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The Latest: Acting Defense boss steps down amid Iran tension

Jun. 18, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's decision to step down (all times local): 8 p.m. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is citing a "painful" family situation as he steps down from the position before his formal nomination has even been sent to the Senate....

US, Iran voice resolve in brinkmanship, say war not sought

Jun. 18, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Iran said Tuesday they were not seeking war with each other as tensions simmered between the two in the Persian Gulf and President Donald Trump vowed the U.S. would respond to any attack. "We have a lot of things going with Iran," Trump told reporters as he left the...

Q&A: A look at the standoff between the US and Iran

Jun. 18, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

Hostilities are heating up between the United States and Iran and while President Donald Trump says he's not looking to go to war with Tehran, it's unclear how the standoff can be resolved. Here's a look at what's behind the mounting tension and what's at stake for both sides, as well as U.S. allies in Europe and...

The Latest: Iraq says foreign forces may not fight in Iraq

Jun. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister says foreign troops and local militia operating inside his country are forbidden from confronting each other and must operate under the supervision and control of the Iraqi armed forces. Adel Abdul-Mahdi's order Tuesday appeared to make clear that Iraqi soil may not be...

The Latest: McConnell: US not trying to start war with Iran

Jun. 18, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments as the U.S. and Iran edge toward a flashpoint amid escalation in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Trump administration is "certainly not trying to start a war with Iran." The Kentucky Republican...

EU fights to keep nuclear deal alive amid US, Iran pressure

Jun. 18, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A year after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear agreement, the pact is at severe risk of collapse and the European Union is caught in the middle, struggling to keep supply lines open to the Islamic Republic's wilting economy under the threat of U.S. sanctions. With few real...

The Latest: Turkey president says Morsi didn't die naturally

Jun. 18, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments in Egypt after former President Mohammed Morsi's dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he doesn't believe that Egypt's former president Mohammed Morsi died of natural causes....

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...

Nuclear changes, more troops heighten US-Iran tensions

Jun. 18, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Iran edged toward a flashpoint Monday as Tehran announced it was breaking compliance with the accord that keeps it from making nuclear weapons and the Trump administration followed by ordering 1,000 more troops to the Middle East. The Pentagon said the deployment includes...

Lebanese US resident, freed by Iran, leaves for America

Jun. 18, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man and permanent U.S. resident released by Tehran after years in an Iranian prison has left Lebanon for the United States, where his three sons reside. Nizar Zakka's office says the 52-year old information technology expert is travelling to the U.S. on Tuesday. Zakka was released...