Donald Trump warns Iran of '1,000 times greater' response after report claims plot to assassinate US ambassador
Iran foreign ministry spokesperson dismissed the report of an assassination plot as "baseless" and part of "repetitive and rotten methods to create an anti-Iranian atmosphere
Donald Trump boasts about Iranian general Qassem Soleimani's death as 'American justice' in first 2020 election rally in Ohio
Donald Trump used his first campaign election rally of 2020 to argue that he served up 'American justice' by ordering a drone strike to take out Iranian General Qassem Soleimani while jeering Democratic leaders for questioning his decision to carry out the attack without first consulting Congress.
Donald Trump's mixed messages on Iran reflect muddled foreign policy, serve to unsettle rather than reassure
President Donald Trump opened a small window for diplomacy with Iran on Wednesday but combined his words with bald threats that made it hard to see how the two countries could break out of their cycle of confrontation and revenge
There is no fixed, formal definition of assassination. But, as with many politically charged labels, the word has taken on significance broader than any one meaning, shorthand for concerns that Donald Trump's decision to kill General Qassem Soleimani was unethical, illegitimate or dangerous
Iran launches retaliation against killing of Gen Qassem Soleimani by attacking US' Al Asad Air Base in Iraq
Iran attacked a US base in western Iraq early Wednesday, Iranian official news media and US officials said, the start of what Iran had promised would be retaliation for the killing of a top Revolutionary Guards commander
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wants to put country's stamp on reprisal for US killing of top general
In the tense hours following the American killing of a top Iranian military commander, the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, made a rare appearance at a meeting of the government's National Security Council to lay down the parameters for any retaliation.
US embassy in Baghdad, Balad air base targetted in two separate missile attacks; no casualties reported
The US Embassy in Baghdad and Iraq's Balad air base housing American troops came under attack in two separate missile strikes on Saturday, reports said
Hassan Rouhani says US 'afraid' of Mohammad Javad Zarif, mocks decision to freeze Iran foreign minister's American assets
Iran's president Hassan Rouhani on Thursday mocked US decision to impose sanctions on foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, saying it showed Washington was "afraid" of him as tensions again flare between the arch-enemies
Iran says US rejected offer for robust nuclear inspection in exchange for lifting sanctions, claims Washington 'not seeking talks'
Iran said on Monday the US had rejected an offer from Tehran for more robust nuclear inspections in exchange for lifting sanctions because Washington is "not seeking dialogue
Echoing Donald Trump's remark, Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warns US of 'playing with fire' over Tehran nuclear deal
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Monday that the United States is 'playing with fire', echoing remarks by President Donald Trump as the two sides are locked in a standoff over Tehran's nuclear programme
Donald Trump says Iran 'playing with fire' after Tehran's stockpile of uranium reserves exceeds amount allowed under nuclear deal
Donald Trump warned, on Monday that Iran is "playing with fire" after Tehran said it exceeded a limit on enriched uranium reserves under a 2015 nuclear deal
After satellite fails to reach orbit, Iran says work will continue; US claimed launch could boost Tehran's missile programme
Iranian scientists failed to put the Payam satellite into orbit on Tuesday; the US had claimed Tehran's space programme could bolster the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile programme
US not afraid to tackle Iran regime at 'highest level' says Mike Pompeo; calls country's religious leaders 'hypocritical holy men'
Mike Pompeo also confirmed that Washington wants all countries to reduce their imports of Iranian oil "as close to zero as possible" by 4 November, part of US efforts to increase economic pressure on Tehran.
The Obama administration is asking Congress to hold off on enacting new sanctions against Iran. It says a pause in the push to impose new penalties would give negotiators flexibility in talks now underway to get Iran to comply with demands it prove its nuclear program is peaceful.
In a major diplomatic breakthrough, the foreign ministers of United States and Iran will hold talks on Tehran's controversial nuclear drive at a landmark meeting on Thursday- the first between the two states in more than 30 years.