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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 Foreign Minister Javid Zarif in his first tw...

With Iran, sometimes the logical explanation is the correct one

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02:32, 05/14/2019

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 "w...
16:16, 06/14/2019

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...
00:32, 05/10/2019

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 wa...
20:00, 05/12/2019

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."    ...
15:00, 05/14/2019

Trump not happy with North Korean, Iran President Donald Trump says he's not happy about North Korea's recent military tests. This comes at the same time says the U.S. sent an airc...
23:32, 05/09/2019

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 an...
13:00, 05/26/2019

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-d...
02:16, 05/26/2019

"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 hel...
21:16, 05/14/2019

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)  &...
04:16, 05/21/2019

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-escal...
19:32, 05/19/2019

Iran war 'not going to happen' despite rising tensions, says Romney Revolutionary Guards chief: Iran was not pursuing war eitherOpinion: Trump supporters don’t want war with IranMitt Romney has joined the commander of...
18:16, 05/19/2019

The Latest: Shanahan: US not rushing into Iran confrontation WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s Iran policy (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is...
00:00, 05/22/2019

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 c...
05:48, 05/19/2019

Iran says detained US resident to be released to Lebanon TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian judiciary spokesman says Iran has agreed to hand over a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned for years to Lebanese offici...
10:00, 06/11/2019

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 Trum...
00:16, 05/22/2019

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 Tehra...
23:00, 05/18/2019

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 thr...
00:48, 05/22/2019

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, ad...
02:48, 05/21/2019

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...
16:32, 05/18/2019

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...
00:00, 05/18/2019

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....
05:32, 05/22/2019

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 I...
19:48, 05/19/2019

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 ...
15:00, 06/11/2019

"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 des...
02:16, 05/20/2019

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, saying "genocida...
22:16, 05/20/2019

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 ...
06:00, 05/21/2019

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...
06:32, 05/21/2019

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 tensio...
19:00, 06/11/2019

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 Ir...
17:16, 05/20/2019

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....
14:32, 05/21/2019

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 ha...
14:32, 05/20/2019

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. Em...
10:48, 05/20/2019

Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face ‘end’ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Iran not to threaten the U.S. again or it’ll face its “official end,&...
09:48, 05/20/2019

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 vis...
12:48, 06/12/2019

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 aft...
07:48, 05/20/2019

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 negot...
17:48, 05/21/2019

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 w...
12:32, 05/22/2019

U.S. has heard nothing from Iran on overtures for talks -official The United States is "sitting by the phone" but has heard no message yet from Iran that it is willing to accept President Donald Trump's overtures for...
21:00, 05/17/2019

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...
01:16, 06/11/2019

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 &...
08:00, 05/16/2019

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 st...
22:32, 05/23/2019

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 ag...
06:00, 05/16/2019

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 ag...
04:32, 05/16/2019

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 comin...
15:00, 06/10/2019

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 inf...
22:48, 05/15/2019

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...
21:16, 05/15/2019

Japan PM Abe considering visit to Iran as early as mid-June: NHK Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Iran as early as mid-June, NHK national television said on Friday, as international concern...
09:00, 05/24/2019

Congress wants answers on Iran; leaders to be briefed WASHINGTON (AP) — Top leaders in Congress will be receiving a classified briefing on the Middle East as lawmakers demand answers from the White House ...
18:48, 05/15/2019

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 ...
06:16, 06/14/2019

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...
14:00, 06/09/2019

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 o...
04:16, 05/15/2019

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 g...
08:00, 05/16/2019

Iran claims right to respond to ‘unacceptable’ US sanctions Iran’s foreign minister says it has the right to respond to “unacceptable” sanctions imposed by the Trump administration after the U.S. withdrew from ...
14:16, 05/16/2019

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 confronta...
18:16, 05/16/2019

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 semioffic...
01:00, 06/11/2019

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 suc...
17:00, 05/17/2019

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 I...
13:32, 05/17/2019

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 offere...
23:16, 06/10/2019

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 ev...
20:32, 06/13/2019

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 secur...
19:16, 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 b...
01:00, 05/17/2019

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 ...
19:48, 06/10/2019

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 Representativ...
21:16, 05/16/2019

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 milita...
20:32, 05/16/2019

House Democratic, GOP leaders weigh in on Iran Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy weighed in Thursday on the growing tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (May...
20:16, 05/16/2019

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 t...
19:16, 05/16/2019

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 n...
01:00, 05/15/2019

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 sur...
00:16, 06/05/2019

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 administr...
11:48, 05/31/2019

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 sai...
19:32, 05/02/2019

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 ...
14:32, 05/29/2019

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 ...
17:00, 05/02/2019

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 ...
13:16, 06/17/2019

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 aft...
03:48, 05/09/2019

US says new photos show Iran attacked tankers The Pentagon has released images it says provide further proof that Tehran was responsible for attacks in the Gulf of Oman. In response, Iran announce...
01:48, 06/18/2019

Qatar says it has reservations about Arab statements on Iran Qatar said on Sunday it has reservations about hardline statements on Iran made at emergency summits of Gulf and wider Arab states called by Saudi Ara...
02:00, 06/03/2019

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., natio...
11:16, 05/29/2019

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 t...
16:16, 05/30/2019

Iran Vows to Resist U.S. Oil Ban as Exports Fall A U.S. oil ban won’t stop Iran from selling its crude, the country’s oil minister said, even as new signs emerged that Tehran’s crude exports are head...
18:00, 05/01/2019

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 ...
19:32, 05/08/2019

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 th...
06:00, 05/06/2019

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 institu...
03:48, 05/03/2019

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 Ar...
16:48, 05/03/2019

The Latest: Pompeo says US pressuring Iran to act ‘normal’ WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): 3 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration...
22:48, 05/06/2019

Mideast protests in Iran, elsewhere mark ‘Jerusalem Day’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians have begun rallies across the country to mark Quds, or Jerusalem Day, which will see demonstrations across the Mideast as...
10:48, 05/31/2019

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 c...
22:16, 05/08/2019

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 bl...
11:16, 05/08/2019

The Latest: Russian lawmaker says Iran is responding to US TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Iran’s decision to step away from embattled nuclear deal (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A Russian member of parl...
11:16, 05/08/2019

What to know about Iran's uranium enrichment program Iran has announced it was 10 days away from breaking their uranium stockpile limit. What does this mean for the Iran Deal?     &#...
20:16, 06/17/2019

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 ...
11:48, 05/29/2019

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 pa...
13:32, 05/08/2019

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? ...
00:00, 05/31/2019

UK says will look at all options if Iran breaches nuclear commitments Britain will look at all available options if Iran breaches its commitments around its nuclear activities, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May ...
13:16, 06/17/2019

US imposes new sanctions on Iran as tensions escalate WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is announcing new sanctions on Iran as tensions escalate between Washington and Tehran. President Donald Trump iss...
22:00, 05/08/2019

EU warns against blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks European foreign ministers have urged restraint in directing blame over an alleged attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The US has pointed the f...
17:32, 06/17/2019

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...
14:00, 05/01/2019

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 p...
10:48, 05/29/2019

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 M...
06:32, 06/04/2019

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 nor...
14:32, 06/02/2019

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 militar...
13:00, 06/05/2019

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 w...
03:48, 06/03/2019

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 financia...
02:32, 06/03/2019

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 tha...
14:48, 06/02/2019

U.S. Deploys Forces to Mideast to Deter Iran The U.S. is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East to serve as a deterrent to Iran based on new intelligence that suggests al...
14:00, 05/06/2019

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...
20:00, 06/16/2019

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...
05:32, 04/29/2019

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 war...
00:32, 06/01/2019

Iran will not wage war against any nation: Iranian president Iran will not wage war against any nation, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a day after the United States announced the deployment of more tr...
11:16, 06/18/2019

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 foreig...
16:16, 05/08/2019

US military flare-up 'would be a godsend to Iran hardliners' The US has announced that it will deploy an aircraft carrier to the Middle East to give a "clear message" to Iran that it is prepared to defend its in...
18:00, 05/07/2019

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 ...
09:16, 04/30/2019

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 f...
07:00, 05/01/2019

Nuclear changes, more troops heighten US-Iran tensions The Trump administration found itself in the awkward position Monday of demanding that Iran comply with a nuclear accord that the president has deride...
07:00, 06/18/2019

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 U...
09:48, 05/06/2019

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 pow...
13:48, 05/08/2019

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...
20:16, 05/29/2019

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, ...
14:00, 05/01/2019

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...
10:32, 05/29/2019

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 ...
10:32, 05/17/2019

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 fo...
16:48, 05/17/2019

Twitter Deletes Thousands Of Accounts Tied To Iran Twitter Inc on Thursday said it removed thousands of accounts linked to coordinated, state-backed activities it believes were from the Iranian governm...
20:48, 06/13/2019

Lebanese man held in Iran expected to go home on Tuesday Lebanon's general security chief Abbas Ibrahim told Reuters on Monday that Lebanese detainee Nizar Zakka, who has U.S. residency, would be freed by Ir...
20:48, 06/10/2019

Pompeo says U.S. sees activity indicating possible 'escalation' from Iran U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States has seen activity from Iran that indicated a possible "escalation," one day after...
20:48, 05/06/2019

Oil tanker attacks will inflame conflict between the US, its allies and Iran The explosions, on a vital passageway for the world’s oil supply, may prove Trump’s policy of coercion has backfiredThe explosions were bigger and the...
20:16, 06/13/2019

Explosions on two oil tankers near Iran send oil prices 3% higher Attacks near the world's busiest sea lane for oil shipments come amid escalating tensions between Iran and the United States and its Gulf allies....
18:00, 06/13/2019

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 ...
18:00, 05/31/2019

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...
11:00, 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...
23:32, 05/22/2019

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 possib...
07:32, 05/17/2019

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...
21:48, 05/06/2019

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 ...
18:32, 05/18/2019

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 repor...
06:48, 05/17/2019

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 sour...
06:48, 05/17/2019

Pompeo visits Germany as tensions rise between US, Iran BERLIN (AP) — 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 betw...
10:48, 05/31/2019

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" w...
23:48, 05/06/2019

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....
16:32, 06/10/2019

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 adminis...
10:32, 05/16/2019

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...
18:32, 05/07/2019

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 report...
21:32, 06/16/2019

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...
09:16, 05/16/2019

Hardliners target Iran's president as U.S. pressure grows Growing U.S. pressure on Iran has weakened pragmatic President Hassan Rouhani and made his hardline rivals more assertive at home and abroad, recent d...
09:16, 05/16/2019

The Latest: Iran’s president meets with German FM in Tehran The Latest: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has met with Germany’s top diplomat amid heightened tensions over the country’s unravelling nuclear accord...
16:16, 06/10/2019

Iran Rejects Pompeo's Offer of Talks With 'No Preconditions' Tehran officials said the secretary of state’s suggestion amounted to “word play,” given the Trump administration’s escalating campaign of maximum pre...
23:48, 06/03/2019

Iran tells German envoy its patience is over: Fars Iran told a German envoy seeking to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal that its patience was over and urged the treaty's remaining signatories to fulfill ...
18:32, 05/23/2019

Supreme Leader: Iran will continue resisting US pressure TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says his country will continue resisting U.S. economic and political pressure o...
17:48, 06/04/2019

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 Mi...
23:16, 05/07/2019

Trump Sends 1,500 Troops to Middle East Because We're Not Going to War With Iran President Trump proclaimed earlier this month that he wasn’t going to war with Iran. Then, in less than fortnight, Trump is now sending some 1,500 tro...
23:16, 05/24/2019

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 ...
05:16, 05/16/2019

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 Uni...
21:48, 05/30/2019

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 Isl...
04:16, 05/16/2019

Iran will get the blame, but the Gulf of Oman truth is likely a lot murkier As the plumes rise from a brazen attack in the Gulf of Oman, oil brokers and diplomats are panicking about another lurch toward confrontation In the M...
22:48, 06/13/2019

| 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 Ir...
02:48, 05/31/2019

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 unilatera...
13:16, 05/08/2019

US aircraft carrier deployed over Iran remains outside Gulf A U.S. aircraft carrier the White House ordered to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran remains outside of the Persian Gulf amid efforts to d...
18:48, 06/03/2019

U.S.' Pompeo to discuss Venezuela, Iran with Dutch counterpart U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Dutch counterpart will discuss Iran and Venezuela during talks in The Hague on Monday, Dutch Foreign Minis...
14:32, 06/03/2019

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 repo...
00:32, 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...
00:32, 05/17/2019

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 s...
06:16, 05/23/2019

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 ...
08:16, 05/31/2019

Government confirms Iran to free imprisoned Lebanese man BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry says Iran has agreed to release a Lebanese man who has been imprisoned there since 2015. In a statement...
17:48, 06/04/2019

Iran calls U.S. sanctions 'economic war', says no talks until they are lifted Iran called U.S. sanctions "economic war" on Monday, and said there could be no talks with the United States until sanctions are lifted, a day after W...
22:16, 06/03/2019

Germany urges Iran to uphold nuclear deal The German government urged Iran to uphold the nuclear pact it agreed with world powers in 2015, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry said on Monday...
13:16, 06/17/2019

'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 ...
19:48, 05/16/2019

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 se...
03:48, 05/31/2019

Iran, U.S. tension is a "clash of wills": Guards commander The standoff between Iran and the United States is a "clash of wills", a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, su...
13:48, 05/23/2019

US Blames Iran For Tanker Attacks In Gulf Of Oman 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 ...
22:16, 06/13/2019

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 bo...
17:16, 05/07/2019

Mike Pompeo: Iran responsible for attacks on 2 tankers Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. believes Iran is responsible for attacks that damaged two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf Thursday. Pom...
22:32, 06/13/2019

UK warns Iran over 'deeply unwise' attacks on oil tankers Britain is working on the basis that Iran is responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, and warned Iran that these ac...
04:00, 06/14/2019

Oil Edges Higher on OPEC Cuts, Iran Tensions U.S. oil prices rose to their highest level in nearly three weeks Monday on continued U.S.-Iran tensions and as major crude producers, including Saudi...
02:00, 05/21/2019

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...
16:48, 05/01/2019

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...
04:48, 06/02/2019

US-Iran move closer to a flashpoint as tensions spike The Trump administration found itself in the awkward position Monday of demanding that Iran comply with a nuclear accord that the president has deride...
02:48, 06/18/2019

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...
12:00, 05/02/2019

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 l...
14:00, 05/02/2019

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 Eas...
21:32, 05/21/2019

US resident freed by Iran to Trump: ‘Get back your hostages’ BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man and permanent U.S. resident who was released by Tehran after years in an Iranian prison is urging President Donald Trump ...
17:00, 06/12/2019

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...
17:32, 05/19/2019

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-Ir...
16:32, 06/02/2019

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 be...
23:16, 05/21/2019

The Latest: Iran’s president welcomes Abe on historic visit DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Ira...
17:00, 06/12/2019

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 o...
09:16, 05/19/2019

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 re...
00:16, 05/22/2019

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 th...
19:16, 06/12/2019

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 Su...
10:16, 06/02/2019

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 hawk...
10:00, 05/01/2019

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. Ami...
12:32, 06/02/2019

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 w...
03:16, 05/21/2019

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...
21:00, 04/28/2019

Chips, Iran worry European stock markets Worries over the Middle East and another chip sector warning on trade pressured European shares on Tuesday, ahead of a key two-day Federal Reserve mee...
10:00, 06/18/2019

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...
22:16, 05/20/2019

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 w...
15:32, 06/02/2019

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 ...
19:16, 05/20/2019

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....
08:00, 05/21/2019

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 exerci...
14:48, 06/02/2019

Iran says U.S. sanctions on its oil industry will damage market stability U.S. sanctions against Iran's oil industry will damage the stability of global oil markets, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying on Monday....
15:00, 04/29/2019

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

The Trump administration's dangerous fever dream about Iran The Iran debate in Washington is increasingly divorced from reality – and that should worry usThe Trump administration is caught in a fever dream abou...
09:16, 06/18/2019

The Latest: Clerics warn Iraq could be pulled into Iran war DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between...
11:16, 05/20/2019

Iran designates as terrorists all U.S. troops in Middle East 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. govern...
16:32, 04/30/2019

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. govern...
19:16, 04/30/2019

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 co...
18:16, 05/03/2019

US: Iran should still comply with nuke deal Trump derided The Trump administration found itself in the awkward position Monday of demanding that Iran comply with a nuclear accord that the president has deride...
22:32, 06/17/2019

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...
04:48, 05/18/2019

Iran says it will break nuclear deal and stockpile more uranium Iran has said its stockpile of low-enriched uranium will exceed internationally agreed limits within 10 days - a move that could heighten tensions wit...
15:32, 06/17/2019

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 d...
02:48, 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 condition...
02:32, 05/18/2019

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 confronta...
02:32, 05/18/2019

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 confli...
00:00, 05/18/2019

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 ...
14:48, 06/17/2019

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 wha...
07:48, 05/06/2019

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 Romani...
21:48, 05/17/2019

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. J...
12:32, 05/22/2019

The Latest: US senator says Iran deal pullout was foolish TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 4:10 p.m. ...
14:48, 06/17/2019

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 Washingt...
01:48, 06/11/2019

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...
18:48, 05/22/2019

US warns Iran of 'unrelenting force' as it deploys carrier The US has dispatched an aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East after receiving "clear indications" that Iran was preparing to poss...
14:48, 05/06/2019

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 ...
06:48, 06/11/2019

Pompeo offers to open Iran talks with ‘no preconditions’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is ready to enter into talks with Iran​ about its nuclear program but will maintain press...
19:32, 06/02/2019

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 to Tehran this week, in a bi...
08:32, 06/11/2019

‘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 ...
03:00, 05/19/2019

Lebanon calls on Iran to release citizen who is US resident BEIRUT (AP) — 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 ...
18:48, 05/03/2019

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 camp...
04:00, 05/04/2019

Trump’s sanctions on Iran are hitting Hezbollah hard Spending cutbacks by the Iran-allied Lebanese militia illustrate the profound impact of the sanctions, which are curtailing Iran’s ability to support ...
20:32, 05/18/2019

Report: Iran detains members of 3 modeling networks Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has carried out its latest series of arrests targeting online modeling, part of the hard-line group's efforts ...
19:48, 05/18/2019

Iran sentences president’s brother to prison for corruption TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency says President Hassan Rouhani’s brother has been sentenced to an unspecified pri...
15:00, 05/04/2019

Iran-Allied Rebels Strike Saudi Airport A missile fired Wednesday by Iran-allied militias in Yemen injured 26 civilians in Saudi Arabia, according to a U.S.-backed military coalition fightin...
20:00, 06/12/2019

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 es...
03:16, 06/02/2019

Brother of Iran's President Rouhani sentenced for graft Hossein Fereidoun, brother and close aide of Iran's president, has been sentenced on unspecified corruption charges, according to IRNA. The president'...
17:16, 05/04/2019

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 Teh...
00:48, 05/22/2019

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 es...
00:48, 06/02/2019

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...
15:48, 05/18/2019

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 po...
00:48, 05/22/2019

Pompeo: US will talk to Iran if it acts like a ‘normal nation’ Secretary of state: ‘We’re prepared … to engage in conversations’Rouhani: Iran would hold talks if Washington shows it respectThe US is prepared to en...
17:00, 06/02/2019

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 rec...
16:00, 05/06/2019

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...
13:32, 06/10/2019

Diplomats Swap Messages to Help Defuse U.S.-Iran Tensions European and Arab officials are carrying messages between Washington and Tehran, Western diplomats say, in bid to head off outright conflict in the Pe...
03:32, 05/25/2019

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 administ...
16:16, 05/08/2019

Iran foreign minister in India for talks after U.S. sanctions Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will hold talks with his counterpart in the Indian capital on Tuesday after New Delhi stopped purchases of Iranian...
11:48, 05/14/2019

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 n...
16:48, 05/08/2019

U.S. B-52 bombers reach Middle East in message to Iran American B-52 Stratofortress bombers sent to the Middle East over what Washington describes as threats from Iran have arrived at a U.S. base in Qatar,...
21:16, 05/10/2019

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, a...
11:00, 05/28/2019

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 physica...
14:32, 06/06/2019

EU backs Iran nuclear deal as Pompeo visits The German, French and British foreign ministers have met to find ways to keep the pact alive amid Iran's partial withdrawal. US Secretary of State Mi...
04:32, 05/14/2019

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 Se...
06:00, 06/15/2019

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 ...
19:32, 06/15/2019

Iran's Supreme Leader Rails Against U.S. Peace Plan Iran’s supreme leader accused Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries of betraying the Palestinians by cooperating with the U.S. and Israel, in an attem...
02:48, 06/06/2019

In Message To Iran, US B-52 Bombers Reach Middle East American B-52 Stratofortress bombers sent to the Middle East over what Washington describes as threats from Iran have arrived at a U.S. base in Qatar,...
04:32, 05/11/2019

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 aga...
19:00, 06/14/2019

Trump Accuses Iran in Explosions That Crippled Oil Tankers In his first public comments since two ships were damaged by explosions, the president said “Iran did do it” and warned Tehran against closing the Str...
17:00, 06/14/2019

Iran's Rouhani suggests U.S. talks possible if sanctions lifted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signaled on Wednesday that talks with the United States might be possible if Washington lifted sanctions, days after ...
19:00, 05/29/2019

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 th...
15:00, 06/07/2019

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 Ir...
03:00, 06/08/2019

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 s...
12:48, 05/28/2019

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 s...
01:48, 05/09/2019

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 ...
14:48, 05/08/2019

EU Fights Uphill Battle to Save Iran Deal European governments rejected Iran’s 60-day ultimatum to help it circumvent U.S. sanctions, saying they viewed Iran’s threat to abandon some of its co...
02:00, 05/10/2019

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. ...
09:16, 05/09/2019

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 ...
08:00, 05/09/2019

US B-52 bombers land in Qatar over unspecified Iran threats DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — B-52 bombers ordered by the White House to deploy to the Persian Gulf to counter unspecified threats from Iran have arri...
09:16, 05/10/2019

US B-52 bombers land in Qatar over unspecified Iran threat DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The B-52 bombers ordered by the White House to deploy to the Persian Gulf to counter unspecified threats from Iran ...
09:48, 05/10/2019

US Threatens "Swift And Decisive" Response To Any Iran Attack Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday threatened a "swift and decisive" US response to any attack by Iran, in the latest of a series of escalatin...
12:00, 05/10/2019

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...
12:48, 05/28/2019

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 sa...
12:00, 05/28/2019

The Latest: Dubai newspaper criticizes Iran’s top diplomat DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between...
11:00, 05/28/2019

The Latest: Iran summons UK diplomat over tanker position DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Iran has summoned the British ambassad...
23:48, 06/15/2019

Iran sentences woman to 10 years for ‘spying’ for Britain Iran sentenced an Iranian woman to 10 years prison for spying for Britain, as tension rises between Tehran and some Western countries over its nuclear...
15:00, 05/13/2019

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 hea...
14:00, 05/26/2019

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 St...
21:00, 06/15/2019

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 meta...
22:16, 05/08/2019

Iran says it has sentenced Iranian woman to 10 years for spying for UK Iran said on Monday it had sentenced an Iranian woman to 10 years prison for spying for Britain, as tension rises between Tehran and some Western coun...
13:16, 05/13/2019

U.S. Spent Two Weeks on Edge Over Iran's Missile Boats For two weeks in May, the U.S. military shadowed two Iranian commercial boats sailing around the Persian Gulf as policy makers in Washington and Tehra...
14:32, 06/06/2019

Britain warns of Iran-U.S. conflict, EU to meet Pompeo Iran and the United States could trigger a conflict by accident in an already unstable Gulf region, Britain's foreign minister said on Monday, urging ...
13:16, 05/13/2019

The Latest: Iran president says road open if US wants talks ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions bet...
12:48, 05/29/2019

Oil at $100? Experts predict where crude could go if an Iran conflict breaks out 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 cr...
12:16, 06/06/2019

Iran: Suspect sentenced to 10 years for spying for Britain TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’ judiciary says an Iranian national has been sentenced to 10 years on charges of spying for Britain. Monday’s rep...
11:00, 05/13/2019