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The Latest: Muslim organization chief condemns attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The secretary general of the world's largest organization of Muslim nations has condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday. The Organization of Islamic...

Pakistan says Iran-based group carried out deadly attack

Apr. 20, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A group of militants crossed the border from neighboring Iran earlier this week and carried out a deadly attack against Pakistan armed forces in southwestern Baluchistan province, killing 14, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday. The ministry said in a letter to the Iranian government that...

Turkey criticizes US for designating Iranian force terrorist

Apr. 17, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. decision to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization is a dangerous development that could lead to chaos, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday. Speaking at a joint news conference with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif,...

Syria, Iran say US is waging 'economic terrorism'

Apr. 16, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria and Iran said Tuesday the United States is waging "economic terrorism" against countries that have different opinions and should pursue its aims through diplomacy instead. Syrian state news agency SANA quoted President Bashar Assad as saying the Trump administration's decision...

Iranians rally against US move against paramilitary force

Apr. 12, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Burning American and Israeli flags, Iranians rallied after Friday prayers against the U.S.'s decision to designate the country's powerful Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization. Thousands of worshippers came out of the mosques chanting traditional anti-U.S. slogans at...

US labels elite Iran force a foreign terrorist organization

Apr. 8, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented declaration against a foreign government that may prompt retaliation and make it harder for American diplomats and military officers to work with allies in the...

The Latest: Iran responds to US, labels CENTCOM terrorist

Apr. 8, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's stance on Iran (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Iran's Supreme National Security Council says it has designated the United States Central Command, also known as CENTCOM, and all its forces as terrorist and labeled the U.S. as a "supporter of...

US to designate Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

Apr. 7, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization," an unprecedented move against a national armed force that could have widespread implications for U.S. personnel and policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. Officials informed...

Iran says US sanctions impede flood rescue operations

Apr. 2, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says sanctions imposed by the Trump administration last year have hampered rescue efforts in flood-stricken areas of the country, where nearly 60 people have died since mid-March, while the U.S. blamed the disaster on the Iranian government's own "mismanagement."...

US blames Iran's government for devastating flood damage

Apr. 2, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is blaming the Iranian government for damage from devastating floods that have killed at least 50 people. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Tehran's "mismanagement" of urban planning and emergency preparedness led to the disaster. He's rejecting allegations from...