Iran

In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a ceremony at Imam Khomeini International Airport south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
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June 18, 2019 - 6:39 am
By Matthew Lee, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — In a test of resolve and credibility for the United States and Iran, the two adversaries have taken steps sure to further inflame tensions in the Mideast and draw them closer to a flashpoint. Iran announced it was breaking compliance with the...
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New satellite photos released Monday show two oil tankers apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week.
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June 17, 2019 - 9:41 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a year after the U.S. withdrawal lit the fuse for the heightened tensions now between Tehran and Washington...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday June 12, 2019, in Washington.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo
June 14, 2019 - 10:42 am
UPDATED: 4:00 P.M. By Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the...
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the assessment was based on intelligence, but offered no evidence to support his claim.
CNN
June 13, 2019 - 6:28 pm
By Nicole Gaouette and Jennifer Hansler, CNN (CNN) - - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the assessment was based on intelligence, but presented no evidence to support his claim. "It is the assessment by the United States...
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Power Plant in the South of Iran taken in January 2019
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May 31, 2019 - 11:04 am
By Kiyoko Metzler, Associated Press VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic watchdog said Friday Iran continues to stay within the limitations set by the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers, though its stockpiles of low-enriched uranium and heavy water are growing. In a confidential quarterly...
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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.
Patrick Semansky/AP Photo
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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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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