Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

World 05/15/19, 10:48

Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers to the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald Trump withdrew ...

Update: Kremlin says Pompeo didn’t ease Moscow concerns

Europe 05/15/19, 05:22

The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in Middle East amid heightened tensions between the United States and Iran (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The Kremlin's spokesman said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't offer President Vladimir ...

Spain says frigate peeling off from US fleet is not a rebuke

Europe 05/14/19, 07:45

Spain's decision to remove a frigate on training exercises from a U.S. combat fleet that is approaching the Persian Gulf was taken purely for "technical reasons," the country's defense minister said Tuesday.Margarita Robles insisted the decision was "not an expression ...

US deployments across Mideast factor in Iran tensions

Asia & Pacific 05/11/19, 11:02

A U.S. aircraft carrier strike group rushes toward the Persian Gulf. Decades-old B-52 bombers rumble down runways at desert air bases. The Pentagon, meanwhile, routes a Patriot missile battery and an amphibious supply ship to return to the region. These military ...

US official: Intel indicates Iran moved missiles by boat

Politics 05/07/19, 15:59

A U.S. official says intelligence information that prompted the Pentagon to send an aircraft carrier and Air Force bombers to the Middle East included indications that Iran had moved short-range ballistic missiles aboard boats in or near the Persian Gulf. The ...

Update: Iran says US ally behind military parade attack

World 09/23/18, 03:25

The Latest on the fallout from Saturday's attack on a military parade in Iran (all times local):11 a.m.Iran's President Hassan Rouhani claims an unnamed U.S.-allied country supports the group that attacked a military parade on Saturday.Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, top ...

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