Stories tagged: Iran
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Iran’s president accuses Saudis of meddling in Lebanon
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani criticized Saudi Arabia on Wednesday over what he called “unprecedented” interference in Lebanese affairs, adding his voice to those who suspect the Gulf kingdom forced Lebanon’s …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Saudis’ bolder moves to confront Iran echo across region
Saudi Arabia is more aggressively confronting its rival Iran on multiple fronts. It’s a policy that risks sharpening several conflicts in the Middle East, even though so far it has …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Iraqi VP calls Iran-backed militias his nation’s top threat
Iraq’s highest-ranking Sunni leader said Tuesday the growing influence of Iranian-backed Shiite militias looms as the nation’s most pressing future security threat and called for bolstering U.S. military aid to …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017
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Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Saudis accuse Iran of possible ‘act of war’ as regional tensions rise
Saudi Arabia on Monday accused archrival Iran of direct responsibility for a missile attack on the Saudi capital last week, issuing a stark warning that the strike may have constituted …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Bin Laden files back up U.S. claims of Iran ties to al-Qaida
The CIA’s release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden appears to bolster U.S. claims that Iran supported the extremist network leading up …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Putin in Iran for talks with Tehran, Azerbaijan leaders
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Iran on Wednesday for trilateral talks with Tehran and Azerbaijan, a meeting that comes as the Islamic Republic’s nuclear deal is threatened by President …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 6:05 p.m.
Iran says supreme leader limiting ballistic missile range
Iran’s supreme leader has restricted the range of ballistic missiles manufactured in the country to 1,240 miles, the head of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Tuesday, which limits their reach …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
House set to OK Iran sanctions, block Hezbollah funds
The House is poised to pass bipartisan legislation that would hit Iran with new sanctions for its pursuit of long-range ballistic missiles and block the flow of money to Hezbollah …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Tillerson seeks Arab help in U.S. effort to isolate Iran
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration’s case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017
White House’s ‘soft opening’ never ends
The kitchen and wait staff have just discovered their celebrity chef is barking mad and doesn’t know how to cook, but they can’t do anything about it because they’re having …
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
U.S. urges U.N. to adopt Trump’s comprehensive approach to Iran
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to adopt the Trump administration’s comprehensive approach to Iran and address all aspects of its “destructive conduct” – not …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
5.2-magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran
Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency says a 5.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted the southern Kerman province.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Inside Trump’s hard-line strategy on Iran
So the United States is headed down a path where we could wind up with the worst of all possible outcomes: an Iran freed of nuclear restraints at a time …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Trump says ‘total termination’ of Iran deal possible
President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his threat to fully withdraw the United States from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, while holding out the possibility that fixes to the accord …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
AP Analysis: Iran angered by Trump, but needs nuclear deal
U.S. President Donald Trump angered Iran with his speech on refusing to re-certify the nuclear deal, but Tehran is unlikely to walk away from the agreement in retaliation.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Trump leaves Republicans with heavy lift on Iran deal
Republicans demanded a major say on the Iran nuclear agreement two years ago and never got it from Democrat Barack Obama. Now that President Donald Trump has directed Congress to …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Trump’s speech sparks a new war of words between U.S., Iran
President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal has sparked a new war of words between the Islamic Republic and America, fueling growing mistrust and a sense of …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Trump keeps U.S. in Iran nuke deal, tells Congress to fix it
President Donald Trump angrily accused Iran of violating the landmark 2015 international nuclear accord, blaming the Iranians for a litany of sinister behavior and hitting their main military wing with …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Boeing sales of planes to Iran safe, for now
President Donald Trump’s decision not to reimpose sanctions against Iran is good news for Boeing and its European rival, Airbus, which can continue doing business with Iranian airlines that are …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Qatar says its hosting of World Cup ‘not up for discussion’
Qatar on Wednesday strongly criticized Emirati officials for questioning Doha’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying that the tournament “is not up for discussion or negotiation” amid a …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Iran warns of tough response if Trump scuttles nuclear deal
Iran on Wednesday warned of a tough response if President Donald Trump presses ahead with his threats to scuttle the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Democrats who opposed Iran nuclear deal urge Trump to keep pact
Several congressional Democrats who split with President Barack Obama to oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran are now urging President Donald Trump to uphold the international accord, arguing that robust …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Tillerson is toast, so is diplomacy
Even if Tillerson stayed in place, it’s unclear that he could counter his boss’s deepest instincts. Nor is it clear that any successor to Tillerson can convince Trump that diplomacy …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Iranian nuclear chief warns US: Don’t undermine nuclear deal
The head of Iran’s nuclear agency warned the United States on Tuesday against undermining the 2015 nuclear deal, saying international nonproliferation efforts as well as Washington’s international standing would suffer …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
New U.S. measures aim to show Trump is tough on Iran
Aiming to show tough action against Iran, the White House is preparing a series of measures targeting its affiliates in the country and beyond, even as President Donald Trump quietly …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Trump moves closer to decertifying Iran nuclear deal
President Donald Trump appears on track to decertify the Iran nuclear deal next week, a decision that will open an unpredictable debate in Congress and could lead to an unraveling …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Nuclear deal hangs in balance as Trump plans Iran policy speech
President Donald Trump could announce his secret decision on the future of the Iran nuclear deal next week.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Leaders of Iran, Turkey stress opposition to Kurdish state
With Turkey’s president by his side, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pledged Wednesday that they would ensure borders in the region remain unchanged after the recent Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Defense chief says U.S. should stay in nuclear deal with Iran
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the United States should remain in the nuclear deal negotiated during the Obama administration that constrains Iran’s ability to build a nuclear arsenal.