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US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

Sep. 19, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was "unquestionably sponsored...

New US-led patrols in Persian Gulf raise stakes with Iran

Sep. 3, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the U.S. tries a new way to protect shipping across the Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran, it finds itself sailing into uncertain waters. For decades, the U.S. has considered the waters of the Persian Gulf as critical to its national security. Through the gulf's...

New US-led patrols in Persian Gulf raise stakes with Iran

Sep. 3, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the U.S. tries a new way to protect shipping across the Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran, it finds itself sailing into uncertain waters. For decades, the U.S. has considered the waters of the Persian Gulf as critical to its national security. Through the gulf's...

The Latest: Israeli PM calls for global action against Iran

Aug. 26, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between Iran and the West (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Israel's prime minister is calling on the international community to take action to prevent Iran from carrying out attacks against his country. Benjamin Netanyahu, who is seeking re-election next month,...

Iran says oil on tanker pursued by US sold; buyer unnamed

Aug. 26, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday announced that the 2.1 million barrels of crude aboard an Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. has been sold to an unnamed buyer as the ship, at the center of a crisis roiling the region, continued its voyage in the Mediterranean Sea. The announcement by government...