Iran envoy in Tokyo accuses U.S. of 'unacceptable' escalation in tensions

World May 17, 2019

Iran envoy in Tokyo accuses U.S. of 'unacceptable' escalation in tensions

Iran accused the United States Thursday of an "unacceptable" escalation of tensions and said Tehran was showing "maximum restraint" despite Washington's withdrawal from a nuclear deal with world powers. Tensions were already high after President Donald Trump walked away a year ago from the accord, ...

U.S. deploys B-52 bombers to Middle East to counter Iran 'threat'

World May 8, 2019

U.S. deploys B-52 bombers to Middle East to counter Iran 'threat'

The U.S. Air Force is deploying massive B-52 Stratofortress bombers to the Gulf in response to an alleged possible plan by Iran to attack American forces in the region, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Several nuclear-capable B-52s are heading to the region along with an aircraft ...

Russia denies U.S. claim it told Venezuela's Maduro not to flee

World / Politics May 2, 2019

Russia denies U.S. claim it told Venezuela's Maduro not to flee

Russia on Wednesday rejected a U.S. allegation it had persuaded Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro not to flee the country the previous day, calling the assertion a calculated attempt to demoralize the army and escalate the crisis there. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told broadcaster ...