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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...

Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions: Iran foreign minister

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Iran will continue exporting oil under any conditions: Iranian 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....
2019-07-14 05:15

Oil Minister Zanganeh says hopeful Iran's oil exports to improve - TV Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday that he was "very hopeful" about an improvement in the country's crude exports, state TV reported, in spite of tightened U.S. sanctions on Tehran's main source of income....
2019-07-08 00:30

UPDATE 2-Oil Minister Zanganeh says hopeful Iran's oil exports will improve - TV Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday that he was very hopeful of an improvement in the country's crude exports, state TV reported, in spite of tightened U.S. sanctions on Tehran's main source of income....
2019-07-08 00:30

Iran will defend itself against any aggression, says foreign minister Iranian will defend itself against any military or economic aggression, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday, calling on European states to do more to preserve a nuclear agreement his country signed....
2019-05-26 11:45

Exclusive: U.S. will not blacklist Iran's foreign minister, for now The United States has decided not to impose sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for now, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, in a sign Washington may be holding a door open for diplomacy....
2019-07-12 06:30

US is 'not in a position to obliterate Iran,' Iranian foreign minister says Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has responded to President Donald Trump's recent threats to Tehran on Twitter, saying that the United States "is not in a position to obliterate Iran."...
2019-06-28 07:00

Iran's foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US Iran's foreign minister is in Pakistan on a critically timed visit amid a crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week's emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia as regional tensions escalate....
2019-05-24 12:15

‘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....
2019-05-25 01:45

U.S. prepared to talk to Iran without 'pre-conditions', Iran sees 'word-play' The United States is prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions about its nuclear program but needs to see the country behaving like "a normal nation", U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
2019-06-02 19:30

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...
2019-06-10 16:15

Iran foreign minister tweets map with detailed coordinates of drone Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted a map on Saturday with detailed coordinates which he said show a U.S. drone shot down by Iran on Thursday was within the Islamic Republic's territorial waters....
2019-06-22 20:45

Britain 'almost certain' Iran was behind tanker attacks: foreign minister Hunt Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday Britain is "almost certain" Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, adding that London did not believe anyone else could have done it....
2019-06-16 13:45

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: Iran won't bow to U.S. pressure Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday Tehran won't back down or give in to the United States, warning it will only work with countries that speak in reverence and respect....
2019-07-01 14:30

Iran's foreign minister says talks on ballistic missiles with US possible Mohammad Javad Zarif offered an initially high price for such negotiations – the halt of American arms sales to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, two key U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf.        ...
2019-07-16 13:45

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....
2019-06-11 00:45

German foreign minister headed to Iran to save nuclear deal Heiko Maas has announced he will travel to Tehran next week in an effort to salvage the Iran nuclear deal. Maas, the first German diplomat to visit Iran in over two years, will meet counterpart Mohammad Zarif on Monday....
2019-06-07 06:30

Foreign Office minister to visit Iran to call for 'urgent de-escalation' Andrew Murrison will raise concerns about country’s conduct amid rising tensions A Foreign Office minister is to visit Iran on Sunday and call for “urgent de-escalation in the region”, amid heightening tensions between Tehran and Washington after an ...
2019-06-22 14:45

Iran foreign minister says country 'had no choice' but to build missiles for defense Iran’s foreign minister said Wednesday that his country must manufacture missiles for defensive purposes, days after he appeared to suggest the weapons could be up for negotiations....
2019-07-18 01:45

Amid tensions with US, Iran’s foreign minister warns: ‘Whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Amid tensions with US, Iran’s foreign minister warns: ‘Whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it’ The post Amid tensions with US, Iran’s foreign minister warns: ‘Whoever starts ...
2019-06-10 13:15

Iran exceeds uranium caps set by nuclear deal, foreign minister says Iran's enriched low-grade uranium stockpiles have exceeded the 300 kilogram limit set by the 2015 nuclear deal, marking Tehran's first major breach of the landmark accord since US President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2018....
2019-07-01 19:15

Iran’s foreign minister says the US, which launched an ‘economic war’ against Tehran, ‘cannot expect to stay safe’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister says the US, which launched an ‘economic war’ against Tehran, ‘cannot expect to stay safe’ The post Iran’s foreign minister says the US, which launched an ‘economic...
2019-06-10 13:15

Iran foreign minister: U.S. allegations over tanker attacks part of 'sabotage diplomacy' Iran's foreign minister said on Friday that the U.S. allegations against Iran over the Gulf of Oman tanker attacks were part of "sabotage diplomacy" adopted by a so-called B Team, which he has said includes U.S. national security adviser John Bolton....
2019-06-14 04:00

After emir’s visit, Qatari foreign minister says U.S. refuses to budge on Iran sanctions “What we have sensed from the United States is, they don’t want a war,” the minister said in an interview. But describing a “stalemate,” he said “Iran can’t come to the table under these sanctions.”...
2019-07-12 11:30

Iranian tanker wasn't headed to Syria: Iran deputy foreign minister An Iranian tanker captured by British Royal Marines in Gibraltar was not headed to Syria, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday in a press conference broadcast live on state TV....
2019-07-07 13:30

U.S. Troop Buildup in the Middle East Is a Threat to Peace, Iran’s Foreign Minister Says Iran’s foreign minister said an order by the U.S. president to send 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East was “extremely dangerous” and threatening to international peace and security. “Increased U.S. presence in our regi...
2019-05-26 01:15

With the help of his boyfriend, a German reporter asked Iran’s foreign minister why the country executes people for being gay Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif did not directly deny that gay people have been executed in Iran and instead cited a need to respect “moral principles."...
2019-06-13 01:15

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Middle East bid to ease US-Iran tensions The top German diplomat will travel to Iran seeking ways to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Heiko Maas's four-day Middle East trip comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran....
2019-06-08 10:15

Iran's supreme leader criticizes country's president and foreign minister over nuclear deal Iran's supreme leader criticized the country's president and foreign minister by name for the first time over his concerns about the 2015 nuclear deal, saying Wednesday they didn't act as he wished in carrying out the agreement with world powers....
2019-05-23 03:15

State media quotes Iran’s foreign minister as saying it has surpassed nuclear accord’s limit on low-enriched uranium TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — State media quotes Iran’s foreign minister as saying it has surpassed nuclear accord’s limit on low-enriched uranium. The post State media quotes Iran’s foreign minister as saying it has surpassed nuclear accord&...
2019-07-01 15:15

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he, Iran’s president ‘bluntly discussed’ how to reduce Iran-US tensions TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he, Iran’s president ‘bluntly discussed’ how to reduce Iran-US tensions. The post Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he, Iran’s president ‘bluntly discusse...
2019-06-12 20:15

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)....
2019-06-21 09:30

Iran central bank: U.S. sanctions aren't harming oil exports The leader of Iran's central bank on Wednesday downplayed the impact of existing and new U.S. sanctions -- retaliatory measures by the Trump administration to punish Tehran for nuclear and military activity....
2019-06-27 19:15

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...
2019-06-23 19:45

U.S. prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions: Pompeo 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....
2019-06-02 16:45

Pompeo says US willing to talk with Iran with ‘no preconditions’ but will continue pressure campaign BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — Pompeo says US willing to talk with Iran with ‘no preconditions’ but will continue pressure campaign. The post Pompeo says US willing to talk with Iran with ‘no preconditions’ but will continue p...
2019-06-02 13:30

France, Iran agree to seek conditions to resume nuclear talks by July 15: Macron French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani had agreed to seek conditions for a resumption of dialogue on the Iranian nuclear question by July 15....
2019-07-06 23:45

Iran threatens to surpass uranium limits as tensions with the U.S. continue to grow The announcement was the first time Tehran explicitly said it was on track to violate the 2015 nuclear accord. The Pentagon said Monday it was sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East....
2019-06-18 03:30

Iran’s supreme leader will continue to defy broken nuclear deal ​Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei on Tuesday said the Islamic Republic will continue to pull back from its commitments in the 2015 nuclear deal because the European powers that remain in the deal have been shirking their obligations. “Accord...
2019-07-16 22:15

Iran says it came to help of disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf Iranian navy vessels came to the assistance of a disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that needed repairs, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official news agency ISNA....
2019-07-16 22:45

Stocks in Asia mixed; oil prices rise as US-Iran tensions continue to linger Stocks in Asia Pacific traded mixed on Monday afternoon, while oil prices continued to rise as tensions between the U.S. and Iran lingered after the latter shot down an American surveillance drone....
2019-06-27 19:45

Iran’s president says Japan wants to continue buying Iranian oil, though Tokyo has stopped due to US sanctions TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president says Japan wants to continue buying Iranian oil, though Tokyo has stopped due to US sanctions. The post Iran’s president says Japan wants to continue buying Iranian oil, though Tokyo has stopped due to...
2019-06-12 20:15

Iran is ready for any threat to its territory, the foreign ministry says Iran showed no sign of backing down Saturday in its standoff with the United States over this week's downing of a US drone, insisting it was ready to counter any threats or aggression against its territory....
2019-06-23 01:30

E.U. Foreign Ministers Scramble to Save Iran Deal The British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said that there was a “small window” left to salvage the nuclear deal but that the opportunity wouldn’t last....
2019-07-15 17:45

Iran sees no prospect of negotiations with U.S.: foreign ministry Iran sees no prospect of negotiations with the United States, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said a deal with Tehran on its nuclear program was possible....
2019-05-28 16:30

Punching Iran Over Its Foreign Policy Could Lead to a Faster Path to War Wrestling with Iran’s diplomacy and military activity could prompt a confrontation between Washington and Tehran well before any showdown over a nuclear program....
2019-05-30 04:30

New U.S. sanctions show offer of talks with Iran not genuine: Foreign Ministry Additional sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States show that Washington's offer of talks is not genuine, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday....
2019-06-08 13:45

Biden wants Obama-era foreign policy — including return to Iran nuclear deal Joe Biden will rewind the clock on American foreign policy back to the Obama administration if he’s elected president, the former veep said during a speech at the CUNY Graduate Center on Thursday. That includes a return to the Iran nuclear deal — ado...
2019-07-12 03:15

'A form of extortion': Iran to charge foreign ships a toll to cross Strait of Hormuz Iran is planning to charge foreign ships a toll in exchange for "protection" across the Strait of Hormuz, a key trade route and a flashpoint in the escalating dispute between the United States and the Islamic Republic....
2019-07-09 02:15

| Iran diplomat calls talks with UK minister 'repetitive' A top Iranian diplomat expressed disappointment on Sunday after meeting a minister from Britain's Foreign Office amid escalating regional tensions, saying the talks were "repetitive", state news agency IRNA reported....
2019-06-24 09:15

Iran has no plans to leave OPEC despite tensions: oil minister Iran has no plans to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries despite being treated like an enemy by some fellow members, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in an interview published on Saturday....
2019-06-08 20:15

Iran government has no plans to remove oil minister: spokesman Iran's government has no plans to remove Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh from his post, a government spokesman said on Sunday, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA)....
2019-06-16 18:45

Iran tanker detention by Britain was threatening act, minister says Britain's detention of an Iranian tanker last week was a threatening and incorrect action, Iran's Defence Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday in a speech broadcast live on state television....
2019-07-08 08:30

Iran says minister’s missile remarks meant to challenge US The Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, tweeted late on Tuesday that Mohammad Javad Zarif’s comments “threw the ball into the U.S. court while challenging America’s arm sales” to its Mideast allies.   ...
2019-07-17 10:15

Japan's prime minister set to meet with Iran's Rouhani this week Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani on a visit this week that aims at easing regional tension, in what experts called a rare, bold move for a Japanese leader....
2019-06-11 10:30

Iran could consider talks with U.S. only if sanctions lifted, Khamenei permits: minister Iran's intelligence minister has said Tehran and Washington could hold talks only if the United States ended its sanctions and Iran's top authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, gave his approval, state news agency IRNA reported on Thursday....
2019-07-04 13:00

German minister lands in Iran in bid to save nuclear pact Germany's foreign minister has arrived in Tehran to hold talks with President Hassan Rouhani on Monday, as part of a concerted European effort to preserve Iran's nuclear pact with world powers and defuse rising U.S.-Iranian tensions....
2019-06-10 00:30

U.S. envoy for Iran meets Saudi deputy defense minister in Riyadh U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook met Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman in Riyadh on Friday, the minister tweeted....
2019-06-21 09:30

Trade war and Iran tensions creating a 'very unstable' oil market, Russia minister says Current geopolitical tensions are making it harder and harder for oil-producing nations to make decisions that will help stabilize crude prices, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told CNBC Sunday....
2019-05-22 01:45

Israeli minister says Iran's enrichment ramp moderate but a 'march' towards bomb Israel's energy minister described as moderate on Sunday an announced increase of Iranian uranium enrichment but accused Tehran of breaking out of internationally agreed limitations on its nuclear projects and moving towards a potential bomb....
2019-07-07 11:30

German minister upbeat on Iran trade vehicle before Rouhani talks All the formal requirements for a European payment system for barter-based trade with Iran designed to circumvent U.S. sanctions are now in place and it should be operational soon, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in Tehran on Monday....
2019-06-10 11:00

British minister held 'constructive' talks with Iran on rising tensions The British minister for the Middle East had "open, frank and constructive" talks with Iranian government representatives about rising tensions in the region during a visit to Tehran, Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office said on Sunday....
2019-06-23 18:45

Iran’s Khamenei says while Tehran doesn’t want an atomic bomb, ‘America could not do anything’ to stop Iran if it did TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Khamenei says while Tehran doesn’t want an atomic bomb, ‘America could not do anything’ to stop Iran if it did. The post Iran’s Khamenei says while Tehran doesn’t want an atomic bomb, ...
2019-06-13 12:30

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....
2019-06-14 03:00

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...
2019-06-21 11:15

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....
2019-06-20 08:45

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....
2019-06-02 21:30

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?        ...
2019-06-20 18:45

Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents. The post Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims...
2019-06-14 05:30

U.S. Military Says Video Shows Iran Removing Mine From Tanker, But Iran Denies Involvement (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — The U.S. military released a video Friday it said showed Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, suggesting Te...
2019-06-14 20:45

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....
2019-05-23 04:15

"Firing One Bullet At Iran Will Set Fire To US Interests": Iran General Tehran warned Washington Saturday that any attack would see its interests across the Middle East go up in flames after US President Donald Trump said he called off a strike at the 11th hour....
2019-06-22 21:00

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....
2019-06-15 06:30

The Latest: Iran spokesman: Iran needs 20% enriched uranium TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A spokesman for Iran’s nuclear program says the country has a need for uranium enriched up to ...
2019-06-17 10:45

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.        ...
2019-06-21 05:15

Trump warns Iran not to fight the US: 'That will be the official end of Iran' Trump's threat, posted on Twitter, comes amid rising international tensions in the Middle East as the U.S. has dispatched a carrier strike group and bomber task force to the region in recent weeks....
2019-05-21 21:00

British prime minister hopeful Rory Stewart admits he smoked opium at a wedding in Iran A British lawmaker in the running to be the new prime minister revealed that he made a “very stupid mistake” when he smoked opium while traveling in Iran more than 15 years ago....
2019-05-30 14:45

Japanese prime minister and Trump ally Shinzo Abe visits Tehran to help ease US-Iran tensions Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe landed in Iran on Wednesday in a bid to ease tensions between Washington and Tehran, just hours after Iran-backed rebels in Yemen fired a missile at Saudi airport....
2019-06-12 16:30

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar Meets Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Bhutan's top leadership today, including Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, and discussed important elements of the bilateral ties with emphasis on development......
2019-06-07 18:30

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.        ...
2019-06-20 18:45

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....
2019-07-08 08:30

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls for ‘more patience’ amid US-Iran tensions as nuclear deal hangs in balance TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls for ‘more patience’ amid US-Iran tensions as nuclear deal hangs in balance. The post Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls for ‘more patience’ amid US-Iran tensio...
2019-06-12 20:15

Saudi Arabia agrees Iran was behind tanker attacks: Saudi minister Saudi Arabia agrees with the United States that Iran was behind the suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday....
2019-06-14 03:00

Too many jails continue to be 'plagued by drugs, violence and appalling conditions', chief inspector of prisons warns Too many prisons are still plagued by drugs, violence and appalling living conditions, with rising suicides and daily attacks blighting life behind bars, a watchdog warned Parliament today....
2019-07-09 17:15

"Don't Want To Continue As Chief Minister," Says Mamata Banerjee Mamata Banerjee, speaking to the media for the first time since the results of the national election, has said that she "does not want to continue as the chief minister" of West Bengal. "The party......
2019-05-25 19:15

Shinzo Abe? That’s Not His Name, Says Japan’s Foreign Minister The minister, Taro Kono (or Kono Taro, if you please), says the Western news media should respect Japanese tradition and put the surname first. It’s unclear if his request will gain traction....
2019-05-22 16:30

Germany has a terrorism problem, foreign minister says Germany should have a weekly protest against right-wing extremism similar to "Friday's for future," Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said. He claimed that far too often, Germans turn a blind eye to right-wing terrorism....
2019-06-22 03:45

Last name first, first name last: Japan minister tells foreign media to get it right Taro Kono – or is it Kono Taro? – says journalists should treat Japanese politicians the same as their Chinese or South Korean equivalentsJapan’s foreign minister will ask international media organisations to use the family name first when writing Ja...
2019-05-22 06:45

Polish foreign minister accuses EU of double standard Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz came to Berlin to defend the Law and Justice government's restructuring of the judiciary. He accused Germany of having "politicized" state prosecutors....
2019-06-19 21:30

Swiss need more time to clinch EU treaty: foreign minister Switzerland's political system of painstaking consensus-building requires more time to strike a deal with the European Union on a new treaty, Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said, suggesting no quick resolution to a potentially damaging log-jam....
2019-06-19 09:30

Foreign Minister Jaishankar Was Among World's Best Diplomats: US Experts Some of the former top US diplomats and foreign policy experts have praised the appointment of S Jaishankar as the new External Affairs Minister and have exuded confidence that US-India strategic ties......
2019-06-08 12:15

I am the alternative to Boris Johnson, says UK foreign minister Hunt British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday he was the alternative to Boris Johnson, the frontrunner in the race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, saying he would strive to win a Brexit deal from the European Union....
2019-06-16 13:45

UK's Johnson says not true intelligence withheld from him as foreign minister Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister, said on Friday it was not true that secret intelligence was withheld from him when he was foreign minister....
2019-07-05 13:30

Pakistan foreign minister says trust must be rebuilt with Afghanistan Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday called for trust to be rebuilt between Islamabad and Kabul as Pakistan began a new initiative to bolster a faltering peace process aiming to end Afghanistan's lengthy civil war....
2019-06-22 20:45

US Envoy Congratulates S Jaishankar On Appointment As Foreign Minister The US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster, has congratulated Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on taking over as India's External Affairs Minister. A former career diplomat, S Jaishankar has previously served......
2019-06-02 15:45

British Foreign Minister Says EU Willing To Renegotiate Brexit Deal British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, a contender to replace Theresa May as prime minister, said Sunday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had indicated the EU was willing to renegotiate the Brexit......
2019-06-09 23:45

Pak Foreign Minister Briefs US Counterpart On Action Taken Against Terror Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi today briefed his American counterpart Mike Pompeo about the steps taken by Islamabad to address the concerns raised by the Financial Action Task Force......
2019-06-18 14:45

Finland's Greens name Haavisto as foreign minister in new government Finland's Greens, fresh from their best ever election result in April and part of the incoming governing coalition, named party chief Pekka Haavisto as the next foreign minister on Tuesday....
2019-06-04 22:45

New Foreign Minister Replies To Tweets For Help By Indians Abroad Soon after taking charge, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar began engaging with Indians abroad on Twitter and responded to their tweets for assistance, just as his predecessor Sushma Swaraj did....
2019-06-02 12:45

U.N. concerned by U.S. curbs on Iranian foreign minister while in New York The United Nations told the United States it is concerned by tight travel restrictions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during his visit to New York this week, U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said on Monday....
2019-07-15 23:45

S Jaishankar To Visit Bhutan, His First Overseas Trip As Foreign Minister External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will embark on a two-day visit to Bhutan tomorrow, his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the ministry....
2019-06-06 14:45

India's Stature Has Risen Globally In Last 5 Years, Says Foreign Minister A large majority of people in India have recognised that the country's stature in the world has risen in the last five years, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said today....
2019-06-06 12:45

UK foreign minister Hunt 'outraged' by leak which led to envoy quitting Britain's foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Wednesday he was outraged that confidential memos by the country's ambassador to the United States were leaked, leading to envoy Kim Darroch's resignation from his post....
2019-07-10 14:30

Three more foreign airlines could operate domestic flights in Brazil -minister Three more foreign airlines are in talks with the Brazilian government to start domestic flight operations in the country, Brazil's infrastructure minister Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas told reporters on Monday....
2019-06-11 01:30

No Secret Immigration Deal Exists With U.S., Mexico’s Foreign Minister Says The United States and Mexico will review immigration figures in 45 and 90 days, but Marcelo Ebrard directly contradicted the president’s claim of a signed deal....
2019-06-10 20:45

U.S. tariff threats against Mexico 'unfair': Mexican foreign minister Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that he would travel to Washington shortly to hold talks with U.S. officials to try to head off U.S. threats to impose tariffs on Mexican goods, calling Mexico's treatment unfair....
2019-05-31 18:30

Britain's Fox backs Foreign Secretary Hunt to be prime minister Trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday he would back Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the race to replace Theresa May and become Britain's next prime minister....
2019-06-04 09:30

Britain listens to the United States on Huawei, foreign minister says Britain takes careful notice of what the United States says on the risks of using Huawei in 5G networks and does not want to be overly dependent on a third country for certain technologies, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Monday....
2019-06-03 22:00

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar Arrives In Bhutan On First Overseas Visit External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today arrived in Bhutan on a two-day visit. This is his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the ministry, during which he will hold talks with his......
2019-06-07 13:15

Iranian foreign minister heads to New York for U.N. conference: IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to New York on Saturday to a United Nations conference, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported, amid rising tension between Washington and Tehran....
2019-07-13 20:00

China's Ambassador To India Luo Zhaohui Appointed Vice Foreign Minister Outgoing Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui has been elevated as vice-minister of foreign affairs. Announcing Mr Luo's appointment as the vice foreign minister, China's State Council or the......
2019-05-29 14:00

Chinese Delegation Meets Foreign Minister, Gandhis During India Visit A Chinese delegation headed by a Communist Party politburo member met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to discuss bilateral and economic ties between India and China on Thursday. They later paid......
2019-06-07 00:45

Mexican foreign minister warns U.S. of dire economic consequences of tariffs Marcelo Ebrard, who spoke at a news conference in Washington, said the threat by President Trump would have no impact on Mexico’s immigration policy....
2019-06-04 08:15

UK Had Warned 16 NATO Allies Of Russia Hacking Attempts: Foreign Minister Britain has shared with 16 NATO allies details of malicious Russian cyber activity in their countries over the last 18 months, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt was to say on Thursday....
2019-05-23 10:45

Mexico foreign minister says national guard to deploy to southern border Mexico will deploy its national guard to its southern border with Guatemala, the Mexican foreign minister said on Thursday, as part of the country's bid to stem Central American migration that has drawn U.S. President Donald Trump's ire....
2019-06-07 04:45

Saudi foreign minister: Attacks on Gulf oil facilities must be addressed with 'firmness' Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Wednesday that attacks on Gulf oil facilities must be addressed with "strength and firmness" and that more efforts were needed to combat the activities of the groups that carried them out....
2019-05-30 05:01

The U.S. ‘Shot Itself in the Foot’ by Pulling Out of the Nuclear Deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Says The U.S. “shot itself in the foot” by pulling out of the nuclear accord with Iran, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said, offering a grim outlook for the chance of opening talks with President Donald Trump. Zarif, in an interview Wednesday wi...
2019-07-18 05:30

Wrong to think new British PM can renegotiate Brexit deal: Luxembourg foreign minister Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said on Monday that it would be wrong to think that a new British prime minister could renegotiate a Brexit deal, as all the main elements of the accord have been already sealed....
2019-06-17 09:30

German government plane 'gremlin' strikes again, delays foreign minister Foreign Minister Heiko Maas ran late for a trip to Bulgaria after a fault was found with an engine on his government plane. The aging fleet that carries top German politicians has faced a litany of problems....
2019-05-21 15:15

Yemen foreign minister resigns amid differences over U.N. efforts: sources Yemen's foreign minister has submitted his resignation as differences emerge within the Saudi-backed government over the handling of a U.N.-led peace initiative in the main port city of Hodeidah, two ministry sources said on Monday....
2019-06-10 19:15

Mexican foreign minister says Mexico will meet with 19 countries over migration plan Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that Mexico would meet with 19 countries in the coming weeks in an attempt to boost support for a plan to stem illegal migration toward the United States....
2019-06-21 16:45

UAE Foreign Minister In India; Energy, Trade High On Agenda Of Visit United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan arrived here Sunday night and will hold talks with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar to boost cooperation in key sectors......
2019-07-08 06:15

Guterres meets Venezuela Foreign Minister, reiterates humanitarian principles United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres met Jorge Arreaza, Foreign Minister of Venezuela on Friday, and reiterated that the UN acts in accordance with the humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence, and will work w...
2019-05-21 15:00

China's assistant foreign minister says global community sees harm from protectionism China's Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Jun said on Monday that the international community recognizes harm from protectionism, and that China will safeguard its fundamental interests....
2019-06-24 03:45

Dianne Feinstein dined with Iranian foreign minister as US feud with Tehran escalated Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a top member of the minority party in the upper chamber, met recently with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a time of escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran....
2019-05-28 06:45

Mexico’s Foreign Minister to Meet With Pence in Effort to Avoid Trump Tariffs Marcelo Ebrard, the Mexican foreign minister, has been meeting with Washington officials all week as Mexico tries to head off President Trump’s threatened tariffs....
2019-06-05 15:30

Japan's export curbs 'undesirable', S.Korean foreign minister tells Pompeo South Korea's foreign minister told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Japan's export curbs against South Korea are "undesirable" for trilateral cooperation, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday....
2019-07-11 02:45

German foreign minister arrives in Iraq, seeks to address regional tensions German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas arrived in Iraq on Saturday as part of a wider trip to the Middle East seeking to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the United States....
2019-06-08 16:30

Mexico's deputy foreign minister Seade met Lighthizer over tariffs: staff member Mexico's Deputy Foreign Minister Jesus Seade met with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Chamber of Commerce head Tom Donohue over a tariff and immigration dispute, a member of Seade's staff said on Tuesday....
2019-06-04 20:15

Chinese foreign minister claims 'black hand' of Western involvement in Hong Kong Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has accused the "black hand" of Western forces of attempting to use recent mass demonstrations in Hong Kong to "stir up trouble" in the city....
2019-06-20 12:30

Trump sanctions on Iranian foreign minister could expose the real face of the country's 'charmer-in-chief' The Trump administration is expected to sanction Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, any day now, and the announcement could offer a rare glimpse into the internal dealings of the country's most traveled official....
2019-06-29 11:30

Iranian foreign minister: US 'cannot expect to stay safe' because of 'economic war' "Whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it," said Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister.        ...
2019-06-10 21:45

“If Neither Trump Nor Iran Want War, What Do They Want Instead?” Now that both Iran and the United States have announced what they do not want–war–the search is on for what they do. That’s always been easier to answer from Tehran’s side. The Islamic Republic of Iran was founded in frank and...
2019-06-20 13:15

Q&A: A look at the standoff between the US and Iran Hostilities are heating up between the United States and Iran and while President Donald Trump says he’s not looking to go to war with Tehran, it’s unclear how the standoff can be resolved. Here’s a look at what’s behind the m...
2019-06-18 23:45

What You Need to Know About the Iran Crisis President Trump approved and then canceled an attack on Iran with just minutes to spare. Here’s a guide to the crisis, with links to further reading....
2019-06-22 04:45

The U.S. and Iran are Already at War Online When a U.S. Navy surveillance drone was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz on June 20, the U.S. blamed Iran. The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said his country was “ready for war,” and President Donal...
2019-06-27 21:15

Iran Complains To UN Over US Spy Drone Iran said Friday it had formally lodged a complaint to the UN Security Council over a US drone it says violated its airspace, Tasnim news agency reported....
2019-06-29 04:30

Iran’s Nuclear Program Iran’s nuclear capabilities have been the subject of global hand-wringing for more than two decades. While Iran’s leaders long insisted the country was not building nuclear weapons, its enrichment of uranium and history of deception created deep mist...
2019-06-17 15:15

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...
2019-05-21 18:30

The Latest: US envoy says war with Iran ‘not necessary’ The U.S. envoy for Iran says the United States does not want conflict with Iran — but wants to build up international defenses in the region just in case....
2019-06-27 18:45

No Talks With US 'Under Any Circumstances': Iran Iran will not hold talks with the United States "under any circumstances" while the rights of the Islamic republic are not respected, said an official quoted Thursday by state media....
2019-05-24 06:30

What U.S. Sanctions on Iran’s Top Ayatollah Mean With the U.S. already sanctioning almost 1,000 Iranian entities, President Donald Trump had limited choices when he opted to impose new penalties to punish Iran’s downing of a U.S. Navy drone in the Persian Gulf last week. In the event, he went big, ...
2019-06-28 01:45

Iran not backing down, says top US commander THE THREAT REMAINS: The top commander of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf region says the threat from Iran that prompted the deployment of reinforcements to the area has not diminished....
2019-06-07 15:01

Iran Says It "Does Not Presently Believe In" Mediation With US Iran's foreign ministry on Tuesday insisted it did not currently see the need for mediation with the United States, as it played down the chances of a military clash with Washington....
2019-05-29 03:30

Japan's Abe Looks to Mediate Between U.S., Iran Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek to open a channel of communication between Iran and the U.S. as part of a diplomatic effort to prevent a military standoff between Tehran and Washington from tipping into conflict....
2019-06-12 16:15

Germany to mediate in Iran Envoy Jens Plötner had been involved in drawing up the 2015 JCPOA treaty and went to Tehran with the aim of seeing it preserved. He was told that Iran's patience was over....
2019-05-23 22:30

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....
2019-06-23 18:15

US officials believe threat from Iran not over The US doesn’t believe the threat from Iran is over after two oil tankers came under suspected attack on Thursday, officials said. Senior officials said the US has photographed an unexploded mine on the side of one of the tankers near the Strai...
2019-06-14 03:15

US-Iran tensions escalating, here's what you need to know Oil prices are on the rise after OPEC indicated it's likely to continue production cuts. CNBC's Hadley Gamble sits down with Kelly Evans to discuss on 'The Exchange'....
2019-05-22 01:45

U.S. and Iran Are Targeting Each Other With Cyberattacks Donald Trump may have called off military strikes against Iran at the last minute, avoiding a dangerous war for now, but several reports have noted that both countries are engaging in cyberattacks against each other in the ongoing confrontation....
2019-06-22 17:45

Pelosi says Americans have ‘no appetite’ for war with Iran Congressional leaders said they were troubled by Iran’s decision to shoot down an American surveillance drone and worried it could lead to another war in the Middle East. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she believes President Trump doesn’t want to st...
2019-06-21 04:15

US Says Prepared To Talk To Iran "With No Preconditions" US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday his country was ready to talk with Tehran "with no preconditions", but there was no indication if lifting sanctions over Iran's nuclear programme was on......
2019-06-02 22:30

US Americans believe war with Iran is coming: poll More then half of Americans believe that the US will go to war with Iran "within the next few years," according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. Fewer than 40% approve President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis....
2019-05-22 07:45

U.S. tells Europe: Choose between us and Iran The U.S. special represenative for Iran defined the choice as European officials met in Vienna to discuss the beleaguered Iran nuclear deal before Tehran breaches it....
2019-06-28 18:45

Shanahan: US Iran stance for deterrence, not war Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan says the United States stance on Iran is for "deterrence, not for war.' His comments come after he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed Congress about the situation in Iran. (May 21)  ...
2019-05-22 07:15

US Representative: Iran acts unsafely at sea The US Special Representative for Iran on Friday accused Iran of routinely engaging in unsafe behaviour at sea and of attacking commercial shipping in recent weeks. (June 28)        ...
2019-06-28 21:30

Oil rises on fears of US attack on Iran Oil prices rallied towards $65 per barrel on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than 20% of the world's oil output....
2019-06-21 17:15

US policy toward Iran is all stick and no carrot The motorcycle zipped past our taxi as we headed to Tyre in southern Lebanon, veering off the road onto a dirt track leading up into the hills. The passenger on the back of the motorcycle had what appeared to be long tubes, concealed by cloth, strapp...
2019-06-15 12:45

EU mechanism for trade with Iran 'now operational' The EU has created a mechanism that will allow European countries to trade with Iran despite US sanctions. The move is an attempt to show good will toward Iran and keep it in the 2015 nuclear deal....
2019-06-29 02:45

Pentagon chief: Iran not just a US problem In response to attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Iran is not just a U.S. problem. He said the U.S. goal is to "build international consensus to this international problem." (Jun...
2019-06-15 05:45

No U.S. aircraft operated over Iran, U.S. military says The U.S. military did not fly over Iranian airspace on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, after a news website run by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said a U.S. drone was shot down over the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan....
2019-06-20 08:45

U.S. top security adviser says threat from Iran is not over The threat from Iran is not over but quick action from the United States has helped deter it, White House National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Thursday....
2019-05-30 18:01

No Negotiations With US, Says Iran's Supreme Leader Iran will not negotiate with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after President Hassan Rouhani signalled talks with Washington might be possible if sanctions......
2019-05-30 19:45

McConnell to allow vote on Iran war authorization Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he will allow a vote that could block use of military force against Iran without congressional approval....
2019-06-27 22:45

Iran 'shoots down US drone over its territory' Iran's Revolutionary Guards have shot down a US drone, the elite force's news website claimed Thursday. However, the US military denied flying over Iranian airspace....
2019-06-20 10:15

Pompeo says willing to engage with Iran when time is right The United States will intensify its economic pressure on Iran until Tehran forgoes violence and engages with U.S. diplomatic efforts, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday....
2019-06-23 02:30

Iran says now isn’t ‘suitable’ time for talks with US Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected holding talks with the US to end the standoff between the two countries even though President Trump said he’d be willing to negotiate if they called. “Today’s situation is not suitable for talks and our...
2019-05-21 21:00

Iran says its missile program is not negotiable Iran on Tuesday said its ballistic missile program was not up for negotiation after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a White House cabinet meeting that Iran had signaled it was prepared to negotiate about it....
2019-07-16 21:15

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....
2019-07-08 15:30

Why the U.S.-Iran Conflict Is Now Coming to a Head In 2015, Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program, bowing to harsh sanctions imposed by countries worried it was developing an atomic bomb. For the past year, it’s continued to abide by the restrictions despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision ...
2019-05-22 11:30

Trump says he's not looking for war with Iran: NBC News interview President Donald Trump said on Friday he is not looking for war with Iran, but he warned that if a conflict did occur it would result in "obliteration."...
2019-06-22 02:30

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....
2019-06-21 19:15

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)        ...
2019-07-08 13:30

With Iran, sometimes the logical explanation is the correct one Iran would like the world to think that the attacks on two tankers off its Gulf coast are shrouded in uncertainty. "Suspicious doesn't begin to describe what transpired this morning," said Iran's Foreign Minister Javid Zarif in his first tweet follow...
2019-06-14 22:45

Can an enhanced INSTEX really work for Iran? The EU's plan to continue trading with Iran in defiance of US sanctions has, so far, come up short. Tehran wants oil included in the new barter system, INSTEX. Despite US threats, Brussels appears to be listening....
2019-07-12 11:30

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...
2019-05-28 19:30

The Latest: Iraq to try help end crisis between US and Iran The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11:15 a.m....
2019-05-26 11:15

Germany looks to 'lead' US-Iran talks European powers hope to broker a new round of negotiations between the United States and Iran in a bid to prevent the collapse of the 2015 nuclear deal, Germany’s top diplomat said Saturday....
2019-06-09 10:30

Iran: We will enrich uranium to ‘any amount we want’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday defiantly declared that his country will increase its level of enriched uranium by “any amount we want,” rejecting pleas from European powers to uphold the 2015 nuclear deal. Rouhani, speaking...
2019-07-03 20:15

UK says Iran tanker will be freed, unless it goes to Syria The UK has told Iran that an Iranian tanker seized by British forces off the coast of Gibraltar last week would be released, if Tehran guaranteed that the tanker would not go to Syria....
2019-07-13 20:30

Many in Iran Don't Expect War With U.S., but See Suffering Ahead Money changers in Iran’s capital, who have long had their finger on the pulse of public sentiment, don’t expect a war with the U.S.—and instead say the economy’s decline will eventually force Iran’s leaders to negotiate with Washington....
2019-05-27 23:01

Iran defends execution of gay people The US and Germany have condemned Iran after its foreign minister defended the policy of execution for homosexuality. The issue erupted after a pointed question from a German reporter....
2019-06-12 21:15

Iran says it aided an oil tanker in distress After US intelligence raised fears that a foreign tanker was forced into Iranian waters over the weekend, Iran said it assisted a vessel suffering a technical glitch....
2019-07-18 03:15

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....
2019-05-27 19:30

Turkey offers to mediate between US, Iran ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is willing to mediate between the United States and Iran to ease tensions over Iran’s nuclear program. In comments published Thursday, Erdogan said he had discussed the issue of a ...
2019-07-04 16:15

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....
2019-06-18 19:45

The Latest: McConnell: US not trying to start war with Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments as the U.S. and Iran edge toward a flashpoint amid escalation in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Trump administration is “certainl...
2019-06-18 21:00

Iran says there will be no war with United States: IRNA There will not be any military confrontation between Iran and the United States, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council was quoted as saying on Wednesday by state news agency IRNA....
2019-06-19 10:30

No negotiations with U.S., says Iran's Supreme Leader Iran will not negotiate with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after President Hassan Rouhani signaled talks with Washington might be possible if sanctions were lifted....
2019-05-29 22:30

Top Democrat Pelosi: U.S. has no appetite to go to war with Iran U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday the United States has no appetite to go to war with Iran, after Tehran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone in the Gulf region....
2019-06-20 19:15

Iran 'almost certainly' sabotaged ships off UAE, Bolton says U.S. national security adviser Bolton said on Wednesday that ships sabotaged off the United Arab Emirates coast were attacked "almost certainly by Iran." ...
2019-05-29 21:00

Concern grows over oil tanker last seen off Iran US intelligence fears vessel could have been hijacked by Revolutionary GuardsUS officials suspect that a Panamanian-flagged oil tanker that stopped transmitting its location after straying into Iranian waters may have been hijacked by Iran’s Revoluti...
2019-07-17 03:15

Analysis: US- Iran relations need calm Escalating tensions between the United States and Iran posing "a pretty dangerous situation," says former U.S. Diplomat Christopher Hill. "There certainly is a lot of room for miscalculation," he says. (June 18)        ...
2019-06-19 03:15

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....
2019-06-18 23:15

Iran and U.K. Talk Over Tanker Crisis The U.K. and Iran sought to defuse tensions over a detained Iranian oil tanker in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar but failed to resolve an issue that has raised new fears about military conflict over commercial shipping lanes....
2019-07-14 19:45

Oil falls as Iran tensions seen easing Oil prices turned lower on Tuesday, falling more than 3% after U.S. President Donald Trump said progress has been made with Iran, signaling tensions could ease in the Mideast....
2019-07-17 04:30

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)      ...
2019-05-29 00:15

We must stop the US from going to war with Iran | Bernie Sanders Trump campaigned on getting the US out of ‘endless wars’ – but his administration is taking us down a path that makes war more and more likelyThe drums of war are beating in Washington again.Just today we learned that the US came very close to striki...
2019-06-22 00:30

The Latest: US would talk with Iran ‘with no preconditions’ BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (all times local): 1:20 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) says the Trump administration is willing to talk with Iran “with no precondit...
2019-06-02 19:15

Iran: IRGC shoots down U.S. spy drone Iran's Revolution Guards Corps said Thursday it had shot down an American drone along the country's southern coast after it violated the country's airspace....
2019-06-20 10:30

U.S. does not want war with Iran, continues diplomacy: Pompeo While it is "unmistakable" that Iran was responsible for the attacks on two tankers last week, the United States does not want to go to war with Tehran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
2019-06-16 18:45

US hits Iran with cyberattack: Reports The US reportedly launched a cyberattack on Iran in response to the downing of an unmanned drone. Cybersecurity firms have also reported a rise in Iranian attempts to hack US companies and government agencies....
2019-06-23 12:15

Qatar urges de-escalation in U.S.-Iran row Qatar and other countries have been talking to both Iran and the United States about de-escalation, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Sunday, urging both sides to meet and find a compromise....
2019-06-10 00:30

How a drone's flight took the US and Iran to the brink of war The incident came close to sparking a war, with a planned retaliatory attack – but with Trump’s top advisers reportedly split, doubts seemed to set inThe incident that came close to sparking a new war in the Middle East began late on Wednesday night ...
2019-06-21 23:15

Lebanon's Hezbollah says U.S.-Iran war in region unlikely Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday that a regional war between Washington and Tehran had become unlikely as the United States knows it would pay a heavy price....
2019-06-01 00:01

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 ...
2019-06-06 02:00

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....
2019-06-22 00:30

Iran Says It Is Verging on Passing a Uranium Cap. What Happens Next? Responding to American sanctions, Iran said it would break a 300-kilogram limit on its uranium stockpile under the 2015 nuclear accord, a significant threshold in a complicated crisis....
2019-06-27 19:30

U.S. and Iran to clash at U.N. nuclear watchdog The United States will use an emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog's board on Wednesday to raise pressure on Iran over breaches of its nuclear deal, but diplomats expect no concrete action as parties to the deal consider their next move....
2019-07-10 12:15

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. ...
2019-06-21 19:45

UK says Iran tried to intercept British tanker Britain has said Iran tried to divert and intercept one of its commercial oil tankers, but was warned off by the Royal Navy. Tehran had warned Britain of "consequences" after one of its vessels was seized....
2019-07-11 10:01

U.S. and Iran set to clash at U.N. nuclear watchdog The United States will use an emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog's board on Wednesday to raise pressure on Iran over breaches of its nuclear deal, but diplomats expect no concrete action as parties to the deal consider their next move....
2019-07-10 14:30

Iran claims to have shot down US spy drone Iranian forces shot down a US military drone in international airspace Thursday over the Strait of Hormuz, a US official told CNN, a move that is likely to escalate tensions between Washington and Tehran....
2019-06-20 10:15

U.S. Delays Petrochemical Sanctions on Iran The Trump administration has delayed new, tougher sanctions on Iran’s petrochemical sector as it seeks to balance pressure on Tehran against rising tensions....
2019-05-31 17:15

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...
2019-06-21 19:45

Israel Presses the Case Against Iran, but Not for War Israel has quietly played an instrumental role in the escalating tensions in the Middle East. But analysts say it wants to pressure Iran, not start a war....
2019-05-21 17:30

U.S. sanctions on Iran are biting: Bolton Iran is feeling the effects of existing U.S. sanctions as President Donald Trump prepares to impose more of them from Monday, his National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Sunday during a visit to Israel....
2019-06-23 18:15

'The conflict in the Middle East is Iran vs. everyone else' Timothy Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, is a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. His most recent book is "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America" (2018)....
2019-06-22 00:30

Israel says it is bracing militarily for possible U.S.-Iran escalation Israel is preparing for its possible military involvement in any escalation in the Gulf confrontation between Iran and the United States, the Israeli foreign minister said on Tuesday....
2019-07-02 17:45

Lebanese IT specialist Zakka released by Iran A Lebanese businessman detained in Tehran since 2015 on charges of collaborating against Iran arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after his government secured his release....
2019-06-11 22:45

US commander says he believes Iran threat still ‘very real’ The top commander of US forces in the Mideast says a US military buildup in the Persian Gulf area appears to have prompted Iran to ‘step back and recalculate’ after apparently making plans to attack them...
2019-06-07 14:15

Facebook takes down more fake accounts from Iran Today, Facebook removed 51 accounts, 36 Pages, seven groups and three Instagram accounts that were involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" based in Iran. According to the company, the individuals responsible pretended to be located in the US a...
2019-05-29 02:45

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....
2019-06-04 05:15

US, Iran voice resolve in brinkmanship, say war not sought The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted Tuesday over Iran's announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons....
2019-06-19 04:00

U.S. Resident Detained in Iran for Years Has Been Released (BEIRUT) — A U.S. permanent resident and Lebanese businessman who was released in Iran following years of imprisonment arrived in his native Lebanon on Tuesday, a development that comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. after P...
2019-06-11 18:15

Oil jumps 5% on Iran tension, potential U.S. fed rate cut Oil soared more than 5% higher on Thursday after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone, raising fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington....
2019-06-20 20:00

Iran Releases Lebanese Man Accused of Spying for U.S. Iran released a Lebanese national it detained nearly four years back on charges of spying for the U.S., a move that comes amid attempts to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington....
2019-06-11 19:00

Iran ‘almost certainly’ sabotaged oil tankers off UAE Bolton claims ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Wednesday there was “no reason” for Iran to back out of its nuclear deal with world powers other than to seek atomic weapons, a year after the U.S. pres...
2019-05-29 10:45

John Bolton says UAE tanker attacks were 'almost certainly from Iran' Tensions have spiked this month following the tanker attack, which UAE authorities described as sabotage, and a subsequent drone attack on Saudi oil pumping stations claimed by Iranian-backed Yemeni Houthi rebels....
2019-05-29 10:30

Tensions run high after Iran shoots down US drone The US has confirmed that Iran's Revolutionary Guards shot down a maritime surveillance drone, but denied that it had been flying over Iranian airspace. US military officials called the incident an "unprovoked attack."...
2019-06-20 22:00

Iran frees Lebanese IT specialist Zakka A Lebanese businessman detained in Tehran since 2015 on charges of collaborating against Iran arrived in Beirut on Tuesday, after his government secured his release....
2019-06-11 20:30

UK's Hunt says if Iran breaks nuclear deal we are out as well If Iran breaks the nuclear deal then Britain is out of it as well, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Monday after Tehran said it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 agreement with major powers....
2019-07-01 21:45

Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, IAEA says Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Monday, departing from his usual guarded language to say he was worried about increasing tension....
2019-06-10 16:45

Iran Edges Toward Nuclear Stockpile Limits The International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran remains in compliance with its main commitments under the 2015 nuclear agreement despite Tehran’s warning it would disregard limits on its stockpile of materials that can be used in the production of n...
2019-06-01 01:45

Iran state TV: US resident held as spy to be released TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television is reporting that a U.S. permanent resident held for years in Tehran “will be released in the coming hours.” The report Monday on state TV’s website mirrored a report earlier carried by t...
2019-06-10 16:30

Bolton Says Iran Is Likely Responsible for Oil Tanker Attacks John R. Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, accused Iran on Wednesday of being behind reported attacks on ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates....
2019-05-29 13:00

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....
2019-06-20 20:30

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....
2019-06-02 23:30

Iran, Russia accuse U.S. of bullying, pushing war The United States faced criticism from Russian and Iran Tuesday after the Pentagon announced it was sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East after oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week....
2019-06-18 16:00

Iran will enrich uranium at higher levels Iran will begin enriching uranium at a higher level than what is allowed under the 2015 nuclear deal within days, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday....
2019-07-04 12:30

Iran warns it is ‘prepared for war’ after shooting down US drone Hours after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down an American drone, its commander warned Thursday that the Islamic Republic is “totally ready and prepared for war.” Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami said the drone shoot-down served as a warning to...
2019-06-20 15:45

Tom Cotton said retaliatory strikes against Iran were ‘warranted’ Sen. Tom Cotton on Sunday said militarily strikes against Iran last week were “warranted” and urged the administration to be skeptical when dealing with Tehran.“Obviously I think retaliatory strikes were warranted,” the Arkansas Republican, a member ...
2019-06-23 17:45

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....
2019-06-05 13:45

What to know about Iran's uranium enrichment program Iran has announced it was 10 days away from breaking their uranium stockpile limit. What does this mean for the Iran Deal?        ...
2019-06-17 20:30

As U.S. and Iran Face Off, Europe Is Stuck in the Middle European leaders want desperately to preserve the nuclear deal, which they see as critical to regional security, but are powerless to stop the escalations that threaten it....
2019-06-18 15:45

International airlines' response to FAA on Iran airspace The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency order on Thursday prohibiting U.S. air carriers from flying in Iran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman due to heightened tensions....
2019-06-21 19:45

Congress reacts to escalating tensions with Iran Some Congressional members say President Donald Trump was right not to attack Iran. After Iran downed a U.S. drone, Trump ordered a retaliatory strike that he said he shelved 10 minutes before Iran was to be hit. (June 21)     &#...
2019-06-22 06:45

Iran says it will respond firmly to any U.S. threat: Tasnim Iran will respond firmly to any U.S. threat against it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday, citing foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi....
2019-06-22 10:15

| 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....
2019-06-22 00:15

Use Of Force Against Iran Would Be "Disaster", Says Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said any use of force by the US against Iran would lead to disaster as tensions escalate between Washington and Tehran....
2019-06-20 23:30

Iran newspaper to Japan: ‘How Can You Trust A War Criminal?’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A hard-line Iranian newspaper has printed a front page image showing the mushroom cloud of a nuclear blast, meant to criticize the Japanese prime minister’s close ties with the U.S. ahead of his historic visit to Iran. The d...
2019-06-12 11:30

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...
2019-06-21 23:15

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...
2019-07-03 01:30

Iran-US conflict: Tehran's asymmetrical approach As tensions between the US and Iran escalate, it appears Washington has backed down and Tehran is in control. The Iranian regime is using an unconventional military strategy to steer the Trump administration....
2019-06-24 00:15

Iran will enrich uranium to 'any amount we want': Rouhani Iran's president warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to "any amount that we want" beginning on Sunday....
2019-07-03 14:30

US prepped for strikes on Iran before approval was withdrawn WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States made preparations for a military strike against Iran on Thursday night in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but the operation was abruptly called off with just hours to go. That from a U.S. ...
2019-06-21 09:45

Rouhani: Iran Will Enrich Uranium to ‘Any Amount We Want’ (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s president warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting pressure on th...
2019-07-03 16:45

Iran's Zarif tweets that downed U.S. drone took off from UAE Iran's foreign minister said on Twitter that a U.S. military drone that was shot down by Tehran on Thursday had taken off from the United Arab Emirates....
2019-06-20 21:45

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...
2019-06-21 23:45

Iran Will Enrich Uranium "As Much As Necessary": Hassan Rouhani President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will exceed on Sunday the uranium enrichment limit it agreed in a 2015 deal with major powers, raising it "as much as necessary"....
2019-07-03 20:30

Iran to ask Japan's Abe to mediate over U.S. oil sanctions: officials Iran will ask Japan to mediate between Tehran and Washington to ease oil sanctions imposed by the United States, Iranian officials told Reuters ahead of a visit to Iran by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe....
2019-06-12 11:30

Factbox: Iran nuclear row - could U.N. sanctions return? Iran says it has breached the limit of its enriched uranium stockpile set in a 2015 deal with major powers, a move which ultimately could lead to the return of all international sanctions on Tehran....
2019-07-02 17:45

US 'approved strikes on Iran,' then suddenly called them off President Trump had reportedly approved air strikes in retaliation for Tehran's downing of a US drone. A decision to stand down was allegedly made after Trump met with Congressional leaders....
2019-06-21 16:15

Mideast protests in Iran, elsewhere mark ‘Jerusalem Day’ Iranians have begun rallies across the country to mark Quds, or Jerusalem Day, which will see demonstrations across the Mideast as the Trump administration tries to offer an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan...
2019-05-31 08:15

| 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....
2019-06-28 10:45

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....
2019-06-21 20:15

Iran Rules Out Talks Unless US Changes "General Behaviour" Tehran on Sunday ruled out talks with Washington unless it changes its "general behaviour", after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his country was ready for negotiations with Iran....
2019-06-02 22:30

Europeans Race to Establish Trade With Iran With Tehran threatening to breach limits set in the nuclear deal, Europeans are scrambling to restore some of the economic benefits Iran was promised....
2019-06-27 19:30

Iran's Guards Shoot Down US 'Spy' Drone: Report Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have shot down a U.S. "spy" drone in the southern province of Hormozgan, the Guards' news website, Sepah News, said on Thursday....
2019-06-20 08:00

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?        ...
2019-05-30 17:45

Iran Says It Will Release U.S. Resident Charged With Spying Nizar Zakka, arrested in 2015 and convicted of spying for the United States, was to be released to Lebanese authorities, according to Iran’s semiofficial Fars news agency....
2019-06-11 05:30

Iran to EU: This is the 'last chance' to save nuclear deal Iran warned the European Union on Friday that it will further reduce its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal if the payment system meant to bypass U.S. sanctions doesn't materialize....
2019-06-28 18:15

Iran displays debris, says US spy plane near drone The head of the Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division has said that a manned US spy plane was near a surveillance drone it shot down but Iran chose not to target it.        ...
2019-06-21 18:30

Pompeo seeks 'global coalition' against Iran US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is making surprise visits to Saudi Arabia and the UAE to ensure they are "strategically aligned" on Iran. It comes amid escalating tensions after Iran shot down a US drone....
2019-06-24 07:15

U.S. oil soars 10% in week on fears of U.S.-Iran conflict Oil futures rallied on Friday with U.S. crude up 10% in the week and global benchmark Brent gaining 5% on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than a fifth of the world's oil outpu...
2019-06-21 18:00

Iran Greets Latest U.S. Sanctions With Mockery Both hard-liners and reformers argued that the new sanctions would have little practical impact. One Iranian joked on Twitter: “The only people left to sanction are me, my dad and our neighbor’s kid.”...
2019-06-27 19:30

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...
2019-06-22 14:45

U.S. ready to talk to Iran with ‘no preconditions’: Pompeo Pompeo repeated long-standing U.S. accusations that Iran is bent on destabilizing the region, but he also held out the possibility of talks as President Donald Trump has suggested....
2019-06-02 19:15

US Says Shooting Down Of Its Drone By Iran Was An "Unprovoked Attack" The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that Iranian forces shot down a US naval surveillance drone but insisted the aircraft was in international air space, not that of Iran....
2019-06-20 18:15

'We only want to sell our oil,' Iran official says before nuclear talks Iran's main demand in talks on 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....
2019-06-27 20:45

Iran's supreme leader says Tehran will not be bullied by US Speaking on the 30th anniversary of the death of Grand Ayatollah Khomeini, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said "resistance has a cost, but the cost of surrendering to the enemy is higher." He also criticized Saudi Arabia....
2019-06-05 08:15

US-China trade war, Iran to overshadow G20 talks World leaders are gathering in Japan for what is expected to be a highly divisive G20 summit. Tensions over Iran and the long-running trade war between China and the US loom large over this year's meeting....
2019-06-28 06:15

Thursday's attack not the first time Iran took down US drone Iran's shootdown of a U.S. drone over international airspace early Thursday morning drastically increased tensions between the two countries, but it wasn't the Islamic Republic's first attack on American drones in recent years....
2019-06-21 19:15

What shooting down a $110M US drone tells us about Iran While America's military is by no means threatened in the long term by Iran, instances like the downing of the drone show that Tehran can sometimes have an outsized effect with narrowly-focused efforts, and is an adversary certainly capable of keepin...
2019-06-28 07:00

A US war with Iran looms. Don’t for one second think that it is justified | Owen Jones Trump’s allies will try to paint Iran as a threat, as they did with Iraq. We must not fall into step with their prefab bloodlustWe know how the story goes. The decision for war is made long in advance. That becomes the end point, and the evidence mus...
2019-06-20 10:15

Iran says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency says the country’s Revolutionary Guard has shot down a U.S. drone. The U.S. military declined to immediately comment. IRNA said Thursday the drone was hit when it entered Iranian airsp...
2019-06-20 09:15

Mideast protests in Iran, elsewhere mark 'Jerusalem Day' Iranians have begun rallies across the country to mark Quds, or Jerusalem Day, which will see demonstrations across the Mideast as the Trump administration tries to offer an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan....
2019-05-31 11:30

Risk of a miscalculation in US-Iran relations is 'overstated' America's response to the drone shootdown has been "very moderate" given the potential for "more robust military action," says Scott Nations of NationsShares....
2019-06-27 19:45

Pompeo says US ready to talk to Iran with ‘no preconditions’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration is ready for unconditional discussions with Iran in an effort to ease rising tensions that have sparked fears of conflict...
2019-06-02 19:00

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....
2019-06-20 23:30

Oil prices climb as U.S.-Iran tensions mount Oil prices rose on Monday to extend gains from last week, bolstered as tensions remain high between Iran and the United States after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "significant" sanctions would be announced on Tehran....
2019-06-24 09:30

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 ...
2019-06-21 23:15

Any conflict in region could spread: Iran general Any conflict in the Gulf region may spread uncontrollably, a senior Iranian military commander was cited as saying on Sunday by the semi-official news agency Fars....
2019-06-23 11:30

Bolton Signals Caution Over U.S. Tensions With Iran The White House isn’t planning military action in response to a U.S. assessment that Iran was behind recent attacks on tankers off the U.A.E., national security adviser John Bolton said....
2019-05-29 20:45

Trump says he halted U.S. strike on Iran over possible casualties U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he called off a planned military strike against Iran because it would have been a disproportionate response to Tehran's downing of an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone, adding that more sanctions have been im...
2019-06-21 16:45

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....
2019-06-06 17:15

Iran renews threats against US as tensions escalate Iran has renewed its threats against the United States on Saturday, saying that it will not permit its borders to be violated. “Iran will firmly confront any aggression or threat by America,” said Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas ...
2019-06-22 22:30

Qatar says it has reservations about Arab statements on Iran Qatar said on Sunday it has reservations about hardline statements on Iran made at emergency summits of Gulf and wider Arab states called by Saudi Arabia, becoming the second Arab country to reject the statement following Iraq....
2019-06-03 01:30

Iran considers releasing Lebanese detainee TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is considering releasing a Lebanese resident of the United States who is serving a 10-year sentence on espionage charges following a request from Lebanese officials. The semi-official Fars news agency on Sunday quoted Iranian...
2019-06-09 14:30

John Bolton says Iran is 'almost certainly' behind oil tanker 'attacks' US President Trump's national security adviser did not provide evidence but claimed Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Tehran called the accusation "laughable."...
2019-05-29 16:15

Iran "Almost Certainly" Behind Attack On Ships Off UAE: John Bolton US National Security Advisor John Bolton said Wednesday Iran was "almost certainly" behind attacks on ships off the United Arab Emirates earlier this month....
2019-05-29 14:00

Asia stocks climb pre-G20, oil up on U.S.-Iran feud Stock markets in Asia inched higher on Monday on hopes that U.S. and Chinese leaders will be able to get trade talks back on track this week, while oil prices bounced on political tensions between Tehran and Washington....
2019-06-24 09:30

OPEC set for oil cut extension if Iran endorses pact OPEC and its allies look set to extend oil supply cuts next week at least until the end of 2019 as Iraq joined top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia on Sunday in endorsing a policy aimed at propping up the price of crude amid a weakening global econo...
2019-06-30 21:15

Iran says progress made in nuclear talks is still not enough Expectations are not being met in discussions with world powers, claims Iranian envoyIran said some progress had been made at a meeting with world powers on its nuclear accord – but probably “still not enough” to keep the landmark 2015 deal alive.“It...
2019-06-28 20:15

“We need to up our game”—DHS cybersecurity director on Iran and ransomware Enlarge / Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, at a recent Senate hearing. Krebs issued a warning earlier this week on a surge in Iranian state-sponsored "malicious cyb...
2019-06-28 21:30

Dunford: Intel indicated Iran was mounting a ‘campaign’ against US IRAN THREAT EXPLAINED: Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford revealed yesterday that he was the driving force behind the recent U.S. deployments to the Persian Gulf region, which he recommended after reviewing intelligence that indicated an omino...
2019-05-30 14:15

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....
2019-06-21 17:30

Everything We Know About the U.S. Spy Drone Shot Down By Iran's Revolutionary Guard Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has shot down a U.S. drone, according to multiple reports by Iranian state media channels. U.S. officials confirmed that the drone, an MQ-4C Triton, was brought down by a surface-to-air missile but there are major differenc...
2019-06-20 12:15

Road to war in Iran looks a lot like the path that took the U.S. against Iraq in the past 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?        ...
2019-05-30 13:00

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....
2019-06-20 00:45

US hits Iran with cyber attack: Reports The US reportedly launched a cyber attack on Iran in response to the downing of unmanned drone. Cyber security firms have also reported a rise in Iranian attempts to hack US government agencies and companies....
2019-06-23 05:30

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....
2019-06-23 02:30

How de-risking US-Iran relations could help US-China talks Kingsley Jones of Jevons Global explains why he says it would make "enormous sense" for the U.S. to de-risk the Middle East conflict if it wants to reach an energy deal with Beijing....
2019-06-24 10:15

Iran says detained US resident to be released to Lebanon Iran has agreed to hand over a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned for years in Tehran to Lebanese officials, an Iranian judiciary official said Tuesday....
2019-06-11 13:30

Iran executes 'defense contractor' over spying for the CIA Jalal Hajizavar was hanged at a prison near Tehran after documents and spying equipment were found at his home, news agencies reported. The death happens at a time of fierce tensions between Iran and Washington....
2019-06-22 22:15

| World powers won't get a better nuclear deal - Iran Iran warned world powers they won't be able to negotiate a better deal than the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, as the United States vowed the Islamic Republic will never acquire an atomic weapon....
2019-07-09 19:00

An AEI scholar breaks down the military history between Iran and the US The Trump administration is accusing Iran for the attacks on the shipping tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The attacks are the latest in a series in the region that the U.S. blames on Iran, despite the Iranian government's denials. Michael Rubin, Am...
2019-06-14 16:00

US says Iran removed unexploded mine from oil tanker DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military’s Central Command has released a video is says shows Iranian forces removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the two ships suspected to have been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz. It ...
2019-06-14 05:30

Iran: No more 'deadlines' to save nuclear deal Iran has begun enriching uranium and has said a third deliberate violation of the 2015 nuclear deal could come. It has called on the other signatories of the deal to find ways around US sanctions....
2019-07-08 17:45

US working to deter Iran, without sparking a shooting war DETERRENCE, NOT WAR: The United States is preparing options to keep the vital Strait of Hormuz open to international shipping traffic while deterring Iran from carrying out more attacks against oil tankers — all while stopping short of offensive mili...
2019-06-17 16:15

Why It Matters That Iran Is Busting Its Nuclear Caps A little over a year after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran, Tehran’s government responded by breaking a key covenant restricting its stockpile of nuclear material. International inspectors confirme...
2019-07-08 19:15

Nuclear changes, more troops heighten US-Iran tensions WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Iran edged toward a flashpoint Monday as Tehran announced it was breaking compliance with the accord that keeps it from making nuclear weapons and the Trump administration followed by ordering 1,000 more troops to the M...
2019-06-18 06:45

Pompeo says U.S. does not want war with Iran; pushes for international response The United States does not want to go to war with Iran but will take every action necessary, including diplomacy, to guarantee safe navigation through vital shipping lanes in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
2019-06-16 20:30

Baghdad ready to mediate between U.S., Iran if asked Mohamad Halbousi's comments, carried by state TV, came shortly after Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Baghdad beginning a two-day visit....
2019-05-26 00:30

Why It Matters If Iran Busts Its Nuclear Caps A little over a year after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran, Tehran’s government responded by breaking a key covenant restricting its stockpile of nuclear material. International inspectors confirme...
2019-07-07 18:15

Iran's Rouhani rejects talks with Washington Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected talks with the United States on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations "if and when they are ever ready"....
2019-05-21 17:15

Futures Now: Oil jumps on rising tensions with Iran "Futures Now" Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial, discuss where they see crude oil prices headed amid geopolitical tensions with CNBC's Rahel Solomon....
2019-05-22 01:45

Iran says it will enrich uranium 'at any level', challenging U.S. Iran said on Sunday it is fully prepared to enrich uranium at any level and with any amount, in further defiance of U.S. efforts to squeeze the country with sanctions and force it to renegotiate a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers....
2019-07-07 11:30

Iran says US 'hostile policies' dangerous for the region President Trump's plan to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East is "extremely dangerous" for peace in the region, said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif....
2019-05-26 09:15

Analysis: Iran to break limits on enrichment Iran announced Sunday it will increase its uranium enrichment to an unspecified level beyond the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, furthering heightening tensions between Tehran and the U.S. (July 7)       &#...
2019-07-07 18:15

Iran: UK ‘should be scared’ of retaliation over seized tanker Iran said Saturday the United Kingdom should be “scared” of possible retaliation after the Royal Marines captured an Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar. “I am openly saying that Britain should be scared of Iran’s retaliatory measures over t...
2019-07-06 17:30

Pompeo says there is more evidence that Iran attacked tankers The secretary of state said “the world will come to see” more evidence that Iran was responsible for explosions on two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz last week. ...
2019-06-16 19:30

Fin24.com | WATCH: 'Iran better be careful' - Trump President Donald Trump commented on Iran, the census, migrants, the British ambassador to the United States and the US national team's win in the Women's World Cup on Sunday....
2019-07-08 20:15

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....
2019-06-17 17:30

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...
2019-05-24 01:30

Iran 'threat' has diminished, says US defense secretary Patrick Shanahan credits US show of forceRemarks appear to be a sign tension is easingThe acting US defence secretary has claimed that the alleged threat from Iran has receded as the result of an American show of force in the Middle East.“We’ve put o...
2019-05-21 21:15

5 questions about Iran's nuclear deal announcement Iran has announced it will no longer fully comply with the landmark nuclear deal it signed with the United States and five other nations in 2015, following Washington's own reneging on the agreement and increased diplomatic and military pressure on T...
2019-05-21 21:15

Japan says Abe’s Iran trip not meant to mediate row with US TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top government spokesman says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s high-stakes trip to Iran is intended to help de-escalate tensions in the Mideast — and not specifically mediate between Tehran and Washington. The remarks by C...
2019-06-13 10:45

Oil tankers targeted amid Iran-US tensions Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were damaged in suspected attacks on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the US Navy rushed to assist. (June 13)      ...
2019-06-13 18:15

Japan PM Abe considering visit to Iran as early as mid-June: NHK Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Iran as early as mid-June, NHK national television said on Friday, as international concern grows about rising tension between Iran and the United States....
2019-05-24 09:30

US says Iran threats are ‘on hold’ after deploying bombers Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Iranian threats against US forces in the Middle East have been “put on hold” after the Trump administration deployed a aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the region. “We have p...
2019-05-21 22:30

Don't let oil prices drive Iran policy, Mr. President Iran's escalation of hostility in the Gulf of Oman is a dangerous situation. Targeting civilian oil and chemical tankers, Iran is threatening free passage of a critical global trade route....
2019-06-15 06:30

Iran says it dismantled a U.S. cyber espionage network Iran said on Monday it had exposed a large cyber espionage network it alleged was run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and that several U.S. spies had been arrested in different countries as the result of this action....
2019-06-17 17:30

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

Xi says China will promote steady ties with Iran Chinese President Xi Jinping told Iran's president on Friday that China will promote steady development of ties with Iran no matter how the situation changes, Chinese state media said....
2019-06-14 09:30

Iran will not wage war against any nation: Iranian president Iran will not wage war against any nation, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a day after the United States announced the deployment of more troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington....
2019-06-18 10:15

Iran Bars Times Correspondent From Reporting The correspondent, Thomas Erdbrink, has been unable to work since February, when his press credential was revoked. The Iranian authorities have offered no explanation....
2019-06-11 05:30

Iran prepares to ramp up uranium enrichment Iran has suggested that it will boost uranium enrichment to 5% — well above the 3.67% cap set under the 2015 nuclear deal. Tehran has begun to row back on commitments after the US withdrew from the accord....
2019-07-07 01:00

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....
2019-06-15 02:00

Japan says Abe's Iran trip not meant to mediate row with US Japan's top government spokesman says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's high-stakes trip to Iran is intended to help de-escalate tensions in the Mideast — and not specifically mediate between Tehran and Washington....
2019-06-13 08:00

Iran Threat Debate Is Set Off by Images of Missiles at Sea The photographs fueled fears that Iran would fire missiles at U.S. naval ships in the Persian Gulf. But some said the moves could be defensive acts against Washington provocations....
2019-05-21 17:30

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....
2019-05-21 17:30

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)        ...
2019-05-21 15:30

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

Iran 'may have seized' oil tanker that went off radar at weekend Iran may have seized a small oil tanker travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after its tracker stopped transmitting its location, a US official has said....
2019-07-17 00:30

Iran Will Not Wage War Against Any Nation: Hassan Rouhani Iran will not wage war against any nation, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a day after the United States announced the deployment of more troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions......
2019-06-18 11:45

Iranian president: Iran isn't seeking war against any nation Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country is not seeking to wage war against any nation while at the same time stressing that it will withstand mounting U.S. pressure and emerge victorious....
2019-06-18 12:15

Iran: U.S. accusations over oil tanker attacks 'alarming' Iran warned the United States Friday against blaming Tehran for new attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the U.S. accusations are "worrying."...
2019-06-14 16:30

Why U.S.-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis Three years ago, when Iran's military captured 10 U.S. sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif jumped on the phone in minutes and worked out the s...
2019-05-24 15:45

The 3-letter word that's missing from the showdown with Iran AP Photo/ISNA The US is in the middle of a showdown with Iran, stoked by incidents in the Persian Gulf and a protracted dispute over the 2015 nuclear deal. But behind the present round of tensions is the US's long-running desire to the control the m...
2019-07-12 14:15

Iran Threatens to Extend Nuclear Breaches Iran warned it will take further steps to breach the 2015 nuclear accord in early September if it doesn’t receive long-sought relief from U.S. economic sanctions, as it began enriching uranium above limits set out in the deal....
2019-07-09 06:15

UK joins US in blaming Iran for tanker attacks British officials said Friday that the Iranian military is likely responsible for damaging two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, supporting the assessment of the Trump administration....
2019-06-14 23:30

U.S., Iran send conflicting signals on their disputes Iran and the United States sent mixed signals on Tuesday about resolving their disputes as Iran's supreme leader threatened to further breach the 2015 nuclear deal while the U.S. president cited "a lot of progress."...
2019-07-17 07:15

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....
2019-07-09 22:15

H.R. McMaster: Iran cannot be treated as ‘responsible nation’ WISHFUL THINKING: Former national security adviser retired Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is warning against “wishful thinking” in dealing with Iran and arguing that the experience of the nuclear deal revealed that making concessions to Tehran only emboldens...
2019-06-18 14:15

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....
2019-05-26 23:45

What Europe Can and Can’t Do to Save the Iran Nuclear Deal European countries were key to negotiating the landmark 2015 international accord that restricted Iran’s nuclear program in return for relief from sanctions that had strangled its economy. ...
2019-07-17 12:15

Pompeo Says Iran Is Responsible for Tanker Attacks The Trump administration has concluded that Iran is responsible for attacks Thursday on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, calling them the latest in a series of hostile actions in the region toward the interests of...
2019-06-14 00:15

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....
2019-05-21 14:45

The Latest: French FM says US can ease tensions with Iran French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says the U.S. can help encourage dialogue with Iran to ease growing tensions even though it withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran...
2019-07-09 19:00

Iran's Zarif says US diplomatic restrictions 'inhuman' Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has blasted US travel restrictions on Iranian diplomats, describing them as "basically inhuman." He also accused Washington of "economic terrorism," targeting ordinary Iranian people....
2019-07-18 03:15

Former Guard commander says Iran should seize UK oil tanker A former leader of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard says the Islamic Republic should consider seizing a British oil tanker in response to authorities detaining an Iranian oil tanker off the coast Gibraltar...
2019-07-05 12:01

Russia says don't use tanker attacks to pressure Iran: RIA Russia on Thursday warned against rushing to attribute blame for a suspected attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and said the incident should not be used to stoke tensions with Tehran, Russia's RIA news agency reported....
2019-06-13 15:45

Pompeo on tensions with Iran: 'The threat is real' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an interview Thursday with “Fox & Friends,” addressed mounting tensions between the United States and Iran -- saying the threat from the regime is "real" and "credible." ...
2019-05-23 16:45

US Stance On Iran ''Deterrence, Not About War'': Pentagon Chief The US defence chief said President Donald Trump's administration was seeking to deter Iran but not start a war, after he briefed members of Congress....
2019-05-22 11:45

Iran denies its missile program is up for negotiation Iran denied on Tuesday that it was willing to negotiate over its ballistic missile program, contradicting the chief U.S. diplomat and appearing to undercut President Donald Trump's statement that Washington had made progress on its disputes with Tehr...
2019-07-16 22:45

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Hassan Rouhani Iranian president speaks after US said it was sending 1,000 more troops to regionIran has declared it “will not wage war against any nation” after the US announced that a further 1,000 troops are to be sent to the Middle East amid rising tensions.The...
2019-06-18 11:15

Celebrating Sabbath with Iran's Jewish minority Iran is home to the largest Jewish community in the Muslim world. Jan Schneider visited the Musazadeh family in Tehran to share in their Sabbath celebrations....
2019-07-13 15:30

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...
2019-07-06 12:15

Why US-Iran tension won’t spoil summer jaunts If you don’t think the oil and gasoline industry has changed dramatically, consider this. Tensions in the Middle East have risen sharply in recent months to a point where the US and Iran are continually threatening each other. Iran shoots down a US d...
2019-07-05 12:30

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....
2019-06-14 22:45

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....
2019-06-13 21:45

Is the US nudging Britain into dangerous waters with Iran? The UK’s shipping looks vulnerable since it seized a tanker after a US requestA chain of events has been triggered that is increasingly exposing the UK diplomatically and militarily in the Gulf.The UK has put British shipping on maximum alert in the ...
2019-07-11 22:15

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....
2019-06-15 07:45

Iraq offers to mediate in crisis between the US and Iran BAGHDAD — Iraq offered Sunday to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels. Iraqi foreign minister, Mohamm...
2019-05-26 13:30

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...
2019-06-23 01:15

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...
2019-05-22 06:45

WRAPUP 2-Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a British ship through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday....
2019-07-11 12:30

US ready to talk with Iran 'with no preconditions': Mike Pompeo The US secretary of state's statement came a day after Iranian President Rouhani suggested that Tehran was not opposed to talks with Washington. US-Iran tensions have escalated significantly over the past several weeks....
2019-06-02 21:30

Pompeo offers to open Iran talks with ‘no preconditions’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is ready to enter into talks with Iran​ about its nuclear program but will maintain pressure to force the Islamic Republic to rein in its “malign activity.” ​”We’re prepar...
2019-06-02 20:30

British opposition leader questions Iran accusations The leader of Britain's main opposition party has questioned whether the government had evidence to back up its accusations that Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the entrance to the Gulf, and warned against escalating tensions....
2019-06-15 12:15