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McConnell opens door to vote on Iran war authorization...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said he's willing to vote on a controversial amendment that would require Congress to approve any military action against Iran, but warned colleagues it could signal disunity in Washington
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-25 20:04 UTC
Russia insists US drone WAS flying over Iran when it was shot down triggering Trump's abandoned call for air strikes...
RUSSIA claims to have military intelligence proving that the US drone shot down by Iran was in the the country's airspace when it was struck. Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of Russia's Security Council, told journalists in Jerusalem that evidence pr
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-25 20:02 UTC
Trump threatens Iran with 'obliteration' after leader's barb...
Apparently stung by the Iranian president's barb that his White House was "mentally retarded," an angry President Trump on Tuesday again threatened the country with "obliteration." "Iran's very ignorant and insulting statement,
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-25 16:47 UTC
President Donald Trump Signs Order Targeting Iran's Supreme Leader and Associates With Additional Financial Sanctions...
President Donald Trump signs order targeting Iran's supreme leader and associates with additional financial sanctions.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-24 16:19 UTC
US cyberattack reportedly knocked out Iran missile control systems...
The US may have withheld a physical military response to Iran shooting down a drone, but it might not have shown similar restraint with a digital campaign. Washington Post sources say the President greenlit a long-in-the-making cyberattack that took...
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-23 01:27 UTC
Tucker Carlson: Washington Warmongers Want War With Iran, Trump 'Rightfully Skeptical'...
Amid a series of dramatic reports about the administration's response to Iran's escalation of tensions with the U.S., Fox News host Tucker Carlson dedicated his monologue Thursday night to criticizing the "warmongers in Washington" and def
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-21 16:50 UTC
President Trump says he called off a strike on Iran at the last minute because too many people would die...
On Thursday, President Donald Trump decided to launch a counterstrike against Iran in retaliation for Iran shooting down an American drone. But before the strike could be carried out, he rescinded the order. What did Iran do? On Thursday morning, Iran sho
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-21 16:46 UTC
Trump Is Right: Killing Innocent Iranians Would Be a 'Not Proportionate' Response to Downed Drone...
President Donald Trump says he called off a planned airstrike against Iran on Thursday night, just minutes before the bombs ...
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-21 16:37 UTC
Report: Iran Downs U.S. Navy Drone, Is ‘Ready For War’...
Iran reportedly shot down a high-altitude United States Navy drone on Thursday.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-20 13:06 UTC
Iran news: US Navy shows limpet mine parts to boost case against Iran in tanker attacks today...
Iran flatly denies attacking merchant ships, but U.S. Navy shows journalists leftover parts of mine and says it has finger prints
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-19 15:27 UTC
The US is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East to confront Iran after the recent tanker attacks...
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One thousand additional troops are being sent to the Middle East to deal with the threat from Iran, the Pentagon announced Monday afternoon in an emailed statement to Pentagon reporters.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-18 00:31 UTC
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks after tanker attacks near Iran– 06/13/2019...
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks after attacks on two oil tankers off the coast of Iran renewed fears of conflict in the Middle East.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-13 20:33 UTC
Tankers targeted near Strait of Hormuz amid Iran-US tensions...
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Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the U.S. Navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-13 14:40 UTC
Rocket attack hits near US Embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone...
A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone Sunday night, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said. The ... Click to Continue
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-19 20:40 UTC
US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions...
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Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates, home to Emirates, is the world's busiest for international travel, while long-haul carriers Etihad and Qatar Airways also operate here.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-18 13:47 UTC
Germany, Netherlands suspend military training operations in Iraq after US warning...
Germany and the Netherlands announced Wednesday that they will suspend military training operations in Iraq after the United States warned of an increase in Iran-related threats,
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-15 17:00 UTC
Senators demand answers from Trump administration on Iran threat...
Republicans and Democrats say they should be briefed on why U.S. diplomatic missions in Iraq were evacuated and the alleged Iranian threat behind the move.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-15 16:59 UTC
State Department orders non-emergency employees to leave Iraq, warns Americans not to travel to country...
The State Department ordered Wednesday the departure of non-emergency US government employees from Iraq amid increasing tensions with Iran and warned US citizens not to travel to the country, citing a
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-15 16:58 UTC
Trump denies U.S. is preparing to send 120,000 troops to Iran, but says he "absolutely" would...
President Trump denied a report from the New York Times that his top national security aides discussed a plan to send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East in case of a fallout with Iran, adding that if they were planning to, "we'd send a hell o
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-14 16:34 UTC
Iran's Rouhani Calls for Unity in Face of US Pressure...
President Hassan Rouhani called Saturday for unity among Iran's political factions to overcome conditions that he said might be harder than those during the 1980s war with Iraq, state media reported as the country faces tightening U.S. sanctions. U.S.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-12 01:59 UTC
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