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Reports: Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium

May. 20, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has quadrupled its production of enriched uranium amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's unraveling nuclear accord, two semi-official news agencies reported Monday, an announcement that came just after President Donald Trump and Iran's foreign minister traded threats and taunts....

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

May. 20, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers to the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world...

AP EXPLAINS: Science of uranium enrichment amid Iran tension

May. 20, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran has quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium, semi-official news agencies reported Monday, just days after saying it would resume higher levels of enrichment if world powers do not repair the nuclear accord following the U.S. withdrawal from it last year. The semi-official...

The Latest: Iran quadruples low-enriched uranium production

May. 20, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Semi-official news agencies in Iran are reporting that Iran has quadrupled its production of low-enriched...

Iraqi Shiite figures warn US-Iran war could 'burn' Iraq

May. 20, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Leading Iraqi Shiite figures warned Monday against attempts to pull their country into a war between the U.S. and Iran, saying it would turn Iraq into a battlefield yet again, just as it is on the path to recovery. The warning came hours after a rocket slammed into Baghdad's heavily...

Iranian semi-official news agencies, quoting nuclear official, say Iran quadruples production of low-enriched uranium

May. 20, 2019 11:33 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian semi-official news agencies, quoting nuclear official, say Iran quadruples production of low-enriched uranium.

US aircraft carrier seen as barometer of tensions with Iran

May. 20, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ordered by the White House to the Persian Gulf, the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has become a 100,000-ton barometer of the tensions between Iran and the U.S. So far, the Lincoln and its accompanying ships have yet to enter the gulf through the Strait of Hormuz. It...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia won't hesitate to defend itself

May. 20, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:30 a.m. The U.S. military command that oversees the Mideast has confirmed an explosion outside the U.S. Embassy...

Saudis say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran

May. 19, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kingdom's energy sector was targeted this past week amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf. U.S. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, warned...

Rocket attack hits near US Embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone

May. 19, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone Sunday night, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said. The apparent attack, which Iraq's state-run news agency said did not cause any casualties, came amid heightened...