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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.
Iranian Presidency Office via AP
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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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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Pentagon official: 120-day Syria withdrawal plan aims to please Trump 'and not get everyone killed'
Jacquelyn Martin/AP
January 02, 2019 - 4:04 pm
By Jake Tapper, Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent (CNN) — Pentagon officials told President Donald Trump that his order to withdraw troops from Syria within 30 days was physically impossible without significant risk to U.S. forces, multiple informed sources tell CNN, and the new 120-day...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet members of the military as they arrive for a hangar rally at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.
Andrew Harnik/AP
December 27, 2018 - 6:17 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — President Donald Trump's surprise trip to Iraq may have quieted criticism at home that he had yet to visit troops in a combat zone, but it has infuriated Iraqi politicians who on Thursday demanded the withdrawal of U.S. forces. "Arrogant" and "a violation of national sovereignty"...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a hanger rally at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
December 26, 2018 - 5:05 pm
AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq (AP) — In a surprise trip to Iraq, President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria where they have been helping battle Islamic State militants. "We're no longer the suckers, folks," Trump told American servicemen and women at a base...
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President Donald Trump visits with members of the military at a dining hall at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
December 26, 2018 - 2:25 pm
UPDATED: 2.44 p.m. AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq (AP) — President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Wednesday, leaving behind a partially shuttered U.S. government to greet American troops helping hold off extremists in a country where thousands of Americans died during the recent war. It...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, photo, Afghan National Army soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan.
AP Photo/Rahmat Gul
December 21, 2018 - 4:09 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban welcomed news of the U.S. plan to withdraw half its troops in Afghanistan by the summer, as Afghan generals warned Friday it would be a blow to the morale of the country's beleaguered security forces, who come under daily attacks from the insurgent fighters. The...
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President Donald Trump talks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
atyana Zenkovich/pool photo via AP
December 21, 2018 - 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw American troops from Syria was made hastily, without consulting his national security team or allies, and over strong objections from virtually everyone involved in the fight against the Islamic State, according to U.S. and Turkish...
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Palestinians clash with Israeli forces after a rally to mark the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call their "nakba," or catastrophe.
AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed
May 15, 2018 - 11:08 am
By Fares Akram and Karin Laub, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel faced a growing backlash Tuesday and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 59 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,700 at a mass protest in Gaza...
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