France said it would ask US president Donald Trump to suspend some sanctions on Iran to allow negotiations to defuse the crisis.
India calls for de-escalation of Iran-US tensions, day after Trump imposed banking sanctions on Khamenei and other Tehran officials
India on Wednesday called on Iran and the United States to de-escalate their tensions, amid strained bilateral ties between them, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday
What does Donald Trump want from Iran? Washington claims 'maximum pressure' policy is working as economic troubles narrow Tehran's options
With tensions rising, the US has sent an additional 1,500 troops to the Middle East. President Trump plans to send 1,000 more. Iran's 60-day ultimatum to parties to the nuclear deal expires in early July.
Iran says talks with US impossible amid 'very dangerous' situation in Persian Gulf; Washington wants to negotiate
Iranian Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi called the new sanctions another indication of "US hostility" toward the Iranian people. He said the Trump administration should de-escalate tensions by stopping "its military adventurism" in the region, withdrawing its "naval armada" and moving away from "economic warfare against the Iranian people."
Iran says it will not surrender to American pressure even if it is bombed after Donald Trump warns nation against fight with US
Iran will not surrender to US pressure and will not abandon its goals even if it is bombed, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday, stepping up the war of words between the Islamic Republic and the United States.
Iran claimed Tuesday it had captured a US drone after it entered Iranian airspace over the Persian Gulf but the US Navy said all its unmanned aircraft in the region were "fully accounted for."
Are the new sanctions against Iran just a prelude to war? Despite signs that the punitive measures may be working, Israel seems keen on attacking. The Jewish state doesn’t, however, have Washington's support – yet.