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World Sep 18U.S. says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian ‘act of war’
Iran, which has denied involvement in the attack, warned the U.S. it will retaliate immediately if it is targeted.
World Sep 18Saudi officials say oil attack could not have come from Yemen
Saudi military spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki said the attack "came from the north," without saying specifically where it originated. Iraq and Iran are to the north of Saudi Arabia across the Persian Gulf.
World Sep 18Iran promises to retaliate if U.S. targets it over Saudi oil attack
Trump tweeted Wednesday, "I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!"…
World Sep 16Oil prices spike after drone attack in Saudi Arabia
The attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record.
World Sep 15Iran dismisses US allegation it was behind Saudi oil attacks
Iran denied on Sunday it was involved in Yemen rebel drone attacks the previous day that hit the world’s biggest oil processing facility and an oil field in Saudi Arabia, just hours after America’s top diplomat alleged that Tehran was…
World Sep 14Yemen rebels claim drone attacks on major Saudi oil sites
Drones claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies.
World Sep 07Iran uses advanced centrifuges, threatens higher enrichment
Iran on Saturday said it now uses arrays of advanced centrifuges prohibited by its 2015 nuclear deal and can enrich uranium “much more beyond” current levels to weapons-grade material, taking a third step away from the accord while warning Europe…
World Sep 05Iran poised to work on faster centrifuges as nuclear deal collapses
Centrifuges that speed enrichment further shorten the time Tehran would need to have enough material available to build a nuclear weapon — if it chose to do so.
World Aug 25Drone war takes flight, raising stakes in Iran, U.S. tensions
From the vast deserts of Saudi Arabia to the crowded neighborhoods of Beirut, a drone war has taken flight across the wider Middle East, raising the stakes in the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
World Aug 21Iran proposes striking 4 zeros from its currency
Iran's rial has been battered by escalating U.S. sanctions on the country since President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers over a year ago.