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Former Trump defense secretary urges Biden to do more to stop Iran's threats on officials

Jul. 17, 2024 20:47 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, one of the Trump administration officials under constant security because of Iranian threats, said Wednesday that it was time for the Biden administration “to do better than just playing defense.” His remarks were some of...

Biden and Trump accuse each other of weakening America's foreign policy. Here are the facts

Jul. 17, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a relative rarity for presidential elections, both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have long records on foreign policy and clearly stated positions on many of the world's hot spots. Trump's allies at the Republican National Convention are...

Iran rejects accusations it was involved in plots to assassinate Trump

Jul. 17, 2024 07:02 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has rejected accusations regarding plots to assassinate former U.S. President Donald Trump, while citing legal action for the 2020 assassination of a revered general by U.S. drone, the state-run IRNA news agency reported Wednesday. IRNA quoted Foreign...

Secret Service boosted protection of Trump after Iranian threat, appears Saturday attack unrelated, officials say

Jul. 16, 2024 14:50 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service boosted protection of Trump after Iranian threat, appears Saturday attack unrelated, officials say.

Azerbaijan reopens its embassy in Iran as the countries try to ease tensions

Jul. 15, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The embassy of Azerbaijan in Tehran resumed its work Monday after more than a year of negotiations between the two countries to ease tensions, media reports said. An official at the embassy told The Associated Press that it had resumed operations but the formal...

Iran's new president vows balance with all countries but warns US his country won't be pressured

Jul. 13, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s newly elected president said his government will create "balance in relations with all countries” in line with national interests and the prerequisites for peace but stressed to the United States that his country “will not respond to pressure.” ...

Yemen Houthi rebels fired an Iranian missile at Norwegian-flagged ship, debris analyzed by US shows

Jul. 11, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels likely fired an Iranian-made anti-ship cruise missile at a Norwegian-flagged tanker in the Red Sea in December, an assault that now provides a public, evidence-based link between the ongoing rebel campaign against shipping and Tehran, the...

Oil tanker held by Iran for over a year heads reaches international waters, tracking data shows

Jul. 11, 2024 13:10 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker held by Iran for over a year after being seized amid tensions between Tehran and the United States reached international waters on Thursday, tracking data showed. The Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Advantage Sweet traveled through...

Iran encourages Gaza war protests in US to stoke outrage and distrust, intelligence chief says

Jul. 09, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iranian government is covertly encouraging American protests over Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza in a bid to stoke outrage ahead of the fall election, the nation's top intelligence official said Tuesday. Using social media platforms popular in the U.S.,...

Tehran police close Turkish Airlines office after its employees defy Iran's headscarf law

Jul. 09, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Police in Iran shut down the Turkish Airlines office in the capital of Tehran, Iranian media reported Tuesday, after female employees there apparently refused to wear the mandatory headscarf, or hijab, in an act of defiance of the country’s law. The...