Iran

(Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 11:05 am
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he's open for a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump but doesn't expect quick progress on easing tensions with Washington. The Russian leader also strongly warned the United States against...
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Jeff Katz
June 20, 2019 - 9:43 am
The Islamic Republic of Iran has sent a "clear message" that it's "ready for war" after shooting down a U.S. drone Thursday morning as tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to rise. Iran's IRNA news agency claims the nation's Revolutionary Guard hit the "spy" drone when it flew over Iran as a...
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June 20, 2019 - 8:22 am
By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, though they disputed...
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Jeff Katz
June 19, 2019 - 12:31 pm
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday that he "does not accept" the Trump administration's assertion that Iran is responsible for the oil tanker attack last week. He blasted the administration's handling of Iran and made his case for what he called an "objective...
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June 19, 2019 - 8:22 am
By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press U.S. NAVY 5TH FLEET BASE NEAR FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore "a striking resemblance" to similar mines displayed by Iran, a U.S. Navy explosives expert said...
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Department of Defense via Associated Press
June 18, 2019 - 9:25 am
By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted Tuesday over Iran's announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons. At the same time,...
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US Central Command via Associated Press
June 17, 2019 - 8:16 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A U.S. senator says Iran's decision to break its uranium stockpile limit under the 2015 nuclear deal puts his country in a bind. Senator Patrick...
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June 14, 2019 - 8:45 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling Iran "a nation of terror," saying Iran's responsibility for attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman was "exposed" by the United States. Calling into "Fox & Friends" on Friday, Trump says of the Thursday attacks, "Iran did do it...
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May 24, 2019 - 11:58 am
By SUSANNAH GEORGE and LOLITA BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration has notified Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran. Officials said members of Congress were notified following a White House...
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In this Monday, May 20, 2019 photo, released by U.S. Navy, an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron.  (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy via AP)
(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 12:20 pm
By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will "under no circumstances" enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region. The reported...
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