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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...

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...

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...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia say it intercepted 2 Houthi drones

Jun. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 7 a.m. A Saudi military spokesman says the kingdom has intercepted two bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Col. Turki al-Maliki made...

Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, US sends troops

Jun. 17, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a year after the U.S. withdrawal lit the fuse for the heightened tensions now between Tehran and Washington. Hours...

US releases photos to bolster claim Iran attacked tankers

Jun. 17, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an effort to bolster its public case against Iran, the Pentagon on Monday released new photos that officials said show that members of Tehran's Revolutionary Guard were responsible for attacks last week on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf. The images, many taken from a Navy...

EU to wait for official report on Iranian compliance

Jun. 17, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union said Monday that it will consider Iran to be complying with its obligations under a global nuclear deal up until the point scientific evidence emerges that it has breached its commitments. Hours after Iran said it could break the uranium stockpile limit set by the 2015...

AP EXPLAINS: Iran's nuclear program as 2015 deal unravels

Jun. 17, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran announced it will exceed the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, further escalating tensions in the Mideast. The June 27 deadline comes ahead of another, July 7 deadline for Europe to come up with better terms...