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Iranian President: First Lift Sanctions, Then Let’s Talk

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's president back-pedaled Tuesday on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the U.S. president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between the two would be a mere photo op. "Without the U.S.'s withdrawal fro...
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US Beefing up Forces in Middle East to Counter Iran

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks ...
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Netanyahu Poised to Become Israeli PM for 5th Time

JERUSALEM — Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward a historic fifth term as Israel's prime minister on Wednesday, with close-to-complete unofficial election results giving his right-wing Likud and other nationalist and religious parties a solid majori...
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U.S. on Collision Course with Iran in Middle East

"President Donald Trump's assertive new strategy toward Iran is already colliding with the reality of Tehran’s vastly expanded influence in the Middle East," says Liz Sly, the Washington Post's bureau chief in Beirut. The strategy "offers no specifics for h...