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UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Boeing’s $9.5 billion Iran deals, always uncertain, are now effectively dead

Following President Donald Trump’s scrapping of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday and his imposition of what he called “powerful” sanctions, Boeing’s prospective $9.5 billion jet sale to Iran is effectively …


Boeing’s $9.5 billion Iran deal, always uncertain, is now effectively dead

Following President Donald Trump’s scrapping of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday and his imposition of what he called “powerful” sanctions, Boeing’s prospective $9.5 billion jet sale to Iran is effectively …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 4:08 p.m.

Trump declares U.S. leaving ‘horrible’ Iran nuclear accord

President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the landmark nuclear accord with Iran Tuesday, declaring he was making the world safer in restoring harsh sanctions. But he also dealt a …


Iran’s foreign minister says no renegotiating nuclear deal

Iran’s foreign minister took to YouTube on Thursday to criticize President Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw from the nuclear deal, saying Iran will not “renegotiate or add onto” the atomic …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Nuclear experts on mission to educate young people

Two experts, including a Gonzaga University alumna who grew up in the Tri-Cities near the Hanford reactor site, are on a mission to educate young people about foreign diplomacy and …


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 7:57 p.m.

Israel says documents prove Iran lied about nuclear program

Israel’s prime minister on Monday unveiled what he said was a “half ton” of Iranian nuclear documents collected by Israeli intelligence, claiming the trove of information proved that Iranian leaders …


UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Pompeo says U.S. stands with Israelis, Saudis against Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday ratcheted up the Trump administration’s rhetoric against Iran and gave warm boosts of support to Israel and Saudi Arabia in their standoffs …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Trump, Merkel cordial, but no apparent movement on Iran

Facing imminent deadlines, President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel largely papered over their differences on trade and the Iran nuclear accord on Friday, stressing instead ties between the …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 9:16 a.m.

Responding to Trump, Iran’s president says nuclear deal must not be changed

Iran’s president on Wednesday ruled out any changes or additions to the 2015 nuclear deal, amid European efforts to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the landmark agreement.


Mysterious mummy found in Iran could be father of last shah

Construction workers in Iran may have unearthed the mummified remains of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the father of the country’s last monarch, nearly four decades after the Islamic Revolution toppled the …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

Iran says if U.S. exits deal, it likely will too

Iran’s top diplomat warned the Trump administration on Tuesday that a U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal would undermine talks with North Korea by proving that America reneges on its …


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 4:11 p.m.

Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there’s no ‘Plan B’

French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing there’s no “Plan B.”


Iranian foreign minister wants ‘respect’ from U.S.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the U.S. government of arrogance and belligerence, saying that Washington needed “a change in attitude” before any meaningful negotiations can begin over several …


Justice Deptartment charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme

The Justice Department on Friday announced charges against 9 Iranians in a government-sponsored hacking scheme that pilfered sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and government agencies.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 12:47 p.m.

U.S. seeks to raise pressure on Europe over Iran nuclear deal

Washington wants its European allies to agree on further measures against Iran in return for keeping a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran alive, U.S. officials said Friday.


Iran signs $740 million agreement on oil project

Iran’s state-run oil company has signed a $740 million agreement with a Russian-Iranian consortium to develop two oil fields near the Iraqi border.


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Plane flying from UAE to Turkey crashes in Iran, killing 11

A Turkish private jet flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul with at least 11 people on board crashed Sunday night in a mountainous region of Iran during a …


300 arrested after Sufis clash with Iran police, killing 5

Overnight clashes between followers of a Sufi Islam leader and Iranian police killed five members of the security forces and injured 30, Iranian media reported Tuesday, the latest tension between …


Israeli PM Netanyahu to Iran: Don’t test Israel’s resolve

The nuclear deal with Iran has emboldened Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, warning that Iran should “not test Israel’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said …


Iran marks anniversary of Islamic Revolution after protests

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied on the streets Sunday to mark the 39th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, just weeks after anti-government protests rocked cities across the country.


Israeli PM: Airstrikes dealt ‘severe blows’ to Iran, Syria

Israel’s prime minister said Sunday his country delivered “severe blows” to Iranian and Syrian forces and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria, F-16 crashes

In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:21 a.m.

Taking aim at Iran, U.S. hits Hezbollah with new sanctions

Taking aim at Iran’s global footprint, the Trump administration on Friday hit six people and seven businesses linked to Hezbollah with terror sanctions, calling it “the first wave” in a …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:11 p.m.

Israeli defense chief: Lebanon will pay for Iranian meddling

Israel’s defense minister said on Wednesday that, should war erupt again with Lebanon, it will “pay the full price” for Iran’s entrenchment – the latest of Israeli warnings over Iran’s …


Israel PM visits Russia for talks on Iran’s actions in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Russia on Monday for talks focused on Syria, warning that Israel will not accept Iran’s growing military presence there and in neighboring Lebanon.


Tillerson presses Europe on Iran deal, as France bristles

The Trump administration on Tuesday pressed ahead with efforts to convince European allies to add tough new requirements to the Iran nuclear deal, a move met with deep skepticism in …


Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard’s grip on economy

Iran’s supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy, the country’s defense minister says, raising the possibility that the paramilitary organization might privatize some …


Iran deal ‘fixes’ to dominate Tillerson’s agenda in Europe

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seeking British and French support for tough new penalties against Iran and preventing a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Russia slams U.S. demands for Iran; Germany seeks more detail

Russia spoke out strongly Monday against the U.S. push for modifying a nuclear agreement with Iran, while Germany said it would seek more detail on what the U.S. wants and …