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Iranian president: Iran isn't seeking war against any nation

Jun. 18, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is not seeking to wage war against any nation, the country's president said Tuesday while at the same time stressing that Iranians will withstand mounting U.S. pressure and emerge victorious. The remarks by President Hassan Rouhani came as Tehran and Washington are edging toward a...

AP FACT CHECK: 'Death to America' chants live on in Iran

Jun. 14, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They still cry "death to America" in Iran. President Donald Trump claimed otherwise in a Fox News interview as he took credit for a taming of Iran that is not apparent in its actions or rhetoric. TRUMP, speaking about Iranians "screaming death to America" when Barack Obama was U.S....

Supreme Leader: Iran will continue resisting US pressure

Jun. 4, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that Iran will continue resisting U.S. economic and political pressure. Khamenei addressed thousands of people on the 30th anniversary of the death of Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, in Khomeini's...

US aircraft carrier deployed over Iran remains outside Gulf

Jun. 3, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier ordered by the White House to rapidly deploy to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran remains outside of the Persian Gulf, so far avoiding any confrontation with Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces amid efforts to deescalate tensions...

Today in History

Jun. 3, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 3, the 154th day of 2019. There are 211 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On June 3, 1989, Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, died. On the same day, Chinese army troops began their sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy...

Protesters in Iran, Iraq burn Israel, US flags on 'Quds Day'

May. 31, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians in the capital Tehran set fire to effigies of President Donald Trump, while in the Iraqi capital, Iran-backed militiamen marched over a large Israeli flag as part of rallies Friday marking Quds, or Jerusalem Day. The annual protests come as the Trump administration tries to...

Analysis: Iran supreme leader comments signal strategy shift

May. 23, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For years, Iran's supreme leader only criticized the West over Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Now, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is publicly chastising the country's elected president and his foreign minister as the accord unravels amid heightened tensions with the...