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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...

Trump warns Iran not to fight the US: 'That will be the official end of Iran'

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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 to a report. “In his message, Trump said he ...
20:00, 06/21/2019

"If Iran Wants To Fight, That Will Be Official End Of It": Donald Trump US President Donald Trump issued a stern warning to Iran on Sunday, suggesting that if the Islamic republic attacks American interests, it will be destroyed....
23:52, 05/19/2019

Trump says war will mean 'official end of Iran,' warns 'never threaten the United States again' President Trump fired a social media shot at the Iranian regime Sunday afternoon, vowing that war between Washington and Tehran would result in "the official end of Iran" before warning, "[n]ever threaten the United States again!"...
05:39, 05/20/2019

President Trump Warns Iran Not to Threaten U.S. Or it Will Face its ‘Official End’ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it’ll face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnigh...
15:52, 05/20/2019

The Latest: Trump warns Iran of ruin if it starts fight 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): 1:05 a.m. Days after saying he hoped the U.S. and Iran would n...
23:13, 05/19/2019

Trump warns Iran after vessels sabotaged off UAE President Donald Trump is warning Iran, saying that if Tehran does "anything" in the form of an attack "they will suffer greatly."        ...
12:00, 05/14/2019

Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face 'end' President Donald Trump has warned Iran not to threaten the U.S. again or it'll face its "official end," shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight....
10:39, 05/20/2019

| 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....
00:52, 06/28/2019

Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face ‘end’ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Iran not to threaten the U.S. again or it’ll face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight. The tweet comes ami...
11:26, 05/20/2019

Saudis say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kingdom’s energy sector was targeted this past week amid heightened tensions in the Per...
07:00, 05/20/2019

Donald Trump threatens 'official end of Iran' In a provocative tweet, the US president described retaliation that would mark "the official end of Iran." Iran has remained defiant in the face of US threats, saying Trump is playing a "political game."...
00:26, 05/20/2019

Trump warns Iran after vessels sabotaged off coast of UAE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning Iran, saying that if Tehran does “anything” in the form of an attack “they will suffer greatly.” Trump was asked Monday about two Saudi oil tankers and a Norwegian-flagged ve...
20:52, 05/13/2019

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 alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
18:26, 06/23/2019

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......
01:26, 07/11/2019

Trump warns Iran over tanker attack: ‘We don’t take it lightly’ President Trump on Friday warned Iran over this week's attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the U.S. blames directly on Tehran, saying in an interview with “Fox & Friends” that, “We don’t take it lightly.”...
14:26, 06/14/2019

The Latest: Trump warns Iran to be careful on nuke issues President Donald Trump is issuing a warning to Iran after its announcement that it has increased its uranium enrichment above the limit set by the nuclear deal that Tehran signed with world powers in 2015...
02:00, 07/08/2019

Trump warns Iran sanctions to be increased ‘substantially’ on Twitter On Twitter, Donald Trump accused Iran on Wednesday of secretly enriching uranium for a long time and warned that U.S. sanctions will be increased soon...
21:39, 07/10/2019

| Trump vows new Iran sanctions, Tehran warns US against attack US President Donald Trump has pledged to hit Iran with "major" new sanctions as Tehran warned Washington that any attack would see its interests across the Middle East go up in flames....
11:26, 06/23/2019

Donald Trump Warns Any Conflict With Iran "Wouldn't Last Long" President Donald Trump said Wednesday he does not want a war with Iran but warned that if fighting does break out, it "wouldn't last very long," even as Iran's president tried to tamp down soaring......
20:13, 06/26/2019

Trump warns Iran about 'threats' after its uranium enrichment announcement President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday to "be careful with threats" after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country would boost its uranium enrichment beyond the cap set in a 2015 nuclear deal....
07:00, 07/04/2019

| Trump warns Iran made 'big mistake' shooting down US drone President Donald Trump told Iran on Thursday it made a "big mistake" by shooting down a US spy drone, an incident bringing the two countries ever closer to open conflict in the world's busiest oil shipping lane....
11:39, 06/21/2019

Trump warns Iran: Threats could 'come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before' President Trump lashed out at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Wednesday, ramping up tensions between the two nations over the crumbling nuclear agreement....
07:26, 07/04/2019

Iran foreign minister warns Trump to back off threats Iran’s foreign minister on Monday dismissed President Trump’s tweeted “genocidal taunts,” warning him not to threaten the Islamic Republic’s existence. With tensions mounting between the two countries, Trump tweeted Sunday: “If Iran wants to fight, t...
18:39, 05/20/2019

Trump warns Iran nuclear threats will 'come back to bite you' Caution follows Tehran’s vow to ‘put aside’ 2015 nuclear commitment on uranium enrichment levels within daysDonald Trump has warned Iran to be “careful with threats” as they can “come back to bite you” in response to Tehran’s vow that it will exceed ...
03:52, 07/04/2019

Trump says no preconditions to talks with Iran; warns war would lead to 'obliteration' President Trump has expressed his willingness to open talks with Iranian officials without any preconditions – saying that he doesn’t want a war with the Islamic Republic, but if it comes down to an armed conflict it will be “obliteration like you've...
18:00, 06/23/2019

Iran tanker seizure: Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warns Iran on 'dangerous path' after two ships seized Tanker Stena Impero seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard in guerrilla-style attack Second vessel, the British-operated Mesdar, seized and later released Ministers preparing "considered and robust" response, says No10 Donald Trump says Iran's actions...
11:13, 07/20/2019

Petraeus warns Iran to 'be very careful' as tensions rise with Trump administration Former CIA Director David Petraeus warned Iran that it going to have to be “very careful” as tensions between the Middle Eastern nation and the United States continue to ratchet up....
16:39, 05/19/2019

Trump warns Iran, says country will 'suffer greatly' if it does 'anything' amid tensions President Trump on Monday warned Iran that it will “suffer greatly” if the country does “anything” amid reported threats against the United States from Tehran....
22:39, 05/13/2019

Iran warns of risk of conflict, Trump sees scope for deal U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region may spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of U.S. troops....
16:52, 06/23/2019

Iran airs video of drone shooting; Donald Trump warns Tehran The Iranian government on Friday disputed a claim that the U.S. Navy shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz -- a position that again brought a steely warning from U.S. President Donald Trump....
19:52, 07/19/2019

Donald Trump says he would send ‘120,000 troops to fight Iran’ as tensions grow DONALD Trump has said he would send soldiers to the Middle East amid reports the US is preparing to deploy 120,000 troops and fears of conflict with Iran....
22:00, 05/14/2019

Trump threatens ‘official end to Iran’ as he vows he’ll never let Tehran acquire nuclear weapons SHADES OF FIRE AND FURY: It’s not clear who fired the Katyusha rocket that landed near the U.S. embassy in Baghdad yesterday, but shortly afterward, President Trump put Iran on notice, tweeting, “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end ...
14:52, 05/20/2019

Trump fires back at Iran’s ‘insulting’ statement, warns any attack to be met with ‘overwhelming force’ President Trump hit back Tuesday at Iran's inflammatory remarks declaring diplomacy between the two nations dead, while warning that any attack on America by the regime will be met with “overwhelming force.” ...
18:52, 06/25/2019

Iran in EXPLOSIVE threat – warns US will face ‘dozens of missiles’ if Trump makes any move IRAN has issued explosive threats to the US, warning president Donald Trump his fleet will face “dozens of missiles” if it “attempts any move” in the Gulf region....
03:13, 05/12/2019

Iranian semi-official news agencies, quoting nuclear official, say Iran quadruples production of low-enriched uranium TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian semi-official news agencies, quoting nuclear official, say Iran quadruples production of low-enriched uranium....
18:13, 05/20/2019

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 of an escalating conflict that the President is se...
03:39, 06/21/2019

Trump's "Genocidal Taunts Won't End Iran," Says Iran Foreign Minister Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the "genocidal taunts" of US President Donald Trump will not "end Iran", as tensions spike between the two countries....
06:00, 05/21/2019

Donald Trump warns of 'end' to Iran if it starts war with the US President Donald Trump has issued one of his most direct threats to Tehran, warning that the United States will "end" Iran if it starts a conflict with its superpower adversary....
17:26, 05/20/2019

'You'll soon find out' if US retaliates after Iran shoots down drone, Trump warns U.S.-Iranian tensions heightened Thursday when a U.S. Global Hawk spy drone was shot down by Iran's Revolutionary Guard.        ...
21:00, 06/20/2019

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....
18:13, 07/09/2019

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 need more evidence....
21:00, 06/17/2019

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 of choice," and criticized the "political media el...
00:13, 07/07/2019

Iran says 'there will be no war' as US warns of risk to civilian aircraft Zarif: nobody suffering from ‘hallucination’ of taking on IranUS: potential for ‘miscalculation or misidentification’ of planesIran’s foreign minister said on Saturday “there will be no war” with the US, since “nobody in the region is suffering from ...
17:52, 05/18/2019

WH warns Iran it won't like the response to action White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday that President Donald Trump would like to see "behavioral change" from Iran. She also warned that if Tehran takes any action, "they're not going to like what he does in response." (May 16) ...
17:13, 05/16/2019

OPEC is 'likely to collapse,' warns Iran's oil minister Iran's oil minister says OPEC is "likely to collapse" because some members are targeting their fellow producers, apparently referring to Saudi Arabia....
18:13, 05/03/2019

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....
01:52, 05/27/2019

The Latest: Topping cap won’t end Iran pact, official says PARIS (AP) — The Latest on talks between Europe and U.S. officials on Iran (all times local): 10:30 p.m. An Iranian official says Iran’s growing stocks of enriched uranium don’t violate the international accord aimed at curbing its nuclea...
00:52, 06/28/2019

'We only want to sell our oil,' Iran official says before nuclear talks Iran's main demand in talks aimed at saving its nuclear deal is to be able to sell its oil at the same levels that it did before Washington withdrew from the accord a year ago, an Iranian official said on Thursday....
22:13, 06/27/2019

| US will sanction Iran foreign minister: official The United States will blacklist Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and block "billions" more in Iranian assets as part of expanded sanctions, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said....
17:26, 06/25/2019

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 drone. In a string of four morning tweets, Trump sai...
20:39, 06/21/2019

Iran says it is ready for any scenario, warns of escalating UK tension Iran's envoy to Britain on Sunday urged the UK to contain "domestic political forces" which he said wanted to escalate tension between the two countries amid the capture of a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf by Iran....
12:39, 07/21/2019

US warns Iran of 'unrelenting force' as it deploys carrier The US has dispatched an aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East after receiving "clear indications" that Iran was preparing to possibly attack US forces in the region....
10:00, 05/06/2019

Russia warns the US not to provoke a war with Iran and 'show restraint' Russian officials have rounded on Washington's plans to send an extra 1,000 troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, local news agencies reported said....
14:52, 06/18/2019

The Latest: Iran warns against ‘conspiracy’ on Saudi tankers DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on alleged sabotage of ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Iran’s Foreign Ministry is calling for clarification about what happened with two Saudi oil tanker...
08:13, 05/13/2019

France warns Iran against further breaches of nuclear deal France warned Iran on Tuesday against carrying out any further measures that would put into question the 2015 nuclear deal, after Iran exceeded the limits of low enriched uranium under the terms of the agreement....
11:26, 07/02/2019

Iran warns any clash in the Gulf would push oil prices above $100 U.S. military vessels in the Gulf are within range of Iranian missiles, a top military aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, warning any clash between the two countries would push oil prices above $100 a barrel....
11:13, 06/02/2019

| Iraq warns of 'danger of war' as Iran's top diplomat visits Iraqi leaders have warned of the risks of war during a visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, whose country is locked in a tense standoff with the United States....
23:39, 05/27/2019

Britain warns of consequences if Iran does not return ships British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Friday there would be consequences if Iran did not return control of ships seized in the Strait of Hormuz, Sky News reported....
02:00, 07/20/2019

Germany's Maas warns 'maximum pressure' won't help with Iran Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has decried US escalation and called on Iran to abide by the existing nuclear agreement. He said a "spark" could set off a "wildfire" that would have implications for Europe....
23:00, 05/15/2019

Britain warns Iran after attempted seizure of oil tanker ​Britain on Thursday urged Iran to “de-escalate” after ​armed military vessels tried to seize a BP-​operated oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz ​– backing off ​only ​after warnings from a British warship. “HMS Montrose was forced to posit...
19:00, 07/11/2019

OPEC Warns Against Mixing Oil and Politics as U.S. Iran Ban Begins The head of the OPEC warned against the political use of oil markets during a trip to Tehran, as tightened U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports begin....
13:13, 05/02/2019

Britain warns of Iran-U.S. conflict, EU to meet Pompeo Iran and the United States could trigger a conflict by accident in an already unstable Gulf region, Britain's foreign minister said on Monday, urging a period of calm ahead of talks between the European Union and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
14:26, 05/13/2019

U.S. believes Iran proxies may be behind tanker attacks, official says U.S. national security agencies believe proxies sympathetic to or working for Iran may have attacked four tankers off the United Arab Emirates rather than Iranian forces themselves, a U.S. official familiar with the latest U.S. assessments said on Tu...
18:26, 05/14/2019

Iran changes tactics, destinations on oil exports, maritime official says Iran has adopted new tactics and new destinations in shipping its oil exports following the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions, a senior Iranian maritime official was quoted as saying on Saturday by the semi-official ILNA news agency....
16:52, 05/18/2019

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....
16:13, 07/08/2019

White House official: New Iran sanctions coming ‘very soon’ On the one-year anniversary of U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, a White House official announced that additional sanctions against Iran would be coming soon....
20:52, 05/08/2019

Top official says Iran ready for higher uranium enrichment A top aide to Iran’s supreme leader says the Islamic Republic is ready to begin enriching uranium beyond the level set by Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers...
09:26, 07/06/2019

U.S. suspects Iran in tanker attack but cannot prove it now: official Iran is a leading candidate for having carried out attacks on four tankers near the United Arab Emirates but the United States does not have conclusive proof Tehran was behind them, a U.S. official familiar with American intelligence said on Monday....
22:26, 05/13/2019

US official: Intel indicates Iran moved missiles by boat WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says intelligence information that prompted the Pentagon to send an aircraft carrier and Air Force bombers to the Middle East included indications that Iran had moved short-range ballistic missiles aboard boats in or...
23:26, 05/07/2019

The Latest: Official: Lebanese freed by Iran now in 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): 5:25 p.m. A Lebanese airport official says a Lebanese businessman and U.S. resident freed by Iran h...
17:00, 06/11/2019

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 Sunday....
13:39, 06/23/2019

The Latest: EU waits for official report on Iran compliance The Latest: The European Union says it will wait for scientific reports on Iran’s compliance with a nuclear deal negotiated with world powers before announcing its response...
17:39, 06/17/2019

The Latest: UK official to visit Iran hoping to de-escalate DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 5 p.m. A British Foreign Office official will visit Iran and call for “urgent de-escalation in the region and raise U...
15:13, 06/22/2019

Iran's Zarif warns of risk from "extremist" individuals in U.S. government Iran's foreign minister said on Tuesday that "extremist individuals" in the U.S. government were pursuing dangerous policies, amid a war of words with Washington over sanctions....
17:39, 05/14/2019

Bolton Warns Iran Not to ‘Mistake U.S. Prudence and Discretion for Weakness’ The warning by the national security adviser, John Bolton, came after President Trump called off a military strike against Iran for shooting down an American drone....
13:52, 06/23/2019

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard warns war with Iran would make Iraq War 'look like a cakewalk' Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D, HI, said she looks forward to a briefing next week that will provide more clarity on the rising tensions between the United States and Iran, and warned that a war with the country would dwarf the challenges we faced during our ...
19:52, 05/17/2019

Iran’s Rouhani warns of greater hardship than war years of 1980s President calls for united front in face of ‘unprecedented’ US pressureIran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, has called for unity among political factions to overcome conditions that he said may be harder than those during the 1980s war with Iraq, state ...
14:00, 05/12/2019

Iran shoots down US drone as Graham warns situation ‘getting more dangerous by the day’ DRONE DOWN, TENSIONS UP: The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps says the country shot down a U.S. drone to send “a clear message” to America. In a speech carried live on Iranian state television, Gen. Hossein Salami said Iran does ...
13:52, 06/20/2019

| Saudi warns Iran over Yemeni rebel airport attack Riyadh accused its arch-foe Tehran on Thursday of ordering a Yemeni rebel missile strike which wounded 26 people at a Saudi airport and warned of "grave consequences"....
14:13, 06/14/2019

US would need ‘one million soldiers’ to defeat Iran, warns Brit admiral US FORCES would need at least one million soldiers to defeat and occupy Iran in what could be another Iraq War-style quagmire, a top Brit admiral has warned....
22:13, 05/19/2019

Iran’s foreign minister warns U.S. cannot ‘expect to stay safe’ Iran’s foreign minister warned the U.S. on Monday that it “cannot expect to stay safe” after launching what he described as an economic war against Tehran, taking a hard-line stance amid a visit by Germany’s top diplomat seeking to defuse tensions....
02:26, 06/11/2019

John Bolton Warns Iran To Not Mistake US "Prudence" For "Weakness" US National Security Advisor John Bolton warned Tehran on Sunday of misinterpreting as "weakness" President Donald Trump's last-minute cancellation of a retaliatory strike on Iran....
12:39, 06/23/2019

Japan’s PM warns ‘accidental conflict’ is possible amid U.S., Iran tension Abe’s trip is the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate the crisis as Tehran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with world powers, an accord that the Trump administration pulled out of last year....
04:13, 06/13/2019

Pakistan PM Warns Against Risk Of War In Region Amid Iran Tensions Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between Washington and Tehran......
20:00, 05/25/2019

Iran's foreign minister warns US 'cannot expect to stay safe' Javad Zarif says only way to reduce tensions is to stop economic war against Tehran Iran’s foreign minister has warned the US it “cannot expect to stay safe” after launching what he described as an economic war against Tehran.Speaking alongside the G...
20:13, 06/10/2019

U.S. threatens Iran with more sanctions, warns Europe against business with Tehran The United States on Wednesday threatened to impose more sanctions on Iran 'very soon' and warned Europe against doing business with Tehran via a system of non-dollar trade to circumvent U.S. sanctions....
17:39, 05/08/2019

U.S. envoy says Iran sanctions working, warns against nuclear breaches The U.S. policy of maximum economic pressure on Tehran is working but the sanctions do not give Iran the right to breach its nuclear commitments, a senior U.S. official said on Monday....
22:13, 06/27/2019

Pakistan PM warns against war in region amid Iran tensions with U.S., Saudi Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between Washington and Tehran escalated....
11:13, 05/25/2019

Iran warns U.S. of stronger reaction if its borders violated again: Tasnim Iran warned the United States against violation of its borders, with parliament speaker Ali Larijani threatening a stronger reaction, the Tasnim news agency said on Thursday, a week after Tehran shot down a U.S. drone, spiking tension between them....
08:39, 06/27/2019

Britain warns of Iran-U.S. conflict, Pompeo meets Europeans Iran and the United States could trigger a conflict by accident in an already unstable Gulf region, Britain's foreign minister said on Monday, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks in Brussels with the main European powers on the crisis....
18:39, 05/13/2019

Iran warns Britain of 'repercussions' following 'mean and wrong' seizure of oil tanker Iran’s president is warning Britain Wednesday that it will face “repercussions” over the “mean and wrong” seizure of one its supertankers last week that authorities believe was operating in violation of European Union sanctions....
22:00, 07/10/2019

Official: US renews Iran sanctions waivers for nuclear work WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. official says the Trump administration is renewing five of seven sanctions waivers that allow Russia and European nations to conduct civilian nuclear cooperation with Iran. The official says the waivers will be extende...
21:00, 05/03/2019

U.S. urging talks while 'holding gun' at Iran: Iranian military official A senior Iranian military official has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of dishonesty, saying Washington is calling for talks while "holding a gun" at Tehran, the semi-official news agency Mehr reported on Friday....
13:00, 05/17/2019

U.S. Deployments Followed ‘Clear Indications’ Iran Was Preparing to Attack, Official Says (WASHINGTON) — A White House decision to dispatch an aircraft carrier and other military resources to send a message to Iran followed “clear indications” that Iranian and Iranian proxy forces were preparing to possibly attack U.S. f...
10:13, 05/06/2019

Official: Initial US assessment blames Iran for ship attacks WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says an American military team’s initial assessment is that Iranian or Iranian-backed proxies used explosives to blow large holes in four ships anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. The official s...
02:13, 05/14/2019

Tehran, US Tension A "Clash Of Wills", Says Iran Guard Official The standoff between Iran and the United States is a "clash of wills", a senior commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, suggesting any enemy "adventurism" would meet a......
14:13, 05/23/2019

Iran executes ex-defense ministry official on charges of spying for US Iran executed a former contract employee for the aerospace organization of the defense ministry on charges of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency....
23:52, 06/22/2019

Iran can sink U.S. warships with 'secret weapons', military official says Iran can sink U.S. warships sent to the Gulf region using missiles and "secret weapons", a senior Iranian military official was quoted as saying by the semi-official news agency Mizan on Saturday....
09:00, 05/25/2019

Detained Lebanese businessman leaves Iran for Beirut: official Lebanese businessman Nizar Zakka left Iran, where he was detained since 2015, and flew to Beirut with Lebanon's security chief on Tuesday, a Lebanese official told Reuters....
13:00, 06/11/2019

US official: Iran shot down American drone over international airspace An American official acknowledged early Thursday that Iran shot down a US drone, saying it was hit by a surface-to-air missile while flying in international airspace near the Strait of Hormuz. The US official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity,...
09:39, 06/20/2019

Inside Iran’s deadly armory and its capabilities to fight the US In the hours after Iran is said to have downed a $125 million U.S. surveillance drone over international waters with a surface-to-air missile, despite Tehran’s vehement denials, President Trump gave the green light to retaliatory military strikes bef...
21:00, 06/21/2019

Britain warns Iran of ‘serious consequences’ if it doesn’t release British tanker Iran’s seizure of the British ship is the most serious in a string of recent incidents in the Persian Gulf region and suggests Iran is prepared to go to new lengths in its quest to resist harsh new sanctions imposed by the Trump administration....
15:13, 07/20/2019

Pompeo visits Brexit Britain as Iran warns over nuclear deal U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Britain on Wednesday to pitch a post-Brexit 'special relationship' as Iran said it may stop complying with some parts of the nuclear deal which the United States withdrew from a year ago....
10:00, 05/08/2019

Iran warns UK against escalating tensions, says crew of seized ship safe Iran on Sunday urged Britain to contain "domestic political forces" intent on escalating tensions between the two countries following Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker....
12:39, 07/21/2019

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions U.S. warns commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf face risk of being ‘misidentified’ amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran...
07:26, 05/18/2019

US warns airliners flying over Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions The US aviation regulator has warned that "military activities" and "political tensions" could put flights at risk. Washington has increased its military presence in the Gulf amid a worsening spat with Iran....
15:13, 05/18/2019

After Iran Seizes Oil Tanker, UK Warns Ships To Avoid Hormuz Strait London on Saturday advised British ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz for "an interim period" following Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker....
14:39, 07/20/2019

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf as Iran tensions escalate DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The warning relayed by U.S...
10:52, 05/18/2019

Iran accuses Britain of ‘piracy’ for seizing oil tanker and warns of retaliation The British navy’s seizure of the tanker transporting Iranian oil to Syria heightened tensions surrounding the unraveling Iran nuclear deal and the safety of shipping in the Persian Gulf....
18:52, 07/05/2019

British foreign secretary warns of ‘serious consequences’ over Iran seizing oil tanker Britain’s foreign secretary warned Saturday of “serious consequences” if Iran fails to release a British oil tanker it seized a day earlier in the Strait of Hormuz — but he ruled out “military options.” The takeover of the Stena ­Impero — which the U...
06:13, 07/21/2019

U.S. Issues New Sanctions as Iran Warns It Will Step Back From Nuclear Deal The announcement by Iran’s president does not kill the 2015 deal, but it pushes the confrontation between Washington and Tehran into new and potentially dangerous territory....
02:39, 05/09/2019

France calls Iran to respect nuclear deal, warns of escalation France called on Iran on Wednesday to respect all its commitments after Tehran announced it was relaxing some curbs to its nuclear program, and warned against any action that would lead to an escalation....
00:00, 05/09/2019

Cotton warns 'attack on a U.S. ship' will happen without 'firm' response to Iran Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ariz., member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, said that recent actions from Iran deserved a proper response, and warned that if the Islamic republic does not go unchecked, they will only increase their hos...
18:00, 06/23/2019

Japan's Abe warns of armed conflict amid soaring U.S.-Iran tension Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned of unintended clashes in the crisis-hit Middle East after meeting the Iranian president in Tehran on Wednesday, amid a brewing confrontation between Iran and the United States....
23:39, 06/12/2019

Foreign Office warns British-Iranian nationals against travel to Iran The Foreign Office has advised dual British-Iranian nationals against all travel to Iran, warning they face an "unacceptably higher" risk of detention and mistreatment....
18:26, 05/17/2019

U.N. warns U.S. decision to drop Iran waivers 'may impede' nuclear deal United Nations political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the Security Council on Wednesday that U.S. decisions not to extend waivers to allow some countries to import Iranian oil "may impede" the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal....
17:26, 06/26/2019

Iran warns US to drop sanctions as time runs out for nuclear deal Even while insisting they do not want a war, leaders of Iran and the US have again ratcheted up international tension. The EU is scrambling to salvage the landmark 2015 deal that froze Iran's nuclear weapons program....
21:00, 06/26/2019

Iran to lift uranium enrichment to 5%, above level in 2015 deal: official Iran on Sunday will announce an increase in uranium enrichment to 5%, a concentration above the limit set by its 2015 nuclear deal, an Iranian official told Reuters, in a move signaling a deepening challenge to escalating U.S. sanctions pressure....
04:52, 07/07/2019

If we don't tackle Iran together, the Golan Heights will be next crisis point, Emirati official says A lack of regional participation in Iran's ill-fated nuclear deal could lead to a new conflict in the Middle East, a senior Emirati official told CNBC on Monday....
00:13, 07/09/2019

Iran's Rouhani says U.S. 'should return to normal state' for talks: official website Reacting to a U.S. offer to talk with Iran without pre-conditions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday it was Washington that had left the negotiating table, and it "should return to normal state"....
23:39, 06/02/2019

U.S. Sending 1,500 More Troops to Middle East Amid Iran Tensions, Official Says (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Friday amid heightened tensions with Iran. Trump said the troops would have a “mostly protective...
03:13, 05/25/2019

Pompeo returned to Washington to discuss Iran, North Korea: official U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cut short a European trip and returned to Washington for meetings on Iran and North Korea, a senior State Department official said on Thursday....
16:52, 05/09/2019

The U.S. Sending 1,500 More Troops to Middle East Amid Iran Tensions, Official Says (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Friday amid heightened tensions with Iran. Trump said the troops would have a “mostly protective...
23:26, 05/24/2019

Top US commander: ‘We're not seeking a fight with the Iranian regime’ but Iran’s the top threat PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH: Just five weeks ago, Marine Corps Gen. Frank McKenzie took over as head of U.S. Central Command, with an area of responsibility that includes Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. He says that without a doubt, Iran is his bigges...
19:26, 05/09/2019

Iran warns western powers to 'leave region' amid Gulf crisis Foreign ministry demands release of Iranian oil tanker UK seized last weekIran has called on Britain to release its seized oil tanker and warned foreign powers to “leave the region because Iran and other regional countries are capable of securing the...
11:00, 07/12/2019

Germany's Angela Merkel urges 'political solution' on Iran, warns against isolationism Angela Merkel has made a plea for the international community to band together to peacefully resolve the conflict between Iran and the US. Tensions in the Gulf of Oman have spiraled in recent days....
03:00, 06/23/2019

Germany's Angela Merkel urges 'political solution' in Iran, warns against isolationism Angela Merkel has made a plea for the international community to band together to peacefully resolve the conflict between Iran and the US. Tensions in the Gulf of Oman have spiraled in recent days....
16:39, 06/22/2019

France wants to keep Iran nuclear deal alive, warns Tehran over negative actions France said on Wednesday it wanted to keep the Iran 2015 nuclear deal alive, but warned Tehran that if it were to not keep to its commitments then the question of triggering a mechanism that could lead to sanctions would be on the table....
10:00, 05/08/2019

Netanyahu warns Iran it is within range of Israeli air strikes, citing Iranian threats Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cautioned Iran on Tuesday that it is within range of Israeli air strikes, citing what he described as Iranian threats to destroy Israel....
17:26, 07/09/2019

US deploys carrier to Middle East – warns Iran 'we're prepared to use UNRELENTING force' THE US is deploying one of its top carrier strike groups to the Middle East in response to “troubling” warnings from Iran, White House officials have announced....
05:52, 05/06/2019

National Security Adviser Bolton Warns Iran Not to Mistake ‘Prudence’ for ‘Weakness’ (JERUSALEM) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday that Iran should not “mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness,” after the U.S. abruptly called off military strikes against Iran in response to the shoot...
16:26, 06/23/2019

Iran plotting new wave of terror attacks amid tanker row, warns US General IRAN is feared to be plotting a new wave of terror attacks amid the worsening tanker row in the Middle East, a US General has told Daily Star Online....
01:52, 07/13/2019

John Bolton warns Iran of ‘unrelenting force’ amid tensions in Gaza John Bolton warned on Sunday that the Trump administration would send a “clear and unmistakable message” to Iran as a carrier strike group was traveling to the region amid tensions in Gaza. President Trump’s National Security Adviso...
06:26, 05/06/2019

Former CIA official: 'Absolutely necessary to talk about' taking preventative action amid Iran tensions Former CIA Middle East Department Chief Daniel Hoffman reacted to a New York Times report that President Trump reviewed a military plan that would send as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East in the case an attack by Iran on American forces....
03:00, 05/15/2019

U.S. sent message to Iran after drone downing, warning of limited strike: Iranian official The United States conveyed a message to Iran warning of a limited strike against the country after its unmanned drone was shot down in the Gulf, Iran's civil defense agency chief was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency on Sunday....
11:26, 07/07/2019

Iran prepared to enrich uranium beyond limits set by nuclear accord, senior official says Iran says its actions do not violate the deal, which calls on the United States to refrain from reimposing sanctions and allows Tehran to cease performing their commitments if it believes any signatories are failing to uphold the deal....
15:41, 07/06/2019

Iran silent over reported cyber strike, warns against 'wrong behaviors’ Iranian leaders didn't mention of reports of a U.S. cyberattack but did warn against "wrong behaviors" amid impending sanctions.        ...
22:00, 06/23/2019

Lindsey Graham warns of ‘overwhelming military response’ if Iran attacks American interests Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that the US should attack Iran if the Islamic Republic followed through on threats against Americans or America’ s interests. “The fault lies with the Iranians, not the United States or any other nation. If the Iranian...
20:26, 05/20/2019

U.S. warns commercial airliners flying in the Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran....
17:13, 05/18/2019

US official: Initial assessment suggests Iran was involved in Middle East ship explosions WASHINGTON (AP) — US official: Initial assessment suggests Iran was involved in Middle East ship explosions....
02:13, 05/14/2019

Official: Initial U.S. Assessment Blames Iran for United Arab Emirates Ship Attacks WASHINGTON — An American military team’s initial assessment is that Iranian or Iranian-backed proxies used explosives Sunday to blow large holes in four ships anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a U.S. official said Monday...
03:13, 05/14/2019

Iran’s naval chief Adm. Hossein Khanzadi warns US, says Tehran capable of shooting down other American spy drones TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s naval chief Adm. Hossein Khanzadi warns US, says Tehran capable of shooting down other American spy drones....
11:13, 06/24/2019

Iran warns Europe it 'will take next step' to enrich uranium to weapons-grade level if new deal isn't reached Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani warned Europeans nations Wednesday that Tehran will "take the next step" in increasing its uranium enrichment closer to weapons-grade levels this coming Sunday if they do not offer a new deal by then....
12:00, 07/03/2019

Cotton mocks Iran official's sanctions complaint: Won't be able to spend Iranians' money in '5-star restaurants' Sen. Tom Cotton mocked Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for lashing out against the “hard-hitting” sanctions against the regime, saying he will no longer be able to spend “his people's money in five star restaurants.”...
18:13, 06/25/2019

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....
17:00, 06/11/2019

Britain warns of 'serious consequences' if Iran doesn't release seized tanker as regime insists it was 'reciprocal' move Britain warned Iran that it’s on a “dangerous path” after its authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf, but the regime insists it was a “reciprocal” measure amid economic sanctions....
18:39, 07/20/2019

U.S., Iran tensions unyielding, Europeans reject Iran 'ultimatums' over nuclear deal European countries said on Thursday they wanted to preserve Iran's nuclear deal and rejected "ultimatums" from Tehran, after Iran relaxed restrictions on its nuclear program and threatened moves that might breach the 2015 international pact....
05:00, 05/10/2019

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 Fars news agency....
10:00, 07/11/2019

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 denied the allegation....
08:00, 06/14/2019

Iran's Guards shoot down U.S. 'spy' drone in southern province: Iran media Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have shot down a U.S. "spy" drone in the southern province of Hormozgan, which is on the Gulf, the Guards' news website Sepah News said on Thursday....
08:13, 06/20/2019

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 said on Sunday....
23:39, 06/02/2019

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?        ...
17:00, 06/20/2019

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....
01:52, 06/14/2019

Iran's top general tells Iraqi militias to prep for 'proxy war' amid US-Iran tensions A top Iranian general has told Iran-backed militias in Iraq to “prepare for proxy war” in the wake of heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., which accused the militias of moving missiles toward American forces....
13:13, 05/17/2019

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 on the Iranian foreign ministry website....
01:13, 07/14/2019

"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....
12:52, 06/22/2019

Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route....
02:00, 07/20/2019

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....
04:00, 05/23/2019

Iran to cut nuclear commitments 'strongly' if Europe does not keep promises: Iran MP If European countries do not meet their commitments under a nuclear deal then Iran will "strongly" take more steps to reduce its own obligations, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Thursday, according to the semi-official Fars news agency....
13:26, 07/11/2019

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)....
10:00, 06/21/2019

UK maritime safety group warns of unspecified incident in Gulf of Oman, urges ‘extreme caution’ amid US-Iran tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — UK maritime safety group warns of unspecified incident in Gulf of Oman, urges ‘extreme caution’ amid US-Iran tensions....
09:52, 06/13/2019

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....
03:52, 06/15/2019

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.        ...
21:00, 06/20/2019

Britain warns Iran of 'serious consequences' if British-flagged oil tanker not released Iran's seizure of a British oil tanker potentially marks a major escalation in tensions between Iran and the West since they began rising in May.        ...
15:52, 07/20/2019

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....
11:13, 07/08/2019

Iran shoots down US drone: What we know about the tensions between the US and Iran The rising tensions between the United States and Iran continued on Thursday morning, when a U.S. surveillance drone was shot down by Iran.        ...
17:39, 06/20/2019

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....
10:52, 07/01/2019

US to send 1,000 extra troops to Middle East as Iran envoy warns of 'serious confrontation' Tehran has warned it is heading for a "serious confrontation" with the United States as the Pentagon prepares to send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East....
17:26, 06/18/2019

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....
17:13, 06/11/2019

Iran to hand over Lebanese prisoner soon: Lebanese official, Fars A Lebanese citizen with U.S. residency detained in Iran since 2015 may be freed in the coming hours, a senior Lebanese security official said, and an Iranian news agency said he would be handed over to the Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah....
16:52, 06/10/2019

Iran is not looking for war with America: Iran president Iran is not looking for war with America, its President Hassan Rouhani told French President Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Tuesday, according to the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA)....
23:26, 06/25/2019

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....
18:13, 06/23/2019

Trump says it would be big mistake for Iran to try anything against U.S U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would "suffer greatly" if it targeted U.S. interests after Washington deployed an aircraft carrier and more jet fighters at a time of rising tensions with Tehran....
22:26, 05/13/2019

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 the messaging about Iran by others in his administra...
08:26, 05/21/2019

Trump says he hopes U.S. not going to war with Iran U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he hoped the United States was not heading to war with Iran as he met with Switzerland President Ueli Maurer, whose nation has served as a diplomatic conduit between the two countries....
22:00, 05/16/2019

Trump Says It Would Be Big Mistake For Iran To Try Anything Against US U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would "suffer greatly" if it targeted U.S. interests after Washington deployed an aircraft carrier and more jet fighters at a time of rising tensions......
09:13, 05/14/2019

Trump says ‘I hope not’ about getting into war with Iran WASHINGTON – President Trump suggested Thursday that he wasn’t gunning for a military conflict with Iran.. “I hope not,” the president responded when asked by a reporter outside the White House if the U.S. was going to war with Iran. That answe...
01:00, 05/17/2019

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, arguing that military conflict may be unavoidable. Y...
07:00, 05/21/2019

Donald Trump Says Iran "Will Want To Talk Soon" President Donald Trump on Wednesday predicted that Iran will "soon" want to negotiate and denied any discord in the White House over moves that critics say could lead to war in the Middle East....
07:00, 05/16/2019

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....
23:26, 05/27/2019

Trump: 'You'll find out' how U.S. will respond to Iran Asked how the United States will respond to Iran after Iran shot down an American drone, U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters, "You'll find out."...
18:52, 06/20/2019

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 nuclear weapons,” Trump told Time magazine in an in...
19:52, 06/18/2019

Donald Trump Says Any US War With Iran Would Not Last Long US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was "not talking boots on the ground" should military action be necessary against Iran, and said any conflict would not last long....
20:13, 06/26/2019

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 uranium enrichment....
01:52, 06/19/2019

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 last year....
16:52, 07/08/2019

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 disproportionate to Iran’s downing of an unmanned U.S. ...
19:39, 06/21/2019

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)        ...
12:13, 07/08/2019

Democrats warn Trump against war with Iran The White House's sudden moves in the Mideast sparked alarm from Congress on Wednesday as key Democrats warned President Donald Trump off war with Iran and lawmakers in both parties demanded more information on the administration's strategy...
23:00, 05/15/2019

Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran: What we know now President Donald Trump just announced new sanctions on Iran. Here's what we know so far about Iran-US tensions.        ...
22:39, 06/24/2019

Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Iran The Trump administration ordered new sanctions that aim to freeze the assets of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s office and several Iranian military commanders and include plans to target Foreign Minister Javad Zarif later this week....
06:13, 06/25/2019

Trump says Iran, too, may be confused about war signals President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic....
21:26, 05/17/2019

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....
03:52, 06/21/2019

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 nuclear deal. (May 27)      ...
21:26, 05/28/2019

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 on Tuesday....
21:39, 06/18/2019

Trump vows to ‘end’ Iran if it threatens US again President Trump threatened to destroy Iran in a tweet sent in the wake of reports that a rocket was fired into Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone less than a mile away from the US Embassy. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the off...
01:00, 05/20/2019

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 aiming for direct talks with Tehran over his plan ...
01:52, 06/06/2019

Iran to Trump: No negotiations with US anytime soon Iran said Tuesday there would be no negotiations with the US anytime soon. “We currently see no prospect of negotiations with America. Iran pays no attention to words; what matters to us is a change of approach and behavior,” Iranian Foreign Ministry...
21:39, 05/28/2019

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....
17:39, 05/30/2019

Trump more cautious than his top advisers on Iran President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic....
13:39, 05/17/2019

Trump: I ‘hope’ US doesn’t go to war with Iran President Trump on Wednesday said he hopes the US will not go to war with Iran — but that if the two nations end up in military conflict, America’s use of force would be overwhelming. “I hope we don’t, but we’re in a very strong pos...
18:13, 06/26/2019

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."...
04:00, 06/22/2019

Trump is willing to talk to Iran, top U.S. adviser says U.S. President Donald Trump is ready to talk to Iran about a deal that would lift American sanctions but Tehran would need to curtail its nuclear and missile programs, as well as its support for proxies, a senior U.S. official said on Monday....
17:52, 06/24/2019

Trump says he’d set no pre-conditions for talks with Iran President Trump said he won’t place pre-conditions on talks with Iran to end the standoff between the two countries but remains adamant that the Islamic Republic cannot become a nuclear power. Asked during an interview on NBC’s “Mee...
22:52, 06/23/2019

War With Iran Might Be More Costly Than Trump Thinks When Iranian state television broadcast images of the destroyed U.S. spy drone it shot down over the strait of Hormuz it served two purposes. One was intended to prove the RQ-4 Global Hawk had illegally entered Iranian airspace, contradicting U.S. cl...
15:52, 06/26/2019

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 crisis....
23:26, 06/21/2019

Trump tells aides he does not want U.S. war with Iran U.S. President Donald Trump has told his top advisers he does not want to get the United States involved in a war with Iran, three U.S. officials said on Thursday....
05:00, 05/17/2019

Trump says Iran still takes threats seriously President Donald Trump says Iran still takes his threats seriously even after he decided against approving strikes in retaliation for Tehran's downing of a more than $100 million American surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz. (June 25) ...
00:52, 06/26/2019

Trump tries to tamp down talk of war with Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict. Asked Thursday if the U.S. was going to war with Iran, the president...
02:13, 05/17/2019

Trump playing down threat of war with Iran President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic....
06:39, 05/17/2019

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....
03:39, 06/04/2019

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, members of Congress said....
22:39, 05/21/2019

| 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 shooting down an American drone....
04:00, 06/22/2019

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....
16:26, 06/21/2019

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....
21:13, 05/16/2019

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 leadership in Tehran....
17:26, 06/06/2019

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 Senate is taking up its annual defense bill next wee...
00:13, 06/22/2019

Trump Imposes New Economic Sanctions on Iran The president has said he wants to tighten sanctions in the hopes of driving Tehran into negotiations on a deal to place additional limits on its nuclear activity and curb its aggression....
19:00, 06/24/2019

No "Boots On The Ground" In Iran Dispute, Says Trump U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he was "not talking boots on the ground" should he take military action against Iran and that he had "unlimited time" to try to forge an agreement......
05:26, 06/27/2019

Trump: Iran’s shoot-down of US drone was a ‘very big mistake!’ President Trump issued a response Thursday to Iran’s downing of a US drone in international airspace. “Iran made a very big mistake!” Trump tweeted. White House officials are set to meet Thursday to discuss how to handle the drone a...
19:00, 06/20/2019

"Would I Do That?" Trump On Report Of US Sending 120,000 Troops To Iran President Donald Trump on Monday rejected a report that he is considering sending 120,000 troops to counter Iran, but didn't rule out deploying "a hell of a lot more" soldiers in the future....
20:26, 05/14/2019

Trump says neither Iran nor U.S. ready to make a deal U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he appreciated the recent visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Iran to meet leaders, but that he believed it is "too soon to even think about" the United States making a deal with Tehran....
21:13, 06/13/2019

How Trump's sanctions are crippling Iran's economy The US move to reimpose sanctions on Iran and choke off the last remaining sources of Tehran's oil revenue has crippled the Iranian economy. For many ordinary Iranians, it's becoming increasingly hard to get by....
20:26, 06/24/2019

Trump: I don't want Iran to have nuclear weapons President Trump spoke about Iran in an interview on Fox. Trump emphasized that he isn't looking for war, but he just doesn't want Iran to have nuclear weapons.        ...
16:52, 05/20/2019

Iran Officials: ‘Nobody Is Going to Call’ President Trump Iranian officials rebuffed President Donald Trump’s suggestion that they call him to try to defuse frictions as the U.S. ratcheted up its actions against Tehran. Several top Iranian aides and lawmakers predicted Sunday that the current tensions...
22:52, 05/12/2019

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 response to unspecified threats to US forces or interests...
22:26, 05/23/2019

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....
01:52, 06/23/2019

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 the military strikes on Iran Thursday because the ...
15:13, 06/22/2019

The Latest: Trump tightens sanctions on Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): President Donald Trump signs an executive order to increase sanctions on Iran, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, June 24, 2019,...
20:39, 06/24/2019

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. (June 18)        ...
21:39, 06/18/2019

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....
21:26, 06/20/2019

Trump says he does not need congressional approval to strike Iran President Trump said on Monday that he believes he has the authority to launch a military operation against Iran without congressional approval. Trump said during an interview with The Hill that he has been consulting with Congress about the ongoing ...
06:26, 06/25/2019

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. The Trump administration has rejected the notion it...
00:52, 07/02/2019

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 earlier this week, the United States came within on...
09:00, 06/22/2019

Trump says he wants talks with Iran, not a military showdown BLAMING BOLTON: The White House disputes the narrative that national security adviser John Bolton is pushing President Trump into a military confrontation with Iran, while members of Congress still complain they haven’t seen the intelligence that spa...
15:26, 05/16/2019

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....
12:52, 06/05/2019

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....
20:13, 06/21/2019

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 way of working through the contradictions in your ...
21:13, 06/21/2019

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....
23:52, 06/02/2019

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 the US air force was “cocked and loaded” to attack three Iranian targets, but he withdrew the order with 10 minutes to spare after being told the...
21:13, 06/21/2019

Trump: Iran will be met with 'great force' if it moves against U.S U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday Iran would be met with "great force" if it attempted anything against U.S. interests in the Middle East, adding that Tehran has been very hostile toward Washington....
01:26, 05/21/2019

Trump says he hopes for no war as US-Iran tensions escalate President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic....
15:13, 05/17/2019

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....
01:13, 06/15/2019

Iran will be met with ‘great force’ if it moves against U.S.: Trump Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for an event in Pennsylvania that he was willing to have talks with Iran "when they're ready" but no discussions were going on now....
03:00, 05/21/2019

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 best to get Trump to all but declare war on Iran....
18:00, 06/14/2019

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....
03:52, 06/15/2019

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 remotely-controlled aircraft had been piloted....
20:13, 06/20/2019

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....
06:00, 06/20/2019

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)        ...
01:52, 05/21/2019

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....
02:00, 05/21/2019

Trump willing to negotiate when Iran is 'ready' for talks The US would "certainly negotiate" with Iran if Tehran made a move, US President Donald Trump said after downplaying the Iran threat. Separately, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the time was not right for talks....
06:00, 05/21/2019

Donald Trump Right To Say US Military "Has No Business" In Gulf: Iran US President Donald Trump was right to say US forces have "no business" in the Gulf, Iran's foreign minister said Monday after Trump told other countries to protect their own oil shipments....
05:00, 06/25/2019

Trump: Iran's shootdown of drone maybe accidental Donald Trump is playing down Iran's downing of an American drone, saying that it might have been a mistake executed by someone just being "loose and stupid." He said it was a "new wrinkle" in escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (June ...
21:52, 06/20/2019

After Iran’s Drone Attack, Trump Says This Country ‘Will Not Stand for It’ Iran’s destruction of the high-altitude American drone surprised some American Defense Department officials, who say it was in international airspace, an assertion Iran disputes....
20:26, 06/20/2019

Trump’s sanctions on Iran are hitting Hezbollah hard Spending cutbacks by the Iran-allied Lebanese militia illustrate the profound impact of the sanctions, which are curtailing Iran’s ability to support its most powerful regional proxy.  ...
20:13, 05/18/2019

Trump hints US will respond soon to Iran shooting down drone President Trump said at the White House Thursday that he would soon decide how the US would respond to the downing of a US drone by Iran. “You will soon find out,” Trump said as he welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for a bilateral meeti...
19:00, 06/20/2019

On eve of debate, Senator Warren rips Trump on Iran On the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, rising in public opinion polls, slammed President Donald’s Trump’s posture toward Iran at a raucous town hall on Tuesday....
03:39, 06/26/2019

US: Iran should still comply with nuke deal Trump derided WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Iran announced Monday it would break a limit on ur...
23:00, 06/17/2019

In Iran, economic struggles trump fears of US confrontation TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Battered by U.S. sanctions and its depreciating rial currency, Iran’s 80 million people struggle to buy meat, medicine and other staples of daily life. Now they wonder aloud about America’s intentions as it sends an ai...
13:39, 05/19/2019

Trump threatens 'obliteration' if Iran attacks 'anything American' Donald Trump has warned Iran that an attack on "anything American" will be met with "great and overwhelming force", with parts of the country facing "obliteration"....
20:26, 06/25/2019

Trump: Iran 'better be careful' after backing away further from nuclear deal President Trump lobbed a strong warning to Iran on Sunday after the rogue nation announced it had ratcheted up its uranium enrichment beyond the limit allowed by the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers....
08:00, 07/08/2019

Trump pushes back on Iran nuke threat President Trump on Friday punched back at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after he defiantly declared that his country would increase the level of enriched uranium by “any amount we want,” rejecting pleas from European powers to uphold the terms of ...
01:26, 07/04/2019

Trump slaps new U.S. sanctions on Iran's metals industry President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered new sanctions on Iran, this time targeting the Islamic Republic's export revenues from its industrial metals sector, and vowed to keep squeezing Tehran unless it "fundamentally alters" its policies....
00:00, 05/09/2019

Trump: I'll be Iran's 'best friend' if it acquires no nuclear weapons Trump says Iran will prosper without nuclear weaponsOpinion: Trump is trying to make war with Iran inevitableDonald Trump has said that if Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon, it will be prosperous and have the US president as “a best friend” – bu...
21:26, 06/22/2019

For Trump, ‘Judgment Time Is Coming’ on How to Respond to Iran The shooting down of an American spy drone will test the president’s conflicting impulses between employing bellicose language and avoiding foreign wars....
06:13, 06/21/2019

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 “always on the table until we get this solved.̶...
00:00, 06/23/2019

Is John Bolton trying to drive Trump to war with Iran? – podcast Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, was a key architect of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Now he is stoking tensions with Iran. Julian Borger describes how the standoff could get out of control. Also today: Katharine Viner on how...
10:52, 05/22/2019

U.S. officials seek to tamp down 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, members of Congress said....
02:52, 05/22/2019

US President Trump 'open to talk' to 'threatening' Iran US President Donald Trump has hinted that he is ready to talk to the Iranian leadership amid increasing tensions between Washington and Tehran. At the same time, he said the Iranians have been "threatening."...
21:26, 05/09/2019

Trump Accuses Iran in Explosions That Crippled Oil Tankers In his first public comments since two ships were damaged by explosions, the president said “Iran did do it” and warned Tehran against closing the Strait of Hormuz....
16:39, 06/14/2019

Trump Threatens ‘Obliteration’ if Iran Attacks U.S. Interests (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — President Donald Trump says an Iranian attack on any American interest will be met with “great and overwhelming force” and in some areas, “overwhelming will mean obliteration.” Trump issue...
20:52, 06/25/2019

Trump reportedly cancels attack on Iran as US planes were in the air BACK FROM THE BRINK: Last night all signs pointed to an imminent U.S. military response to Iran’s shootdown of an unmanned American spy plane Thursday morning. While President Trump was cagey with reporters yesterday, suggesting that perhaps “somebod...
17:13, 06/21/2019

Pelosi: Trump not authorized to use military force in Iran House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned the Trump administration Thursday that it lacks congressional authority to use military force against Iran amid reports his aides are calling for military mobilization to respond to new threats in the region....
20:00, 05/16/2019

Trump attacks ‘Fake News’ over Iran coverage for the web President Trump took aim yet again at what he calls “Fake News” — this time ripping reports that there was infighting within his administration over his hardline Middle East policies. “The Fake News Washington Post, and even more Fake News New York T...
00:52, 05/16/2019

Trump threatens Iran with ‘obliteration’ after leader’s barb Apparently stung by the Iranian president’s barb that his White House was “mentally retarded,” an angry President Trump on Tuesday again threatened the country with “obliteration.” “Iran’s very ignorant and insulting statement, put out today, only sh...
19:39, 06/25/2019

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....
03:52, 06/15/2019

Trump planning to impose new sanctions against Iran: report The Trump administration is planning on imposing a new wave of sanctions on Iran within the coming week, Axios reported Sunday. It’s unclear what sector of the Iranian economy the penalties will target, though it won’t be the energy secto...
06:26, 05/06/2019

The Trump administration's dangerous fever dream about Iran The Iran debate in Washington is increasingly divorced from reality – and that should worry usThe Trump administration is caught in a fever dream about Iran, and the fever is becoming dangerous.In the wake of attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oma...
11:39, 06/18/2019

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 than six months, has said that the US is not seekin...
01:39, 07/17/2019

Trump targets Iran’s leaders with new round of sanctions President Trump signed an executive order Monday to slap “hard-hitting” sanctions on Iran that would also target the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, for being the architect of the country’s belligerent behavi...
20:39, 06/24/2019

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 America’s long-time Middle Eastern adversary...
02:00, 06/23/2019

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....
05:39, 06/23/2019

Trump told U.S. defense chief: no war with Iran: N.Y. Times U.S. President Donald Trump has told his acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, he does not want to go to war with Iran, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing unidentified administration officials....
22:00, 05/16/2019

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....
02:52, 06/20/2019

'Hope not,' Trump says when asked if the United States will go to war with Iran Members of Congress blasted the Trump administration for being left in the dark about details about the situation with Iran — and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump lacks authority to declare war on Iran....
19:39, 05/16/2019

Trump denies wanting Iran regime change President Donald Trump says he’s not intent on toppling Iran’s regime to stop it acquiring nuclear arms. His nominee for defense secretary Mark Esper says the US ‘needs to get back on the diplomatic channel.’...
01:00, 07/17/2019

The debate behind Trump's move to tighten Iran oil sanctions U.S. President Donald Trump's unexpected decision to ban all Iranian oil purchases after May 1 - ending exemptions for eight nations - came after hawkish economic and security advisors allayed the president's fears of an oil price hike, according to ...
08:26, 05/01/2019

Trump Expected to Announce New Economic Sanctions on Iran The president has said he wants to tighten sanctions in the hopes of driving Tehran into negotiations on a deal to place additional limits on its nuclear activity and curb its aggression....
17:00, 06/24/2019

Opinion: Donald Trump sets US up for conflict with Iran Donald Trump nearly took the Middle East to the brink with airstrikes against Iran. The US president's aggressive stance is sabotaging his professed efforts for peace in the Middle East, DW's Peter Philipp writes....
23:26, 06/21/2019

Trump says 'not talking boots on the ground' if action taken against Iran U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was "not talking boots on the ground" should military action be necessary against Iran, and said any conflict would not last long....
17:26, 06/26/2019

Trump’s bizarre tweetstorm on his Iran decision, annotated The president confirmed that he ordered the strikes but that he canceled them when he learned about the degree of the potential loss of life. Why wasn't that question asked earlier?...
19:39, 06/21/2019

CNN's Fareed Zakaria: 'Thousands' could die because of Trump's sanctions on Iran CNN host Fareed Zakaria warned President Trump on Monday night that "thousands" could potentially die due to the new sanctions his administration has placed on Iran. ...
07:39, 06/25/2019

Trump halted military response to Iran because it was ‘not proportionate’ President Trump confirmed Friday that the US was “cocked & loaded” to launch a retaliatory strike against Iran shooting down a drone — but canceled it with 10 minutes to spare when told 150 people would die, saying it was not “proportionate” an...
20:00, 06/21/2019

The Latest: Trump: US was ‘cocked and loaded’ 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): 9:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. was “cocked and loaded” to retaliate against Iran fo...
22:13, 06/21/2019

Analysts believe US, Iran remain far apart despite Trump's comments on talks Analysts doubt much headway has been made between the U.S. and Iran, despite President Donald Trump's comments that Iran would like to engage in talks....
23:13, 07/16/2019

Trump, Senate leaders react to US-Iran tensions As President Donald Trump declares that "Iran made a very big mistake" in shooting down a U.S. drone, Republican and Democratic leaders publicly address the escalating tensions with Iran on the Senate floor Thursday morning. (June 20)   &#...
18:39, 06/20/2019

Trump talks to Saudi crown prince on Iran, oil U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Friday to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about Middle East stability and the oil market, the White House said, after tensions with Iran prompted a rise in oil prices....
22:26, 06/21/2019

Trump Administration Says It Is Waiting 'by the Phone' for Iran to Call Tensions between the U.S. and Iran appeared to ease after two weeks of crisis, as the White House tamped down talk of conflict and renewed a conditional offer to Tehran of diplomatic negotiations....
05:13, 05/18/2019

‘Call me,’ Trump tells Iran as tensions flare WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a message for Iran’s leaders as tensions flare over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program: “Call me.” Trump’s nuclear talks with North Korea may be stalled, but that isn̵...
02:00, 05/10/2019

Donald Trump called off strikes against Iran, reports say President Donald Trump ordered an attack against targets in Iran late Thursday but changed his mind just hours before they were to begin, news reports said Friday....
14:00, 06/21/2019

Mark Levin: Stop blaming Trump for Iran "Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin appeared on "Hannity" Thursday where he blasted Iran apologists in the media and defended National Security Advisor John Bolton....
14:00, 06/21/2019

Trump says war with Iran would not involve ground troops and not last long During a television interview, the president also referenced his decision to call off a planned military strike, saying, “I’ve been very nice to them.”...
17:26, 06/26/2019

Trump heads to Asia for talks on trade, Iran and more WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’ll meet with “a lot of different countries” during his third international trip in a month. Trump headed for Japan on Wednesday for the annual Group of 20 summit. He’ll then sto...
21:26, 06/26/2019

Trump says Iran 'playing with fire' with uranium enrichment Iran announced on Monday it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, drawing a warning from U.S. President Donald Trump that Tehran was "playing with fire."...
01:13, 07/02/2019

Trump issues new sanctions on Iran’s industrial metals President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday imposing new sanctions against Iran on its production of iron, steel, aluminum and copper. “With this action, the United States has now imposed sanctions on Iran’s top three exports — oil, pet...
22:13, 05/08/2019

‘Iran will see the end of Trump,’ foreign minister says during Pakistan visit The purpose of Zarif’s visit to Pakistan, where he held talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi and also Prime Minister Imran Khan, was not made public....
01:00, 05/25/2019

Iran tests President Trump’s ‘America First’ pledge WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won the White House pledging to wind down the nation’s many foreign entanglements and put “America First.” But as his administration eyes the prospect of military conflict with Iran, Trump...
01:26, 05/18/2019

Trump says he hopes there is no war with Iran — a more cautious tone than his advisers U.S. President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic....
16:13, 05/17/2019

Trump stopped attacks against Iran after learning 150 people might die President Trump said in a string of tweets that the reason he scrapped planned military strikes against Iran was because he learned that dozens of Iranians would die....
17:13, 06/21/2019

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 Norwegian- and Japanese-owned oil tankers, a dispute in w...
17:13, 06/18/2019

Trump Sends 1,500 Troops to Middle East Because We're Not Going to War With Iran President Trump proclaimed earlier this month that he wasn’t going to war with Iran. Then, in less than fortnight, Trump is now sending some 1,500 troops to the Middle East after a series of barroom-style confrontations about who can end what and whe...
02:00, 05/25/2019

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 Tehran's breach of a nuclear deal....
21:39, 07/10/2019

Trump says Iran made ‘big mistake’ in downing US drone WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that “Iran made a very big mistake” in shooting down a U.S. drone. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump was briefed Wednesday night and again Thursday morning abou...
16:39, 06/20/2019

Donald Trump 'cancelled Iran strikes with planes in the air' Military operation was called off, New York Times reports, as Democratic leaders warn the US could ‘bumble into a war’ with IranDonald Trump reportedly gave initial approval for the US military to launch strikes on Iran in retaliation for Tehran shoo...
13:26, 06/21/2019

Trump calls Iran's shooting down of U.S. drone fly in ointment President Donald Trump on Thursday called Iran's shooting down of a U.S. military drone a new fly in the ointment and said it could have been a mistake....
18:52, 06/20/2019

Senate defeats measure to restrain Trump on Iran The U.S. Senate on Friday defeated legislation that would have barred President Donald Trump from launching an attack on Iran without first obtaining the approval of Congress, except in self-defense....
21:52, 06/28/2019

Trump administration threatens additional sanctions on Iran On the first anniversary of Washington's withdrawal from the 2015 landmark deal between Tehran and world powers, U.S. officials said they would keep squeezing Iran to force it to return to the negotiating table for a more comprehensive deal that woul...
22:26, 05/08/2019

Tehran tense as Iran awaits Trump's next move The prospect of US retaliatory strikes has loomed over Iranian conversation for days. But with daily problems so desperate, reactions in Tehran to escalating tensions with the US have been somewhat muted....
21:00, 06/21/2019

Trump says Iran 'made a very big mistake' by shooting down drone U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said Iran made "a very big mistake" by shooting down a U.S. military drone that Tehran said was on a spy mission over its territory, in an incident that fanned fears of wider military conflict in the Middle Eas...
18:52, 06/20/2019

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 after withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal. ̶...
16:39, 07/16/2019

President Trump Is Sounding More Cautious on Iran Than His Top Advisers WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic.Asked Thursday if the U.S. was going ...
16:00, 05/17/2019

Trump: If Iran blocks the Strait of Hormuz, 'it's not going to be closed for long' The president blames Iran for this week's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman but doesn't say how the administration will respond....
16:13, 06/14/2019

Trump says ready to hold talks with Iran despite tanker attacks U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready, even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
16:52, 06/14/2019

Fresh Nuclear Deal With Iran Is "A Possibility To Happen", Says Trump U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear programme was possible, crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities Washington has said are behind a spate of attacks......
16:00, 05/27/2019

Trump administration's message to the world on Iran: 'Don't do business with these people' President Trump signals the U.S. won't stand for Tehran's "support of terrorism" and threats to restart its nuclear program, Energy Secretary Rick Perry tells CNBC....
22:39, 05/07/2019

President Trump Suggests Iran’s Shooting of Drone Was a ‘Mistake’ (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that “Iran made a very big mistake” in shooting down a U.S. drone but suggested it was an accident rather than a strategic error. Asked about a U.S. response, he said repeatedl...
21:39, 06/20/2019

Guess who doesn't want war with Iran? Trump supporters | Ted Galen Carpenter During his presidential campaign in 2016, Trump repeatedly condemned Washington’s regime-change wars. Now he’s backtrackingSupporters of Donald Trump who hoped that he would adopt a new, less interventionist foreign policy for the United States have ...
12:39, 05/19/2019

Trump threatens 'obliteration' as Iran condemns sanctions on Khamenei U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American" after Tehran said the latest U.S. sanctions had scuttled any chance of diplomacy, calling White House actions "mentally retarded"....
20:26, 06/25/2019

Top Trump administration officials to brief Senate, House on Iran on Tuesday Top officials from President Donald Trump's administration will brief the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives about Iran on Tuesday afternoon, congressional aides said, after lawmakers clamored for more information about tension between the two ...
23:13, 05/20/2019

Trump says 'absolutely broken' Iran will face major new sanctions US president says move will be made on Monday as Iran warns it may step up nuclear activitiesDonald Trump has pledged that Iran’s “absolutely broken” economy will face “major” new sanctions on Monday, as Iran countered it would take further steps to ...
22:26, 06/23/2019

Trump team to brief Congress on Iran; Dems seek counterpoint With questions mounting over President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, top national security officials are heading to Capitol Hill to brief Congress....
03:13, 05/21/2019

Trump now says he never gave final approval on nixed Iran strike President Trump said Friday that he never gave final approval for a military strike against Iran — apparently softening his earlier statement that the US was “cocked and loaded” and ready to retaliate until he called it off with minutes to spare. The...
21:39, 06/21/2019

Democrats call for oversight after Trump's Iran airstrikes reversal Warren accused Trump of instigating ‘another unnecessary conflict’ while Biden called it a ‘self-inflicted disaster’Follow the latest in US politics – liveSenior US Democrats led the outcry on Friday against Donald Trump’s dramatic almost-launch of m...
21:13, 06/21/2019

Trump’s bizarre tweets and comments about his Iran decision, annotated The president confirmed that he ordered the strikes but that he canceled them when he learned about the degree of the potential loss of life. Why wasn't that question asked earlier?...
22:13, 06/21/2019

Trump-Xi meet, Iran tension to overshadow G20 summit in Japan Concerns over trade, conflict and oil will dominate a summit of the Group of 20 major economies in Japan this weekend, with attention focused on a meeting between the leaders of the United States and China, embroiled in a lengthy trade war....
04:13, 06/26/2019

Trump administration officials brief Congress, say goal is to deter Iran After a day of closed-door briefings on Capitol Hill, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said their objective over recent days has been to deter Iran....
05:00, 05/22/2019

US President Donald Trump's Iran embargo punishes Iraqis As a result of US sanctions, Iranians can no longer afford the yearly pilgrimage to Iraq's Shiite shrines. The holy city of Najaf is bearing the economic brunt. Judit Neurink reports from Najaf....
14:13, 06/08/2019

Trump: Iran 'made a very big mistake' by shooting down U.S. military drone 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....
23:39, 06/20/2019

Trump’s Contrasting Approaches to North Korea, Venezuela and Iran The Trump administration has formed different strategies when it comes to dealing with North Korea, Venezuela and Iran. From diplomacy to threatening military force, here’s how it applies its different approaches....
11:39, 05/08/2019

President Trump Says Iran Was Behind Oil Tanker Attacks, but He Still Hopes for Negotiation (WASHINGTON) — Calling Iran “a nation of terror,” President Donald Trump on Friday publicly accused the Persian Gulf nation of responsibility for recent attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Trump said IranR...
19:39, 06/14/2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guards reject talks with U.S. after Trump offer Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday Tehran will not negotiate with the United States and denied any U.S. attack was likely, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump urged talks and said he could not rule out a military confrontation....
16:39, 05/10/2019

President Trump Says He Called Off Strike on Iran With 10 Minutes to Spare (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. was “cocked and loaded’ to retaliate against Iran for downing an American drone, but he canceled the missile strikes 10 minutes before they were to be executed after being t...
16:26, 06/21/2019

Doug Schoen and Kennedy disagree on 'The Five' over Trump's Iran reversal Democratic pollster Doug Schoen and Fox Business's Kennedy got into it on "The Five" Friday while debating whether or not President Trump should have retaliated against Iran Thursday....
02:13, 06/22/2019

Trump eyes more Iran sanctions; military action still on table U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will impose additional sanctions against Iran in an effort to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons, adding that military action was still a possibility....
17:26, 06/22/2019

Iran Will Be "Wealthy, Best Friend" If It Renounces Nuclear Arms: Trump US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he would be Iran's "best friend" and that the Islamic republic could be a "wealthy" country if it renounced nuclear weapons, amid soaring tensions between......
23:13, 06/22/2019

Trump signs off sanctions targeting Iran's supreme leader US President Donald Trump has signed off "hard-hitting" sanctions against Iran which he says will target the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei....
19:52, 06/24/2019

Trump’s foolish Iran policy only makes war more likely | Simon Tisdall Iran’s rulers face impossible choices as a result of unrelenting US hostility, which has one aim – regime changeIt is unclear what, if anything, Iran can do to induce the United States and its regional allies to halt their escalating war of attrition...
22:39, 05/09/2019

US To Hit Iran With 'Major' New Sanctions Starting Monday: Donald Trump President Donald Trump said Saturday that the United States would impose "major" new sanctions on Iran in two days, just hours after saying he would be the Islamic republic's new "best friend" if they......
23:13, 06/22/2019

Sanders rips Trump over escalating tensions with Iran, says war would be 'disaster' Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday took aim at President Trump over the rising tensions between the United States and Iran, warning on Memorial Day that a military confrontation between the two countries would be more disastrous than the Iraq war....
01:26, 05/28/2019

Trump threatens ‘obliteration’ after Iran suggests he has a ‘mental disorder’ Hassan Rouhani and US president traded insults similar to 2017 clashes between US and North Korea while ramping up sanctions The Iranian and US presidents have traded insults, with Hassan Rouhani suggesting that Donald Trump suffered from a “mental d...
02:00, 06/26/2019

Trump Targets Iran’s Supreme Leader With Financial Sanctions (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapo...
19:52, 06/24/2019

Iran hits back at Trump for tweeting 'genocidal taunts' Foreign minister, Javad Zarif, advises US president to respect country following warningThe Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has hit back at Donald Trump for his “genocidal taunts”, following a strongly worded warning from the US president that...
15:39, 05/20/2019

Iran refuses Trump's offer of talks unless US shows 'respect' Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has said his country won't negotiate with President Donald Trump unless the US shows Tehran "respect" by honoring its commitments under the disputed nuclear deal....
15:13, 05/21/2019

Republicans to Trump: Don't get carried away with retaliation for Iran drone attack Congressional allies warned President Trump Thursday evening the U.S. shouldn’t retaliate against Iran’s downing of a drone in a way that could trigger a broader conflict....
09:13, 06/21/2019

Trump says he will discuss Iran tensions at Camp David: 'We want to be proportionate' Trump's comments come after he called off strikes against the Islamic Republic this week over concerns that a military response would kill scores of people....
20:00, 06/22/2019

Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran targeting supreme leader US President Donald Trump signed off on a new round of "hard hitting" sanctions against Iran amid heightened tensions between the two countries. The sanctions will target Iran's supreme leader and other officials....
19:52, 06/24/2019

Threats Can "Come Back To Bite You", Donald Trump Tells Iran US President Donald Trump warned Iran Wednesday its threats could "come back to bite" after Tehran vowed to exceed the maximum uranium enrichment level allowed by a landmark 2015 nuclear accord....
01:52, 07/04/2019

Trump tweets threat at Iran: 'Never threaten the United States again!' President Donald Trump on Sunday ratcheted up his rhetoric toward Iran, warning that a fight with the United States would "be the official end of Iran."...
03:13, 05/21/2019

Iran Rebuffs Trump Assertion That U.S. Ship Downed Drone Iran denied that the U.S. Navy downed one of its drones in the Strait of Hormuz, a day after several close encounters between American warships and the Iranian military in the vital oil shipping route further raised tensions....
11:13, 07/19/2019

Trump’s Twists on Confronting Iran Confound Allies in Europe President Trump has taken a middling route toward Iran, neither avidly supporting diplomacy nor wanting to be so confrontational to provoke Tehran into lashing out....
11:52, 06/07/2019

Trump says fresh U.S. sanctions on Iran will target supreme leader U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States was imposing fresh sanctions on Iran, amid an escalation in tensions between the two countries....
18:13, 06/24/2019

Trump threatens Iran in tweet as tension between two countries escalate U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen....
05:39, 05/20/2019

Buttigieg slams Trump over Iran escalation, vows ‘I’m going to win’ in 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg slammed President Donald Trump for “chest thumping militarism” and warned that the rising tensions with Iran “could very quickly get away from this president.” And at a campaign event in the first-in-t...
19:00, 05/25/2019

Iran calls on Trump to address Iranians with respect, not threat of war Iran urged the United States on Monday to address the Islamic Republic with respect, not threats of war, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict....
20:39, 05/20/2019

‘I stopped it’: Inside Trump’s last-minute reversal on striking Iran The president’s abrupt decision to call off retaliation for Iran’s downing of a U.S. drone culminated 24 frenzied hours of public inconsistencies and congressional bewilderment over Trump’s intentions....
05:26, 06/22/2019

Kinzinger: Trump's Iran call will 'pale in comparison' to next response Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., said Friday on "The Story with Martha MacCallum" that Iran can expect the president to act differently if another incident occurs....
07:26, 06/22/2019

Trump says Iran nuclear deal achievable as sanctions sting U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear program was possible, crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities Washington has said are behind a spate of attacks in the Middle East....
00:00, 05/28/2019

Donald Trump welcomes Japan's offer of mediation with Iran President acknowledges Shinzo Abe’s close links to Tehran and says US ‘would like to talk’ Donald Trump has said he would support Shinzo Abe’s efforts to act as a mediator between the US and Iran, amid reports that the Japanese prime minister will vi...
10:13, 05/27/2019

Iran: Trump announces new, 'hard-hitting' sanctions – live President at the White House signs executive order that he says will hurt Iran’s economy – follow the latest liveSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.15pm BST Henry Kerner, the chief of the White House’s Office of Special Counsel, ...
21:00, 06/24/2019

Trump says US not seeking regime change in Iran, tones down rhetoric President Trump on Monday appeared to tone down his rhetoric on Iran and said the U.S. is not seeking a regime change just a week after he warned Tehran that a confrontation between the two countries would lead to its demise....
08:52, 05/28/2019

Iran wants to talk with US after Trump eases ‘maximum pressure’ campaign Iran hinted it would be receptive to talks with the United States but insisted that Washington would have to sweeten the pot by removing ​sanctions imposed by President Trump after he withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal. Trump, in an interview with N...
17:26, 06/24/2019

Trump imposes new U.S. sanctions on Iran's supreme leader, other top officials U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other senior Iranian officials with new U.S. sanctions on Monday, looking for a fresh blow to Iran's economy after Tehran's downing of an unmanned American drone....
20:26, 06/24/2019

Trump says he still has confidence in John Bolton after scrapping Iran strike President Trump indicated on Saturday that he still has faith in his national security adviser after calling off a strike on Iran minutes before it was set to happen....
23:52, 06/22/2019

Iran Slams US After Donald Trump Nuclear Weapons Comment Iran hit out at the United States on Monday for "causing tensions" after President Donald Trump said his government was not seeking regime change and that he would welcome talks with Tehran....
05:26, 05/28/2019

Trump Administration Blames Iran for Attack on Oil Tankers, but Provides No Proof Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for attacks on two foreign tankers transiting through the Gulf of Oman, escalating the tensions between the Trump Administration and Tehran. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for Thursday&rsqu...
03:52, 06/14/2019

| Trump approved strikes on Iran but abruptly canceled it - reports US President Donald Trump has approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching the attacks, the New York Times has reported....
11:39, 06/21/2019

Iran stance straight from Trump's North Korea playbook The Trump administration isn't exactly hiding the fact that it's using North Korea playbook on Iran: Use a "maximum pressure" campaign -- the same nomenclature was used for Tehran and Pyongyang -- to box the adversary into a corner, then try to negot...
09:39, 05/21/2019

The Latest: Trump’s Iran policy focus of Hill briefings WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s Iran policy (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Ahead of briefings on Capitol Hill, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is suggesting that the U.S. military response to Iranian threats ...
18:00, 05/21/2019

Amid Iran and trade, Trump shifts talk to Air Force One WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump and Canada’s prime minister sat down for talks at the White House, a model airplane sat on the coffee table in front of them. Before Trump answered reporters’ questions about Iran’s down...
10:13, 06/21/2019

Senate falls short in vote to restrain Trump on Iran The effort sought to require the president to seek congressional authorization before engaging militarily with Iran, except in cases of self-defense....
22:39, 06/28/2019

Germany's Merkel says trade, Iran on agenda in Trump summit German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday would cover a wide range of topics including trade, investments, West Africa, counter-terrorism and Iran....
05:00, 06/28/2019

US briefing: Trump's new immigration plan, Iran and Chelsea Manning Friday’s top story: ‘merit-based’ immigration plan is ‘dead on arrival’, say critics. Plus, how Venezuela’s stalled revolution shows the limitations of the crowdSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with ...
13:39, 05/17/2019

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blaming Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. But he’s also hoping that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon con...
06:52, 06/15/2019

Trump tamps down war talk as he seeks to avoid hostilities with Iran HOPE NOT: “Mr. President, are we going to war with Iran?” a reporter shouted to President Trump as he stood at a White House entryway yesterday during a brief photo op....
15:26, 05/17/2019

Trump meets with Swiss leader amid Iran tensions President Donald Trump welcomed Swiss president Ueli Maurer to the White House Thursday, amid rising tensions with Iran. Asked by reporters if the U.S. is going to war with Tehran, Trump responded, "I hope not." (May 16)     ...
19:39, 05/16/2019

Trump Makes Fresh Threats Against Iran Over Its Nuclear Program The president’s push came as Washington began pressing members of the United Nations’ atomic agency at a meeting in Vienna to take a stronger stand against Tehran....
23:26, 07/10/2019

Trump says 'Iran did do it,' as U.S. seeks support on Gulf oil tanker attacks The United States on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf and said it was seeking international consensus about the threat to shipping, despite Tehran denying involvement in the explosions at sea....
00:00, 06/15/2019

Joe Biden blasts Trump’s Iran policy as ‘self-inflicted disaster’ Joe Biden on Thursday blasted President Trump’s Iran policy as a “self-inflicted disaster” as tensions between the US and the Middle Eastern country continue to escalate. The 2020 Democratic candidate’s remarks come hours afte...
19:00, 06/20/2019

Oil steadies after Trump presses OPEC to offset Iran sanctions Oil prices steadied on Monday, after a weeks-long rally was halted on Friday when the market tumbled after U.S. President Donald Trump demanded that producer club OPEC raise output to soften the impact of U.S. sanctions against Iran....
17:39, 04/29/2019

Skeptical U.S. Allies Resist Trump’s New Claims of Threats From Iran The Trump administration is laying the groundwork for major military action against Iran, but it may have a hard time rallying domestic and international support....
04:39, 05/15/2019

Exclusive: Iran's Zarif believes Trump does not want war, but could be lured into conflict Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif does not believe U.S. President Donald Trump wants war with Iran, but he told Reuters on Wednesday that Trump could be lured into a conflict....
05:52, 04/29/2019

Legislators move to limit Trump's ability to strike Iran The House and Senate are considering an amendment to block President Donald Trump's ability to strike Iran militarily without congressional approval but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back on the effort....
17:39, 06/28/2019

| Trump denies planning to send 120 000 troops to counter Iran President Donald Trump has rejected a report that he is considering sending 120 000 troops to counter Iran, but didn't rule out sending "a hell of a lot more" soldiers in the future....
22:39, 05/14/2019

Former Trump National Security spokesperson: The president 'doesn't want a war with Iran' A former national security spokesperson says President Trump doesn't want to go to war with Iran, but understands the need to stand up to the country which has engaged in a "low-intensity conflict" with the United States for the last 50 years....
21:52, 05/15/2019

Pompeo walks back Trump’s comments threatening war with Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said the US will maintain its pressure on Iran — but that President Trump does not want war. “We have been engaged in many messages, even this moment right here, communicating to Iran that we are there ...
22:52, 06/18/2019

Oil falls after Trump presses OPEC to offset Iran sanctions Oil prices fell on Monday, extending the Friday decline that halted a weeks-long rally, after President Donald Trump demanded that producer club OPEC raise output to soften the impact of U.S. sanctions against Iran....
13:52, 04/29/2019

Trump Abandoned a Nuclear Deal a Year Ago. The U.S. and Iran Are Now on a Collision Course The White House’s long-running dispute with Iran is approaching a perilous crossroads one year after President Donald Trump walked away from the multilateral nuclear deal. The Administration’s increasing pressure on Tehran has resulted in...
04:39, 05/09/2019

Trump characterizes alleged attacks by Iran on oil tankers as ‘very minor’ In an interview with Time magazine, the president said he would “certainly” go to war over nuclear weapons but left open the question of taking action to protect oil supplies....
16:26, 06/18/2019

Trump announces sweeping sanctions on Iran's metal industries On the one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump issued an executive order imposing sanctions on Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum, and copper industries, ratcheting up what he calls a "maximum pressure" campa...
00:26, 05/09/2019

Iran Has Ties to Al Qaeda, Trump Officials Tell Skeptical Congress Some lawmakers fear briefings by Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, and others are an attempt to provide legal cover for a military strike, echoing the Iraq War....
22:13, 06/19/2019

Senate Rejects Curb on Trump’s Authority to Strike Iran The Senate shot down a measure that would have required President Trump to seek Congress’s approval before launching an offensive military strike on Iran....
00:13, 06/29/2019

Trump administration imposes new sanctions on Iran's industrial metals President Donald Trump on Wednesday imposed new U.S. sanctions targeting Iran's revenue from export of industrial metals and threatened further action unless Tehran "fundamentally" changed its behavior....
00:00, 05/09/2019

Schiff agrees with Trump: 'No question' Iran attacked oil tankers Rep. Adam Schiff. D-Calif., often a harsh critic of President Trump, agrees with him on one thing: the idea that Iran was behind the bombing of two oil tankers in Gulf of Oman last week....
21:13, 06/16/2019

Trump Undercuts John Bolton on North Korea and Iran During a trip to Japan, President Trump contradicted John R. Bolton, his national security adviser, on North Korean missile launches and overthrowing the government in Iran....
18:52, 05/28/2019

Not Iran Oil, PM, President Trump Focus On Big Picture In Middle-East Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump today focussed on the larger picture of the Gulf region and discussed the possibilities of bringing stability there -- a tweak on the......
09:52, 06/28/2019

Confrontational view of Iran reflects Trump's approach to foreign policy Washington ratcheting up pressure on Iran has some observers worried a war could break out between the two nations. But, for others, it simply shows President Donald Trump's contradictory approach to foreign policy....
20:52, 05/17/2019

US needs to get back on diplomatic track with Iran: Trump's Pentagon chief nominee President Trump’s nominee for Pentagon chief told Congress that he agrees with former defense secretary Robert Gates that war with Iran would be a “catastrophe” and that Washington's dispute with Tehran needs to be resolved through diplomacy....
17:39, 07/16/2019

Trump accuses John Kerry of violating federal law with Iran dealings WASHINGTON — President Trump accused former Secretary of State John Kerry of violating federal law by siding with Iran over US interests — and said he should be prosecuted for it. “You know, John Kerry speaks to them a lot. John Kerry tells them not ...
21:52, 05/09/2019

Iran Dismisses Trump Report That US Navy Downed "Provocative" Drone Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's assertion that the US Navy has destroyed one of its drones, saying all of its unmanned planes were accounted for, amid growing international concern that......
20:52, 07/19/2019

Trump doubts he needs to send more U.S. troops to Middle East to counter Iran U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he doubted that the United States needs to send more U.S. troops to the Middle East to counter Iran as he prepared to meet Pentagon officials to discuss it later in the day....
23:13, 05/23/2019

Will Respond With "Great Force" If Iran Attacks Interests: Donald Trump US President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would be met with "great force" if it attacked US interests in the Middle East, and government sources said Washington strongly suspects Shi'ite......
06:00, 05/21/2019

News Analysis: To Contain Iran, Trump’s Newest Line in the Sand Looks a Lot Like Obama’s Embracing A one-year “breakout” period — a time limit on Iran’s ability to build a nuclear bomb — was at the heart of the 2015 accord that the U.S. left in May 2018....
23:00, 05/17/2019

Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the "official end" of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with "all strength" and said it was up to Iran to avoid war....
05:39, 05/20/2019

Trump reportedly agrees to send more troops to Gulf to deter Iran, just not 10K MORE TROOPS AFTER ALL: President Trump seemed disinclined to send any more troops to the Persian Gulf region to counter Iran just before he got a briefing on the security situation from his acting defense secretary at the White House yesterday aftern...
23:00, 05/24/2019

Classified Iran briefing becomes heated as Trump team clashes with Democrats A classified Senate briefing on Iranian plots against the United States turned into a tense clash between top U.S. officials and lawmakers frustrated with President Trump’s strategy toward Tehran....
06:39, 05/22/2019

Trump’s Iran Response Underlines Republican Rift Over National Security The rift has rekindled debate over lawmakers’ roles in matters of war and peace and pointed up deep concerns among some Republicans, who are normally loath to criticize the president over national security....
01:26, 06/22/2019

Trump Dials Saudi Crown Prince Over Iran, Rise In Oil Prices U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Friday to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about Middle East stability and the oil market, the White House said, after tensions with Iran prompted a rise in......
00:13, 06/22/2019

Donald Trump: Iran strikes called off over concern for civilians' safety President Donald Trump said Friday he'd ordered attacks against three targets in Iran late Thursday, but called them off in the final minutes over concerns that 150 civilians would be killed....
23:00, 06/21/2019

Trump denies U.S. plan to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran threat President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied a New York Times report that U.S. officials were discussing a military plan to send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East to counter any attack or nuclear weapons acceleration by Iran....
18:26, 05/14/2019

Donald Trump Signs "Hard-Hitting Sanctions" Against Iran's Ayatollah US President Donald Trump ordered "hard-hitting" financial sanctions Monday on Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, holding him "ultimately responsible" for the Islamic republic's......
18:26, 06/24/2019

| WATCH: Trump quit Iran nuke deal 'to spite Obama' US President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear pact to spite Barack Obama, according to Britain's Mail, citing the former UK ambassador to Washington. WATCH NOW....
06:39, 07/16/2019