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Saudi Arabia calls urgent regional meetings over Iran tensions

World May 19, 2019

Saudi Arabia calls urgent regional meetings over Iran tensions

Saudi Arabia has called urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the region, the kingdom's official news agency said on Saturday. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said King Salman had invited Persian Gulf leaders and ...

Iran tests Trump's 'America First' pledge

World / Politics May 18, 2019

Iran tests Trump's 'America First' pledge

U.S. President Donald Trump won the White House pledging to wind down the nation's many foreign entanglements and put "America First." But as his administration in recent days has sent mixed signals on the prospects of a military conflict with Iran, Trump's campaign trail ...

Trump sows confusion on Iran as tensions appear to ease

World / Politics May 18, 2019

Trump sows confusion on Iran as tensions appear to ease

It started with a surprise statement on a Sunday night that the U.S. was rushing military forces to counter alleged Iranian threats. What followed were two weeks of bombastic rhetoric and swells of fear and confusion over whether Washington and Tehran were lurching toward ...