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‘Days of God’: A Look at Iran’s Mounting Crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's supreme leader says his nation is living through “days of God.” In a rare Friday sermon in Tehran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stuck to the playbook Iran has relied on since 1979, blaming the country's woes on the U.S. and ot...
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Iran Sends Mixed Signals as Tensions With US Ease

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran sent mixed signals Thursday as tensions with the U.S. appeared to ease, with President Hassan Rouhani warning of a “very dangerous response” if the U.S. makes “another mistake” and a senior ...
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Japan OKs Divisive Plan to Send Naval Troops to Mideast

TOKYO — Japan on Friday approved a contentious plan to send its naval troops to the Middle East to ensure the safety of Japanese ships transporting oil to the energy-poor country that heavily depends on imports from the region. The Cabinet's decision re...
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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. "Americans have to ...
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Iran Breaches Key Uranium Enrichment Limit in Nuclear Deal

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5%, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to help it bypass U.S. sanctions amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington...