Latest Iran government News

Attack on Saudi oil sites raises risks amid US-Iran tension

Sep. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid...

The Latest: US says intel points to Iran for Saudi strike

Sep. 15, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions in the Persian Gulf a day after Iran-backed Yemeni rebels attacked major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Senior U.S. officials are citing intelligence assessments, including satellite imagery, to support their case that...

Embattled Israeli PM fights for survival in do-over election

Sep. 15, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A visibly frantic Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life as the country heads to national elections for the second time this year. With Netanyahu locked in a razor tight race and facing the likelihood of criminal corruption charges, a decisive victory in...

Iran Foreign Ministry dismisses US claim it was behind Saudi oil attacks, calling it part of US policy of 'maximum lies'

Sep. 15, 2019 4:00 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran Foreign Ministry dismisses US claim it was behind Saudi oil attacks, calling it part of US policy of 'maximum lies'

The Latest: US 'ready' to deploy resources from reserves

Sep. 15, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the explosion and fire at a major oil facility in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:10 a.m. The U.S. Energy Department says the U.S. "stands ready to deploy resources from the Strategic Petroleum Oil Reserves if necessary to offset any disruptions to oil...

Saudi Arabia: Drone attacks knocked out half its oil supply

Sep. 14, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday, sparking huge fires and halting about half of the supplies from the world's largest exporter of oil. The attacks were the latest of...

Mnuchin: No meeting planned between Trump and Iran's Rouhani

Sep. 12, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) says President Donald Trump has no plans to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (hah-SAHN' roh-HAH'-nee) while he's in New York for the United Nations General Assembly later this month. Mnuchin said Thursday that such a meeting...

Israeli PM: Rocket attacks make new war in Gaza inevitable

Sep. 12, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that continued rocket fire from Gaza is making another war against Palestinian militants in the coastal strip inevitable, his latest headline-grabbing announcement just days before he seeks re-election. Netanyahu said advanced plans...

Australia presses Iran to release 3 citizens from prison

Sep. 12, 2019 4:33 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister said on Thursday her government is pressing Iran to free three Australian citizens from a Tehran prison and she did not believe their arrests were related to Iran's current conflicts with the West. Foreign Minister Marise Payne told the Senate that...

The DIY foreign policy president: Bolton ouster confirms it

Sep. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has said he doesn't mind if the U.S. is on its own in the world. Now, it seems he doesn't mind running American foreign policy on his own as well. With the ouster of John Bolton as his national security adviser, the president has again pushed away an experienced hand in...