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Saudis show media scorched, shrapnel-blasted oil facility

Sep. 20, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry remained wrapped in scaffolding Friday as workers sought to repair the charred innards and shrapnel-blasted arteries caused by drone-and-cruise-missile attacks that raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Saudi officials brought...

Trump signals restraint on possible military on strike Iran

Sep. 20, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he's not inclined to authorize an immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attacks on the Saudi oil industry, saying he believes showing restraint "shows far more strength" and he wants to avoid an all-out war. Speaking in the Oval...

The Latest: Hezbollah tells Saudi Arabia to stop Yemen war

Sep. 20, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The leader of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has called on Saudi Arabia to stop its war in Yemen, or else it will face more attacks on its soil. In a televised speech Friday, Hassan Nasrallah warned Saudi...

Journalists see heart of Saudi oil industry after attack

Sep. 20, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia took journalists on Friday to the site of a missile-and-drone strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets over the weekend, while Kuwait raised the security levels at its ports following the attack that the U.S. alleges Iran carried out....

Iran envoy: 'All-out war' to result if hit for Saudi attack

Sep. 19, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an "all-out war," Tehran's top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets....

The Latest: Top Iranian officials get US visas for UN event

Sep. 19, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 3:29 a.m. Iran says its president and foreign minister have received visas from the United States to attend next week's U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. A spokesman at Iran's mission to the U.N said...

As tensions rise, Iran says its president and foreign minister have received US visas for annual UN meeting in New York

Sep. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As tensions rise, Iran says its president and foreign minister have received US visas for annual UN meeting in New York.

US military presenting range of options to Trump on Iran

Sep. 19, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will present a broad range of military options to President Donald Trump on Friday as he considers how to respond to what administration officials say was an unprecedented Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry. In a White House meeting, the president will be presented...

Iran says top diplomat to attend UN despite visa doubts

Sep. 19, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says its foreign minister will attend next week's United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, amid doubts about whether the U.S. would give him a visa. The semi-official ISNA news agency says Mohammad Javad Zarif will travel on Friday. As host country of the U.N., the U.S....

Iranian foreign minister tells CNN that any Saudi or US strike on Iran will result in 'all-out war'

Sep. 19, 2019 6:34 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian foreign minister tells CNN that any Saudi or US strike on Iran will result in 'all-out war'