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Iran warns US of response to any action over Saudi attack

Sep. 18, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran warned the U.S. that any action taken against it following an attack on Saudi oil installations will "immediately" be met with a response from Tehran, its state-run news agency reported Wednesday, further raising Mideast tensions. Iran's president and foreign minister also may skip...

The Latest: State media says Iran sends US official warning

Sep. 18, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Iran's state-run news agency is reporting that Iran sent an official warning through Swiss diplomats to the U.S. that any action taken against Tehran "will face an immediate answer." That's according...

The Latest: Trump disputes ground rules of meeting with Iran

Sep. 15, 2019 11:02 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): 4 a.m. President Donald Trump appears to be disputing the comments of senior aides, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

Kuwait ruler leaves US hospital after 'successful checkups'

Sep. 12, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait says its ruling 90-year-old emir has left a U.S. hospital after having "successful checkups" that forced him to cancel a visit to the White House. The state-run KUNA news agency reported early Friday that Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah's checkups "showed reassuring...

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...

Iran urges US to 'put warmongers aside' after Bolton firing

Sep. 11, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president urged the U.S. on Wednesday to "put warmongers aside" as tensions roil the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between Washington and Tehran in the wake of the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. Hassan Rouhani's remarks signaled approval of President Donald...

Israeli leader claims to find new Iranian nuke site

Sep. 9, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Monday unveiled what he said was a previously undisclosed Iranian nuclear weapons site, further escalating a showdown between the two enemy countries. Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement came as the U.N. nuclear watchdog held a meeting in Vienna, where he's hoping...

Kuwait's ruler, 90, in US hospital and cancels Trump visit

Sep. 9, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's 90-year-old ruling emir has cancelled a visit Thursday with President Donald Trump at the White House after being admitted to a U.S. hospital following an earlier health scare last month. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah will undergo unspecified tests during his...

UN atomic official in Iran as it runs advanced centrifuges

Sep. 8, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran defended Sunday its decision to use advanced centrifuges prohibited by its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as a visiting top official of the United Nations atomic watchdog urged Tehran to offer "time and active cooperation" with his inspectors. The visit and careful...

The Latest: France says open to talks with Iran to save deal

Sep. 8, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 3:30 p.m. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said that dialogue with Iran remains open despite the country's decision to further back away from its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal. Speaking on Europe 1...