The shock and awe unleashed by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has prompted concern in Iran, where speculation is mounting that the U.S. and Israel will unite with the kingdom to take the fight to its bitter regional rival.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, invoking his country’s might, advised Saudi Arabia not to team up with the U.S. and Israel against it, striking a defiant tone as hostility escalates between the regional rivals.
Saudi Arabia blamed Iran for an attempted missile attack on Riyadh’s international airport, saying it could be considered an “act of war” and that the kingdom had the right to defend itself.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps pledged to enhance the nation’s missile program in defiance of U.S. President Donald Trump, whose hardened stance against the country last week included new sanctions on the security force.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran would not move first to abandon the nuclear deal with world powers, his first statement since U.S. President Donald Trump called the pact into question last week.
European politicians treated Donald Trump’s new Iran policy as America going rogue. Europe’s businesses can’t afford to be so dismissive.
President Donald Trump declared a hardened stance toward Iran Friday as he refused to certify that the Islamic Republic is in compliance with the multinational accord to curb its nuclear program, though he stopped short of repudiating the pact.
In his Iran policy speech on Friday, President Donald Trump used his strongest language yet in lashing out at the Islamic Republic, calling it a “fanatical regime” that’s determined to spread terrorism and aggression around the world.
While President Donald Trump said in his White House speech on Iran policy that the U.S. is imposing new sanctions on its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, it wasn’t clear how far-reaching the latest move will prove to be.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani rejected any U.S.-led effort to alter the 2015 nuclear agreement that President Donald Trump has labeled “the worst deal ever” and signaled he may walk away from, a move the Islamic Republic’s leader said would only damage U.S. credibility.
As Donald Trump escalates his offensive against Iran, its leaders are being bolstered by billions of dollars flowing from the east.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson laid out the U.S. case to European allies about flaws in the 2015 Iranian nuclear accord, hours after President Donald Trump said he’s made his decision about whether to walk away from the pact -- but wouldn’t reveal what it was.
President Donald Trump will call on world leaders to confront North Korea and Iran in his first address to the United Nations on Tuesday, seeking a broad alliance against the two countries his administration considers the world’s gravest threats.
Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers and subsequent sanction relief have provided better access to foreign goods, but few locals believe it has led to more jobs, a new poll shows.
It hasn’t been the investment bonanza Iran hoped for, but the billions of dollars unlocked by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers might help cushion the impact of any future U.S. assault on the accord.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won lawmakers’ approval for all but one of his new cabinet, in an overwhelming show of support for an agenda criticized by some conservatives at home and threatened by an increasingly confrontational U.S.
Iranian lawmakers voted to raise spending on the nation’s missile program and elite forces, bolstering twin pillars of the security establishment that are at the center of a growing dispute with the U.S.
Iran’s parliament voted to boost spending on its elite Revolutionary Guards force and missile program in response to new U.S. sanctions.
Iran’s Hassan Rouhani presented an all-male line-up of cabinet ministers to parliament, drawing criticism from female supporters and fueling speculation he backtracked on a campaign pledge to avoid irking conservatives at a critical juncture in his presidency.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani kept top allies in key posts as he presented his proposed cabinet to parliament, unveiling the team he’ll depend on to pursue an agenda being buffeted by escalating tensions with the U.S. and opposition at home.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, sworn in for a second term in front of an audience of foreign officials, reiterated on Saturday that his nation will stand by its obligations in an international nuclear deal.
Hassan Rouhani this week officially starts his second term at the helm of Iran’s government, with the optimism of his landslide victory in May now eclipsed by a deepening standoff with the U.S.
The Iran nuclear deal, struck in 2015 after countless late nights and serial missed deadlines, has been imperiled since Donald Trump became the U.S. president in January. As a candidate, he promised to scrap or renegotiate the agreement, in which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions related to it. In Trump’s first speech before the United Nations on Tuesday, he called Iran’s government a "murderous regime" and said the world hadn’t "heard the last" wor
Iran vowed to respond if the U.S. House of Representatives’ “blatantly hostile” vote to impose new sanctions becomes law.
Qatar is falling short in its efforts to counter terrorism, a Saudi-led alliance that’s boycotting the Gulf nation said, an apparent setback to U.S. mediation efforts after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged the bloc to ease its seven-week embargo.
A senior official in the Saudi-led alliance said Qatari officials must revise their policies before direct talks to resolve the crisis could begin.
Iran will not fall into the “trap” that the Trump administration is attempting to set in order to force the collapse of the 2015 nuclear deal, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.
Iran’s foreign minister said his nation’s vow not to seek nuclear weapons “never expires,” even as the Trump administration accused the Islamic Republic of violating the “spirit” of a 2015 accord easing sanctions.
The U.A.E. was behind the hacking of Qatari websites in May to post incendiary false quotes, an incident that ultimately led to the Saudi-led boycott of Qatar, the Washington Post reported, citing U.S. intelligence officials it didn’t name.
The brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been detained over unspecified “financial issues,” the judiciary said, reflecting growing tensions between the president and his hardline political opponents. He was later reportedly released on bail.
President Donald Trump decided against killing off the Iran nuclear deal in a day-one spectacular. It may face a lingering death instead.
Saudi Arabia said its navy captured three members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard aboard a small boat laden with explosives as it headed toward an oil platform in the Gulf.
Perpetrators of the twin attacks in Tehran were recruited inside Iran by Islamic State and fought in both Iraq and Syria, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry said on Thursday.
Iran denounced President Donald Trump’s response to twin attacks in Tehran as “repugnant,” and linked the violence claimed by Islamic State to the U.S. president’s visit to arch-nemesis Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi-led rupture with Qatar is backfiring where Iran is concerned -- at least for now.
President Donald Trump said Mideast leaders he met last month accused Qatar of financing extremism, remarks that analysts say may deepen Doha’s isolation as it faces unprecedented punitive measures from a Saudi-led alliance.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the U.S.-backed operation to drive Islamic State from its Raqqa stronghold in Syria has begun, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
A United Arab Emirates minister said Gulf Arab monarchies are going through a “severe” crisis, an apparent reference to a spat between a Saudi-led alliance and Qatar over ties with Iran.
President Hassan Rouhani promised to reach across Iran’s ideological and social divides after his successful campaign for re-election was dominated by arguments over deepening inequality.
Hassan Rouhani won a second term as president of Iran, in a landslide victory seen as an endorsement of his efforts to steer the nation out of isolation through its landmark nuclear deal with world powers.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was on course for a landslide victory giving him a second term in office, a result that would deal a blow to hardliners seeking to derail his policies of a greater engagement with the world.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s re-election campaign received a lift as a fellow moderate withdrew from the race, and he was endorsed by the influential grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic.
The men challenging Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for control of the country's future
Iran’s May 19 election is seen as a referendum on the policies of President Hassan Rouhani, the moderate cleric who accepted limits on his nation’s nuclear work in exchange for relief from international sanctions. In seeking re-election, Rouhani, 68, has faced criticism from conservatives and from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that he’s failed to deliver on promises that the nuclear deal would bring prosperity. He got a break when his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was ruled ineligibl
Iran’s presidential election shifted toward a straight fight between moderate incumbent Hassan Rouhani and a leading conservative cleric, a contest that polls suggest is too close to call.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani launched a stinging attack on his main conservative rival in next week’s election, accusing him of unethical management of the nation’s holiest religious site and failing to grasp what’s needed to rebuild the economy.
Iran’s May 19 election is seen as a referendum on the policies of President Hassan Rouhani, the moderate cleric who accepted limits on his nation’s nuclear work in exchange for relief from international sanctions. In seeking re-election, Rouhani, 68, faces conservative challengers who complain that he’s failed to deliver on promises that the nuclear deal would bring prosperity. But he got a break when his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was ruled ineligible to join the race. At stake in the el
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on candidates in this month’s presidential election to avoid “immoral” outbursts that could damage the nation, after the contest turned increasingly confrontational.
In countries with state-controlled media, being president usually gives you command of the airwaves. Not in Iran, where power rests both with elected leaders and guardians of the Islamic Republic.
Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative cleric seeking to unseat Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in this month’s election, said the country’s historic nuclear accord with the West is legitimate and should be respected.
Iranian presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi released a campaign video that claims drastic income inequality under the presidency of Hassan Rouhani and portrays his government as favoring the rich.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won a key endorsement from a former leader dubbed the “father of reforms” ahead of this month’s election.
President Hassan Rouhani’s reelection campaign received a boost as Iran’s influential speaker of parliament criticized spending pledges put forward by conservative rivals as unaffordable.
Iran’s May 19 election is seen as a referendum on the policies of President Hassan Rouhani, the moderate cleric who championed integrating Iran with the global economy and accepted limits on his nation’s nuclear work in exchange for relief from sanctions. He entered his re-election campaign facing criticism from conservatives and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei over his economic policies. The economy was a main theme of the first of three televised debates among Rouhani and his five challe
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani clashed over the economy with a leading conservative rival during the first of three televised election debates on Friday, the most heated public exchanges yet of a campaign that will deliver a verdict on four years of engagement with the West.
Iran’s supreme leader said candidates in next month’s presidential election should pledge not to rely on foreign investment to strengthen the economy, reinforcing his apparent differences with incumbent Hassan Rouhani, who has sought to woo international investors.
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, best known for his bellicose rhetoric against Israel, was disqualified from running in next month’s presidential election, giving a boost to President Hassan Rouhani’s re-election chances.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will seek a second term, ending weeks of speculation by joining an election field with hardliners including his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who’s seen as his most credible challenger.
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered for next month’s presidential election in apparent defiance of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s advice not to run to avoid polarizing the country.
President Donald Trump’s administration is weighing whether to list Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization, a decision that would have economic, political and geopolitical implications because of the enormous might it wields. A move against the Guards -- the official protector of the Islamic revolution -- would fit with Trump’s push to get tough on Iran, whose 2015 nuclear agreement with six world powers, he argues, will "give" the country nuclear weapons. Trump’s administr