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Iran Urges US to ‘Put Warmongers Aside’ After Bolton Firing

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's president urged the U.S. on Wednesday to "put warmongers aside" as tensions roil the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between Washington and Tehran in the wake of the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. Hassan Rouhani's remarks signaled approval of President Donald Trump's abrupt dismissal...

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. Hassan Rouhani's change of heart came a day after Trump said Monday that there's...

Iran President: US Sanctions on Foreign Minister 'Childish'

TEHRAN, Iran — 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...

Threats Aside, Trump Says He's Willing to Meet With Iranians

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said that he'd "certainly meet" with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and without preconditions, if the Iranian leader were willing. Speaking Monday during a joint news conference with Italy's premier, Trump said he would meet with the Iranians "anytime they want to." "I'll meet with anybody,"...

U.S. Bombing Plan for Iran Reported, Disputed

Citing government sources, an Australian television network is reporting that the United States is prepared to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities as early as next month. "The ABC has been told Australian defence facilities would likely play a role in identifying targets in Iran, as would British intelligence agencies," said a...

Iran Says It's 'Unimpressed' by Trump's Twitter Threats

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's explosive Twitter threat to Iran's leader comes as his administration is ratcheting up a pressure campaign on the Islamic republic that many suspect is aimed at regime change. No one is predicting imminent war. But Trump's bellicose, all-caps challenge addressed to President Hassan Rouhani followed...

White House Blames Iran for War of Words With Trump

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday blamed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for inciting a war of words with President Donald Trump, who warned that verbal threats could escalate into military conflict with the U.S. Trump, who campaigned on a promise to bring a more hawkish approach to Iran, sent...

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