Iranian Lawmaker Says His Country Doesn’t Want War With US

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will "under no circumstances" enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region. The repor...
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Iran Quadruples Production of Low-Enriched Uranium, Reports Say

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's unraveling nuclear accord, two semi-official news agencies reported Monday, an announcement just after President Donald Trump warned Iran it wou...
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Iran Claims Right to Respond to ‘Unacceptable’ US Sanctions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia on Thursday blamed Tehran for a drone attack by Yemen's rebels that knocked out a key oil pipeline and a newspaper close to the palace called for the U.S. to carry out "surgical" strikes on Iran, adding a new layer of...
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US Sanctions to Hit Iran’s Metals Industry, a Major Employer

TEHRAN, Iran — U.S. sanctions have targeted Iran's government, its paramilitary forces and the oil exports that fund them. Now they are hitting its vital steel, aluminum, copper and iron industries. "I don't think (the U.S.) can, or wants to fight Iran ... ...