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Trump sends 1,500 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions

May. 24, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Friday amid heightened tensions with Iran. Trump said the troops would have a "mostly protective" role as part of a build-up that began this month in response to...

Iran's foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US

May. 24, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran's foreign minister lashed out at President Donald Trump on Friday during a critically timed visit to Pakistan amid a simmering crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week's emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia over the region's tensions. The remarks by...

US officials: White House notifies Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions

May. 24, 2019 11:45 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: White House notifies Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions.

The Latest: Japan PM mulls Iran visit to mediate crisis

May. 24, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 5 p.m. Japanese media say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Iran next month amid rising tension between Tehran and...

Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

May. 23, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure from Washington. Tensions have soared in the Mideast recently as the White House earlier this month sent an...

Analysis: Iran supreme leader comments signal strategy shift

May. 23, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For years, Iran's supreme leader only criticized the West over Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Now, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is publicly chastising the country's elected president and his foreign minister as the accord unravels amid heightened tensions with the...

Supreme leader criticizes Iran's politicians amid US tension

May. 22, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader publicly chastised the country's moderate president and foreign minister Wednesday, saying he disagreed with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal they had negotiated with world powers. The extraordinary comments by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the first time he's...

The Latest: Iran supreme leader critical of FM in nuke deal

May. 22, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:55 p.m. As tensions with the U.S. mount, Iran's supreme leader has said the country's president and foreign minister didn't act as he wished in implementing the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. The...

U.S. officials say Pentagon will present plans to White House to send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast amid Iran tension

May. 22, 2019 5:58 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say Pentagon will present plans to White House to send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast amid Iran tension.

As US tensions grow, Iran supreme leader says president, FM didn't act as he wished in implementing 2015 nuclear deal

May. 22, 2019 2:15 PM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As US tensions grow, Iran supreme leader says president, FM didn't act as he wished in implementing 2015 nuclear deal .