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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggests God sent Donald Trump to Earth to save Israel from Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested God may have sent President Donald Trump to Earth to protect the Jewish people from Iran. In an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network, which aired Thursday after Pompeo visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya


Top Iranian official: Islamic Republic did hack Netanyahu family phones

Conservative Iranian Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda, custodian of the holy shrine in Mashhad, confirmed Saudi reports on Friday that Iran successfully hacked the telephones of Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu's "family," according to Radio Farda.


BREAKING NEWS: Trump says U.S. should recognize Golan Heights as part of Israel as Netanyahu accuses Iran of trying to set up terror network there — and prepares for White House visit Monday

President Donald Trump signaled on Thursday that the U.S. will soon officially recognize the contested Golan Heights region as a part of Israel. The move comes just four days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit with Trump at the White House.


Iran to cement ties with Lebanon, Hezbollah despite U.S. pressure

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it would expand its ties with Lebanon in spite of the “provocative and interventionist” call by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for Beirut to choose sides, Iranian state television reported.


U.S. imposes more sanctions on Iran over nuclear programs

The U.S. is issuing more than two dozen new sanctions on Iranian officials linked to developing Iran’s nuclear program, the State and Treasury Departments announced Friday. The sanctions target 31 scientists, officials, and front companies connected to Iran’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and


After vowing to strangle Iran's economy, Trump admin divided over how far to squeeze Tehran

The Trump administration is divided over how far to pressure Iran with its sanctions campaign, as it weighs options that could bolster imports of medicine to Iran and permit some foreign governments to keep buying Iranian oil, according to former officials, congressional aides and sources close to t


Oil hits 2019 highs amid OPEC-led supply cuts, U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices reached their highest so far for 2019 on Thursday as global markets tightened amid supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and U.S. government sanctions against Iran and Venezuela.


Lawyer: US Navy veteran held in Iran sentenced to 10 years

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — 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.


Iran Insists It Did Not Hack Into Benny Gantz’s Phone

Iran on Wednesday issued statements to the media denying recent reports in Israel that it hacked into the smart phone of Benny Gantz, a former IDF Chief of Staff, and the current head of the Blue and White party. Israel’s News12 last week reported that Iranian intelligence had succeeded in hacking i


Iran's oil exports fall in March even before further U.S. clampdown: sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s oil exports have dropped in March to their lowest daily level this year, according to tanker data and industry sources, even before Washington formally requires importing countries to reduce purchases to avoid infringing U.S. sanctions.


US announces new round of sanctions on Iran

Washington (CNN) — The US State and Treasury departments on Friday sanctioned 14 individuals and 17 entities linked to SPND, Iran's organization for defense, innovation and research.


US Sanctions Iran Nuclear Researchers, Scientists

An Iranian flag in front the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna, Austria. (Reuters) The United States imposed on Friday sanctions on scientists, technicians and companies affiliated with Iran's Organization for Defense Innovation and Research, which had been at the forefront o


U.S. warns it can act against people helping Iran evade energy sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States reserves the right to take action against any person helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions on energy shipments, a State Department official said on Friday.


U.S. Joins Israel's Plan for Syria as Assad Gets More Support From Russia, Iran and Others

President Donald Trump has brought U.S. support for Israel to an unprecedented extent, recognizing its ally's control of the Golan Heights in a move already rejected by a senior Russian lawmaker and likely to widen the divide between international powers in war-torn Syria.


Turkey, Iran Agree on ‘Coordinated Operations’ against PKK

Turkish and Iranian military commanders have agreed to continue “simultaneous and coordinated operations” against Kurdish fighters, announced the Turkish Interior Ministry on Wednesday.


U.S. says Iran missile program detribalizing Middle East

GENEVA (Reuters) - A senior U.S. arms control official said on Tuesday that Iran’s missile program is detribalizing the Middle East and raising the risk of a “regional arms race” through the provision of such weapons to armed groups in Lebanon and Yemen.


Iran denies hacking phone of Israeli election frontrunner

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that if the Blue and White list led by former IDF chief Benny Gantz forms the next Israeli government, the result will be the eviction of Israelis living in Judea and Samaria.


U.S. issues new Iran sanctions on 14 individuals, 17 entities

The United States on Friday imposed fresh Iran-related sanctions on 14 individuals and 17 entities connected to Tehran's weapons of mass destruction programs, according to a statement posted on the U.S. Department of the Treasury's website.


Iran says four of a group of kidnapped security personnel are freed: Fars news

LONDON (Reuters) - Four of the Iranian border guards kidnapped last year by a Sunni militant group on the border with Pakistan were released on Wednesday, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said.


Iran Will Boost Defense Capabilities Despite US Pressure, Khamenei Says

Iran is determined to boost its defense capabilities despite mounting pressure from the United States and its allies to curb its ballistic missile program, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday.