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Dual Briefings on Capitol Hill Focus on Trump’s Iran Policy

WASHINGTON — As questions mount over President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, top national security officials headed to Capitol Hill Tuesday to brief Congress. But skeptical Democrats sought out a second opinion, holding their own briefing with former Obam...
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Iran’s Top Diplomat Presses Efforts to Save Nuclear Deal

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's foreign minister traveled Friday to China on his Asian tour aimed at keeping world markets open to Tehran amid an intense sanctions campaign from the U.S. as tensions across the Persian Gulf remain high. Concerns about a possible confl...
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After Trump Invite, Iran Commander Says No Talks With US

TEHRAN, Iran — A top commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Friday that Tehran will not talk with the United States, an Iranian news agency reported — a day after President Donald Trump said he'd like Iranian leaders to "call me." The semi-of...
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US Dispatches Aircraft Carrier Over Unspecified Iran Threats

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is dispatching an aircraft carrier and other military resources to the Middle East following "clear indications" that Iran and its proxy forces were preparing to possibly attack U.S. forces in the region, a defense official told The Assoc...