Iran

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Tokyo.
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May 24, 2019 - 8:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. and its interests in the region. And for the first time, Pentagon...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaks to reporters after a classified briefing for members of Congress on Iran, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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May 22, 2019 - 7:42 pm
By Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The officials said no final...
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In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic transports cargo to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln during a replenishment-at-sea in the Arabian Sea.
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy via AP
May 20, 2019 - 5:00 pm
By Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after President Donald Trump and Iran's foreign minister traded threats and taunts on...
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In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5 transports cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier US
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy via AP
May 20, 2019 - 3:47 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after President Donald Trump and Iran's foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter. Iranian officials made a point...
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President Donald Trump
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May 20, 2019 - 3:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania’s U.S. senators are divided on President Donald Trump amid growing tensions between the United States and Iran. Pennsylvania's Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey says he has recently read intelligence reports on Iran. “Let me put it to you this way, since I...
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U.S. Navy
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy via AP
May 20, 2019 - 7:17 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it'll face its "official end," shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight. Iran's foreign minister quickly responded in kind on Twitter with...
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USS Abraham Lincoln sails in the Arabian Sea.
Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur, U.S. Navy via AP
May 19, 2019 - 8:37 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf after attacks on the kingdom's energy sector. Adel al-Jubeir, the minister of state for foreign...
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President Donald Trump
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May 17, 2019 - 1:57 pm
By Zeke Miller and Steve Peoples WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won the White House pledging to wind down the nation's many foreign entanglements and put "America First." But as his administration in recent days has sent mixed signals on the prospects of a military conflict with Iran,...
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, walks to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, May 16, 2019.
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May 16, 2019 - 8:54 am
By Aya Batrawy and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Thursday said sanctions imposed by the Trump administration are "unacceptable" but that his country is committed to an international nuclear deal that has steadily unraveled amid rising...
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Pelosi said Wednesday that the U.S. must avoid war with Iran and she warned the White House has “no business” moving toward a Middle East confrontation without approval from Congress.
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May 15, 2019 - 6:10 pm
By Lisa Mascaro and Susannah George WASHINGTON (AP) — Sudden White House moves in the Mideast sparked alarm in Congress on Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned President Donald Trump away from war with Iran and lawmakers in both parties demanded more information on his thinking. The top...
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