• Donald Trump Oct 31, 2019

    US Extends Civil Nuclear Cooperation Waivers for Iran

    The Trump administration is keeping alive one of the last remaining components of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal by extending sanctions waivers that allow foreign companies to work with Iran’s civilian nuclear program without U.S. penalties. The waivers had been due to expire Tuesday but were extended by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for another 90 days. The extensions were...

  • Donald Trump Sep 17, 2019

    ‘Late Night': A Closer Look at Trump Threatening Iran

    Seth Meyers takes a closer look at President Donald Trump threatening war with Iran.

  • Donald Trump Aug 19, 2019

    Iranian Tanker Sought by US Heads to Unknown Destination

    An Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar late on Sunday. The trail left by GPS data on Marinetraffic.com, a vessel tracking service, showed the Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, previously known as Grace 1, moving shortly before...

  • Donald Trump Aug 1, 2019

    Iran President: US Sanctions on Foreign Minister ‘Childish'

    Iran’s president lambasted new U.S. sanctions by the Trump administration targeting the country’s foreign minister, describing the move on Thursday as “childish” and a barrier to diplomacy. Hassan Rouhani’s remarks came after the Trump administration announced Wednesday it had imposed financial sanctions on Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as part of its escalating campaign of pressure against the Islamic Republic....

  • Donald Trump Jul 28, 2019

    Diplomats Recommit to Saving Iran Deal, Oppose US Sanctions

    Diplomats from Iran and five world powers recommitted Sunday to salvaging a major nuclear deal amid mounting tensions between the West and Tehran since the U.S. withdrew from the accord and reimposed sanctions. Representatives of Iran, Germany, France, Britain, China, Russia and the European Union met in Vienna to discuss the 2015 agreement that restricts the Iranian nuclear program. “The...

  • reporter Jul 2, 2019

    Iran Breaches Uranium Stockpile Limit Set By Nuclear Deal

    Iran has broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, international inspectors and Tehran said Monday, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a year after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the accord. The announcement by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and later confirmation by the U.N....

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Envoy: US Doesn't Want War With Iran, But Wants to Be Ready

    The United States does not want a full-blown war with Iran, although it still is seeking to build up international defenses in the region just in case of a conflict, President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the country said Thursday. The big question is whether other countries are ready to join with Washington. So far, Europe is favoring diplomacy instead....

  • Donald Trump Jun 25, 2019

    Iran Says ‘Idiotic' New US Sanctions Shut Doors of Diplomacy

    Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the “permanent closure” for diplomacy between the two nations. For his part, Iran’s president described the White House as “afflicted by mental retardation.” President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei...

  • Donald Trump Jun 25, 2019

    Iran Says ‘Idiotic' New US Sanctions Shut Doors of Diplomacy

    Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the “permanent closure” for diplomacy between the two nations. For his part, Iran’s president described the White House as “afflicted by mental retardation.” President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei...

  • Donald Trump Jun 24, 2019

    Trump Signs Order Imposing Sanctions on Iran Supreme Leader

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups. The sanctions follow Iran’s downing of a more than $100 million U.S. surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz. Trump pulled back from...

  • Donald Trump Jun 24, 2019

    Trump Signs Order Imposing Sanctions on Iran Supreme Leader

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups. The sanctions follow Iran’s downing of a more than $100 million U.S. surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz. Trump pulled back from...

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2019

    Global Airlines Reroute Flights After Iran Downs US Drone

    Airlines rerouted flights Friday to avoid airspace near the Strait of Hormuz after Iran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone there and American aviation officials warned that commercial jetliners could be mistakenly attacked amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. Local long-haul carriers Emirates and Etihad were among those that changed flight routes in an area that is home to...

  • President Jun 21, 2019

    ‘Late Night': A Closer Look at Trump's ‘Hannity' Interview

    Seth Meyers takes a closer look at the president’s phone interviews with Sean Hannity while his administration threatens war with Iran the week after announcing his re-election bid.

  • United States Jun 18, 2019

    Iranian President: Iran Isn't Seeking War Against Any Nation

    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 flashpoint after Iran announced it was breaking compliance with the nuclear deal with world...

  • Donald Trump Jun 9, 2019

    Senators Hope to Force Vote on Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

    Opposition to President Donald Trump’s Saudi Arabia policy and use of executive power is building in Congress, where senators have introduced more legislation aimed at blocking the sale of weapons to the kingdom. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, a Democrat, and Sen. Todd Young of Indiana, a Republican, said in a statement Sunday they hope to force a vote on...

  • Donald Trump Jun 9, 2019

    Senators Hope to Force Vote on Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

    Opposition to President Donald Trump’s Saudi Arabia policy and use of executive power is building in Congress, where senators have introduced more legislation aimed at blocking the sale of weapons to the kingdom. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, a Democrat, and Sen. Todd Young of Indiana, a Republican, said in a statement Sunday they hope to force a vote on...

  • Donald Trump May 29, 2019

    In UAE, Trump's Adviser Accuses Iran of Seeking Nuclear Arms

    Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Wednesday there was “no reason” for Iran to back out of its nuclear deal with world powers other than to seek atomic weapons, a year after the U.S. president unilaterally withdrew America from the accord. John Bolton, long a hawk on Iran, also claimed — without offering evidence — that the alleged sabotage of...

  • Donald Trump May 25, 2019

    Mike Pence: West Point Grads Should Expect to See Combat

    Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that the world is “a dangerous place” and they should expect to see combat.

  • Donald Trump May 21, 2019

    Congress Joins Debate Over Sending TSA Employees to Border

    Lawmakers clashed Tuesday over the Trump administration’s move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border, and one airport official warned it could lead to long checkpoint lines this summer. The TSA is asking federal air marshals, airport screeners and others to volunteer to support a buildup of federal agents along the border who are dealing...

  • Donald Trump May 21, 2019

    Dual Hearings on Capitol Hill Focus on Trump's Iran Policy

    As questions mount over President Donald Trump’s tough talk on Iran, top national security officials are heading to Capitol Hill to brief Congress. But skeptical Democrats have asked for a second opinion. The competing closed-door sessions Tuesday, unusual and potentially polarizing, come after weeks of escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf that have raised alarms over a possible military confrontation...

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