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U.S. Pressures Iraq Over Embrace of Militias Linked to Iran

Mr. Pompeo has told the leaders of power-starved Iraq that they must stop buying Iranian natural gas. And he has yet to renew a waiver, which expires on Tuesday, to allow Iraq to buy electricity from Iran. Senior officials at the Pentagon [...]

Michael R. White, U.S. Navy veteran, sentenced to 10 years in Iran prison

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A U.S. Navy veteran from California has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran, his lawyer said Saturday, becoming the first American known to be imprisoned there since President Donald Trump took office. Though [...]

Iran Tries to Expand Business in Iraq to Blunt U.S. Sanctions

BAGHDAD — From financing the expansion of the vast courtyards that lead into the Shiite shrines of the holy city of Najaf, to ensuring that a Tehran-friendly candidate gets the job of interior minister, Iran’s role in Iraq keeps [...]

Mohammad Javad Zarif rips Mike Pence, U.S. over ‘unhealthy fixation’ with Iran

MUNICH — Iran’s foreign minister is blasting the United States’ “unhealthy fixation” with his country and condemning the Trump administration’s efforts to press European countries to pull out of the nuclear agreement with Tehran. Mohammad [...]

Merkel Rejects U.S. Demands That Europe Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

MUNICH — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany delivered a strong rejoinder on Saturday to American demands that European allies pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and gave a spirited defense of multilateral institutions in a world increasingly [...]

Mike Pence Lashes European Allies for Their Stance on Iran

His speech to foreign ministers and diplomats from about five dozen countries came hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dropped any remaining pretense about the goal of the conference, which had been formally described as focusing [...]

Former Air Force Intelligence Agent Charged With Spying for Iran

WASHINGTON — Inside the government, some officials called her “Wayward Storm.” Her real name was Monica Elfriede Witt, an exemplary Air Force counterintelligence agent who had studied Farsi and carried out covert missions in Iraq, [...]

Bombing Kills 20 Revolutionary Guards in Iran, Government Says

[This is a developing story. We will keep updating it as we learn more.] TEHRAN — A suicide bomber killed 20 members of the elite Revolutionary Guards Corps on a bus in a restive region of southeastern Iran on Wednesday, state media [...]

For Iran, a Grand Occasion to Bash the U.S.

Along the route there is entertainment, provided by state organizations. Because the entertainment needs to be Islamic, there were male clowns praising the Iranian flag (“the most beautiful flag in the world”), silver-painted men [...]

Iran Dispatch: The Iranian Revolution at 40: From Theocracy to ‘Normality’

In February of 1979, Tehran was in chaos. A cancer-stricken Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Western-backed autocrat, had gone into exile in mid-January, leaving behind a rickety regency council. On Feb. 1, Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, [...]