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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 that secured his re...

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....
19:48 2019-06-11

US resident imprisoned in Iran suggests 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 ...
00:12 2019-06-12

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. The post A Lebanese official says a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned ...
14:12 2019-06-11

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....
17:24 2019-06-11

Nicaragua frees 56 imprisoned protest leaders under new amnesty law Nicaragua said on Tuesday it had released 56 political prisoners under a new law that frees people who were arrested in recent anti-government protests, while protecting police and others who violentl...
21:24 2019-06-11

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....
21:12 2019-05-29

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....
19:48 2019-05-22

Lebanese IT specialist Zakka released by Iran 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....
23:24 2019-06-11

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....
17:24 2019-06-11

Iran state TV: US resident held as spy to be released TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television is reporting that a U.S. permanent resident held for years in Tehran “will be released in the coming hours.” The report Monday on state TV̵...
16:48 2019-06-10

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....
13:48 2019-06-11

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....
00:24 2019-06-11

Iran releases US resident accused of spying A Lebanese businessman with permanent US residency who was imprisoned in Iran for several years for alleged anti-state activity was released Tuesday, his lawyer said. Nizar Zakka, 52, who had been liv...
16:24 2019-06-11

U.S. Resident Detained in Iran for Years Has Been Released (BEIRUT) — A U.S. permanent resident and Lebanese businessman who was imprisoned for years in Iran has been freed and is on his way back to his native Lebanon, an official in Beirut said Tuesday...
15:48 2019-06-11

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”...
19:36 2019-06-11

US resident freed by Iran to Trump: ‘Get back your hostages’ A Lebanese man and permanent U.S. resident who was released after years in an Iranian prison is urging President Donald Trump and the West to ‘please get back your hostages’ from Iran...
16:12 2019-06-12

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 ...
14:12 2019-06-11

Lebanese airport official says detained US resident freed by Iran after almost 4 years in prison has arrived in Lebanon BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese airport official says detained US resident freed by Iran after almost 4 years in prison has arrived in Lebanon. The post Lebanese airport official says detained US resident free...
18:00 2019-06-11

U.S. resident freed by Iran blasts Tehran, says he was subjected to ‘kidnapping, arbitrary detention and a show trial’ BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. resident freed by Iran blasts Tehran, says he was subjected to ‘kidnapping, arbitrary detention and a show trial’ The post U.S. resident freed by Iran blasts Tehran, say...
18:00 2019-06-11

Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 are coming to Switch Nintendo revealed that Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 are coming to Switch during its Electronic Entertainment Expo Nintendo Direct. The entire Resident Evil series is slowly making its way to Ni...
19:36 2019-06-11

Reporters in Turkey adopt a new beat: Imprisoned journalists Three years ago, a failed coup in Turkey led to a media crackdown. Since then, journalists have banded together to document the cases of reporters imprisoned or changed with crimes against the state....
08:48 2019-07-15

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 tha...
23:24 2019-05-23

Family of Loujain al-Hathloul fight to free imprisoned Saudi activist Relatives hope raising awareness in the US can help end detention of Hathloul who battled the ban on women driving When Lina al-Hathloul learned her sister, the Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul, had...
16:48 2019-07-14

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 t...
06:36 2019-06-22

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....
10:24 2019-06-03

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 conspira...
04:48 2019-05-24

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 illeg...
04:24 2019-05-24

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...
00:12 2019-05-25

| 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 jo...
14:36 2019-05-24

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 revea...
17:36 2019-05-30

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....
07:24 2019-05-24

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 u...
07:48 2019-05-24

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......
00:36 2019-05-24

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....
02:36 2019-05-24

Yemen’s rebels sentence 30 to death on espionage charges Yemeni lawyer says a rebel-controlled court has sentenced 30 people to death on charges they committed espionage for the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels...
19:24 2019-07-09

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...
23:24 2019-05-23

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....
00:12 2019-05-25

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....
03:48 2019-05-24

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 Apri...
03:24 2019-05-24

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 bef...
20:00 2019-05-24

Alleged Iranian hacker who aided cyber espionage attacks on the US unmasked For years, “Mr. Tekide” has been well-known as a red flag within international cybersecurity communities. The alias has managed to evade being publicly identified despite being deemed a top malware de...
21:24 2019-07-12

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. The post Assange lawyer says espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder ...
23:36 2019-05-23

Venezuela frees judge, journalist, 20 students - U.N. Venezuela has freed 22 prisoners including the emblematic cases of judge Maria Afiuni and journalist Braulio Jatar, a senior U.N. official said on Friday, and an opposition lawmaker called for more re...
17:12 2019-07-05

Russia frees first captive whales after outcry Russia released two killer whales and six beluga whales back into the wild on Thursday, the first group of almost 100 whales whose capture in the Far East last year caused an international outcry....
21:36 2019-06-27

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....
14:48 2019-05-25

Ecuador frees man wanted in US over Facebook scheme Ecuador releases 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...
23:12 2019-06-11

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 U...
11:12 2019-05-26

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 boo...
11:24 2019-06-10

'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...
19:48 2019-06-11

Fans Are Remastering Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is one of the more difficult Resident Evil games to get a hold of on current consoles. If you wanted to play it today, your only real option—short of tracking down a hard copy...
20:00 2019-07-15

Nicaragua frees political prisoners with iffy 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 demonstra...
07:12 2019-06-11

Turkey frees former NASA scientist from prison: ruling Turkey has released Turkish-American, former NASA scientist Serkan Golge from jail with conditions, according to a court ruling seen by Reuters on Wednesday, in a step that could lead to an easing of ...
23:36 2019-05-29

| Mexico frees 25 mass kidnapping victims in Cancun Mexican authorities say they have freed 25 people who were kidnapped from a call centre in the resort city of Cancun in a suspected dispute between two partners who own the business....
12:24 2019-07-04

| 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....
13:36 2019-06-18

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 demonstra...
15:48 2019-06-11

Poland Frees Ex-Official Accused of Spying for China Poland released a local ex-counterintelligence official who had been detained on charges of spying for China, as Polish and Chinese ministers met in an effort to ease tensions between Beijing and one ...
17:48 2019-07-09

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....
15:48 2019-05-23

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 politicia...
05:48 2019-05-31

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 nonpro...
01:12 2019-06-13

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....
15:48 2019-05-29

Judge frees ‘dangerous’ sex offender, lets him solicit prostitutes A dangerous sex offender was freed from jail in Australia on Tuesday — with court-mandated permission to solicit prostitutes to stop him re-offending. Edward William Latimer, 61, has convictions...
16:24 2019-07-09

Italy frees Eritrean refugee mistaken for human trafficker An Eritrean carpenter residing in Sudan was arrested in 2016 as part of a joint British-Italian operation. Three years later, a court in Sicily said he isn't the human trafficking kingpin they wanted....
23:12 2019-07-12

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....
00:24 2019-06-04

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 missin...
04:24 2019-05-25

Fire Island drowning victim identified as Manhattan resident The woman who died in the water off Fire Island during a severe thunderstorm over the weekend was identified by officials Wednesday as a 67-year-old Manhattan resident. The body of Upper East Side wom...
22:48 2019-07-03

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 un...
02:12 2019-06-02

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 cau...
23:36 2019-05-23

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....
15:24 2019-06-12

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 f...
14:36 2019-06-18

Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights chief's visit Venezuela on Monday freed opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro, who was detained in April in what allies said was a violation of his parliamentary immunity, the opposition-controlled National Assembly said...
06:48 2019-06-18

Indonesia Frees Canadian Teacher Convicted of Child Abuse With ‘Magic Stone’ Neil Bantleman, whose conviction was based on claims that he had used magical powers to seduce children, was granted clemency after years in prison and permitted to return home....
09:48 2019-07-12

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....
19:00 2019-06-07

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...
04:36 2019-06-21

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 Residen...
20:00 2019-06-11

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....
22:00 2019-06-23

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....
05:12 2019-06-15

Nursing assistant caught on video raping disabled care-home resident: prosecutors A Seattle nursing assistant was arrested earlier this month for allegedly repeatedly raping a 50-year-old disabled woman in his care at an assisted living facility, according to reports. ...
11:48 2019-07-13

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 conf...
03:48 2019-05-29

Resident Evil 2 Remake Review: Survival horror masterpiece still sublime twenty years on CAPCOM's seminal masterpiece is still impressive - even 20 years on. But does a new lick of HD paint and a reworked backend live up to your memory of the PSOne Classic?...
22:00 2019-06-29

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 ...
08:48 2019-06-06

Colorado resident kills mama bear trying to enter home; 2 orphaned cubs rescued, 1 missing: officials A Colorado resident was following the law when they shot and killed a mother bear accompanied by her three cubs early Thursday out of fear the sow was trying to enter their home, officials said....
08:48 2019-07-02

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. The post Military judge frees Navy SEAL from custody in advance of murder tr...
03:24 2019-05-31

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....
03:01 2019-06-01

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 ca...
04:36 2019-06-01

'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"....
13:12 2019-05-30

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......
09:24 2019-06-14

Iran’s Khamenei says while Tehran doesn’t want an atomic bomb, ‘America could not do anything’ to stop Iran if it did TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Khamenei says while Tehran doesn’t want an atomic bomb, ‘America could not do anything’ to stop Iran if it did. The post Iran’s Khamenei says w...
11:48 2019-06-13

British claim about Iran trying to stop oil tanker is worthless: Iran foreign minister Britain's claim that Iran tried to stop one of their oil tankers in the Gulf on Wednesday is worthless, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday, according to the semi-official Fa...
08:48 2019-07-11

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 de...
07:01 2019-06-14

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 sai...
00:12 2019-06-03

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?        ...
00:24 2019-06-21

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 ...
04:24 2019-06-21

U.S. prepared to talk to Iran without 'pre-conditions', 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 sai...
19:36 2019-06-02

UPDATE 13-U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion * Attacks occur during Japanese prime minister's Iran trip (Adds details of statement by Iranian mission to United Nations, British foreign secretary)...
03:12 2019-06-14

Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents. The post Iran’s U.N. Mission says Ir...
04:01 2019-06-14

Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions: Iran foreign minister Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt in a telephone call on Saturday, according to a statement...
22:12 2019-07-13

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....
04:24 2019-05-23

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)....
09:36 2019-06-21

"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 2019-06-22

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.        ...
00:24 2019-06-21

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 week...
19:00 2019-05-21

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....
05:48 2019-06-15

Iran is not looking for war with any country: Iran army chief Iran is not looking for war with any country, Iranian army chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency....
11:00 2019-07-08

Iran's Zarif says U.S. should respect Iran if it wants to negotiate: TV Iran will never succumb to U.S. pressure and if Washington wants talks with Tehran it should show respect, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday....
10:36 2019-07-01

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....
03:12 2019-06-22

The U.S. and Iran are Already at War Online When a U.S. Navy surveillance drone was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz on June 20, the U.S. blamed Iran. The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said his country wa...
20:12 2019-06-27

If Neither Trump Nor Iran Want War, What Do They Want Instead? Now that both Iran and the United States have announced what they do not want–war–the search is on for what they do. That’s always been easier to answer from Tehran’s side. The...
19:12 2019-06-20

Q&A: A look at the standoff between the US and Iran Hostilities are heating up between the United States and Iran and while President Donald Trump says he’s not looking to go to war with Tehran, it’s unclear how the standoff can be resolved...
23:36 2019-06-18

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....
14:00 2019-06-07

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....
19:48 2019-06-23

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 o...
13:24 2019-06-23

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 offic...
19:00 2019-06-20

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 t...
23:24 2019-05-23

What U.S. Sanctions on Iran’s Top Ayatollah Mean With the U.S. already sanctioning almost 1,000 Iranian entities, President Donald Trump had limited choices when he opted to impose new penalties to punish Iran’s downing of a U.S. Navy drone in the P...
23:48 2019-06-27

Iran Complains To UN Over US Spy Drone Iran said Friday it had formally lodged a complaint to the UN Security Council over a US drone it says violated its airspace, Tasnim news agency reported....
05:48 2019-06-29

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....
20:48 2019-05-28

The Latest: US envoy says war with Iran ‘not necessary’ PARIS (AP) — The Latest on talks between Europe and U.S. officials on Iran (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The U.S. envoy for Iran says the United States does not want conflict with Iran — but wants to b...
19:12 2019-06-27

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 aga...
19:36 2019-06-22

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....
03:48 2019-05-24

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'....
15:48 2019-05-21

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, ar...
00:24 2019-05-22

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 ...
18:24 2019-06-17

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 min...
03:12 2019-06-14

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....
22:12 2019-05-23

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 fr...
14:24 2019-06-12

UK says it does not want to increase tension with Iran Britain is not seeking to escalate the situation with Iran, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Friday, as tensions continue between London and Tehran over a seized Iranian tanker and the passage of ...
16:12 2019-07-12

Iraqi PM says he wants to end tensions between Iran and US BAGHDAD (AP) — State-run Iraqi media is quoting Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi as saying that Baghdad will send delegations to the U.S. and Iran to help end tensions between the two countries. Abdul-...
16:36 2019-05-21

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 th...
14:48 2019-05-21

Explainer: Why is Japan's Abe going to Iran? What can he accomplish? Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is due to visit Iran next week in an apparent mediation mission to ease tension between Iran and the United States....
12:12 2019-06-07

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 l...
23:48 2019-05-27

U.S. tells Europe: Choose between us and Iran The U.S. special represenative for Iran defined the choice as European officials met in Vienna to discuss the beleaguered Iran nuclear deal before Tehran breaches it....
18:48 2019-06-28

UK says Iran tanker will be freed, unless it goes to Syria The UK has told Iran that an Iranian tanker seized by British forces off the coast of Gibraltar last week would be released, so long as it did not go to Syria. Iran has pledged to continue oil exports...
22:12 2019-07-13

Japan arranging for PM Abe visit to Iran soon Japan is arranging for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Iran in the near future, Japan's government spokesman said on Thursday, although details of the trip are being worked out....
11:48 2019-06-06

EU mechanism for trade with Iran 'now operational' The EU has created a mechanism that will allow European countries to trade with Iran despite US sanctions. The move is an attempt to show good will toward Iran and keep it in the 2015 nuclear deal....
01:48 2019-06-29

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 ...
10:12 2019-06-06

Iran and U.K. Talk Over Tanker Crisis The U.K. and Iran sought to defuse tensions over a detained Iranian oil tanker in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar but failed to resolve an issue that has raised new fears about military co...
18:24 2019-07-14

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....
16:36 2019-05-27

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....
12:24 2019-06-21

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. “T...
23:36 2019-05-21

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 sa...
06:24 2019-06-21

The Latest: Iraq to try help end crisis between US and Iran 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....
11:00 2019-05-26

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....
23:36 2019-06-08

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 n...
23:48 2019-06-18

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...
21:24 2019-06-18

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 dr...
19:48 2019-06-21

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 sp...
12:36 2019-06-08

Iran: We will enrich uranium to ‘any amount we want’ TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s president warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” b...
12:12 2019-07-03

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 nucl...
22:48 2019-05-28

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 dispr...
20:48 2019-06-21

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." ...
10:36 2019-05-29

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 Sun...
16:00 2019-06-16

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....
17:36 2019-05-30

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 Fore...
16:12 2019-06-14

Oil falls as Iran tensions seen easing Oil prices turned lower on Tuesday, falling by about $1 a barrel as U.S. President Donald Trump said progress has been made with Iran, signaling tensions could ease in the Mideast....
20:48 2019-07-16

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 app...
12:24 2019-06-15

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 internatio...
07:12 2019-06-15

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....
02:12 2019-06-01

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...
18:00 2019-06-23

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....
03:12 2019-06-23

Concern grows over UAE oil tanker last seen off Iran Vessel stopped transmitting its location on Saturday, when it was pointing towards IranTracking data showing an oil tanker that was heading towards Iranian waters and stopped transmitting its location...
15:12 2019-07-16

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.....
11:12 2019-05-30

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."...
02:12 2019-06-22

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....
17:12 2019-05-21

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 cr...
21:24 2019-06-21

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." ...
16:24 2019-05-29

McConnell to allow vote on Iran war authorization Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he will allow a vote that could block use of military force against Iran without congressional approval....
19:36 2019-06-27

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.....
18:24 2019-06-02

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 we...
23:36 2019-05-29

Iran Says It Is Verging on Passing a Uranium Cap. What Happens Next? Responding to American sanctions, Iran said it would break a 300-kilogram limit on its uranium stockpile under the 2015 nuclear accord, a significant threshold in a complicated crisis....
19:00 2019-06-27

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...
01:00 2019-06-22

'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"...
02:01 2019-06-22

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....
12:24 2019-05-31

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 ur...
00:12 2019-06-19

Why the U.S.-Iran Conflict Is Now Coming to a Head In 2015, Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program, bowing to harsh sanctions imposed by countries worried it was developing an atomic bomb. For the past year, it’s continued to abide by the restrictio...
10:36 2019-05-22

Tankers Off Iran Hit by Suspected Torpedoes Two 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 ...
18:48 2019-06-13

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 regi...
17:36 2019-06-20

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"....
17:36 2019-06-20

Iran defends execution of gay people The US and Germany have condemned Iran after its foreign minister defended the policy of execution for homosexuality. The issue erupted after a pointed question from a German reporter....
20:12 2019-06-12

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 Congres...
04:12 2019-05-22

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 Islam...
18:00 2019-06-19

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....
14:24 2019-06-20

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....
17:24 2019-06-19

U.S. and Iran set to clash at U.N. nuclear watchdog The United States will use an emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog's board on Wednesday to raise pressure on Iran over breaches of its nuclear deal, but diplomats expect no concrete action a...
13:48 2019-07-10

Iran claims to have shot down US spy drone Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards claimed Thursday to have shot down an "intruding American spy drone" after it entered Iranian airspace, amid increased hostility between Washington and Tehran....
09:24 2019-06-20

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 toda...
01:00 2019-06-22

Iran: IRGC shoots down U.S. spy drone Iran's Revolution Guards Corps said Thursday it had shot down an American drone along the country's southern coast after it violated the country's airspace....
11:00 2019-06-20

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....
10:36 2019-06-19

UK says Iran tried to intercept British tanker Britain has said Iran tried to divert and intercept one of its commercial oil tankers, but was warned off by the Royal Navy. Tehran had warned Britain of "consequences" after one of its vessels was se...
09:24 2019-07-11

The Latest: Pelosi says US cannot be ‘reckless’ on Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): 11:05 a.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the U.S. cannot be “reckless” amid rising tensions with Iran. Pelos...
18:12 2019-06-20

Trump: 'You'll soon find out' if U.S. will strike Iran Asked if the United States would strike Iran in retaliation after Iran shot down an American drone, U.S. President Donald Trump said to reporters, "You'll soon find out."...
18:48 2019-06-20

The Latest: UK says it isn’t seeking conflict with Iran Britain’s foreign secretary is calling for calm amid rising tensions over shipping in the Persian Gulf, saying the UK does not want a conflict with Iran...
15:00 2019-07-12

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....
03:00 2019-06-21

Turkey offers to mediate between US, Iran ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is willing to mediate between the United States and Iran to ease tensions over Iran’s nuclear program. In comments published Thurs...
11:36 2019-07-04

Trump: 'Iran better be careful President Donald Trump commented on Iran, the census, migrants, the British ambassador to the United States and the U.S. national team's win in the Women's World Cup on Sunday. (July 8) ...
14:36 2019-07-08

Can an enhanced INSTEX really work for Iran? The EU's plan to continue trading with Iran in defiance of US sanctions has, so far, come up short. Tehran wants oil included in the new barter system, INSTEX. Despite US threats, Brussels appears to ...
12:12 2019-07-12

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 han...
00:48 2019-05-22

Trump: Iran will never have a nuclear weapon US President Donald Trump has issued a warning to Iran after the country moved to increase uranium enrichment beyond the purity threshold reached in a landmark nuclear deal Washington pulled out of la...
20:36 2019-07-08

Iran violates nuclear deal — what comes next? Although Iran has increased its uranium stockpile, experts say Tehran is still a long way from a nuclear weapon. However, more uranium enrichment risks EU and UN sanctions, and renewed tension between...
16:36 2019-07-03

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 say...
05:36 2019-06-19

Pelosi on Iran: Take a deep breath and de-escalate Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is urging the White House to "take a deep breath" and work to de-escalate the rising tensions with Iran. (June 21)        ...
00:00 2019-06-22

U.S. prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions: Pompeo Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday the United States was prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions but added it needed to see the country behaving like "a normal nation"....
13:48 2019-06-02

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 ...
20:24 2019-06-22

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...
14:24 2019-06-02

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 Thursd...
07:48 2019-06-20

Iran newspaper to Japan: ‘How Can You Trust A War Criminal?’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — 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 t...
09:12 2019-06-12

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 ...
01:00 2019-06-22

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 wa...
00:00 2019-06-22

| 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 shoot...
00:24 2019-06-22

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 nee...
19:48 2019-06-17

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 co...
09:01 2019-06-20

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 proporti...
18:36 2019-06-21

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 ta...
14:12 2019-06-17

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....
17:48 2019-06-11

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, Secretar...
00:00 2019-06-17

Mideast protests in Iran, elsewhere mark 'Jerusalem Day' Iranians have begun rallies across the country to mark Quds, or Jerusalem Day, which will see demonstrations across the Mideast as the Trump administration tries to offer an Israeli-Palestinian peace ...
09:24 2019-05-31

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....
19:48 2019-06-02

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 Was...
09:12 2019-06-13

Iran to ask Japan's Abe to mediate over U.S. oil sanctions: officials Iran will ask Japan to mediate between Tehran and Washington to ease oil sanctions imposed by the United States, Iranian officials said ahead of a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe....
12:24 2019-06-12

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...
22:00 2019-05-31

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 ...
13:12 2019-06-22

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 Ir...
20:00 2019-06-14

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....
10:24 2019-06-15

Iran renews threats against US as tensions escalate Iran has renewed its threats against the United States on Saturday, saying that it will not permit its borders to be violated. “Iran will firmly confront any aggression or threat by America,R...
17:24 2019-06-22

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."...
17:24 2019-06-14

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....
10:12 2019-06-22

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 e...
09:24 2019-06-22

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 Se...
07:48 2019-06-22

Fox & Friends Tries Really Hard to Goad Trump Into War With Iran President Donald Trump celebrated his birthday today with a marathon call with Fox & Friends, rambling for over 50 minutes. Along the way, the Fox crew, led by Brian Kilmeade, did its absolute bes...
16:36 2019-06-14

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....
15:36 2019-06-20

UK joins US in blaming Iran for tanker attacks British officials said Friday that the Iranian military is likely responsible for damaging two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, supporting the assessment of the Trump administration....
03:24 2019-06-15

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 initially claimed that the drone was an MQ-4C Triton brought down b...
02:48 2019-06-22

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....
19:24 2019-06-20

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....
19:24 2019-06-20

Oil jumps 3% to $63 as Iran shoots down U.S. drone in Gulf Oil rose by more than 3% to above $63 a barrel on Thursday after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone, raising fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington....
14:12 2019-06-20

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....
06:00 2019-06-15

What to know about Iran's uranium enrichment program Iran has announced it was 10 days away from breaking their uranium stockpile limit. What does this mean for the Iran Deal?        ...
23:24 2019-06-17

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 "u...
05:00 2019-06-21

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....
10:36 2019-06-20

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...
14:00 2019-06-21

Brent oil up 5% this week on fears of U.S.-Iran conflict Brent oil rallied above $65 per barrel on Friday and was on track for a 5% gain this week on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more ...
15:00 2019-06-21

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...
22:00 2019-06-20

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....
16:12 2019-06-21

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 le...
18:36 2019-06-06

Trump warns Iran of retaliation, but says he’s against war: official Tehran received a message from President Trump warning that a retaliatory attack was imminent after Iran shot down a US drone – but saying he was against war and wanted to hold discussions, according ...
16:36 2019-06-21

Iran's Zarif tweets that downed U.S. drone took off from UAE Iran's foreign minister said on Twitter that a U.S. military drone that was shot down by Tehran on Thursday had taken off from the United Arab Emirates....
21:48 2019-06-20

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 Presid...
16:00 2019-06-06

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......
15:24 2019-06-18

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....
13:48 2019-06-21

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....
23:12 2019-06-10

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 reveale...
01:24 2019-06-19

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...
13:48 2019-06-09

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 Ameri...
03:00 2019-06-21

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....
01:36 2019-06-21

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 c...
11:36 2019-06-21

UK in regular contact with U.S. over Iran, urges de-escalation Britain is in regular contact with the United States over the situation in Iran and has continuously called for de-escalation on all sides, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday....
13:24 2019-06-21

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. (Jun...
20:24 2019-06-18

Iran, Russia accuse U.S. of bullying, pushing war The United States faced criticism from Russia 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....
18:36 2019-06-18

US commander says he believes Iran threat still ‘very real’ The top commander of US forces in the Mideast says a US military buildup in the Persian Gulf area appears to have prompted Iran to ‘step back and recalculate’ after apparently making plans to attack t...
14:36 2019-06-07

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 ...
13:48 2019-06-21

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 t...
17:12 2019-06-13

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....
15:12 2019-06-18

Nuclear changes, more troops heighten US-Iran tensions The Trump administration found itself in the awkward position Monday of demanding that Iran comply with a nuclear accord that the president has derided as the worst deal in history....
11:48 2019-06-18

Iran will not wage war against any nation: Iranian president Iran will not wage war against any nation, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a day after the United States announced the deployment of more troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions betwe...
10:24 2019-06-18

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 wor...
08:36 2019-06-11

US point person on Iran says Trump wants to negotiate WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. special envoy says President Donald Trump’s Iran policy is ultimately aimed at bringing Tehran to the negotiating table. Brian Hook briefed lawmakers at a House panel ...
19:48 2019-06-19

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....
00:12 2019-06-20

Xi says China will promote steady ties with Iran Chinese President Xi Jinping told Iran's president on Friday that China will promote steady development of ties with Iran no matter how the situation changes, Chinese state media said....
08:24 2019-06-14

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....
22:00 2019-06-21

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...
01:12 2019-06-20

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 th...
00:12 2019-06-03

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....
23:36 2019-06-02

Iranian president: Iran isn't seeking war against any nation Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country is not seeking to wage war against any nation while at the same time stressing that it will withstand mounting U.S. pressure and emerge victorious....
13:12 2019-06-18

The Latest: BA also to reroute flights after Iran shootdown WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on The United States and Iran’s tensions over the shootdown of a massive U.S. drone (all times local): 5:20 a.m. British Airways will re-route flights away from the ...
11:36 2019-06-21

Here's how high the price of oil could go if conflict broke out with Iran In an area responsible for the shipment of one-third of the world's seaborne oil, just how high could military confrontation send the price of crude?...
08:12 2019-06-06

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.     &...
18:12 2019-06-21

US says Iran removed unexploded mine from oil tanker DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military’s Central Command has released a video is says shows Iranian forces removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the two ships suspected to...
06:24 2019-06-14

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....
14:12 2019-06-05

U.S. oil soars 10% in week on fears of U.S.-Iran conflict Oil futures rallied on Friday with U.S. crude up 10% in the week and global benchmark Brent gaining 5% on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which p...
18:24 2019-06-21

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 critici...
06:24 2019-06-05

Trump says Iran may have shot down U.S. drone by mistake U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran's downing of a U.S. military drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and that "it would have made a big difference" to him if the rem...
21:48 2019-06-20

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....
05:24 2019-06-04

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 b...
13:24 2019-06-18

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 Za...
00:00 2019-06-04

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....
20:24 2019-06-02

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 Israel...
09:12 2019-05-31

“We need to up our game”—DHS cybersecurity director on Iran and ransomware Enlarge / Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, at a recent Senate hearing. Krebs issued a warning earlier this week on...
20:48 2019-06-28

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....
23:48 2019-05-25

Rouhani: Iran to enrich uranium to 'any amount' it wants Iran's president has warned Europe and the United States that it would completely ignore enrichment limits after Sunday. France warned that Iran would not gain anything by boosting enrichment levels....
01:12 2019-07-04

Iran says no talks with US unless supreme leader approves Iran’s intelligence minister says any negotiations with the United States would have to be approved by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and would require the lifting of U.S. sanctions...
12:36 2019-07-04

Why US-Iran tension won’t spoil summer jaunts If you don’t think the oil and gasoline industry has changed dramatically, consider this. Tensions in the Middle East have risen sharply in recent months to a point where the US and Iran are continual...
10:24 2019-07-05

Former Guard commander says Iran should seize UK oil tanker A former leader of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard says the Islamic Republic should consider seizing a British oil tanker in response to authorities detaining an Iranian oil tanker off the coast G...
12:12 2019-07-05

Why It Matters If Iran Busts Its Nuclear Caps A little over a year after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran, Tehran’s government responded by breaking a key covenant restricting its stockpile of n...
14:01 2019-07-05

Marianne Williamson warns that US elections could become more like Iran's Sean Rayford/Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson warned that American elections could become more like voting in countries like Iran. Williamson described an "illusion ...
17:12 2019-07-06

Iran: UK ‘should be scared’ of retaliation over seized tanker Iran said Saturday the United Kingdom should be “scared” of possible retaliation after the Royal Marines captured an Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar. “I am openly saying that Britain shou...
20:48 2019-07-06

Iran prepares to ramp up uranium enrichment Iran has suggested that it will boost uranium enrichment to 5% — well above the 3.67% cap set under the 2015 nuclear deal. Tehran has begun to row back on commitments after the US withdrew from the ac...
23:24 2019-07-06

Factbox: Iran nuclear row - could U.N. sanctions return? Iran said on Sunday it would further scale back its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, raising its uranium enrichment level beyond agreed levels to produce fuel for power plants....
11:24 2019-07-07

Iran hints at further steps against nuclear deal Iran’s deputy foreign minister says that his nation will take another step impacting its compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers in 60 days. Abbas Araghchi told a news conference...
13:00 2019-07-07

Analysis: Iran to break limits on enrichment Iran announced Sunday it will increase its uranium enrichment to an unspecified level beyond the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, furthering heightening tensions between Tehran and th...
17:36 2019-07-07

Why U.S.-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis Three years ago, when Iran's military captured 10 U.S. sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif j...
15:12 2019-05-24

Rouhani: Iran Will Enrich Uranium to ‘Any Amount We Want’ (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s president warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want&...
16:00 2019-07-03

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....
02:12 2019-05-26

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 du...
18:24 2019-06-21

Iran to EU: This is the 'last chance' to save nuclear deal Iran warned the European Union on Friday that it will further reduce its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal if the payment system meant to bypass U.S. sanctions doesn't materialize....
05:00 2019-06-29

OPEC set for oil cut extension if Iran endorses pact OPEC and its allies look set to extend oil supply cuts next week at least until the end of 2019 as Iraq joined top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia on Sunday in endorsing a policy aimed at propping u...
21:00 2019-06-30

Iran passes 300 kg limit on low-enriched uranium Iran has breached the 300 kilograms of low-enriched uranium allowed under the 2015 international nuclear accord. The amount is far short of that needed for a nuclear weapon....
15:00 2019-07-01

UK's Hunt says if Iran breaks nuclear deal we are out as well If Iran breaks the nuclear deal then Britain is out of it as well, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Monday after Tehran said it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under i...
23:24 2019-07-01

How the Trump administration got into a showdown with Iran that could lead to war Sergei Chirikov/Pool via REUTERS; GOL/Capital Pictures/MediaPunch/AP Democratic lawmakers have expressed concern about a potential war with Iran amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran. T...
00:12 2019-07-02

Israel says it is bracing militarily for possible U.S.-Iran escalation Israel is preparing for its possible military involvement in any escalation in the Gulf confrontation between Iran and the United States, the Israeli foreign minister said on Tuesday....
19:00 2019-07-02

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 2019-06-15

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...
14:00 2019-05-26

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...
12:12 2019-05-26

Iran Will Enrich Uranium "As Much As Necessary": Hassan Rouhani President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will exceed on Sunday the uranium enrichment limit it agreed in a 2015 deal with major powers, raising it "as much as necessary"....
12:24 2019-07-03

Iran will enrich uranium to 'any amount we want': Rouhani Iran's president warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to "any amount that we want" beginning on Sunday....
12:48 2019-07-03

| World powers won't get a better nuclear deal - Iran Iran warned world powers they won't be able to negotiate a better deal than the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, as the United States vowed the Islamic Republic will never acquire an atomic weapon....
16:12 2019-07-09

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 risin...
10:24 2019-05-24

Iran: No more 'deadlines' to save nuclear deal Iran has begun enriching uranium and has said a third deliberate violation of the 2015 nuclear deal could come. It has called on the other signatories of the deal to find ways around US sanctions....
13:24 2019-07-08

Why It Matters That Iran Is Busting Its Nuclear Caps A little over a year after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran, Tehran’s government responded by breaking a key covenant restricting its stockpile of n...
15:24 2019-07-08

5 questions about Iran's nuclear deal announcement Iran has announced it will no longer fully comply with the landmark nuclear deal it signed with the United States and five other nations in 2015, following Washington's own reneging on the agreement a...
21:24 2019-05-21

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 Amer...
20:00 2019-05-21

The Latest: Brennan, Sherman brief Democrats on Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s Iran policy (all times local): 12:10 p.m. House Democrats have received a closed-door briefing on Iran from former CIA Director John Br...
18:48 2019-05-21

Iran says it is ready to negotiate if U.S. lifts sanctions U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has said it is open to negotiations with Iran on a more far-reaching agreement on nuclear and security issues....
07:01 2019-07-15

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....
17:12 2019-05-21

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....
17:12 2019-05-21

From hot sauce to pop gloss, Americana seeps into Iran Trump administration sanctions on Iran took a toll on oil and other industries. But American products like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Heinz are prominent.       ...
21:48 2019-07-15

Hijab debate grows in intensity in Iran There is growing anecdotal evidence that more women are pushing back against wearing the compulsory headscarf, or hijab, in Iran. The debate over the hijab is polarizing Iranians as a time when the co...
23:24 2019-07-15

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. ...
14:12 2019-07-16

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....
15:48 2019-05-21

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....
15:01 2019-05-21

U.S., Iran send conflicting signals on their disputes Iran and the United States sent mixed signals on Tuesday about resolving their disputes as Iran's supreme leader threatened to further breach the 2015 nuclear deal while the U.S. president cited "a lo...
00:00 2019-07-17

Iran says it came to help of disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf Iranian navy vessels came to the assistance of a disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that needed repairs, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official new...
00:00 2019-07-17

Celebrating Sabbath with Iran's Jewish minority Iran is home to the largest Jewish community in the Muslim world. Jan Schneider visited the Musazadeh family in Tehran to share in their Sabbath celebrations....
16:24 2019-07-13

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,...
22:36 2019-05-21

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 respons...
23:24 2019-05-23

Fin24.com | WATCH: 'Iran better be careful' - Trump President Donald Trump commented on Iran, the census, migrants, the British ambassador to the United States and the US national team's win in the Women's World Cup on Sunday....
22:24 2019-07-08

Iran Threatens to Extend Nuclear Breaches Iran warned it will take further steps to breach the 2015 nuclear accord in early September if it doesn’t receive long-sought relief from U.S. economic sanctions, as it began enriching uranium above l...
07:48 2019-07-09

The Latest: French FM says US can ease tensions with Iran French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says the U.S. can help encourage dialogue with Iran to ease growing tensions even though it withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran...
19:24 2019-07-09

Netanyahu warns Iran about range of new F-35 fighter Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu personally viewed a squadron of F-35 fighter jets Tuesday, and warned Iran the state-of-the-art aircraft can fly anywhere in the Middle East....
20:24 2019-07-09

Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a British ship through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday....
10:36 2019-07-11

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...
12:36 2019-05-22

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....
04:48 2019-05-22

Is the US nudging Britain into dangerous waters with Iran? The UK’s shipping looks vulnerable since it seized a tanker after a US requestA chain of events has been triggered that is increasingly exposing the UK diplomatically and militarily in the Gulf.The UK...
01:36 2019-07-12

The 3-letter word that's missing from the showdown with Iran AP Photo/ISNA The US is in the middle of a showdown with Iran, stoked by incidents in the Persian Gulf and a protracted dispute over the 2015 nuclear deal. But behind the present round of tensions is...
01:48 2019-07-12

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"....
17:12 2019-05-21

Exclusive: U.S. will not blacklist Iran's foreign minister, for now The United States has decided not to impose sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for now, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, in a sign Washington may be hold...
03:36 2019-07-12

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 strik...
23:36 2019-05-21

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)        ...
14:39 2019-05-21

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."...
15:48 2019-05-29

US-China trade war, Iran to overshadow G20 talks World leaders are gathering in Japan for what is expected to be a highly divisive G20 summit. Tensions over Iran and the long-running trade war between China and the US loom large over this year's mee...
08:00 2019-06-28

| Iran warns Trump against 'illusion' of short war Iran's foreign minister has warned US President Donald Trump he is mistaken to think a war between their countries would be short, as Washington seeks Nato's help to build an anti-Tehran coalition....
01:48 2019-06-28

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 H...
12:36 2019-05-29

Pompeo seeks 'global coalition' against Iran US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is making surprise visits to Saudi Arabia and the UAE to ensure they are "strategically aligned" on Iran. It comes amid escalating tensions after Iran shot down a US ...
05:36 2019-06-24

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....
10:24 2019-05-29

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 ...
10:36 2019-05-29

Europeans Race to Establish Trade With Iran With Tehran threatening to breach limits set in the nuclear deal, Europeans are scrambling to restore some of the economic benefits Iran was promised....
19:00 2019-06-27

Risk of a miscalculation in US-Iran relations is 'overstated' America's response to the drone shootdown has been "very moderate" given the potential for "more robust military action," says Scott Nations of NationsShares....
21:36 2019-06-27

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 effort...
19:48 2019-06-27

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 adminis...
23:36 2019-06-23

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?        ...
22:12 2019-05-30

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....
09:12 2019-06-23

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....
11:24 2019-05-29

Iran Greets Latest U.S. Sanctions With Mockery Both hard-liners and reformers argued that the new sanctions would have little practical impact. One Iranian joked on Twitter: “The only people left to sanction are me, my dad and our neighbor’s kid.”...
19:00 2019-06-27

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....
04:24 2019-05-27

Tom Cotton said retaliatory strikes against Iran were ‘warranted’ Sen. Tom Cotton on Sunday said militarily strikes against Iran last week were “warranted” and urged the administration to be skeptical when dealing with Tehran.“Obviously I think retaliatory strikes w...
18:24 2019-06-23

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. Ir...
11:36 2019-05-28

Oil prices climb as U.S.-Iran tensions mount Oil prices rose on Monday to extend gains from last week, bolstered as tensions remain high between Iran and the United States after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "significant" sanctions wo...
10:48 2019-06-24

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 co...
04:36 2019-06-23

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...
12:36 2019-05-29

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 individua...
22:00 2019-05-28

How de-risking US-Iran relations could help US-China talks Kingsley Jones of Jevons Global explains why he says it would make "enormous sense" for the U.S. to de-risk the Middle East conflict if it wants to reach an energy deal with Beijing....
10:12 2019-06-24

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....
06:24 2019-06-23

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 af...
16:00 2019-05-30

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 Teh...
10:48 2019-06-24

Oil prices surge after Iran allegedly shoots down US drone Oil prices rose Thursday by more than 3 percent to above $63 a barrel after Iran said it destroyed a US drone near the Strait of Hormuz. Expectations that the US Federal Reserve could soon cut interes...
15:24 2019-06-20

U.S. wants military coalition to safeguard waters off Iran, Yemen The United States has hammered out a plan under which an international military coalition would safeguard strategic waters off both Iran and Yemen, where Washington blames Iran and Iran-backed fighter...
23:24 2019-07-09

Iran Tensions Could Prompt Cyber Attacks, U.S. Fears Iran may attempt to retaliate against the U.S. with disruptive cyberattacks, according to current and former U.S. officials, as multiple security firms have seen signs hacking attempts in the past wee...
03:24 2019-06-22

Rouhani: Breaking nuclear deal is the least Iran can do to counter U.S. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday plans to violate the 2015 nuclear deal by adding to Tehran's uranium stockpile is the least possible step it can take....
16:36 2019-06-19

Iran cleric says U.K. will be 'slapped in the face' for seizure of its tanker: TV Britain will soon be "slapped in the face" for the capture of an Iranian supertanker last week, Iranian state TV quoted a cleric as saying on Friday, amid heightened tension between Iran and the West ...
16:48 2019-07-12

Iran will not give Europe more time to shield it against U.S. sanctions Iran said on Wednesday it will start enriching uranium at a higher level in July and won't give European powers any more time to prevent this move by protecting Tehran from U.S. sanctions....
10:36 2019-06-19

Iran says it will not extend 60-day nuclear deal deadline: Tasnim Iran will not extend a 60-day deadline for it to start pulling out of more commitments agreed under its nuclear deal, the spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said on W...
09:36 2019-06-19

EU supports Iraq-proposed conference on US-Iran tensions The European Union’s foreign policy chief says the EU is fully supportive of an Iraqi proposal to hold a regional conference to deal with rising tensions between the United States and Iran...
18:24 2019-07-13

Iran Seeks to Build International Alliance Against U.S. Pressure Iran is trying to mobilize an alliance of Russia, China and others to help counter a U.S. campaign that has included economic sanctions and thousands of additional troops committed to the Mideast....
19:00 2019-06-18

Trump Completely Undermines His Own Government's Case for War With Iran You know how everyone in the Trump administration, a bunch of hawks in Congress, and the nitwits on Fox News are trying to set the stage for war with Iran over the country’s alleged attacks on Norwegi...
20:00 2019-06-18

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone; airspace in dispute Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said Thursday it shot down a U.S. military drone along the country's southern coast after it violated Iranian airspace, a claim rejected by the Pentagon....
17:24 2019-06-20

Europe Set to Delay Iran Dispute Decision, Despite U.S. Pressure European powers are likely to put off for weeks a decision on triggering a dispute procedure in the nuclear deal with Iran, which might worsen tensions with the U.S. over how to deal with Tehran....
19:12 2019-07-12

Allies See a Familiar U.S. Pattern in Trump’s Iran Reversal The move intensified global doubts about the president’s judgment and the power wielded by the United States. But some analysts also praised Mr. Trump’s restraint....
21:12 2019-06-23

U.S. warns Iran: Don’t mistake Trump’s ‘prudence’ for weakness _____ Iran should not take President Donald Trump’s decision to call off military strikes against the country as a sign of weakness, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday. Speaking a...
22:48 2019-06-23

US Drone Shot Down By Iran In International Airspace: US Source The US military did not fly over Iranian airspace on Wednesday, the US military said, after a news website run by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said a US drone was shot down over the southern......
10:36 2019-06-20

The UK must stand up to Trump over Iran | Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi The US is threatening stability in the Middle East. Britain must support the Iran nuclear dealNot for the first time, nor certainly the last, the Persian Gulf is a veritable tinderbox. The immediate r...
17:24 2019-07-12

UK will not escort all its ships near Iran, does not want to escalate tensions -source Britain does not intend to escort every British-flagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, a security source said on Thursday, after a Royal Navy warship had to stop three Iranian vessels f...
03:36 2019-07-12

US calls for coalition to safeguard seas off Iran and Yemen The US is calling on allies to join a coalition to safeguard waters off Iran and Yemen. The plan would see the US play a command and intelligence role, while allies would escort their own nations’ com...
08:36 2019-07-10

Iran says its airspace is fully safe and secure: Tasnim Iran's Civil Aviation Organization said on Saturday the country's airspace was safe for airlines to fly through, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, amid heightened tension between Tehran a...
11:36 2019-06-22

WRAPUP 2-Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a British ship through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday....
10:24 2019-07-11

U.S. military says Iran shoot down of its drone was 'unprovoked attack' The U.S. military confirmed on Thursday that one of its drones was shot down but said the incident took place in international airspace, challenging Iran's account that the U.S. aircraft had been flyi...
14:24 2019-06-20

'We have nothing to hide', Iran envoy replies to Trump allegation All Iran's nuclear activities are monitored by the U.N. atomic watchdog policing its nuclear deal with major powers, its ambassador to the watchdog said on Wednesday, after U.S. President Donald Trump...
18:48 2019-07-10

Iran and US trade barbs at international nuclear meeting Backed by Moscow, Tehran said that Washington was using sanctions as "weapons of warfare." The US said Iran was using "nuclear extortion" to pressure other world powers by continuing to enrich uranium...
04:24 2019-07-11

Trump threatens to 'substantially' increase sanctions on Iran President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions on Iran would be increased "substantially" soon, as the U.N. nuclear watchdog held an emergency meeting at Washington's request to weigh ...
00:36 2019-07-11

Iran claims Revolutionary Guard shot down US drone Iran’s state news agency said Thursday that the country’s military unit shot down a US drone flying over its airspace. The Persian Gulf nation said the drone was struck down by the Revolut...
11:36 2019-06-20

Iran uranium enrichment far beyond JCPOA limit, top official says Iran's top nuclear official said Monday Tehran has far surpassed the stockpile limit for uranium set by the 2015 agreement that sought to keep the nation from producing atomic weapons....
15:24 2019-07-08

U.S. Accuses Iran of ‘Nuclear Extortion’ and Vows More Sanctions Maneuvering over the nuclear deal was punctuated by U.S. accusations of Iran extortion, French attempts to start talks and Trump’s vow of more sanctions....
22:01 2019-07-10

WRAPUP-Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a British ship through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday....
10:24 2019-07-11

The Latest: Iran issues new threat of downing more US drones WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 3 a.m. Iran’s naval chief is threatening the United States, saying Tehran is capable...
09:12 2019-06-24

Saudi Arabia is benefiting from Trump's Iran sanctions The Trump administration's sanctions on Iran's energy industry have been good for Saudi Arabia's oil business in Asia, the U.S. government said Wednesday....
05:36 2019-06-20

UAE official says tensions with Iran can be addressed 'only' politically: Twitter Tensions in the Gulf can only be addressed politically and priority should be de-escalation and dialogue, a senior United Arab Emirates official said on Thursday....
12:00 2019-06-23

Asian stocks subdued, oil rises on U.S.-Iran tensions Asian shares were off to a cautious start on Monday as investors pinned their hopes on any signs of a thaw in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations while oil prices firmed on worries over heightened tensions b...
03:24 2019-06-24

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran ove...
14:24 2019-06-20

U.S. Plans New Iran Sanctions as Europe Tries to Defuse Tensions President Trump and his aides have indicated they are prepared to wait for the economic vise on Tehran to tighten further, but didn’t elaborate on what additional sanctions would look like....
04:00 2019-06-24

U.S. seeks a Congress-approved deal with Iran: Hook The United States is seeking a Congress-approved agreement with Iran to replace the 2015 nuclear deal that President Donald Trump abandoned last year, the U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Ho...
11:12 2019-07-10

US, UK Will "Regret" Seizing Tanker Off Gibraltar: Iran Guards Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Thursday that the United States and Britain will "strongly regret" the seizure of a tanker off Gibraltar, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported....
14:48 2019-07-11

The Latest: EU cites progress on Iran barter system The European Union says it is making some progress on its controversial barter-type system to trade with Tehran and get around U.S. sanctions as part of its efforts to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive...
14:24 2019-07-11

Trump Warns Iran "Sanctions Will Soon Be Increased, Substantially" President Donald Trump accused Iran on Wednesday of secretly enriching uranium for a long time and warned that U.S. sanctions will be increased soon, as the U.N. nuclear watchdog held an emergency......
17:48 2019-07-10

Revolutionary Guard commander says while Iran has no intention of war with anyone, it’s ‘ready for war’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Revolutionary Guard commander says while Iran has no intention of war with anyone, it’s ‘ready for war’ The post Revolutionary Guard commander says while Iran has...
12:24 2019-06-20

Lindsey Graham after Iran shoots down US drone: ‘All bets are off’ Sen. Lindsey Graham issued a strong warning to Iran after they shot down a U.S. drone that was flying over international waters late Wednesday. Iran claims the drone was flying over their airspace....
21:12 2019-06-20

Saudi seeks oil supply protection as U.S and Iran face off Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies, after the United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route that have raised fears of broader ...
23:36 2019-06-15

Iran summons UK envoy over 'unfounded' tanker accusations Iran on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after London blamed it for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the semi-official Students News Agency ISNA reported, a claim denied b...
23:36 2019-06-15

Iran says they are ready to negotiate if Trump lifts sanctions ​Iran’s foreign minister signaled that the Islamic Republic would be willing to return to the bargaining table with the US if President Trump ​removes crippling ​economic ​sanctions he imposed a...
17:12 2019-07-16

Iran to give no quarter in stand-off with U.S.: supreme leader Iran's supreme leader upped the ante in a volatile stand-off with the United States on Tuesday, warning Tehran would continue removing restraints on its nuclear program and retaliate for the seizure o...
17:00 2019-07-16

Pompeo again blames Iran for tanker attacks but insists 'we don't want war' ‘President Trump has done everything he can to avoid war’US secretary of state claims ‘lots of evidence’ of Iran culpabilityThe United States does not want to go to war with Iran, the US secretary of ...
18:12 2019-06-16

Khamenei says Iran to continue to cut nuclear deal commitments Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Tuesday Iran would continue to reduce its commitments under its nuclear deal, accusing European partners of not fulfilling their obligations....
15:00 2019-07-16

Iran to further scale back compliance with nuclear deal Iran's Atomic Energy Organization will announce moves to increase stocks of enriched uranium and production of heavy water at Arak, Tasnim reported....
00:24 2019-06-17

Pompeo: 'Of course' military option on table to deal with Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States is considering "a full range of options," including a military response, to combat Iranian aggression....
07:12 2019-06-17

Amid tough talk, Trump says he could be Iran’s ‘best friend’ President Donald Trump says military action against Iran is still an option for its downing of an unmanned U.S. military aircraft, but dangled the prospect of eventually becoming a “best friend” of Am...
01:24 2019-06-23

Germany urges Iran to uphold nuclear deal The German government urged Iran to uphold the nuclear pact it agreed with world powers in 2015, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry said on Monday after Iran announced it would exceed the allowed ...
14:36 2019-06-17

Iran to give no quarter in confrontation with U.S.: supreme leader Iran's supreme leader upped the ante in a volatile stand-off with the United States on Tuesday, warning Tehran would continue removing restraints on its nuclear program and retaliate for the seizure o...
18:00 2019-07-16

Trump says 'a lot of progress' made with Iran to defuse crisis U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday "a lot of progress" had been made toward ending a volatile stand-off with Iran, with his top diplomat saying Tehran had signaled willingness to negotiate ov...
20:48 2019-07-16

Iran-US tensions flare in the Persian Gulf: What's at stake The US has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf — a claim Iran denies. The dispute has raised concerns of a new conflict in the region. DW examines the key actors involved and th...
19:12 2019-06-15

Did Iran Attack Ships in the Gulf? What the Evidence Shows. A Times analysis of video released by the U.S. Defense Department indicates that an Iranian patrol boat removed an object from the hull of a stricken tanker in the Gulf of Oman on June 13. The object ...
03:24 2019-06-15

Trump defense secretary nominee says US not seeking war with Iran Confirmation of Mark Esper appeared almost certain at Senate hearing where he received significant Democratic supportDonald Trump’s nominee to become the first permanent US defence secretary in more t...
00:00 2019-07-17

Trump to impose 'major additional sanctions' on Iran US President Donald Trump has said he will impose "major" new sanctions on Iran in an effort to prevent the country from obtaining nuclear weapons....
04:48 2019-06-23

President Trump: Military Action Against Iran Still ‘on the Table’ WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday he’s still considering military action against Iran after it downed an unmanned U.S. military aircraft, saying the use of force is “...
03:24 2019-06-23

Ash Carter: Iran 'feeling the pressure' of Trump sanctions Iran's government is feeling the pressure of sanctions, though relations are still tense between Washington and Tehran, according to former Defense Secretary Ash Carter....
05:48 2019-06-15