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World Jan 17Amid month of turmoil, Iran’s supreme leader says country won’t bow to U.S.
Iran's supreme leader lashed out at Western countries as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years.
World Jan 16Iran’s president says there’s ‘no limit’ to nuclear enrichment now
After the Jan. 3 airstrike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran said it would abandon all restrictions in the nuclear deal.
World Jan 12Iran braces for protests after admitting plane shootdown
Iran's security forces deployed in large numbers across the capital on Sunday, expecting more protests after its Revolutionary Guard admitted to accidentally shooting down a passenger plane at a time of soaring tensions with the United States.
World Jan 11Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down jetliner by mistake
Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Saturday acknowledged that it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 people aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations and mounting evidence that it was responsible.
World Jan 10Pompeo blames Iran for downing Ukrainian plane
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the highest-level U.S. official to directly pin the blame on Iran, after Canadian, Australian and British leaders announced similar intelligence conclusions Thursday. “We do believe it is likely that that plane was shot down…
World Jan 10Iran denies plane was shot down, says West should share evidence
Western leaders said the plane appeared to have been unintentionally hit by a surface-to-air missile just hours after Iran launched around a dozen ballistic missiles at two U.S. bases in Iraq.
World Jan 09Iran sends mixed signals as tensions with the U.S. ease
President Hassan Rouhani warned of a “very dangerous response” if the U.S. makes “another mistake” and a senior commander vowing “harsher revenge" for the killing of a top Iranian general.
World Jan 03How Iran has created a network of powerful allies in the Middle East
If Iran decides to retalitate for the killing of its top general, it can call upon heavily armed allies across the Middle East that are within easy striking distance of U.S. forces and American allies.
World Jan 01U.S. Embassy in Iraq suspends operations, militiamen withdraw
U.S.-Iran tensions remain high and could spill over into further violence.
World Dec 27Israel’s Netanyahu shores up base but obstacles remain
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a landslide primary victory announced early Friday, but he will need a big win in national elections in March if he hopes to stay in office and gain immunity from prosecution on corruption charges.