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  • In this April 30, 2017, file photo, released by an official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, inaugurates the Persian Gulf Star Refinery in Bandar Abbas, Iran. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP, File)
    5 Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela amid US pressure tactics

    Five Iranian tankers likely carrying at least $45.5 million worth of gasoline and similar products are now sailing to Venezuela, part of a wider deal between the two U.S.-sanctioned nations amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington.

  • In this satellite photo provided by Maxar Technologies, the Iranian naval support vessel Konarak, center, is tied up at the port in Konarak, Iran, on Monday, May 11, 2020. (Maxar Technologies via AP)
    US military offers condolences over Iran accident killing 19

    The U.S. military offered condolences Thursday to Iran over a friendly fire incident in the Islamic Republic that killed 19 of its troops, identifying the weapon used in the incident as an anti-ship cruise missile.

  • U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion and a United Arab Emirates Armed Forces soldier conduct urban breaching during exercise Native Fury in the United Arab Emirates on March 17, 2020. (Cpl. Jennessa Davey/U.S. Marine Corps)
    US, UAE troops launch major exercise Native Fury

    The combined forces stormed an imaginary city, whose blocks of stand-alone houses, hotels and apartment complexes include an unfinished gas station with a sign for the fast-food chicken restaurant Popeyes on it.

  • In this image taken from video an Iranian rocket carrying a satellite is launched from Imam Khomeini Spaceport in Iran’s Semnan province, some 230 kilometers (145 miles) southeast of Iran’s capital, Tehran, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. The rocket failed to put the satellite into orbit on Sunday, state television reported, the latest setback for a program the U.S. claims helps Tehran advance its ballistic missile program. (IRIB via AP)
    Iran again fails to put satellite into orbit amid US worries

    An Iranian rocket failed to put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, state television reported, the latest setback for a program the U.S. claims helps Tehran advance its ballistic missile program.

  • In this Jan. 8, 2020, photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)
    Ukraine: Recordings show Iran knew jetliner hit by a missile

    A leaked recording of an exchange between an Iranian air-traffic controller and an Iranian pilot purports to show that authorities immediately knew a missile had downed a Ukrainian jetliner after takeoff from Tehran, killing all 176 people aboard, despite days of denials by the Islamic Republic.

  • This Jan. 26, 2020, satellite image from Planet Labs Inc. that has been annotated by experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies shows preparations at a rocket launch pad at the Imam Khomeini Space Center in Iran's Semnan province. (Planet Labs Inc, Middlebury Institute of International Studies via AP)
    Iran, photos suggest a US-criticized satellite launch looms

    Iranian officials and satellite images suggest the Islamic Republic is preparing to a launch a satellite into space after three major failures last year, the latest for a program which the U.S. claims helps Tehran advance its ballistic missile program.

  • In this Saturday photo, released by the Iranian Students' News Agency, a woman attending a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Ukraine plane crash talks to a policeman at the gate of Amri Kabir University in Tehran. Security forces deployed in large numbers across the capital, Tehran, on Sunday, expecting more protests after its Revolutionary Guard admitted to shooting down a passenger plane. (Mona Hoobehfekr/ISNA via AP)
    Defying police, Iranians protest over plane shootdown

    Videos posted online showed protesters shouting anti-government slogans and moving through subway stations and sidewalks, many around Azadi, or Freedom, Square after an earlier call for people to demonstrate there.