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The Latest: Iran says US sanctions are 'warfare'

Jul. 10, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Iran says it's prepared to return to "full implementation" of its landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, but only when matched by the full compliance of "all participants." Iran has recently...

Iran breaches key uranium enrichment limit in nuclear deal

Jul. 8, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5%, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to help it bypass U.S. sanctions amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington. The acknowledgement by the spokesman of...

US won't waver from Iran pressure as nuclear deal unravels

Jul. 8, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will not waver from its course of maximum pressure against Iran, Vice President Mike Pence said Monday, as tensions rise and the U.S.-brokered nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers appears to be unraveling with the Trump administration's pullout....

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

Jul. 7, 2019 3:57 AM EDT

Iran announced Sunday it will raise its enrichment of uranium, breaking another limit of its faltering 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and further heightening tensions between Tehran and the U.S. Iran made the decision a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the deal. Iran has...

Former Guard commander says Iran should seize a UK tanker

Jul. 5, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran should consider seizing a British oil tanker in response to authorities detaining an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar, a former leader of the Islamic Republic's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Friday. The striking comment by Mohsen Rezaei came amid heightened...

Gibraltar detains Syria-bound supertanker with Iranian oil

Jul. 4, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Gibraltar said they intercepted an Iranian supertanker Thursday that was believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran's crude oil to war-ravaged Syria. A senior Spanish official said the operation was requested by the United States. Iran's...

AP analysis: Trump smiles with North Korea, threatens Iran

Jul. 2, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With North Korea, President Donald Trump puts on the charm. But with Iran, he cranks up the pressure with economic sanctions and a stronger military presence in the Persian Gulf. He has warned its leaders they are "playing with fire." Nuclear weapons are at the heart of the difficult U.S....

Clarification: Trump-North Korea story

Jul. 2, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — In a story June 30, The Associated Press reported that President Donald Trump was joined in his Freedom House conversation with North Korea's Kim Jong Un by his daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump and Kushner did meet Kim and were in the room for...

Clarification: Trump-North Korea-Stepping Into History story

Jul. 2, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — In a story July 1, The Associated Press reported that President Donald Trump was joined in his Freedom House conversation with North Korea's Kim Jong Un by his daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump and Kushner did meet Kim and were in the room for the...

Riot police clear away protesters from Hong Kong legislature

Jul. 1, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong's legislature Monday night, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets with tear gas and then moved inside. The three-hour occupation,...