Iran

  • Was Trump’s tweet ‘unbecoming of an American president’

    House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer said Monday that President Trump’s bellicose tweet about Iran was “unbecoming of an American president” and called it an attempt to distract from his “essentially un-American” performance at last week’s summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin. The blistering assessment by Hoyer...
  • US hits head of Iran’s central bank with terror sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States escalated its financial pressure on Iran Tuesday by slapping terror sanctions on the head of its central bank and barring anyone around the world from doing business with him, underscoring President Donald Trump’s hard line after his withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear accord...
  • Sanctions on Iran could cost US, European companies billions

    Since the Iran nuclear accord was struck in 2015, it has been mostly European companies that moved back in to sign deals with Iran. Europe traditionally has had closer business and diplomatic ties than the U.S., where the legacy lingers from the seizure of hostages at the American embassy...
  • Trump just ended the ‘horrible’ Iran nuclear deal. Now what?

    So long Iran deal, Trump says We’re out. President Trump announced Tuesday his plans to pull the United States out of the “horrible, one-sided” nuclear deal with Iran. Trump said he will re-impose “the highest level” of economic sanctions against the Iranian regime that the U.S. lifted in 2015...
  • US officials growing increasingly concerned Iran could attack Israel

    Washington (CNN)There are increasing concerns Iran is on the cusp of an attack against Israel, several US military officials told CNN. Intelligence is not clear on when an attack could come and what form it would take, they said, with one official noting that “if there is an attack...
  • President Trump agrees to waive sanctions

    President Trump will extend waivers on Iran sanctions, keeping the landmark 2015 nuclear deal alive for at least another several months despite his past vows to scuttle it, U.S. officials said Friday. It will be the last time Trump will issue such waivers without addressing what he sees as...
  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake jolts Iran-Iraq border area

    A magnitude-7.2 earthquake Sunday jolted the region near the border between Iran and Iraq, killing at least two people and injuring 28, Iranian state TV reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was 19 miles outside the Iraqi city of Halabja. The semi-official Iranian ILNA news agency reported...
  • China state media: Pulling out of Iran deal would set ‘bad precedent’ for North Korea

    The U.S. won’t just hurt its own credibility if it pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal, it will also make it more difficult to pursue dialogue with North Korea, Chinese state media said in an editorial published on Friday morning. President Donald Trump said Tuesday at the U.N....
  • New US sanctions are ‘breach’ of nuclear deal, Iran says

    Iran on Thursday reiterated its assertion that new U.S. sanctions against the Muslim country constitute a “breach” of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and Western powers. Abbas Araghchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister and senior nuclear negotiator, repeated the Tehran government’s claim Thursday on the website of Iranian state...