Iran sounds out Japan about possible Hassan Rouhani visit: source

National Dec 4, 2019

Iran sounds out Japan about possible Hassan Rouhani visit: source

Iran relayed to Japan on Tuesday its wish for President Hassan Rouhani to visit the country, a source close to bilateral relations has said. Abbas Araghchi, Iran's deputy foreign minister for political affairs, serving as a special envoy of the president, relayed the message to ...

U.S. Navy prepares allies to 'protect navigation' in Gulf

World Nov 6, 2019

U.S. Navy prepares allies to 'protect navigation' in Gulf

The United States is training Persian Gulf allies to "protect navigation" in the region's troubled waterways as Washington seeks to build an alliance of friendly nations to contain Iran. The three-week-long U.S. International Maritime Exercise (IMX), which began on Oct. 21, comes after a number ...

U.S. asks Germany to 'help secure' Strait of Hormuz

World Jul 30, 2019

U.S. asks Germany to 'help secure' Strait of Hormuz

The United States has asked Germany to join an international naval mission to help secure the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. embassy in Berlin said Tuesday, as tensions mount between Washington and Iran. The request comes after Britain last week ordered its navy to ...

Editorials Jul 23, 2019

Tehran ups the ante again

With tensions mounting and ample opportunities for miscalculation, every diplomatic channel must be operating and explored.

U.S. plans Gulf naval escorts after Iranians menace U.K. oil tanker

World Jul 12, 2019

U.S. plans Gulf naval escorts after Iranians menace U.K. oil tanker

The Pentagon said Thursday it was discussing military escorts for vessels in the Gulf one day after armed Iranian boats threatened a British oil tanker. The White House's nominee to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, said Washington was attempting ...