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Nizar Zakka: Iran frees US resident imprisoned for espionage

Nizar Zakka, a US permanent resident and Lebanese businessman, said his incarceration in Iran was a case of "kidnapping." Although the US sent well-wishes, it was Lebanon...

Nizar Zakka: Iran frees US resident imprisoned for espionage

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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....
20:34, 06/11/2019

US resident imprisoned in Iran says his release served to de-escalate tensions Nizar Zakka denied reports his release was part of a wider deal after arriving in his native Lebanon A Lebanese man who had been imprisoned in Iran for years on charges of espionage said Tuesday that he was subjected to “kidnapping, arbitrary detenti...
23:51, 06/11/2019

A Lebanese official says a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned for years in Iran is free and on his way to Lebanon BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese official says a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned for years in Iran is free and on his way to Lebanon....
14:51, 06/11/2019

Iran frees detained Lebanese businessman Zakka: Lebanese official A Lebanese businessman detained in Iran since 2015 for alleged anti-state activity left the country on Tuesday, a Lebanese official said, after Beirut secured his release....
13:34, 06/11/2019

Myanmar frees 2 imprisoned Reuters reporters YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The chief of Yangon’s Insein Prison says two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for breaking the country’s Officials Secrets Act have been released. Zaw Zaw said Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were freed Tuesday morni...
05:51, 05/07/2019

Turkey Frees American NASA Scientist Imprisoned for 2 Years The scientist, Serkan Golge, 39, a Turkish-American citizen, was arrested while visiting his family in southern Turkey in 2016. His wife confirmed that he had been released....
21:34, 05/29/2019

Tunisia frees United Nations expert suspected of espionage Tunisia has freed a United Nations expert monitoring sanctions against neighboring Libya who was held for nearly two months on suspicion of espionage....
05:00, 05/23/2019

Freed Lebanese man Zakka arrives in Beirut from Iran: airport source Lebanese businessman Nizar Zakka, who had been detained in Iran since 2015, landed in Beirut on Tuesday after the government secured his release, a source at the airport told Reuters....
17:34, 06/11/2019

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....
23:34, 06/10/2019

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....
13:34, 06/11/2019

U.S. Resident Detained in Iran for Years Has Been Released (BEIRUT) — A Lebanese man with permanent U.S. residency who had been imprisoned in Iran for years on charges of espionage said Tuesday that he was subjected to “kidnapping, arbitrary detention and a show trial,” adding that his rele...
20:34, 06/11/2019

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 imprisoned there for more than three years. The appeal for the release of Nizar Zakka came Friday in...
19:17, 05/03/2019

Lebanese US resident, freed by Iran, leaves for America BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man and permanent U.S. resident released by Tehran after years in an Iranian prison has left Lebanon for the United States, where his three sons reside. Nizar Zakka’s office says the 52-year old information technology e...
13:00, 06/18/2019

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”...
19:51, 06/11/2019

The Latest: US resident held in Iran freed, flies to Beirut 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): 2 p.m. A Lebanese official says a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned for years in Iran is free and ...
14:51, 06/11/2019

Iran agrees to hand over detained US resident to Lebanon, officials say 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, providing the first official confirmation that Nizar Zakka would be sent back to his native Leban...
13:51, 06/11/2019

US Man Imprisoned For Trafficking Girl, 14, Via Backpage.Com A former middle school teacher who admitted paying for sex with a 14-year-old girl who was trafficked on Backpage.com has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, prosecutors said on Tuesday...
08:00, 05/01/2019

Florida man imprisoned for trafficking girl, 14, via Backpage.com A former middle school teacher who admitted paying for sex with a 14-year-old girl who was trafficked on Backpage.com has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, prosecutors said on Tuesday, in the latest criminal case stemming from the now-shu...
00:00, 05/01/2019

Contents of home of imprisoned racecar driver up for sale LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — The contents of the suburban Kansas City home of a pro racecar driver imprisoned for running an illegal $2 billion payday loan operation are going up for sale later this month as the government recovers assets to pay back cheated...
19:17, 06/13/2019

UN arms expert imprisoned in Tunisia on 'fabricated' charges UN experts on mission enjoy diplomatic immunity — and yet the body’s key expert on illegal arms shipments to Libya has been imprisoned on espionage charges in Tunisia since March. DW investigates....
18:51, 05/15/2019

El Salvador takes aim at imprisoned gang leaders ability to make calls It will be much harder for El Salvador's prison population, including gang leaders, to communicate with those on the outside after the government on Friday ordered mobile telephone service providers to disable their signals in the facilities....
07:51, 06/22/2019

Canada's Trudeau exonerates Cree chief wrongly imprisoned in 1885 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has been criticized by some indigenous communities, on Thursday apologized and posthumously exonerated a Cree chief unjustly imprisoned for treason more than 130 years ago....
23:00, 05/23/2019

Leopoldo López, Venezuela’s imprisoned opposition leader, reappears amid uprising In 2014, Leopoldo López called people to the streets to protest the government and was arrested for inciting violence. In 2015, he was found guilty and sentenced to 13 years in prison....
22:17, 04/30/2019

Senior North Korea official thought imprisoned by Kim Jong Un pictured at concert with dictator A senior North Korean official who was involved in denuclearization talks with President Trump enjoyed a concert with dictator Kim Jong Un, state media reported....
05:51, 06/03/2019

Resident Evil 8: everything we want to see When it was first released in 2017, Resident Evil 7 was a much-needed rejuvenation for the classic horror franchise. Capcom departed from its usual formula in a big way and even took the opportunity to embrace new experiences with PlayStation VR. Thi...
15:17, 05/18/2019

Why 5G Mobile Is Arriving With a Subplot of Espionage The 5G wireless technology now being introduced by phone companies promises to bring a world of innovations to mobile service -- from connected appliances to self-driving cars -- just as cable transformed TV generations ago with hundreds of new chann...
20:00, 05/07/2019

Why 5G Phones Are Arriving With Subplot of Espionage The 5G wireless technology now being introduced by phone companies promises to bring a world of innovations to mobile service -- from connected appliances to self-driving cars -- just as cable transformed television generations ago with hundreds of n...
10:00, 05/07/2019

'Resident Evil 5' and '6' are coming to Nintendo Switch You won't have to be content with older Resident Evil games on the Switch for much longer. Capcom is bringing two of its not-quite-newest survival horror titles, Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6, to Nintendo's platform sometime in the fa...
21:00, 06/11/2019

Turn On the Lights, Because Resident Evil 2 Is Cheaper Than Ever Whether you played the original or not, the recent remake of Resident Evil 2 is worth picking up if you don’t mind feeling terrified. Today on Amazon, it’s marked down to $40 on both PS4 and Xbox One, an all-time low. Just be sure to get the deal bef...
23:17, 05/08/2019

US charges Julian Assange with violating the Espionage Act Federal prosecutors have charged WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange with 17 more criminal counts, including accusations that he violated the Espionage Act. The US charged him last month with conspiracy to commit computer hacking following his arrest...
06:00, 05/24/2019

| US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act The Justice Department on Thursday charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with violating the US Espionage Act by publishing military and diplomatic files in 2010, rejecting his claim that he is a journalist....
19:51, 05/24/2019

Assange hit with new charges for allegedly violating Espionage Act WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday was slapped with new criminal charges of allegedly violating the Espionage Act by conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to illegally obtain and disclose classified information, t...
09:34, 05/24/2019

Officer in confrontation with Boulder resident resigns A Boulder, Colorado police officer resigned prior to the release of a police report of an incident between the officer and a black man. The report said the officer did not racially profile the man, but that he violated other department policies. (May...
03:51, 05/17/2019

The Danger in Prosecuting Julian Assange for Espionage To understand why so many media and legal observers are voicing concern about the Julian Assange indictment, it helps to perform the following mental exercise. If you were to click on this link to the WikiLeaks website, copy and paste the information...
23:17, 05/24/2019

Karl the Fog: San Francisco's mysterious resident – in pictures Most instagram accounts rely on blue skies and sunshine, but Karl the Fog has amassed more than 200,000 followers with selfies depicting the grey mist that descends over the Bay city. Karl’s first book is published 11 June by Chronicle Books Continue...
11:51, 06/10/2019

Ex-CIA officer admits to espionage conspiracy with China ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An ex-CIA officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring with China to commit espionage after receiving a promise from his Chinese handlers that he would be financially set for life. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 54, admitted as part of a p...
11:51, 05/02/2019

Canadians detained in China accused of espionage China has charged Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with stealing state secretsThe two Canadian citizens detained in China on espionage allegations have been formally arrested, in a move likely to further chill relations between the two countries.Chi...
20:00, 05/16/2019

Kentucky State University Reduces Non-Resident Tuition FRANKFORT, Ky. (KSU)– The Kentucky State University Board of Regents approved an agreement to lower tuition for out-of-state students. The Board of Regents approved a Memorandum of Agreement with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education ...
18:34, 06/07/2019

Over 100 Non-Resident Indians To Attend PM Modi's Oath Ceremony Oath Taking Ceremony Of PM Modi: Around 100 NRIs are coming to attend the swearing-in again on their own expense just to show their support and affection for Prime Minister Modi, BJP official said....
16:00, 05/29/2019

Assange Indicted Under Espionage Act, Raising First Amendment Issues The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces 17 counts in a superseding indictment over his role in obtaining and publishing classified documents in 2010....
04:17, 05/24/2019

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Charged With Espionage by U.S. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who was arrested in London last month after seven years in an Ecuadorian embassy, is now reportedly facing new charges of espionage in the United States.Read more......
03:00, 05/24/2019

Julian Assange indicted on 17 new counts related to Espionage Act A U.S. grand jury indicted WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange on 17 new charges of violating the Espionage Act, U.S. prosecutors announced Thursday....
00:00, 05/24/2019

U.S. charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with espionage The U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, saying he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired with and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Man...
00:17, 05/24/2019

Pakistan army chief approves sentences for 3 for espionage Pakistan's military says the country's army chief has approved death sentences for a retired brigadier general and a private physician after they were court-martialed on charges of espionage and revealing classified information to foreign intelligenc...
17:34, 05/30/2019

Ex-CIA officer pleads guilty to espionage conspiracy with China A former CIA officer who is a US citizen from Hong Kong has been charged with conspiring with China to commit espionage. Jerry Chun Shing Lee allegedly received money in exchange for information, including agents' names....
11:34, 05/02/2019

Julian Assange Charged Under Espionage Act In Unprecedented Indictment The U.S. government announced charges on Thursday against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, making him the first publisher in modern American history to be charged for revealing government secrets under the 1917 Espionage Act. Press freedom advocat...
01:17, 05/24/2019

Navy: Sailor contacted Russians, pleads guilty to espionage SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy’s nuclear-powered warships and planned to give it to a journalist and then d...
21:51, 05/24/2019

How photogrammetry brought Resident Evil's world of undeath to life A symphony of staccato shutter snaps filled the air. Xenon gas strobed from dozens of camera flashes. Capcom was visiting a meat processing plant with a trove of camera equipment.Iron-stomached photographers shot photo after photo of wild game meat a...
21:34, 05/18/2019

U.S. unveils espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange The U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, saying he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in o...
23:00, 05/23/2019

Look: Police help round up loose bear swimming in resident's pool Police in Pennsylvania said they were called to help round up a "skinny dipping" bear that dashed through residents' yards before jumping into a pool....
03:00, 06/04/2019

The U.S. Just Upped the Ante on Julian Assange’s Extradition With Espionage Charges Julian Assange was indicted by the U.S. under the Espionage Act on Thursday, setting the stage for a dramatic confrontation between U.S. and Swedish prosecutors, who each want to extradite Assange before the other. Sweden had, a week earlier, re-open...
01:17, 05/25/2019

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Charged With Violating Espionage Act The Justice Department on Thursday charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with violating the US Espionage Act in the publishing of military and diplomatic files in 2010, rejecting his claim that he......
01:51, 05/24/2019

Some federal prosecutors disagreed with decision to charge Assange under Espionage Act The prosecutors feared such charges posed serious risks for First Amendment protections and had other concerns, according to people familiar with the matter....
02:17, 05/25/2019

Trump issues executive order to protect US networks from espionage President Trump on Wednesday declared a national emergency, signing an executive order that bans U.S. companies from using foreign telecom services that could pose a national security threat....
23:34, 05/15/2019

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused of violating the Espionage Act Federal prosecutors accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of violating the Espionage Act as part of a new indictment charging him on 17 counts in addition to the single count unsealed in early April....
23:51, 05/23/2019

Boston resident: Intruder broke into his house, cleaned it and left (CNN) – A Boston area man came home from work with his son to find something amiss. He thought that maybe they had been robbed. But upon further inspection, he discovered that nothing was missing and his home was sparkling clean. Nate Roman liv...
03:51, 05/25/2019

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists The two reporters were arrested in Myanmar in late 2017. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims....
08:51, 05/07/2019

Julian Assange: US charges WikiLeaks founder with violating Espionage Act – as it happened Eighteen-count DoJ indictment alleges Assange, who was arrested last month in London, ‘risked serious harm’ to AmericaUS charges Julian Assange with publishing classified informationSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.01am BST Qui...
03:00, 05/24/2019

Chinese Resident Evil Fans Think This Biotech Company's Logo Looks Familiar In Resident Evil, the Umbrella Corporation is an evil biotechnology and pharmaceutical conglomerate. Shanghai Ruilan Bao Hu San Biotech Limited is also in biotechnology and, as Chinese Resident Evil fans point out, has a similar logo....
17:51, 06/18/2019

Assange lawyer says espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder are ‘threat’ to all journalists WASHINGTON (AP) — Assange lawyer says espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder are ‘threat’ to all journalists....
23:17, 05/23/2019

| Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists in amnesty Two Reuters journalists who had been jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar walked out of prison, freed in a presidential amnesty after a global campaign for their release....
02:00, 05/08/2019

Egypt frees ex-diplomat who called for referendum An Egyptian rights lawyer says a former diplomat who called for a referendum on Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government has been released from jail....
14:00, 05/25/2019

Myanmar frees 2 Reuters journalists from prison Prison chief says 2 Reuters journalists jailed for breaking Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act have been freed from prison.        ...
07:51, 05/07/2019

Myanmar Frees Jailed Reuters Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were jailed after reporting on the Myanmar military’s abuses against the ethnic Rohingya minority, were released as part of a presidential amnesty for more than 6,000 prisoners....
08:00, 05/07/2019

Ecuador frees man wanted in US over Facebook scheme QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador has released a New York man and turned down an extradition request from the United States, where he was arrested after falsely claiming he was owed half-ownership of Facebook. A lawyer for Paul Ceglia on Tuesday tweeted ...
23:51, 06/11/2019

Resident Evil 5 and 6 are coming to the Nintendo Switch ensuring, as Wesker would say: complete glob Resident Evil 5 and 6 are coming to the Nintendo Switch ensuring, as Wesker would say: complete global saturation. They release this Fall, for anyone dying (and maybe reanimating) to play some Resident Evil on the go....
20:00, 06/11/2019

Wary of Chinese Espionage, Houston Cancer Center Chose to Fire 3 Scientists The director of the National Institutes of Health said that 55 similar investigations into possible foreign exploitation of American research are happening nationwide....
19:34, 04/28/2019

Crime Trackers: Midtown apartment resident seeks change after recent break-ins TUCSON – After a wave of recent break-ins at in a midtown community, several residents said they have had enough. One midtown resident said thieves have broken into his parking unit seven times. He said no matter what type of lock he puts on hi...
05:34, 06/15/2019

Syrian resident of Saudi Arabia dies in attack on Abha airport: Al-Arabiya TV A Syrian resident of Saudi Arabia has died from his wounds in an attack on Saudi's Abha airport on Sunday, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV said on Sunday, citing its own correspondent....
02:17, 06/24/2019

Nicaragua frees political prisoners with suspect amnesty law Nicaragua's government has released 50 people arrested during a year of anti-regime protests. However, the new amnesty law also protects police and supporters of the government who assaulted demonstrators in 2018....
11:00, 06/11/2019

Nigerian pro-government militia frees hundreds of children A regional militia in Nigeria has freed 900 children involved in the fight against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, the UN says. UNICEF says children have been among the worst-hit by the decade-long conflict....
15:00, 05/10/2019

| Venezuela frees lawmaker before UN rights chief visit Venezuela has freed an opposition legislator who spent almost two months behind bars, parliament announced, ahead of a visit by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet....
17:17, 06/18/2019

Israel frees 2 Syrians after return of soldier's remains Israel has released two Syrian prisoners in what it says is a "goodwill gesture" following the repatriation of the remains of an Israeli soldier who went missing over 35 years ago....
20:17, 04/28/2019

Egypt frees Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016 An Egyptian court has ordered the release of Al-Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein, detained since 2016 on allegations of spreading false news and defaming Egypt's reputation....
14:51, 05/23/2019

| Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists after global outrage Two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar walked out of prison on Tuesday, freed in a presidential amnesty after a vigorous global campaign -- and backroom diplomacy -- for their release....
07:17, 05/08/2019

Mexico frees activists accused of migrant trafficking MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say two jailed immigration activists have been set free due to lack of evidence following accusations of migrant trafficking. Irineo Mújica, director of the nonprofit group Pueblos Sin Fronteras, and fellow activi...
03:34, 06/13/2019

Colombian High Court Frees Ex-Rebel Sought by U.S. Former guerrilla commander Seuxis Hernández was freed from jail on Thursday and preparing to be sworn in as a congressman, capping a weekslong legal roller coaster that pitted courts against politicians in a country polarized over what to do with the...
10:17, 05/31/2019

Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists after global outrage After more than 16 months in detention, two Reuters journalists convicted for their coverage of the Rohingya crisis were released in an amnesty deal....
14:17, 05/08/2019

Afghan military frees 84 prisoners from Taliban jail KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan military spokesman says troops have freed 84 prisoners from a Taliban-run facility in the northern Faryab province. Mohammad Anif Rezaye says most of those freed in the operation late Wednesday were Afghan security...
16:51, 06/06/2019

Care home resident dons 'demonic mask,' stabs staffer more than 30 times, authorities say A developmentally disabled man allegedly put on a “demonic mask,” played the theme song from the horror film “Halloween” on his iPod, and stabbed his caretaker more than 30 times with a kitchen knife in a group home near Chicago on Saturday, authorit...
15:00, 06/06/2019

Court grants Ramos Padilla authority to continue investigation into alleged illegal espionage Judge Alejo Ramos Padilla's control over the case had been questioned, at least legally, on the grounds his court did not have the jurisdiction to investigate the matter....
05:51, 05/14/2019

US efforts to jail Assange for espionage are a grave threat to a free media | Alan Rusbridger I found the WikiLeaks co-founder a troubling figure when I worked with him, but America’s case would criminalise journalistic inquiryDo you remember the Collateral Murder video – the one that showed US air crew in Apache helicopters killing people as...
11:51, 05/26/2019

The Park Slope, Brooklyn resident who started a petition to stop the city of New York from building The Park Slope, Brooklyn resident who started a petition to stop the city of New York from building two homeless shelters in her neighborhood is the founder of a women’s rights group who “sees no conflict in advocating against the shelters, despite i...
07:00, 05/29/2019

Nigerian militia frees hundreds of children used in war with Boko Haram ABUJA – A regional militia allied with Nigerian government forces freed on Friday almost 900 children it had used in the war against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. The move brought the total nu...
19:00, 05/10/2019

Nigerian militia frees nearly 900 children used in war on Boko Haram: UNICEF A regional militia allied with Nigerian government forces freed on Friday almost 900 children it had used in the war against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said....
20:51, 05/10/2019

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets ActTwo Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar for their reporting of the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims have been pardoned and rele...
09:34, 05/07/2019

Military judge frees Navy SEAL in advance of murder trial _____ SAN DIEGO — A decorated Navy SEAL facing a murder trial in the death of an Islamic State prisoner was freed from custody Thursday after a military judge cited interference by prosecutors. The unexpected move drew gasps in a San Diego courtroom ...
06:51, 06/02/2019

Brazil military court frees soldiers pending killing trial RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A top Brazilian military court has ordered nine soldiers to be released while they await trial in an April shooting that killed two people in Rio de Janeiro, an incident that caused national outrage. Brazil’s Superior Mili...
23:51, 05/23/2019

Venezuela's Guaidó takes to streets in 'military uprising,' frees López Opposition leader and self-declared president takes to streets, with jailed politician Leopoldo López and a small contingent of heavily armed soldiers early Tuesday, callingfor the military to rise up and oust Nicolás Maduro....
14:51, 04/30/2019

French military frees hostages in Burkina Faso, two commandos killed French commandos rescued four foreign hostages including two French citizens from a militant group in Burkina Faso, France's military said on Friday, adding that two of the elite soldiers were killed in the night-time operation....
23:17, 05/10/2019

Russia frees detained journalist after public outcry and media pressure A Russian investigative journalist who was charged with drug dealing has been freed after a widespread public outcry and media rebellion against the case....
10:51, 06/12/2019

Ecuador judge frees Swedish programer close to Assange; probe continues An Ecuadorean judge on Thursday ordered that a Swedish citizen and personal friend of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be freed, two months after he was detained for alleged participation in a hacking attempt on the government....
05:00, 06/21/2019

Turkey frees jailed U.S.-Turkish former NASA scientist: wife tells Reuters Turkey has released U.S.-Turkish former NASA scientist Serkan Golge from prison, his wife told Reuters on Wednesday, in a step that could lead to an easing in relations with Washington....
22:51, 05/29/2019

Broward sheriff's office frees murder suspect after confusion about charges: reports A suspected killer is on the loose in Florida after he was mistakenly released from jail when the charge against him was upgraded to first-degree murder — allegedly confusing Broward County sheriff's officials....
21:51, 06/03/2019

British court frees Sally Challen, who killed abusive husband with hammer An abused British woman who was sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband with a hammer walked free Friday after a new sentence was handed down....
22:17, 06/07/2019

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused of killing North Korean leader's half-brother A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was freed on Friday, her lawyer said....
12:51, 05/03/2019

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused of poisoning North Korean leader's half-brother A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was freed on Friday, her lawyer said....
10:17, 05/03/2019

| Myanmar frees reporters| New Zealand prayers for Ramadaan: WATCH the top World news videos for today Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists in amnesty | New Zealand: Ramadaan prayers at Linwood mosque; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH....
13:34, 05/07/2019

Ex-Brooklyn resident wins $325M in Johnson & Johnson tainted baby powder suit A former Brooklyn woman has been awarded $325 million by a Manhattan jury after allegedly getting cancer from asbestos-laced Johnson & Johnson baby powder — one of the highest verdicts ever in such cases. Donna Oslon, 65, and her husband, Robert, sue...
01:34, 06/01/2019

Military judge frees Navy SEAL from custody in advance of murder trial in death of Islamic State prisoner SAN DIEGO (AP) — Military judge frees Navy SEAL from custody in advance of murder trial in death of Islamic State prisoner....
04:00, 05/31/2019

Eddie Gallagher's defense wants case dismissed over Navy misconduct as judge frees SEAL ahead of war crimes trial The defense team of a Navy SEAL accused of murdering an injured teenage ISIS fighter wants the case dismissed due to what it says is gross misconduct on the part of the prosecution....
03:00, 06/01/2019

'If Waitrose did rows'... resident left in tears after neighbours' notelet war over flowers A woman who tried to brighten up her street by planting flowers only to be accused of "gentrification" told today how the row left her "upset and teary"....
17:34, 05/30/2019

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......
06:34, 06/14/2019

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 denied the allegation....
04:34, 06/14/2019

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 might breach the 2015 international pact....
02:17, 05/10/2019

Trump Suggests Iran Mistakenly Shot Down a U.S. Drone. Iran Says It was Very Much on Purpose President Donald Trump downplayed the likelihood of U.S. military action against Iran after a military drone was shot down Thursday during a reconnaissance mission in the Middle East, the latest test of an escalating conflict that the President is se...
01:34, 06/21/2019

Iran drone strike: 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?        ...
18:17, 06/20/2019

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 said on Sunday....
03:51, 06/03/2019

Iran's top general tells Iraqi militias to prep for 'proxy war' amid US-Iran tensions A top Iranian general has told Iran-backed militias in Iraq to “prepare for proxy war” in the wake of heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., which accused the militias of moving missiles toward American forces....
13:00, 05/17/2019

U.S. Military Says Video Shows Iran Removing Mine From Tanker, But Iran Denies Involvement (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — The U.S. military released a video Friday it said showed Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, suggesting Te...
20:34, 06/14/2019

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....
20:51, 05/20/2019

"Firing One Bullet At Iran Will Set Fire To US Interests": Iran General Iran warned the United States on Saturday that any aggression against the Islamic republic would have serious consequences for US interests across the Middle East....
12:00, 06/22/2019

America is trying to create 'Iran phobia': Iran's defence minister The United States is trying to create "Iran phobia", Iran’s defence minister Amir Hatami said on Friday, according to the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA)....
11:34, 06/21/2019

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....
02:34, 05/23/2019

The Latest: Iran spokesman: Iran needs 20% enriched uranium TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A spokesman for Iran’s nuclear program says the country has a need for uranium enriched up to ...
11:00, 06/17/2019

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

Trump warns Iran not to fight 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 weeks....
04:17, 05/20/2019

Iran shoots down US drone: What Iran and the United States are saying The rising tensions between the United States and Iran continued on Thursday morning, when a U.S. surveillance drone was shot down by Iran.        ...
12:34, 06/21/2019

Iran shoots down US drone: What we know about the tensions between the US and Iran The rising tensions between the United States and Iran continued on Thursday morning, when a U.S. surveillance drone was shot down by Iran.        ...
18:17, 06/20/2019

Iran military commander: U.S.-Iran war is 'not possible' The new commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said Sunday that the United States "does not have the ability" to wage war against Iran...
23:51, 05/12/2019

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

It Sure Seems Like the U.S. Is Trying to Provoke Iran Into a War National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have spent the last few weeks making the case that Iran is ramping up hostility towards the U.S. and that America will need to take serious action in response. But some people—i...
18:51, 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....
21:34, 05/14/2019

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 of U.S. Central Command is located....
14:17, 05/06/2019

What You Need to Know About the Iran Crisis President Trump approved and then canceled an attack on Iran with just minutes to spare. Here’s a guide to the crisis, with links to further reading....
05:34, 06/22/2019

There will be no war as we don't want war, and no one can confront Iran: Zarif Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday he did not believe a war would break out in the region as Tehran did not want a conflict and no country had the "illusion it could confront Iran", the state news agency IRNA reported....
14:17, 05/18/2019

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 uranium and history of deception created deep mist...
23:34, 05/10/2019

Iran shoots down US drone Iran says US ‘spy’ drone was flying in its airspace amid strained relations over last week’s oil tanker attacks Iran has shot down an US drone in the strait of Hormuz, accusing Washington of breaching Iran’s national sovereignty and trying to deepen ...
12:51, 06/20/2019

Trump says he hopes U.S. not going to war with Iran U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he hoped the United States was not heading to war with Iran as he met with Switzerland President Ueli Maurer, whose nation has served as a diplomatic conduit between the two countries....
21:51, 05/16/2019

Iran says it has shot down a US drone Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said. (June 20)     ...
20:17, 06/20/2019

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 if the US was going to war with Iran. That answer e...
03:17, 05/17/2019

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 happen," the Utah Republican, a member of the Sen...
16:34, 05/19/2019

"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......
21:34, 05/14/2019

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 Tehran and Washington from tipping into conflict....
14:51, 06/12/2019

U.S. Launched Cyberattacks on Iran The U.S. covertly launched offensive cyber operations against an Iranian intelligence group’s computer systems on Thursday, the same day President Trump pulled back on using more traditional methods of military force....
11:00, 06/23/2019

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......
05:51, 05/14/2019

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 the messaging about Iran by others in his administra...
16:00, 05/21/2019

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 with Tehran....
02:51, 05/14/2019

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, arguing that military conflict may be unavoidable. Y...
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'....
02:34, 05/21/2019

Sen. Tom Cotton says US could win war against Iran in ‘two strikes’ GOP Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas predicted in a recent interview that the US would easily win a war against Iran in “two strikes.” Cotton’s comments came during an interview with PBS as tensions between the Islamic regime and the US were escalating, w...
22:34, 05/15/2019

Donald Trump: I'm not looking for war with Iran Donald Trump has said he is not seeking war with Tehran and indicated he was ready to defuse tensions by reaching a deal to bolster Iran's flagging economy....
19:34, 06/23/2019

U.S. and Iran Are Targeting Each Other With Cyberattacks Donald Trump may have called off military strikes against Iran at the last minute, avoiding a dangerous war for now, but several reports have noted that both countries are engaging in cyberattacks against each other in the ongoing confrontation....
19:00, 06/22/2019

In Iran, Environmentalists Are Now Seen as Spies A broad feud over the country’s direction between hard-liners and moderates under President Rouhani is expanding into the environment, as water shortages loom....
18:00, 05/20/2019

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....
06:34, 05/24/2019

Iran's Supreme Leader says there will be no war with U.S. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday Tehran does not seek war with the United States despite mounting tensions between the two arch-enemies over Iranian nuclear capabilities and its missile program....
21:34, 05/14/2019

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

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....
20:34, 05/23/2019

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....
21:17, 05/16/2019

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 the United States....
23:00, 05/23/2019

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 mend US-Russia ties....
03:00, 05/15/2019

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....
14:34, 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 mine on the side of one of the tankers near the Strai...
00:17, 06/14/2019

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....
18:17, 05/17/2019

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

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 appeared to be long tubes, concealed by cloth, strapp...
14:17, 06/15/2019

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 saying they have been left in the dark....
13:34, 05/15/2019

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 willing to talk with Iran “with no precondit...
19:00, 06/02/2019

Iran, U.S. in war of words after U.S. drone shot down Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone it said was on a spy mission over its territory but Washington said the aircraft was targeted in international air space in "an unprovoked attack"....
16:51, 06/20/2019

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 invasion of Iraq in 2003....
04:34, 05/15/2019

Top Democrat Pelosi: U.S. has no appetite to go to war with Iran U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday the United States has no appetite to go to war with Iran, after Tehran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone in the Gulf region....
17:34, 06/20/2019

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....
09:17, 05/17/2019

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 Foreign Minister Javid Zarif in his first tweet follow...
16:00, 06/14/2019

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 international consensus to this international problem." (Jun...
01:00, 06/15/2019

Iran says there will be no war with United States: IRNA There will not be any military confrontation between Iran and the United States, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council was quoted as saying on Wednesday by state news agency IRNA....
18:00, 06/19/2019

Oil Tankers Off Iran Hit by Suspected Torpedoes Two oil tankers were damaged in attacks off the coast of Iran, including one operated by a Japanese company, on a day when Tehran rebuffed attempts by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ease a military standoff with the U.S....
16:17, 06/13/2019

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

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 Sunday....
19:17, 06/16/2019

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 aiming for direct talks with Tehran over his plan ...
01:17, 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 spokesman Abbas Mousavi was quoted by state TV on Sa...
10:00, 06/08/2019

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

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....
12:17, 05/16/2019

Why the U.S. Is Targeting Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is Iran’s premier military force. It’s also much more. As the official protector of the 1979 revolution that overthrew Iran’s monarchy and established an Islamic Republic, the Guard exerts political and econom...
21:17, 06/19/2019

Trump threatens war with Iran if it tries to get nukes ​President Trump shrugged off attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman as “minor” but said he would wage war if Iran tried to obtain a nuclear arsenal. “I would certainly go over nuclear weapons,” Trump told Time magazine in an in...
19:51, 06/18/2019

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 for more information on the president’s approach.T...
18:51, 05/16/2019

Trump says U.S. is 'very prepared' with regard to Iran President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States was very prepared with regard to Iran, as tensions ramped up after attacks on several oil tankers and Tehran's announcement it would step up uranium enrichment....
00:00, 06/19/2019

Pompeo: U.S. President Trump does not want war with Iran The United States will maintain its pressure campaign on Iran and continue to deter aggression in the region but does not want the conflict with Tehran to escalate, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday....
00:00, 06/19/2019

Analysis: US- Iran relations need calm Escalating tensions between the United States and Iran posing "a pretty dangerous situation," says former U.S. Diplomat Christopher Hill. "There certainly is a lot of room for miscalculation," he says. (June 18)        ...
04:00, 06/19/2019

Iran says it’s not preparing attacks against US, allies Iran poses no threat to Iraq or any other state and has no intention to attack US assets in the Middle East, a spokesman for the Iranian mission to the UN said Thursday. Alireza Miryousefi also said that Team Trump’s warning of heightened threats fro...
21:34, 05/16/2019

The Latest: Iran commander: There will be no talks with US TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the crisis over the embattled nuclear deal between Iran and world powers (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A top commander in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard says Tehran won’t talk with the U.S., a day after ...
13:00, 05/10/2019

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

No U.S. aircraft operated over Iran, U.S. military says The U.S. military did not fly over Iranian airspace on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, after a news website run by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said a U.S. drone was shot down over the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan....
10:17, 06/20/2019

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 the U.S. was going to war with Iran, the president...
02:17, 05/17/2019

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 withdraw from the accord and reimpose U.S. sanctio...
01:00, 05/10/2019

Iran 'shoots down US drone over its territory' Iran's Revolutionary Guards have shot down a US drone, the elite force's news website claimed Thursday. However, the US military denied flying over Iranian airspace....
08:00, 06/20/2019

Iran claims to have shot down US spy drone Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards claimed Thursday to have shot down a "intruding American spy drone" after it entered Iranian airspace, according to state media, amid increased hostility between Washington and Tehran....
07:51, 06/20/2019

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 information on the administration's strategy...
00:17, 05/16/2019

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....
01:17, 05/17/2019

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 to meet and find a compromise....
22:34, 06/09/2019

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....
01:00, 05/17/2019

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....
08:00, 06/09/2019

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....
07:34, 05/10/2019

Iran Says There Will Be No War With United States: Report There will not be any military confrontation between Iran and the United States, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council was quoted as saying on Wednesday by state news agency IRNA....
11:00, 06/19/2019

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 Middle East, an area of responsibility overseen by...
02:51, 05/08/2019

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 Emirates....
15:17, 05/19/2019

Oil extends gains on U.S.-Iran tensions Oil prices rose on Monday, extending large gains last week that were prompted by tensions between Iran and the United States, as Washington was set to announce new sanctions on Tehran....
14:34, 06/24/2019

Trump says he’d set no pre-conditions for talks with Iran President Trump said he won’t place pre-conditions on talks with Iran to end the standoff between the two countries but remains adamant that the Islamic Republic cannot become a nuclear power. Asked during an interview on NBC’s “Mee...
16:17, 06/23/2019

Trump is willing to talk to Iran, top U.S. adviser says U.S. President Donald Trump is ready to talk to Iran about a deal that would lift American sanctions but Tehran would need to curtail its nuclear and missile programs, as well as its support for proxies, a senior U.S. official said on Monday....
17:51, 06/24/2019

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

Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Iran President Trump signed an executive order imposing sanctions on Iran, including against its supreme leader. He described the sanctions as “hard-hitting” and said they would deny Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and others access to fina...
18:51, 06/24/2019

U.S. sanctions on Iran are biting: Bolton Iran is feeling the effects of existing U.S. sanctions as President Donald Trump prepares to impose more of them from Monday, his National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Sunday during a visit to Israel....
14:51, 06/23/2019

No negotiations with U.S., 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 signaled talks with Washington might be possible if sanctions were lifted....
22:51, 05/29/2019

Trump says he's not looking for war with Iran: NBC News interview President Donald Trump said on Friday he is not looking for war with Iran, but he warned that if a conflict did occur it would result in "obliteration."...
08:51, 06/22/2019

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 “strict implementation” of its 2015 nu...
13:00, 05/08/2019

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......
11:17, 05/30/2019

Oil rises towards $65 on fears of U.S. attack on Iran Oil prices rallied towards $65 per barrel on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than 20% of the world's oil output....
11:34, 06/21/2019

Bolton says Iran 'almost certainly' sabotaged ships off UAE U.S. national security adviser Bolton said on Wednesday that ships sabotaged off the United Arab Emirates coast were attacked "almost certainly by Iran." ...
12:00, 05/29/2019

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. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the off...
06:17, 05/20/2019

'The conflict in the Middle East is Iran vs. everyone else' Timothy Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, is a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. His most recent book is "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America" (2018)....
03:00, 06/22/2019

Trump says Iran strikes would not have been 'proportionate' The US president said he did not greenlight strikes on Iran because he was told 150 people would have been killed. The US has also reportedly called for a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the crisis....
03:00, 06/22/2019

US hits Iran with cyberattack: reports The US reportedly launched a cyberattack on Iran in response to the downing of an unmanned drone. Cybersecurity firms have also reported a rise in Iranian attempts to hack US companies and government agencies....
19:34, 06/23/2019

How a drone's flight took the US and Iran to the brink of war The incident came close to sparking a war, with a planned retaliatory attack – but with Trump’s top advisers reportedly split, doubts seemed to set inThe incident that came close to sparking a new war in the Middle East began late on Wednesday night ...
22:00, 06/21/2019

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

Trump: Iran would like to make a deal President Donald Trump says Iran wants to make a deal. Trump, in a news conference in Tokyo on Monday, sais Iran's economy has taken a major downturn since he pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal. (May 27)      ...
21:17, 05/28/2019

The U.S. and Iran Are Backing Down From a Fight, Rhetorically The U.S. and Iran moved to defuse rising tensions Friday after a tense 24 hours in which the world waited to see if President Donald Trump would authorize military action for a shoot-down of a Navy drone. In a string of four morning tweets, Trump sai...
02:34, 06/22/2019

U.S. says no more sanctions waivers for Iran oil purchases The United States will not grant any more waivers to any countries that would allow them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday....
22:34, 05/08/2019

Trump Says He's 'In No Hurry' to Confront Iran President Trump said he called off a retaliatory military strike on Iran just 10 minutes before its planned start after learning 150 people would be killed, saying such an action would have been disproportionate to Iran’s downing of an unmanned U.S. ...
21:17, 06/21/2019

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 Saturday that under the 2015 nuclear deal between I...
18:51, 05/04/2019

We must stop the US from going to war with Iran | Bernie Sanders Trump campaigned on getting the US out of ‘endless wars’ – but his administration is taking us down a path that makes war more and more likelyThe drums of war are beating in Washington again.Just today we learned that the US came very close to striki...
04:17, 06/22/2019

US cracks down Iran's uranium enrichment The US has renewed most of its sanction waivers for the Iran nuclear program, but it has banned two key operations. It wants to stop Iran producing enriched uranium that could be used in weapons....
04:51, 05/04/2019

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. “Today’s situation is not suitable for talks and our...
03:17, 05/22/2019

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 leaders to negotiate with Washington....
06:34, 05/28/2019

Iran: We don't want war or escalation of tensions Iran's U.N. ambassador is calling the current situation "very dangerous" and says the United States should de-escalate tensions by stopping "its military adventurism" in the region. (June 24)        ...
02:00, 06/25/2019

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 minister says Baghdad wants to mediate between the...
12:17, 05/26/2019

Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran: What we know now President Donald Trump just announced new sanctions on Iran. Here's what we know so far about Iran-US tensions.        ...
01:00, 06/25/2019

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. Trump says that Iran’s economy is sufferin...
17:51, 05/30/2019

Pelosi says Americans have ‘no appetite’ for war with Iran Congressional leaders said they were troubled by Iran’s decision to shoot down an American surveillance drone and worried it could lead to another war in the Middle East. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she believes President Trump doesn’t want to st...
05:17, 06/21/2019

Iran nuclear deal: what has Tehran said and what happens next? Hassan Rouhani’s move to alter commitments amid crippling US sanctions outlinedLive: follow the latest US politics newsIran has suspended commitments it made under the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, which lifted sanctions on the country in exchange ...
00:17, 05/09/2019

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...
10:00, 05/18/2019

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....
17:34, 05/30/2019

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....
12:34, 05/31/2019

Pompeo says willing to engage with Iran when time is right The United States will intensify its economic pressure on Iran until Tehran forgoes violence and engages with U.S. diplomatic efforts, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday....
05:00, 06/23/2019

U.S. and Iran's Hackers Are Trading Blows The loud saber rattling and increasing tension in the Persian Gulf is being felt acutely in cyberspace. Following reports that the U.S. carried out cyberattacks against Iran, a senior U.S. official warned this weekend about hacking attempts from Iran...
02:17, 06/25/2019

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 with us, stand aside....
13:51, 05/18/2019

The Latest: Pompeo says US will wait to see what Iran does U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States will wait to see if Iran follows through on threats to limit its compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal before deciding how to react...
21:51, 05/08/2019

U.S. top security adviser says threat from Iran is not over The threat from Iran is not over but quick action from the United States has helped deter it, White House National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Thursday....
17:00, 05/30/2019

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 news agency IRNA reported....
17:00, 05/18/2019

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 Congress about the situation in Iran. (May 21)  ...
03:51, 05/22/2019

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 the world’s leading military superpower. In Washi...
17:00, 05/18/2019

Top Republican: Iran is 'miscalculating,' Trump 'knows what he has to do' Iranian officials are blundering as they try to counter President Trump’s maximum pressure campaign without triggering a retaliation, a congressional foreign policy leader says....
11:00, 06/21/2019

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....
04:17, 06/01/2019

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....
18:00, 05/27/2019

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 handling of the crisis....
04:34, 05/22/2019

Israel Strikes Iran in Syria and Loses a Jet Israel said it had launched a major attack after its F-16 came under Syrian fire. The events appeared to be Israel’s first direct engagement with Iranian forces in Syrian territory....
18:00, 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 in a kind of dangerous place right now, because of ...
06:17, 05/20/2019

Iran will defend itself against any aggression: foreign minister Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Tehran would strongly defend itself against any military or economic aggression and called on European states to do more to preserve a nuclear agreement his country signed with them....
11:17, 05/26/2019

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....
21:34, 05/15/2019

He Fought for Iran’s Environment and Was Arrested. Now, He’s Dead. Authorities say a well-known Iranian-Canadian professor killed himself in a Tehran prison, after he and other environmentalists are arrested. His family is demanding answers....
18:00, 05/20/2019

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 steadily unravels. Iraqi foreign minister, Mohamm...
13:17, 05/26/2019

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)        ...
04:51, 05/21/2019

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

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....
03:51, 05/21/2019

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 individuals responsible pretended to be located in the US a...
00:17, 05/29/2019

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....
00:17, 05/26/2019

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....
18:00, 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 Washington....
03:34, 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's President Hassan Rouhani said the time was not right for talks....
06:51, 05/21/2019

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. ...
12:51, 05/15/2019

Japan says Abe's Iran trip not meant to mediate row with US 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 mediate between Tehran and Washington....
12:17, 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 to assist. (June 13)      ...
15:34, 06/13/2019

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....
04:17, 05/22/2019

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 “credible and possibly imminent” threats from Iran,...
01:51, 05/15/2019

Russia says don't use tanker attacks to pressure Iran: RIA Russia on Thursday warned against rushing to attribute blame for a suspected attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and said the incident should not be used to stoke tensions with Tehran, Russia's RIA news agency reported....
16:17, 06/13/2019

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 forces. Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh’s commen...
11:34, 05/22/2019

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....
11:34, 05/22/2019

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....
23:51, 05/14/2019

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 "credible." ...
15:51, 05/23/2019

Iran Accuses U.S. of Framing It for Tanker Sabotage Attacks on oil tankers and facilities in the Persian Gulf have set the Middle East on edge, as Iranian officials accused officials in the Trump administration of trying to pull it into a war with the U.S. and its regional allies....
23:00, 05/14/2019

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....
07:34, 05/15/2019

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 on Wednesday, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the country for a two-day visit....
18:17, 06/12/2019

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 strike group and B-52 bombers to the region. “We have p...
03:17, 05/22/2019

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....
09:00, 05/21/2019

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 response to unspecified threats to US forces or interests...
17:51, 05/24/2019

The Latest: Mattis says ‘Iran’s behavior must change’ 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): 11:40 a.m. Former U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Ameri...
10:51, 05/21/2019

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 rising tension between Iran and the United States....
10:51, 05/24/2019

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 historic visit to Iran....
09:51, 06/12/2019

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"....
20:00, 05/21/2019

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 American show of force in the Middle East.“We’ve put o...
22:34, 05/21/2019

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, members of Congress said....
22:34, 05/21/2019

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 two Iraqi security sources....
09:34, 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 told the ISNA news agency on Wednesday....
09:34, 05/15/2019

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 leadership in Tehran....
17:51, 06/06/2019

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....
18:17, 06/02/2019

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 criticized Saudi Arabia....
03:00, 06/05/2019

Road to war in Iran looks a lot like the path that took the U.S. against Iraq in the past 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?        ...
13:17, 05/30/2019

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....
12:51, 06/05/2019

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 the region....
22:17, 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 16)        ...
22:00, 05/16/2019

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 "illusion it can confront Iran"....
21:34, 05/18/2019

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. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan knows he...
20:34, 05/29/2019

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."...
19:34, 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 to seek atomic weapons, a year after the U.S. pres...
18:00, 05/29/2019

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 sudden moves in the region. Brennan is an outspoken cr...
06:00, 05/19/2019

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 Houthi rebels....
15:34, 05/29/2019

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....
12:51, 05/29/2019

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?        ...
16:51, 05/30/2019

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 moves in the Middle East. Members of the so-called Ga...
02:17, 05/17/2019

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 direct talks, a senior Trump administration official said on Friday....
21:17, 05/17/2019

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...
19:17, 06/02/2019

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 U.S. warships in the Gulf, and the United States could not afford a new war, the semi-official news agency Fars reported on Friday. Th...
16:00, 05/17/2019

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....
23:51, 06/02/2019

Once again, Iraq caught up in escalating US-Iran tensions 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...
00:00, 05/18/2019

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 Arabia, becoming the second Arab country to reject the statement following Iraq....
03:51, 06/03/2019

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 materials that can be used in the production of n...
20:34, 05/31/2019

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 the Trump administration tries to offer an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. The annual protests — al...
10:17, 05/31/2019

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 after reviewing intelligence that indicated an omino...
20:00, 05/30/2019

Lawyer of Lebanese man held in Iran says he will be freed BEIRUT (AP) — The lawyer of a Lebanese man held in Iran since 2015 says his client will be released in the “next few days.” Majed Dimashkiyeh told The Associated Press Monday that Nizar Zakka’s expected release comes after mediation...
22:17, 06/03/2019

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....
03:51, 06/04/2019

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 US, since “nobody in the region is suffering from ...
17:00, 05/18/2019

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 the Revolutionary Guards in dismissing the threat of war between the US and Iran, despite increasin...
17:34, 05/19/2019

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....
11:00, 05/29/2019

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....
09:51, 05/20/2019

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....
04:17, 05/16/2019

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,” shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight. The tweet comes ami...
10:00, 05/20/2019

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 policy....
03:34, 05/16/2019

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....
15:51, 06/09/2019

US hits Iran with cyber attack: Reports The US reportedly launched a cyber attack on Iran in response to the downing of unmanned drone. Cyber security firms have also reported a rise in Iranian attempts to hack US government agencies and companies....
07:17, 06/23/2019

The Latest: Trump, Abe, talk about Iran, sanctions TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan (all times local): ___ 11:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says he and Japanese Prime Minister have talked about Iran amid rising tension between Tehran and Washington. With Abe a...
05:17, 05/27/2019

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....
23:34, 05/26/2019

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.        ...
16:51, 05/20/2019

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 country signed....
15:00, 05/26/2019

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....
17:00, 05/20/2019

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....
23:34, 06/10/2019

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....
05:51, 05/16/2019

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

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 conciliatory tone taken by President Trump....
10:51, 05/29/2019

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....
22:00, 05/19/2019

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

"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....
23:34, 05/19/2019

The Latest: Trump says US-France agree on Iran LIMERICK, Ireland (AP) — The Latest on Trump attending D-Day commemorations (all times local): 3:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is playing down differences with France over Iran, telling French President Emmanuel Macron that they both agree Tehran sh...
16:51, 06/06/2019

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 complain they haven’t seen the intelligence that spa...
16:00, 05/16/2019

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 game."...
02:00, 05/20/2019

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. Iran’s influential Revolutionary Guard says it...
12:34, 05/28/2019

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 this past week amid heightened tensions in the Per...
06:17, 05/20/2019

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 rising tensions in the Mideast, with allegations of...
08:51, 05/16/2019

US hits Iran with new sanctions; petrochemicals targeted WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hitting Iran with new sanctions that target its largest petrochemical company for providing support to the Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Treasury Department says the sanctions will apply to the Persian G...
18:34, 06/07/2019

The Latest: FM says Iran is committed to nuclear deal Iran’s foreign minister says his country is committed to an international nuclear deal and criticized escalating U.S. sanctions “unacceptable” as he met with Japanese officials...
06:17, 05/16/2019

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 worried about increasing tension....
01:34, 06/11/2019

H.R. McMaster: Iran cannot be treated as ‘responsible nation’ WISHFUL THINKING: Former national security adviser retired Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is warning against “wishful thinking” in dealing with Iran and arguing that the experience of the nuclear deal revealed that making concessions to Tehran only emboldens...
14:00, 06/18/2019

Could Trump Use the Sept. 11 War Law to Attack Iran Without Going to Congress? Talk of purported Iran-Qaeda ties is raising questions about whether the Trump administration is laying the groundwork to claim that it needs no new legal authority to take military action....
05:00, 06/20/2019

Iran says U.S. drone shot down by Revolutionary Guard Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it shot down a U.S. drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal. The U.S. military declined to immediately comment....
07:00, 06/20/2019

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 International Peace....
09:51, 05/10/2019

Any conflict in region could spread: Iran general Any conflict in the Gulf region may spread uncontrollably, a senior Iranian military commander was cited as saying on Sunday by the semi-official news agency Fars....
10:00, 06/23/2019

Trump Plans 'Major' Iran Sanctions President Trump tweeted that he plans to impose “major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday,” following his decision to call off a military attack on the country....
08:34, 06/23/2019

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 Washington....
02:17, 05/10/2019

Iran says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency says the country’s Revolutionary Guard has shot down a U.S. drone. The U.S. military declined to immediately comment. IRNA said Thursday the drone was hit when it entered Iranian airsp...
07:17, 06/20/2019

Iran's Guards Shoot Down US 'Spy' Drone: Report Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have shot down a U.S. "spy" drone in the southern province of Hormozgan, the Guards' news website, Sepah News, said on Thursday....
08:51, 06/20/2019

Iran renews threats against US as tensions escalate President Trump announced “major additional Sanctions on Iran” starting Monday. But he was quick to state, “I look forward to the day that Sanctions come off Iran, and they become a productive and prosperous nation again. “The sooner the better!” he ...
03:17, 06/23/2019

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 is intensifying pressure to “get Iran to behave like a normal nation.” Pompeo spoke to ...
22:00, 05/06/2019

Everything We Know About the U.S. Spy Drone Shot Down By Iran's Revolutionary Guard Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has shot down a U.S. drone, according to multiple reports by Iranian state media channels. U.S. officials confirmed that the drone, an MQ-4C Triton, was brought down by a surface-to-air missile but there are major differenc...
14:17, 06/20/2019

What shooting down a $110M US drone tells us about Iran While America's military is by no means threatened in the long term by Iran, instances like the downing of the drone show that Tehran can sometimes have an outsized effect with narrowly-focused efforts, and is an adversary certainly capable of keepin...
07:17, 06/25/2019

Iran executes 'defense contractor' over spying for the CIA Jalal Hajizavar was hanged at a prison near Tehran after documents and spying equipment were found at his home, news agencies reported. The death happens at a time of fierce tensions between Iran and Washington....
18:51, 06/22/2019

Trump: Iran’s shoot-down of US drone was a ‘very big mistake!’ President Trump issued a response Thursday to Iran’s downing of a US drone in international airspace. “Iran made a very big mistake!” Trump tweeted. White House officials are set to meet Thursday to discuss how to handle the drone a...
18:17, 06/20/2019

A US war with Iran looms. Don’t for one second think that it is justified | Owen Jones Trump’s allies will try to paint Iran as a threat, as they did with Iraq. We must not fall into step with their prefab bloodlustWe know how the story goes. The decision for war is made long in advance. That becomes the end point, and the evidence mus...
04:34, 06/20/2019

The Latest: Bolton says US ‘prudence’ on Iran isn’t weakness TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 1:30 p.m. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton says Iran should not “mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness.”...
14:17, 06/23/2019

Iran-US conflict: Tehran's asymmetrical approach As tensions between the US and Iran escalate, it appears Washington has backed down and Tehran is in control. The Iranian regime is using an unconventional military strategy to steer the Trump administration....
19:34, 06/23/2019

As U.S. and Iran Face Off, Europe Is Stuck in the Middle European leaders want desperately to preserve the nuclear deal, which they see as critical to regional security, but are powerless to stop the escalations that threaten it....
15:17, 06/18/2019

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 lawmakers predicted Sunday that the current tensions...
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 them to call him....
18:34, 05/12/2019

Iran, Russia accuse U.S. of bullying, pushing war The United States faced criticism from Russian and Iran Tuesday after the Pentagon announced it was sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East after oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week....
16:34, 06/18/2019

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Hassan Rouhani Iranian president speaks after US said it was sending 1,000 more troops to regionIran has declared it “will not wage war against any nation” after the US announced that a further 1,000 troops are to be sent to the Middle East amid rising tensions.The...
16:51, 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 US Central Command region “in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnin...
07:00, 05/06/2019

Iran Will Not Wage War Against Any Nation: Hassan Rouhani 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 troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions......
22:34, 06/18/2019

Pompeo: Trump doesn't want war with Iran On a visit to the U.S. Central Command in Florida, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says President Donald Trump does not want war and is only seeking to re-establish a deterrent to Iranian threats. (June 18)        ...
23:17, 06/18/2019

Moderate quake jolts Iran’s west TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian semi-official news agency is reporting that a 5.1-magnitude earthquake has jolted the western region bordering Iraq. Fars news agency reported Saturday the quake hit Ezgeleh district, which has a population of roughly 3...
15:00, 05/11/2019

US, Iran voice resolve in brinkmanship, say war not sought The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted Tuesday over Iran's announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons....
05:17, 06/19/2019

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....
09:34, 05/06/2019

U.S. Bolsters Its Gulf Defenses to Counter Iran The U.S. military plans to deploy a Patriot antimissile system to the Persian Gulf area and will beef up its naval presence in response to growing threats from Iran, the Pentagon said....
05:00, 05/11/2019

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 could be imperiled....
10:34, 05/06/2019

Oil jumps 5% on Iran tension, potential U.S. fed rate cut Oil soared more than 5% higher on Thursday after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone, raising fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington....
19:17, 06/20/2019

Trump Says Shooting Of US Drone By Iran is "Very Big Mistake" President Donald Trump said Thursday that Tehran had made a "very big" error, after Iranian forces shot down a US spy drone near the strategic Strait of Hormuz....
19:34, 06/20/2019

In Trump’s Iran Response, Some See a Dangerous Ambiguity As diplomats try to ratchet down tensions, some of them worry that hard-liners in Iran could be emboldened to further test President Trump’s resolve....
21:00, 06/21/2019

U.S. oil soars 10% in week on fears of U.S.-Iran conflict Oil futures rose 1% on Friday, with U.S. crude up 10% in the week and global benchmark Brent gaining 5%, on fears the United States could attack Iran and disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than a fifth of the world's oil output....
20:17, 06/21/2019

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 some big questions....
20:17, 05/08/2019

Trump says he stopped airstrike on Iran because 150 would have died US president tweets that he intervened 10 minutes before planned retaliatory attackDonald Trump has said he cancelled an airstrike on Iran with 10 minutes to go because it would not have been proportionate to kill 150 people in retaliation for the do...
18:34, 06/21/2019

U.S. Planned Strike Against Iran but Called Off Mission After Iran shot down a U.S. reconnaissance drone, Washington was preparing to launch a retaliatory strike, but the mission was called off at the last minute, U.S. officials said....
09:00, 06/21/2019

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....
17:34, 05/08/2019

US 'approved strikes on Iran,' then suddenly called them off President Trump had reportedly approved air strikes in retaliation for Tehran's downing of a US drone. A decision to stand down was allegedly made after Trump met with Congressional leaders....
09:17, 06/21/2019

US prepped for strikes on Iran before approval was withdrawn WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States made preparations for a military strike against Iran on Thursday night in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but the operation was abruptly called off with just hours to go. That from a U.S. ...
10:00, 06/21/2019

Thursday's attack not the first time Iran took down US drone Iran's shootdown of a U.S. drone over international airspace early Thursday morning drastically increased tensions between the two countries, but it wasn't the Islamic Republic's first attack on American drones in recent years....
11:00, 06/21/2019

Trump Stopped Strike on Iran Because It Was ‘Not Proportionate’ President Trump said “we were cocked and loaded to retaliate” after Iran struck an American drone, but he said the 150 predicted deaths was not a proportionate action....
16:00, 06/21/2019

Trump says he halted U.S. strike on Iran over possible casualties U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he called off a planned military strike against Iran because it would have been a disproportionate response to Tehran's downing of an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone, adding that more sanctions have been im...
16:00, 06/21/2019

Iran releases first photos of downed US drone Iranian state TV on Friday released images of what the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guards Corps says are pieces of the US drone it shot down 10 minutes after issuing a final warning. The pictures purport to show fragments from the RQ-4A Global H...
14:34, 06/21/2019

Brent oil up 6% in one week on fears of U.S. attack on Iran Brent oil rallied above $65 per barrel and was set to notch up a 6% gain this week on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than a fifth of the world's oil output....
13:34, 06/21/2019

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 capitulated to US pressure....
12:34, 05/08/2019

Iran displays debris, says US spy plane near drone The head of the Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division has said that a manned US spy plane was near a surveillance drone it shot down but Iran chose not to target it.        ...
21:51, 06/21/2019

Will he? Won't he? How Trump's impulses are driving his Iran policy Everything Trump has done in relation to Iran, driven by his duelling impulses, has kept the US on a trajectory towards conflictOrdering airstrikes and then calling them off at the last minute is one way of working through the contradictions in your ...
22:00, 06/21/2019

US Says Shooting Down Of Its Drone By Iran Was An "Unprovoked Attack" The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that Iranian forces shot down a US naval surveillance drone but insisted the aircraft was in international air space, not that of Iran....
19:34, 06/20/2019

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 lead to a war....
14:17, 05/07/2019

Tensions run high after Iran shoots down US drone The US has confirmed that Iran's Revolutionary Guards shot down a maritime surveillance drone, but denied that it had been flying over Iranian airspace. US military officials called the incident an "unprovoked attack."...
20:00, 06/20/2019

The Latest: Trump says he’s in ‘no hurry’ to strike Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on The United States and Iran’s tensions over the shoot-down of a massive U.S. drone (all times local): 8:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he abruptly called off the military strikes on Iran Thursday because the ...
12:00, 06/22/2019

Iran says it will respond firmly to any U.S. threat: Tasnim Iran will respond firmly to any U.S. threat against it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday, citing foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi....
10:34, 06/22/2019

Use Of Force Against Iran Would Be "Disaster", Says Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said any use of force by the US against Iran would lead to disaster as tensions escalate between Washington and Tehran....
22:17, 06/20/2019

International airlines' response to FAA on Iran airspace The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency order on Thursday prohibiting U.S. air carriers from flying in Iran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman due to heightened tensions....
20:17, 06/21/2019

The Trump administration is trying to make war with Iran inevitable We should view Iran’s recent posturing for what it is: retaliation to the Trump administration’s unnecessary and deliberate provocationLast night, in response to Iran shooting down an American drone earlier this week, the United States came within on...
09:17, 06/22/2019

US drone shot out of sky by Iran cost $123 million Drones commonly refer to the small, unmanned aerial vehicles seen crisscrossing local skies — but the US military’s RQ-4A Global Hawk shot down by Iran bears little resemblance to its buzzing brethren. The aircraft costs a whopping $123 million apiec...
23:17, 06/20/2019

Congress reacts to escalating tensions with Iran Some Congressional members say President Donald Trump was right not to attack Iran. After Iran downed a U.S. drone, Trump ordered a retaliatory strike that he said he shelved 10 minutes before Iran was to be hit. (June 21)     &#...
05:51, 06/22/2019

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 Qaeda link....
05:34, 05/09/2019

Trump can't hide from Senate debate on Iran President Donald Trump may not want a high-profile congressional debate on war with Iran, but he might not have much say in the matter. Just as military tensions reach new heights with Tehran, the Senate is taking up its annual defense bill next wee...
03:34, 06/22/2019

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. (8 May)        ...
02:17, 05/09/2019

| Trump says he called off Iran strikes at last minute President Donald Trump said Friday the United States was "cocked and loaded" to strike Iran but pulled back at the last minute because it would not have been a "proportionate" response to Tehran shooting down an American drone....
23:00, 06/21/2019

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....
10:17, 05/08/2019

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 of a plan to intimidate Tehran, the head of the Rev...
00:51, 05/13/2019

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....
05:00, 06/15/2019

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

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 Iranian government's denials. Michael Rubin, Am...
16:17, 06/14/2019

The Latest: Trump tightens sanctions on Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): President Donald Trump signs an executive order to increase sanctions on Iran, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, June 24, 2019,...
19:34, 06/24/2019

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....
11:17, 05/02/2019

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 in an attempt to cut off lucrative sources of U.S. ...
19:51, 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....
19:51, 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 Iran from carrying out more attacks against oil tankers — all while stopping short of offensive mili...
14:00, 06/17/2019

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....
16:51, 05/03/2019

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

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 desk in the British Council and was cooperating wi...
13:00, 05/13/2019

Asia stocks climb pre-G20, oil up on U.S.-Iran feud Stock markets in Asia inched higher on Monday on hopes that U.S. and Chinese leaders will be able to get trade talks back on track this week, while oil prices bounced on political tensions between Tehran and Washington....
11:00, 06/24/2019

Oil prices steady as US-Iran tensions weigh Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, supported by worries over conflict between Iran and the United States but pressured by concerns about a potential decline in demand for crude....
03:51, 06/25/2019

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, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
19:34, 06/16/2019

How Trump's sanctions are crippling Iran's economy The US move to reimpose sanctions on Iran and choke off the last remaining sources of Tehran's oil revenue has crippled the Iranian economy. For many ordinary Iranians, it's becoming increasingly hard to get by....
23:17, 06/24/2019

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....
12:51, 06/15/2019

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....
01:00, 06/15/2019

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....
05:17, 05/14/2019

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."...
07:51, 05/01/2019

At U.N., Iran says atmosphere not right for U.S. talks, U.S. pushes diplomacy Iran's United Nations ambassador accused the United States on Monday of showing no respect for international law by imposing new sanctions on Iran, describing tensions between the pair as "really dangerous" and not the right atmosphere for talks....
00:34, 06/25/2019

Iran's Zarif says 'B-Team' wants war, not diplomacy, with Tehran Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a tweet after U.S. imposed new sanctions on Tehran, said on Monday hawkish politicians close to U.S. President Donald Trump were thirsty for war rather than diplomacy....
22:00, 06/24/2019

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 steaming for the Persian Gulf. Such developments wer...
00:17, 05/14/2019

McConnell stiff-arms Democrats on Iran Senate Democrats are agonizing over whether to block a must-pass defense bill in order to debate war with Iran, seeing a rare opportunity for leverage in the GOP-controlled Senate. Despite a bipartisan push, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sh...
03:17, 06/25/2019

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......
19:17, 04/30/2019

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 heading toward a collapse....
19:34, 05/01/2019

Trump says he does not need congressional approval to strike Iran President Trump said on Monday that he believes he has the authority to launch a military operation against Iran without congressional approval. Trump said during an interview with The Hill that he has been consulting with Congress about the ongoing ...
05:00, 06/25/2019

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 finger at Iran, but European diplomats say they need more evidence....
17:34, 06/17/2019