Iran says legal steps for U.K. tanker release have been completed

World Sep 23, 2019

Iran says legal steps for U.K. tanker release have been completed

An Iranian government spokesman said on Monday that all legal steps had been completed for the release of the detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero but that he did not know when the vessel would be released, Iranian media reported. The July 19 seizure of the ...

U.K. says Iran responsible for attack on Saudi oil facilities

World Sep 23, 2019

U.K. says Iran responsible for attack on Saudi oil facilities

Britain has concluded that Iran was responsible for attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday. He said the U.K. would consider taking part in a U.S.-led military effort to bolster the Gulf kingdom's defenses, while Iran's president ...

Robert O'Brien, Trump's new national security adviser, seen as an arbiter rather than a confrontationalist

World / Politics | ANALYSIS Sep 19, 2019

Robert O'Brien, Trump's new national security adviser, seen as an arbiter rather than a confrontationalist

by Nick Wadhams, Jennifer Jacobs and Justin Sink

Donald Trump's selection of top hostage-affairs official Robert O'Brien as his new national security adviser sends a clear signal the president is seeking to turn the page from the confrontation and controversy that defined John Bolton's tenure in the job. Bolton regularly picked ideological fights ...

U.S. says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

World Sep 19, 2019

U.S. says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was "unquestionably ...