says Iran removed unexploded mine from oil tanker DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military’s Central Command has released a video is says shows Iranian forces removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the two ships suspected to...
05:34, 06/14/2019

The Latest: US ‘thankful’ for release of resident from Iran BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in the case of a U.S. permanent resident released after being imprisoned for years in Iran (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The White House says it is “thank...
16:00, 06/11/2019

Trump: Iran will be met with 'great force' if it moves against U.S U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday Iran would be met with "great force" if it attempted anything against U.S. interests in the Middle East, adding that Tehran has been very hostile toward Wash...
07:34, 05/21/2019

The Latest: Shanahan says Iran must cease ‘all provocation’ WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says the accelerated deployment of a U.S. aircraft carrier group and s...
20:51, 05/06/2019

The Latest: Shanahan wants to give more details on Iran ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10 p.m. ...
21:00, 05/29/2019

Trump: Iran actions will be met with great force President Donald Trump is threatening to meet provocations by Iran with "great force," but says he's also willing to negotiate. (May 20)        ...
05:34, 05/21/2019

UPDATE 2-Iran dismisses possibility of conflict, says does not want war Iran's top diplomat dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the region at a time of escalating confrontation with the United States, saying Tehran did not want conflict and no country had the "il...
21:00, 05/18/2019

Iran levels new threats against US as tensions escalate Iran’s foreign minister warned Washington on Monday that “whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it” — the latest salvo coming as the war of words between Team Trump and Tehran ...
19:51, 06/10/2019

Iran Bars Times Correspondent From Reporting The correspondent, Thomas Erdbrink, has been unable to work since February, when his press credential was revoked. The Iranian authorities have offered no explanation....
01:00, 06/11/2019

Iran will be met with ‘great force’ if it moves against U.S.: Trump Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for an event in Pennsylvania that he was willing to have talks with Iran "when they're ready" but no discussions were going on now....
04:17, 05/21/2019

Dunford: Intel indicated Iran was mounting a ‘campaign’ against US IRAN THREAT EXPLAINED: Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford revealed yesterday that he was the driving force behind the recent U.S. deployments to the Persian Gulf region, which he recommended af...
15:34, 05/30/2019

Iran Edges Toward Nuclear Stockpile Limits The International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran remains in compliance with its main commitments under the 2015 nuclear agreement despite Tehran’s warning it would disregard limits on its stockpile of...
20:34, 05/31/2019

John Bolton Is So Close to War With Iran He Can Taste It On Sunday night, the White House announced that the Pentagon will deploy the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region “in response to a number ...
07:51, 05/06/2019

U.S. Deploys Forces to Mideast to Deter Iran The U.S. is deploying a carrier strike group and a number of bombers to the Middle East to serve as a deterrent to Iran based on new intelligence that suggests allied interests and American forces cou...
07:34, 05/06/2019

John Bolton says Iran is 'almost certainly' behind oil tanker 'attacks' US President Trump's national security adviser did not provide evidence but claimed Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Tehran called the accusation "laughable."...
18:00, 05/29/2019

Iran "Almost Certainly" Behind Attack On Ships Off UAE: John Bolton US National Security Advisor John Bolton said Wednesday Iran was "almost certainly" behind attacks on ships off the United Arab Emirates earlier this month....
15:51, 05/29/2019

Facebook takes down more fake accounts from Iran Today, Facebook removed 51 accounts, 36 Pages, seven groups and three Instagram accounts that were involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" based in Iran. According to the company, the individua...
23:34, 05/28/2019

Iran Says It Will Release U.S. Resident Charged With Spying Nizar Zakka, arrested in 2015 and convicted of spying for the United States, was to be released to Lebanese authorities, according to Iran’s semiofficial Fars news agency....
01:00, 06/11/2019

Iran says 'there will be no war' as US warns of risk to civilian aircraft Zarif: nobody suffering from ‘hallucination’ of taking on IranUS: potential for ‘miscalculation or misidentification’ of planesIran’s foreign minister said on Saturday “there will be no war” with the ...
15:34, 05/18/2019

Bolton Says Iran Is Likely Responsible for Oil Tanker Attacks John R. Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, accused Iran on Wednesday of being behind reported attacks on ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates....
11:00, 05/29/2019

Iran ‘almost certainly’ sabotaged oil tankers off UAE Bolton claims ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Wednesday there was “no reason” for Iran to back out of its nuclear deal with world powers other than ...
12:17, 05/29/2019

John Bolton says UAE tanker attacks were 'almost certainly from Iran' Tensions have spiked this month following the tanker attack, which UAE authorities described as sabotage, and a subsequent drone attack on Saudi oil pumping stations claimed by Iranian-backed Yemeni H...
12:51, 05/29/2019

US military flare-up 'would be a godsend to Iran hardliners' The US has announced it would deploy an aircraft carrier to the Middle East to give a "clear message" to Iran that it is prepared to defend its interests. Crisis Group's Ali Vaez says the move could l...
13:17, 05/07/2019

Bolton Signals Caution Over U.S. Tensions With Iran The White House isn’t planning a military offensive response to a U.S. assessment that Iran was behind recent attacks on tankers off the U.A.E., national security adviser John Bolton said, mirroring a...
13:00, 05/29/2019

Iran's Rouhani says U.S. oil sanctions will fail in practice Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated on Wednesday that Tehran will continue selling its oil despite U.S. sanctions and said Washington's policy of putting pressure on Iran would fail in practic...
13:51, 05/01/2019

Trump willing to negotiate when Iran is 'ready' for talks The US would "certainly negotiate" with Iran if Tehran made a move, US President Donald Trump said after downplaying the Iran threat. Separately, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the time was not ...
06:00, 05/21/2019

UPDATE 1-Iran dismisses possibility of conflict, says does not want war Iran's top diplomat on Saturday dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the region, saying Tehran did not want a conflict and that no country had the "illusion it can confront Iran", the state ne...
19:34, 05/18/2019

US deploys carrier group in 'message' to Iran The White House said that sending its aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East was 'clear and unmistakable' message to Tehran that the US was prepared to defend its interests....
06:17, 05/06/2019

AP sources: Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will hear from former CIA director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, inviting him to speak amid heightened concerns over the Trump administration’s sudd...
06:17, 05/19/2019

Using oil as a weapon a threat to OPEC: Iran oil minister Anyone who uses oil as a weapon is creating the death and collapse of OPEC, Iran's oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Wednesday, according to SHANA, the news site of the oil ministry....
13:51, 05/01/2019

Donald Trump threatens 'official end of Iran' In a provocative tweet, the US president described retaliation that would mark "the official end of Iran." Iran has remained defiant in the face of US threats, saying Trump is playing a "political gam...
07:34, 05/20/2019

Iran secretly executed teens, says Amnesty Iran secretly executed two teenagers last week, according to rights group Amnesty International, which criticized the country for its "utter disdain for international law and the rights of children."...
07:34, 05/01/2019

Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face 'end' President Donald Trump has warned Iran not to threaten the U.S. again or it'll face its "official end," shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight....
10:34, 05/20/2019

US working to deter Iran, without sparking a shooting war DETERRENCE, NOT WAR: The United States is preparing options to keep the vital Strait of Hormuz open to international shipping traffic while deterring Iran from carrying out more attacks against oil ta...
13:34, 06/17/2019

Iran to Keep Exporting Crude Oil Despite US Pressure: President Iran will continue to export oil despite U.S. pressure aimed at reducing the nation's crude oil shipments to zero, Iran President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on Iranian state TV on....
10:00, 04/30/2019

Mideast protests in Iran, elsewhere mark ‘Jerusalem Day’ Iranians have begun rallies across the country to mark Quds, or Jerusalem Day, which will see demonstrations across the Mideast as the Trump administration tries to offer an Israeli-Palestinian peace ...
08:51, 05/31/2019

Trump Warns Iran Not To Threaten US Or It Will Face ‘End’ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it’ll face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the U...
12:51, 05/20/2019

US aircraft carrier seen as barometer of tensions with Iran Ordered by the White House to the Persian Gulf, the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has become a 100,000-ton barometer of the tensions between Iran and the U.S....
19:00, 05/20/2019

U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela set up crunch for heavier oil Tighter U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil planned for May are adding to a wealth of factors curbing global supply of heavy-medium crude, driving up prices for scarcer barrels and setting up a stand-off be...
04:51, 04/29/2019

Mideast protests in Iran, elsewhere mark 'Jerusalem Day' Iranians have begun rallies across the country to mark Quds, or Jerusalem Day, which will see demonstrations across the Mideast as the Trump administration tries to offer an Israeli-Palestinian peace ...
11:34, 05/31/2019

Saudis say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kingdom’s energy sector was targeted ...
07:00, 05/20/2019

Iran Vows to Resist U.S. Oil Ban as Its Exports Decline A U.S. oil ban won’t stop Iran selling crude, the country’s oil minister said Wednesday, even as new signs emerged that Tehran’s crude exports are heading toward a collapse....
15:17, 05/01/2019

Pompeo says U.S. does not want war with Iran; pushes for international response The United States does not want to go to war with Iran but will take every action necessary, including diplomacy, to guarantee safe navigation through vital shipping lanes in the Middle East, Secretar...
20:51, 06/16/2019

Iran state TV: US resident held as spy to be released TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television is reporting that a U.S. permanent resident held for years in Tehran “will be released in the coming hours.” The report Monday on state TV̵...
14:51, 06/10/2019

Iran considers releasing Lebanese detainee Iran is considering releasing a Lebanese resident of the United States who is serving a 10-year sentence on espionage charges following a request from Lebanese officials....
15:00, 06/09/2019

Escalating Iran crisis looks a lot like the path US took to Iraq war The U.S. went to war in Iraq in 2003 based on flawed intelligence supported by hawkish policy makers. Is it doomed to repeat the error with Iran?        ...
22:00, 05/30/2019

Saudi Arabia, Iran Appear to Ease Tensions Saudi Arabia and Iran toned down their threatening rhetoric in an attempt to avoid military conflict, after the Trump administration moved to de-escalate two weeks of crisis....
20:34, 05/19/2019

OPEC is 'likely to collapse,' warns Iran's oil minister Iran's oil minister says OPEC is "likely to collapse" because some members are targeting their fellow producers, apparently referring to Saudi Arabia....
16:17, 05/03/2019

After Oil, U.S. Weighs Sanctions on Iran's Other Dollar Sources The Trump administration is considering a more aggressive enforcement of its economic sanctions on Iran—targeting more companies and financial institutions that do business with the Islamic Republic i...
05:51, 05/03/2019

"If Iran Wants To Fight, That Will Be Official End Of It": Donald Trump US President Donald Trump issued a stern warning to Iran on Sunday, suggesting that if the Islamic republic attacks American interests, it will be destroyed....
02:00, 05/20/2019

Former NATO head says US is in ‘dangerous’ position with Iran A former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO said the US is in a “dangerous” position in its standoff with Iran but believes ultimately the Islamic Republic will not go to war. “We’re i...
02:51, 05/20/2019

Iran oil tanker breaks down in Red Sea off Saudi coast An Iranian oil tanker carrying over 1 million barrels of fuel oil suffered a malfunction in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, authorities said....
13:00, 05/02/2019

Iran Oil Sanctions Set Stage for U.S.-Saudi Showdown Riyadh and Washington face a potentially weekslong showdown over the number of extra barrels the kingdom would supply to global markets to keep crude prices stable....
12:51, 05/02/2019

Trump: I don't want Iran to have nuclear weapons President Trump spoke about Iran in an interview on Fox. Trump emphasized that he isn't looking for war, but he just doesn't want Iran to have nuclear weapons.      ...
14:34, 05/20/2019

Once again, Iraq caught up in escalating US-Iran tensions When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand w...
03:00, 05/18/2019

Beginning of the end for Iran nuclear deal, expert says Lina Khatib, head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, discusses Iran's announcement that would stop complying with parts of the Iranian nuclear deal....
13:51, 05/08/2019

Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, IAEA says Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Monday, departing from his usual guarded language to say he was wor...
07:00, 06/11/2019

U.S. Resident Detained in Iran for Years Has Been Released (BEIRUT) — A U.S. permanent resident and Lebanese businessman who was imprisoned for years in Iran has been freed and is on his way back to his native Lebanon, an official in Beirut said Tuesday...
15:34, 06/11/2019

Israel won't let Iran get nuclear weaponry: Netanyahu Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weaponry, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, reiterating a long-held Israeli position after Tehran announced it was scaling back some of ...
10:51, 05/08/2019

U.S. prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions: Pompeo The United States was prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions about its nuclear program but needed to see the country behaving like "a normal nation", U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo s...
14:17, 06/02/2019

Trump says he hopes for no war as US-Iran tensions escalate President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic....
17:34, 05/17/2019

Factbox: Iran's commitments under its nuclear deal Iran's president on Wednesday threatened to reduce his country's implementation of its nuclear commitments under its landmark 2015 deal with major powers....
13:17, 05/08/2019

Don't let oil prices drive Iran policy, Mr. President Iran's escalation of hostility in the Gulf of Oman is a dangerous situation. Targeting civilian oil and chemical tankers, Iran is threatening free passage of a critical global trade route....
07:00, 06/15/2019

The Latest: Iran’s Guard says it can hit warships in region TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 3:40 p.m. An official with ...
14:17, 05/17/2019

Attack On Oil Tankers Has Iran "Written All Over It", Says Trump US President Donald Trump declared Friday that a mysterious attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman had Iran "written all over it," rejecting Tehran's denial that it had any involvement....
02:34, 06/15/2019

Trump says there’s ‘no indication’ of threatening actions by Iran “If they do something, it’ll be met with great force. But we have no indication that they will,” Trump told reporters Monday outside the White House....
12:17, 05/21/2019

As Trump Accuses Iran, He Has One Problem: His Own Credibility For any president, accusing another country of an act of war presents a challenge to overcome skepticism at home and abroad. For a president known for falsehoods and bombast, it is far more daunting....
03:34, 06/15/2019

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards says its missiles can hit US warships DUBAI — A deputy head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said even short-range Iranian missiles could reach US warships in the Gulf, and the United States could not afford a new war, the semi-...
18:34, 05/17/2019

Four questions about Iran's nuclear deal announcement Iran has announced it will no longer fully comply with the landmark nuclear deal it signed with the United States and five other nations in 2015, following Washington's own reneging on the agreement a...
11:00, 05/08/2019

The Latest: Iran’s Guard says it doesn’t fear war with US DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Ir...
13:00, 05/28/2019

UK joins US in blaming Iran for tanker attacks British officials said Friday that the Iranian military is likely responsible for damaging two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, supporting the assessment of the Trump administration....
23:00, 06/14/2019

Trump says Iran provocations will be met with ‘great force’ WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to meet provocations by Iran with “great force,” but says he’s also willing to negotiate. Trump spoke to reporters as he left ...
01:51, 05/21/2019

Iran nuclear-deal crisis: Is war with the US ahead? Iran has canceled parts of the nuclear deal and threatened to blockade access to oil in the Persian Gulf. The US has sent a fleet into the area. Is a third Gulf War in the making? Udo Bauer answers so...
22:00, 05/08/2019

Iran threatens to boost uranium enrichment Iran has threatened to resume higher enrichment of uranium in 60 days if world powers fail to negotiate new terms for its 2015 nuclear deal a year after President Donald Trump withdrew from the accord...
22:34, 05/08/2019

Iran's Rouhani rejects talks with Washington Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected talks with the United States on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations "if and when they are ever ready"....
17:00, 05/21/2019

Pompeo says US ready to talk to Iran with ‘no preconditions’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration is ready for unconditional discussions with Iran in an effort to ease rising tensions that have sparked fears of conflict...
14:51, 06/02/2019

Iran scraps 'some commitments' to nuclear deal Iranian state media says Tehran has sent letters reducing its commitments under the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran was said to be placing the blame on some signatories that it said had capitulat...
11:00, 05/08/2019

Iran says detained US resident to be released to Lebanon Iran has agreed to hand over a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned for years in Tehran to Lebanese officials, an Iranian judiciary official said Tuesday....
12:34, 06/11/2019

Iran To Suspend Some Nuclear Deal Commitments Iran has decided to suspend some of its commitments under a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with major powers abandoned by Washington last year, the foreign ministry announced on Wednesday....
14:00, 05/08/2019

Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Tehran to defuse US-Iran tensions Shinzo Abe is the first Japanese prime minister to visit Iran in over four decades. The trip comes amid escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf, as the US tries to cut off Iran from its main oil custo...
17:51, 06/12/2019

Iran-Allied Rebels Strike Saudi Airport A missile fired by Iran-allied militias in Yemen injured 26 civilians in Saudi Arabia, according to a U.S.-backed military coalition fighting the insurgents....
23:00, 06/12/2019

British general in Iran controversy is a Romanian prince Chris Ghika, the British major general who was rebuked by the Pentagon for saying there was "no increased threat" from Iran, is a descendant of Romanian royalty who took part in the 2011 wedding of Pr...
21:00, 05/17/2019

Iran gas pipeline deal with Pakistan hampered by US sanctions Pakistan has backed out of a joint gas pipeline deal with Iran due to the threat of US sanctions. Pakistan could face a heavy financial penalty, as it promised to complete the project in a bilateral a...
22:51, 05/20/2019

Trump says he hopes there is no war with Iran — a more cautious tone than his advisers U.S. President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic....
19:00, 05/17/2019

Worried by Iran tensions, U.S. lawmakers seek end to law of 'endless war' Rising tensions between the United States and Iran prompted some Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Wednesday to call for the repeal of a law that presidents have used for two decades to justify U...
19:17, 05/22/2019

In Iran, economic struggles trump fears of US confrontation TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Battered by U.S. sanctions and its depreciating rial currency, Iran’s 80 million people struggle to buy meat, medicine and other staples of daily life. Now they wonder aloud ...
08:00, 05/19/2019

US briefing: Alabama abortion ban, Ebola outbreak and Iran Wednesday’s top story: Alabama Republicans pass nation’s strictest abortion law. Plus, the Midwest towns under existential threat from climate changeSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by em...
13:34, 05/15/2019

America does not dare attack Iran: Guards commander The United States and its supporters do not dare attack Iran because of its "spirit of resistance", a senior Revolutionary Guards commander was quoted on Wednesday as saying....
17:00, 05/22/2019

Oil up on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions, but trade war worries cap gains Oil prices rose on Tuesday on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions and amid expectations that producer club OPEC will continue to withhold supply this year....
11:00, 05/21/2019

U.S. Congress to get classified Iran briefings next week: sources Officials from U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will conduct classified briefings on the situation with Iran next week, congressional sources said on Thursday, after both Democratic and Re...
01:34, 05/17/2019

Trump told U.S. defense chief: no war with Iran: N.Y. Times U.S. President Donald Trump has told his acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, he does not want to go to war with Iran, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing unidentified administratio...
04:00, 05/17/2019

Oil Edges Higher on OPEC Cuts, Iran Tensions Oil prices rose slightly on continued U.S.-Iran tensions and as major crude producers including Saudi Arabia signaled they may maintain production cuts until the end of this year....
19:17, 05/20/2019

President Trump Is Sounding More Cautious on Iran Than His Top Advisers WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Isla...
12:51, 05/17/2019

The Latest: Freed US resident blasts Iran over detention U.S. permanent resident and Lebanese businessman who was released from Iran following several years imprisonment says he was subjected to “kidnapping, arbitrary detention and a show trial”...
19:17, 06/11/2019

Iran considers request for release of Lebanese prisoner Iran has received an amnesty request from Beirut for a Lebanese citizen who was detained in 2015 for “collaborating against the state” but has yet to make a decision on the case, an Iranian judiciary ...
16:51, 06/09/2019

Intelligence Suggests U.S., Iran Misread Each Other, Stoking Tensions Intelligence collected by the U.S. government shows Iran’s leaders believe the U.S. planned to attack them, prompting preparation by Tehran for possible counterstrikes, according to one interpretation...
02:17, 05/17/2019

International community raises concerns over possible U.S.-Iran escalation International worries flared into the open Tuesday that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Tehran amid skepticism about its claims that Iran poses a growing threat to the U.S. and its...
06:34, 05/15/2019

German FM traveling to Iran to salvage nuclear accord BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister is traveling to Iran next week to discuss the faltering nuclear accord between Tehran and leading world powers, his office said Thursday. Heiko Maas̵...
18:34, 06/06/2019

Reports: Iran quadruples production of low-enriched uranium Semi-official news agencies in Iran are reporting that Iran has quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium amid tensions with the U.S. over an unraveling atomic accord...
19:34, 05/20/2019

US may deploy thousands more troops amid Iran tension The Pentagon is considering a request to send thousands more troops to the Middle East as relations worsen, unnamed officials say. Meanwhile, Iran's supreme leader said he foresaw the demise of Americ...
04:00, 05/23/2019

US imposes sanctions on Iran's largest petrochemical group PGPIC hit with economic penalties because of its ties to Revolutionary Guards, US treasury saysThe United States has hit Iran’s Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) with economic sanc...
19:51, 06/08/2019

Pelosi: Trump not authorized to use military force in Iran House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned the Trump administration Thursday that it lacks congressional authority to use military force against Iran amid reports his aides are calling for military mobilizatio...
02:00, 05/17/2019

Iran has no plans to leave OPEC despite tensions: oil minister Iran has no plans to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries despite being treated like an enemy by some fellow members, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in an interview published ...
18:34, 06/08/2019

The Latest: Saudis want Washington to launch strikes on Iran DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:45 p.m. P...
11:00, 05/17/2019

Bob Menendez: We don’t need another ‘weapons of mass destruction’ moment with Iran Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., warned the Trump administration Thursday that the U.S. must avoid the same miscalculations that led up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq as U.S. forces bolster a military presenc...
02:00, 05/17/2019

Report: Iran detains members of 3 modeling networks TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has carried out its latest series of arrests targeting online modeling, part of the hard-line group’s efforts to confront what i...
18:34, 05/18/2019

Saudi Says Does Not Want War With Iran, Calls For Urgent Arab Talks Saudi Arabia has called for emergency regional talks to discuss mounting Gulf tensions, saying Sunday that it does not want war with Iran but is ready to defend itself....
16:34, 05/19/2019

Iran Slams U.S. Sanctions as ‘Unacceptable’ as Tensions Mount (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday slammed mounting U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran by the Trump administration as “unacceptable,” even as he ...
10:51, 05/16/2019

Heiko Maas in Tehran: Why Germany can't concede too much to Iran German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has held talks with his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, in Tehran, in a bid to ease tensions in the Persian Gulf. But experts say the visit is unlikely to produce ...
23:51, 06/10/2019

Iran Says It Can "Easily" Hit US Warships, Works To Counter Sanctions Iran said on Friday it could "easily" hit US warships in the Gulf, the latest in days of saber rattling between Washington and Tehran, while its top diplomat worked to counter US sanctions and salvage...
04:34, 05/18/2019

U.S. Officials Say Military Moves to Deter Iran Are Working Lawmakers are divided ahead of intelligence briefings on Capitol Hill focused on rising tensions with Iran and America’s deployments to the Middle East....
02:00, 05/22/2019

Couchsurfing in Iran: close encounters in a foreign country Many consider Iran a dangerous travel destination. But the Iranians are probably some of the most hospitable people in the world. Join us on a trip through the living rooms of the Islamic Republic....
15:34, 06/07/2019

Iran Says It Is Poised to Exceed Limits on Nuclear Stockpile Iranian officials said that within weeks they could exceed an internationally agreed cap on their stockpile of low-enriched uranium, as tensions between Iran and the U.S. escalated....
07:34, 05/21/2019

Oil little changed as U.S.-Iran dispute supports, trade war weighs Oil futures were steady on Tuesday as the prospect of mounting U.S.-Iran tensions disrupting supply was offset by concerns that a lengthy trade war between Washington and Beijing would limit crude dem...
01:00, 05/22/2019

Correction: United States-Iran-Mideast story International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open amid skepticism about its claims that the Islamic Republic poses a growing threat to the U.S. a...
01:51, 05/16/2019

US resident released from Iran custody says it eases tension A U.S. permanent resident who was released in Iran following years of imprisonment on charges of espionage said Tuesday that he was subjected to “kidnapping, arbitrary detention and a show trial”...
21:51, 06/11/2019

U.S. officials seek to tamp down Trump rhetoric on Iran U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic,...
01:34, 05/22/2019

Rep. Waltz on Iran briefing: 'We are going to deter war by showing strength' House Armed Services Committee member Michael Waltz, R-Fla., said Tuesday that the Trump administration has told Iran that it will hold the country responsible for any attacks by proxies and that the ...
02:00, 05/22/2019

Iran tests President Trump’s ‘America First’ pledge WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won the White House pledging to wind down the nation’s many foreign entanglements and put “America First.” But as his administration eyes the...
05:00, 05/18/2019

Iran says US sanctions ‘unacceptable’ amid Gulf tensions Iran’s foreign minister says sanctions imposed by the Trump administration are “unacceptable” but that his country is committed to an international nuclear deal that has steadily unraveled amid rising...
11:34, 05/16/2019

Iran revokes New York Times correspondent’s accreditation DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The New York Times says Iran has revoked the press accreditation of its Tehran-based correspondent. The Times said early Tuesday that Iran’s government offered...
05:51, 06/11/2019

GOP lawmaker: US soldiers threatened with kidnapping and killing in Iran The decision to bolster U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf was made after a Hezbollah proxy group received instructions to kill and kidnap U.S. soldiers, according to Rep. Michael McCaul of Te...
05:51, 05/18/2019

Inspectors Say Iran Is Increasing Production of Nuclear Fuel The move, which involves low-enriched uranium, comes after President Trump abandoned the 2015 nuclear deal and as tensions between Tehran and Washington have increased....
03:00, 06/11/2019

Iran says exercising restraint despite 'unacceptable' escalation of U.S. sanctions Iran is committed to its obligations under an international nuclear deal despite the U.S. withdrawal from the landmark agreement, its foreign minister said on Thursday, calling the reimposition of U.S...
08:00, 05/16/2019

Amid Iran tensions, a look at Mideast’s powers and proxies As long-simmering tensions heat up between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, a look at the various countries or players involved, and what could happen: UNITED STATES The U.S. has tens o...
07:17, 05/21/2019

Iraq walks Iran-US tightrope as tensions escalate The United States claims militia with ties to Iran are planning attacks against its personnel in Iraq. Whether true or not, tensions between Iran and the US are putting Iraq in a tough position....
07:34, 05/16/2019

Treasury targets Iran's most profitable oil refiners with new sanctions The Treasury Department imposed broad sanctions Friday on Iran's petrochemical and refinery industry for contributing funds to the financial arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, which the State Departme...
03:51, 06/08/2019

Trump attacks ‘Fake News’ over Iran coverage for the web President Trump took aim yet again at what he calls “Fake News” — this time ripping reports that there was infighting within his administration over his hardline Middle East policies. “The Fake News W...
23:34, 05/15/2019

U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Removed Missile Threat From Some Boats Missiles have been unloaded from at least two small boats in Iranian waters, a move that American officials said could help defuse a brewing confrontation....
06:17, 05/18/2019

Trump Administration Says It Is Waiting 'by the Phone' for Iran to Call Tensions between the U.S. and Iran appeared to ease after two weeks of crisis, as the White House tamped down talk of conflict and renewed a conditional offer to Tehran of diplomatic negotiations....
01:34, 05/18/2019

Britain says shares same assessment of Iran as the United States Britain agrees with the United States that Iran poses a heightened threat and will work closely with its ally, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday....
18:34, 05/16/2019

US-Iran conflict would hit energy supplies, says Iranian general Gen Saleh Jokar also says Iran’s missiles could easily reach US warships in GulfIranian missiles could easily hit US ships in the Gulf, and any conflict would threaten global energy supplies, a senior...
21:17, 05/17/2019

Germany's Merkel welcomes European unity over Iran German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe needs to "reposition" itself in a changing world and is welcoming EU powers' unity over Iran, a contrast with their deep divisions over the Iraq war 16 year...
20:34, 05/15/2019

'Hope not,' Trump says when asked if the United States will go to war with Iran Members of Congress blasted the Trump administration for being left in the dark about details about the situation with Iran — and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump lacks authority to declare war o...
19:51, 05/16/2019

‘I get the same intel:’ Iran threat exaggerated by GOP hawks, Rep. Gallego says "What I saw was a lot of misinterpretation and wanting conflict coming from the administration and intelligence community," the Arizona Democrat said after receiving a classified briefing....
23:17, 05/18/2019

Iran changes tactics, destinations on oil exports, maritime official says Iran has adopted new tactics and new destinations in shipping its oil exports following the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions, a senior Iranian maritime official was quoted as saying on Saturday by the ...
02:51, 05/19/2019

Oil rises on U.S.-Iran tensions, but trade war concerns weigh Oil prices rose on Tuesday on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions and amid expectations that producer club OPEC will continue to withhold supply this year....
08:17, 05/21/2019

Trump’s sanctions on Iran are hitting Hezbollah, and it hurts Spending cutbacks by the Iran-allied Lebanese militia illustrate the profound impact of the sanctions, which are curtailing Iran’s ability to support its most powerful regional proxy.  ...
05:17, 05/19/2019

U.S. believes Iran encouraged tanker attacks: U.S. sources U.S. officials believe Iran encouraged Houthi militants or Iraq-based Shi'ite militias to carry out Sunday's attacks on four tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, two U.S. government sources said on Wedn...
21:17, 05/15/2019

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq amid concerns over Iran Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another apparent show of concern about what it describes as threats from Iran....
21:17, 05/15/2019

Shanahan says after Iran briefing U.S. deployment has deterred attacks Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday after briefing lawmakers on the threat from Iran that the United States had deterred possible attacks by deploying forces to the region....
23:17, 05/21/2019

China's top diplomat calls for U.S. restraint on trade, Iran China's senior diplomat Wang Yi told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that recent U.S. words and actions had harmed the interests of China and its enterprises, and it should show restraint, China's...
20:00, 05/18/2019

Trump denies friction with top aides over Iran policy U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied friction with his hawkish foreign policy advisers on Iran, specifically giving statements of support to White House national security adviser John Bolton a...
23:51, 05/17/2019

US carrier in Persian Gulf a clear signal to Iran United States Navy fighter jets were flying missions from an aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea on Saturday, a signal to Iran of America's global military reach. (June 8)    ...
20:34, 06/10/2019

Japan PM Abe to meet Iran's Khamenei, Rouhani this week Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani on a visit this week that aims at easing regional tension, in what experts called a rare,...
07:00, 06/11/2019

The Latest: Iran hard-liners protest Abe’s mediation with US DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Iran’s semi-official news agency is reporting t...
15:17, 06/12/2019

Is John Bolton trying to drive Trump to war with Iran? – podcast Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, was a key architect of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Now he is stoking tensions with Iran. Julian Borger describes how the standoff could get ...
04:34, 05/22/2019

Germany's Maas warns 'maximum pressure' won't help with Iran Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has decried US escalation and called on Iran to abide by the existing nuclear agreement. He said a 'spark' could set off a 'wildfire' that would have implications for Europ...
22:51, 05/15/2019

Iran will defeat U.S.-Israeli alliance, says defense minister Iran's military commanders said on Wednesday the Islamic Republic was on the verge of an all-out confrontation with its enemies and was ready to counter any threat....
22:34, 05/15/2019

UN atomic watchdog head urges dialogue with Iran BERLIN (AP) — The head of the U.N. atomic watchdog is urging world powers to continue dialogue with Iran to keep it in the landmark 2015 deal aimed at preventing the country from building nuclear weap...
14:51, 06/10/2019

Russia and Iran Plan to Fundamentally Isolate the Internet Opinion: Russia and Iran’s decisions to build isolated, domestic internets represent a new form of internet fragmentation—one that is far more physical than what we’ve seen before....
15:51, 06/06/2019

Did Iran Attack Ships in the Gulf? What the Evidence Shows. A Times analysis of video released by the U.S. Defense Department indicates that an Iranian patrol boat removed an object from the hull of a stricken tanker in the Gulf of Oman on June 13. The object ...
07:00, 06/15/2019

Zarif says Iran not seeking nuclear arms: Twitter Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday Iran is not seeking nuclear weapons, which its supreme leader had banned in an edict, adding on Twitter that U.S. policies were hurting the Iranian...
22:51, 05/27/2019

US downplays rocket attack amid Iran war fears Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s team is not hurrying to blame Iran for an explosion near the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, despite alarm that the regime will attack American forces in Iraq....
02:34, 05/21/2019

Key moments surrounding Iran’s now-threatened nuclear deal Iran threatened Wednesday to resume higher enrichment of uranium in 60 days if world powers fail to negotiate new terms for its 2015 nuclear deal, an agreement that capped over a decade of hostility b...
13:00, 05/08/2019

Iran says it will scale back its commitment to nuclear deal The President of Iran on Wednesday said the country will scale back their commitment to the 2015 Iran-nuclear deal, a year to the day the US unilaterally withdrew from the agreement. In letters to oth...
12:00, 05/08/2019

Iran’s top diplomat unimpressed with Japan mediation offer TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister appears unimpressed with Japan’s offer to mediate in a crisis between Tehran and Washington, and says President Donald Trump should make his int...
09:34, 05/28/2019

The Latest: Dubai newspaper criticizes Iran's top diplomat The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11:30 a.m....
10:51, 05/28/2019

Iran to announce partial withdrawal from nuclear deal A year after Trump pulled the US out of the 2015 agreement, Iran takes ‘reciprocal measures’Iran will announce its partial withdrawal from the nuclear deal signed with world powers, a year after Donal...
11:00, 05/08/2019

China says Iran nuclear deal should be fully implemented China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement should be fully implemented and all sides have a responsibility to ensure it happens....
10:51, 05/08/2019

Iran's top diplomat unimpressed with Japan mediation offer Iran's foreign minister appears unimpressed with Japan's offer to mediate in a crisis between Tehran and Washington, and says President Donald Trump should make his intentions clear about any talks wi...
10:51, 05/28/2019

B-52, aircraft carrier in Mideast over Iran conduct exercise The U.S. military says a B-52 bomber and an aircraft carrier dispatched to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran have conducted a joint exercise together in the Arabian Sea....
14:17, 06/02/2019

Iran sees no prospect of negotiations with U.S.: foreign ministry Iran sees no prospect of negotiations with the United States, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said a deal with Tehran on its nuclear program was p...
11:34, 05/28/2019

The Latest: Iran steps away from parts of nuclear deal TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Iran’s decision to step away from embattled nuclear deal (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Iran’s president says the Islamic Republic will keep its excess enr...
09:17, 05/08/2019

Ash Carter: Iran 'feeling the pressure' of Trump sanctions Iran's government is feeling the pressure of sanctions, though relations are still tense between Washington and Tehran, according to former Defense Secretary Ash Carter....
09:34, 06/15/2019

Pompeo, Swiss FM in talks likely dominated by Iran tensions BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is holding talks with his Swiss counterpart that are expected to focus on Iran. Amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran th...
12:34, 06/02/2019

Iran accuses US of 'psychological warfare' with taskforce deployment Iran supreme national security council spokesman dismisses deployment of carrier strike group and a bomber taskforce as ‘clumsy’Iran’s top security body has labeled the sudden US moves to send an airc...
02:51, 05/08/2019

Iraq gets new extension for Iran energy sanctions waiver BAGHDAD (AP) — Two Iraqi officials say the United States has given Iraq a new 90-day extension for an Iran sanctions waiver allowing Baghdad to import electricity and natural gas from Tehran. An Iraqi...
15:34, 06/15/2019

Iran has sapped U.S. capacity for war: Revolutionary Guards chief Iran's "absolute power" in its region has sapped the capacity of arch-enemy the United States to wage war against it, the commander of its elite Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday, according to semi...
21:00, 05/28/2019

B-52 Bombers To Be Part Of US Forces Sent To Middle East Over Iran Row The U.S. military said on Tuesday that B-52 bombers will be part of additional forces being sent to the Middle East to counter what the Trump administration says are "clear indications" of threats......
14:00, 05/08/2019

Iran Plans to Pull Out of Key Parts of Nuclear Agreement Iran said it would end some commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, putting Tehran on a collision course with Europe and the U.S. during a period of intensifying tension with the Trump administration...
15:17, 05/08/2019

Iran's Green Movement: Why US policies strengthen the regime Ten years ago, the Green Movement not only challenged the Iranian regime but also Washington's Middle East policies. Now, Trump's policies have emboldened Iranian hard-liners and cornered reformists e...
21:34, 06/14/2019

U.S. carrier to deter Iran passes through Suez Canal The U.S. aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, deployed by President Donald Trump's administration to the Middle East as a warning to Iran, passed through Egypt's Suez Canal on Thursday, the Suez Canal Au...
14:51, 05/09/2019

U.S., Iran Trade Accusations in Wake of Tanker Attacks Iran rejected American allegations that it was behind an attack on two fuel tankers in the Gulf of Oman, deflecting blame for an incident that has again ratcheted up fears of military conflict....
16:00, 06/14/2019

Europe rejects Iran 'ultimatums' on nuclear deal The EU said it still backs the nuclear deal with Iran, but would not be held ransom to keep it alive. Iran said it hopes to bring the deal "back on track" after saying it will stop some curbs on its n...
11:17, 05/09/2019

Iran firefighters put out blaze at historic bazaar in Tabriz TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media say firefighters managed to put out a blaze that erupted at the historic market in the northwestern city of Tabriz. Thursday’s report by the official IRNA news ...
10:00, 05/09/2019

Iran Prepared to Defend Itself After U.S. Sends Troops to Region Iran would be prepared to respond to a possible confrontation with the U.S. after the Trump administration dispatched troops to the region and arranged the sale of billions of dollars in weapons to it...
04:00, 05/26/2019

EU says inspectors, not announcements, determine next steps in Iran standoff Facing threats from Washington and Tehran, the European Union keeps calm and claims the middle ground when it comes to the Iran nuclear deal. Despite a tight deadline, many say there's time for a dipl...
08:00, 05/09/2019

US ready to talk with Iran 'with no preconditions': Mike Pompeo The US secretary of state's statement came a day after Iranian President Rouhani suggested that Tehran was not opposed to talks with Washington. US-Iran tensions have escalated significantly over the ...
17:00, 06/02/2019

German business with Iran down sharply as US sanctions bite BERLIN (AP) — A German business group says German companies’ trade with Iran has declined sharply as the United States turns up the economic heat on Tehran. Volker Treier, the foreign trade chie...
12:34, 05/26/2019

Trump administration imposes additional sanctions on Iran On the first anniversary of Washington's withdrawal from the 2015 landmark deal between Tehran and world powers, U.S. officials said they would keep squeezing Iran to force it to return to the negotia...
03:34, 05/09/2019

Trump slaps new U.S. sanctions on Iran's metals industry President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered new sanctions on Iran, this time targeting the Islamic Republic's export revenues from its industrial metals sector, and vowed to keep squeezing Tehran unle...
23:17, 05/08/2019

Secretary Pompeo Says U.S. Ready to Talk to Iran With ‘No Preconditions’ BELLINZONA, Switzerland — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the Trump administration is ready for unconditional discussions with Iran in an effort to ease rising tensions that...
16:00, 06/02/2019

Trump says Iran nuclear deal possible as sanctions bite U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear program was possible, crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities Washington has said are behind a spate of attacks i...
13:00, 05/27/2019

The world is more dangerous after Iran's nuclear deal announcement All the ingredients are in place for a confrontation that could be the most significant outbreak of warfare since the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, with some of the same players leading the charge....
22:00, 05/08/2019

White House official: New Iran sanctions coming ‘very soon’ On the one-year anniversary of U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, a White House official announced that additional sanctions against Iran would be coming soon....
19:51, 05/08/2019

US accuses Iran of detaining crew after oil tanker attack Donald Trump says attacks on two vessels in Gulf of Oman have ‘Iran written all over it’The US has accused Iran of detaining the crew of one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman this week, ...
20:00, 06/14/2019

Iran announces partial withdrawal from nuclear deal Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared Wednesday that the country would partially stop complying with a landmark nuclear deal signed by six other nations....
17:17, 05/08/2019

| Iraq warns of 'danger of war' as Iran's top diplomat visits Iraqi leaders have warned of the risks of war during a visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, whose country is locked in a tense standoff with the United States....
22:17, 05/27/2019

US official: Intel indicates Iran moved missiles by boat WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says intelligence information that prompted the Pentagon to send an aircraft carrier and Air Force bombers to the Middle East included indications that Iran had moved...
00:34, 05/08/2019

Iran warns any clash in the Gulf would push oil prices above $100 U.S. military vessels in the Gulf are within range of Iranian missiles, a top military aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, warning any clash between the two countries ...
11:00, 06/02/2019

Iran's Rouhani: We're open to talks if US shows respect President Hassan Rouhani has suggested that Iran is not opposed to negotiations with Washington, but will not be pressured into them. Tensions have escalated significantly over the past several weeks....
02:00, 06/02/2019

John Bolton repeats warnings to Iran over attacks White House national security adviser John Bolton is warning Iran that any attacks in the Persian Gulf will draw a "very strong response" from the United States. (May 30)     ...
22:34, 05/30/2019

Lebanon calls on Iran to release citizen who is US resident Lebanon is calling on Iran to use the upcoming holy month of Ramadan to grant amnesty to a Lebanese citizen who is also a U.S. resident imprisoned there for more than three years....
21:00, 05/03/2019

Saudi officials condemn Iran over its role in Yemen The ongoing civil war in Yemen has resulted in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today, and Saudi officials have told Fox News that Iran’s continued backing of the Houthi rebels in the countr...
19:34, 05/03/2019

Bolton Blames Iran for Houthi Drone Attacks Iran bears responsibility for recent drone attacks carried out by Houthi rebels on targets in Saudi Arabia, John Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, said Thursday....
01:51, 05/31/2019

Iran complies with nuclear deal limits, UN watchdog says Iran remains within the limits set by the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, the IAEA has said. The accord has unraveled after the US withdrew from the deal, sanctioned Iran and sent more troops to ...
19:17, 05/31/2019

Pompeo: 'Of course' military option on table to deal with Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States is considering "a full range of options," including a military response, to combat Iranian aggression....
09:34, 06/17/2019

Ready To Deal With Impact Of US Sanctions On Iran, Says India India is ready to deal with the impact of US sanctions against Iran and will get extra supplies from other oil producing countries to compensate for loss of Iranian oil, foreign ministry spokesman......
14:51, 05/02/2019

OPEC Warns Against Mixing Oil and Politics as U.S. Iran Ban Begins The head of the OPEC warned against the political use of oil markets during a trip to Tehran, as tightened U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports begin....
13:51, 05/02/2019

Iran to break stockpile limit set by nuclear deal TEHRAN, Iran — A spokesman for Iran’s atomic agency says the country will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days. Behrouz Kama...
10:51, 06/17/2019

Nations using oil as a weapon threatens OPEC: Iran oil minister Any country using oil as a weapon could cause the collapse of oil producer group OPEC, Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Wednesday, according to SHANA, the news outlet of the oil ministry....
14:17, 05/01/2019

Iran Says It Will Break Uranium Stockpile Limit In 10 Days TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, the spokesman for the country’s atomic agency said Monday while also...
13:00, 06/17/2019

The debate behind Trump's move to tighten Iran oil sanctions U.S. President Donald Trump's unexpected decision to ban all Iranian oil purchases after May 1 - ending exemptions for eight nations - came after hawkish economic and security advisors allayed the pre...
11:34, 05/01/2019

Iran tried to drive up oil prices by attacking tankers: Pompeo Four oil tankers damaged earlier this month were targeted by Iran in an attempt to drive up international oil prices, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
06:17, 05/31/2019

Iran Designates All US Troops In Middle East As Terrorists Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed a bill into law on Tuesday declaring all U.S. forces in the Middle East terrorists and calling the U.S. government a sponsor of terrorism....
18:51, 04/30/2019

Iran says it will surpass JCPOA limit on uranium in 10 days Iran announced Monday that it has accelerated the production of enriched uranium and will surpass a 300 kilogram stockpile within 10 days, a move that would violate the 2015 nuclear deal....
13:51, 06/17/2019

Pompeo visits Germany as tensions rise between US, Iran Mike Pompeo is making his first visit to Germany as secretary of state at the start of a four-nation European trip as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran....
11:34, 05/31/2019

Iran’s Foreign Minister Proposes Prisoner Exchange With U.S. The foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said he had the authority to negotiate a prisoner exchange, in what seemed like an overture in a worsening relationship....
21:17, 04/28/2019

Iran to further scale back compliance with nuclear deal Iran's Atomic Energy Organization will announce moves to increase stocks of enriched uranium and production of heavy water at Arak, Tasnim reported....
20:51, 06/16/2019

U.S. cracks down on Iran uranium production, nuclear plant The United States acted on Friday to force Iran to stop producing low-enriched uranium and expanding its only nuclear power plant, intensifying a campaign aimed at halting Tehran's ballistic missile p...
04:17, 05/04/2019

Iran to keep enriching uranium despite U.S. move: parliament speaker Iran will continue with low-level uranium enrichment in line with its nuclear deal with world powers, Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani was quoted as saying on Saturday, despite a U.S. move to s...
17:00, 05/04/2019

Iran-US tensions flare in the Persian Gulf: What's at stake The US has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf — a claim Iran denies. The dispute has raised concerns of a new conflict in the region. DW examines the key actors involved and th...
20:00, 06/15/2019

Iran Will Not Be "Bullied" Into Talks With US: President Hassan Rouhani Iran's President Hassan Rouhani stressed Saturday that Tehran will not be "bullied" into negotiations with the United States and laid down the Islamic republic's conditions....
01:17, 06/02/2019

US national security adviser in UAE amid tensions with Iran President Donald Trump's national security adviser, a longtime hawk on Iran, is visiting the United Arab Emirates amid heightened tensions across the Persian Gulf....
04:51, 05/29/2019

Saudi seeks oil supply protection as U.S and Iran face off Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies, after the United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route that have raised fears of broader ...
22:00, 06/15/2019

Iran says it is close to EU oil sales deal despite U.S. sanctions: report Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Russian news agency RIA on Tuesday that Iran was close to an oil sales deal with the European Union, despite the sanctions which have been re-imposed...
17:00, 05/07/2019

Iran summons UK envoy over 'unfounded' tanker accusations Iran on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after London blamed it for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the semi-official Students News Agency ISNA reported....
22:00, 06/15/2019

Iran's Rouhanhi: We're open to talks if US shows respect President Hassan Rouhani has suggested that Iran is not opposed to negotiations with Washington, but will not be pressured into them. Tensions have escalated significantly over the past several weeks....
23:51, 06/01/2019

Iran to restart some nuclear activity in response to US sanctions Iran suggested Monday that it will restart part of its nuclear program in response to tightening US sanctions — as well as reduce its compliance with a landmark 2015 nuclear deal that President ...
00:51, 05/07/2019

US carrier and bombers deploy as tensions with Iran heat up The US is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region in response to "troubling" warnings from Iran, the White House announced Sunda...
00:34, 05/07/2019

John Bolton says mines ‘almost certainly from Iran’ behind oil tanker attacks National security adviser John Bolton said the U.S. believes Iranian naval mines are the cause of recent attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates....
18:17, 05/29/2019

The oil route that could be at the center of a U.S. warning of ‘unrelenting force’ against Iran While it remains unclear what prompted U.S. concerns over a possible Iranian attack, Tehran once again threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz in recent weeks....
14:17, 05/06/2019

Trump planning to impose new sanctions against Iran: report The Trump administration is planning on imposing a new wave of sanctions on Iran within the coming week, Axios reported Sunday. It’s unclear what sector of the Iranian economy the penalties will...
07:00, 05/06/2019

Pompeo again blames Iran for tanker attacks but insists 'we don't want war' ‘President Trump has done everything he can to avoid war’US secretary of state claims ‘lots of evidence’ of Iran culpabilityThe United States does not want to go to war with Iran, the US secretary of ...
20:34, 06/16/2019

| Mecca to host three summits focused on Iran tensions The holy city of Mecca is preparing to welcome Arab and Muslim leaders for three summits, as Saudi Arabia seeks to rally support against arch-rival Iran over attacks on oil installations....
21:00, 05/30/2019