US to send troops and air and missile defense to Saudi Arabia as Trump announces new Iran sanctions after oil attack

Washington (CNN)The US announced Friday it would send additional troops along with enhanced air and missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities, which the US has blamed … Read More

Trump reiterates to Macron the US will not drop Iran sanctions

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© Getty Images President Trump on Thursday spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron and reiterated to him that the United States would not relieve Iran of economic sanctions. The two leaders also agreed it was imperative to “curb Iran’s actions threatening freedom of … Read More

US will act if Iranian tanker tries to deliver oil to Syria: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks following a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson – Photograph: LUCAS JACKSON The United States will take every action it can … Read More

Germany Calls for De-escalation of ‘Explosive’ Iran-US Tensions

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Confrontation between Washington and Tehran is now “explosive” and could lead to military escalation, Germany’s foreign minister said on Monday, becoming the most senior Western official to visit Iran since a war of words erupted last month. Iran accused the … Read More

Analysis There’s a New Alliance in the Middle East

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Russia, the United States and Israel are uniting against Iran, making it clear to Bashar Assad who will determine the future of the region. Smoke and fire following reported Syrian government forces’ bombardment on the town of Khan Sheikhun, Idlib, … Read More

Trump says Iran Nuclear deal possible as sanctions sting

“I really believe that Iran would like to make a deal, and I think that’s very smart of them, and I think that’s a possibility to happen,” Trump said. Iranians gather at Azadi (freedom) square to mark the 27th anniversary … Read More

Trump’s Iran Escalation Poses a Threat for Germany (Rising Tensions)

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Iran has announced its intention to begin withdrawing from parts of a 2015 nuclear agreement in 60 days. The decision could reduce the time needed to develop a nuclear weapon — if Iran chose to do so. AILSA CHANG, HOST: … Read More

Iran’s nuclear chief Salehi: We are running out of patience with EU

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“If we cannot sell our oil and we don’t enjoy financial transactions, then I don’t think keeping the deal will benefit us anymore.” Iran’s nuclear chief said on Tuesday he was warning the European Union’s top diplomat that Tehran’s patience … Read More

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