Amir Vahdat, The Associated Press

  • Pedestrians walk past banners of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone attack on Friday, in Tajrish square in northern Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (Vahid Salemi/AP)
    Iran sends mixed signals as tensions with US ease

    Iran sent mixed signals Thursday as tensions with the U.S. appeared to ease, with President Hassan Rouhani warning 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.

  • Rescue workers inspect the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)
    Iran says Ukrainian plane was on fire, tried to turn back

    Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine's Security Council, told Ukrainian media that officials had several working theories regarding the crash, including a missile strike.

  • Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami, second right, and Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, right, the head of the Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division, visit Tehran's Islamic Revolution and Holy Defense museum during the unveiling of an exhibition of what Iran says are U.S. and other drones captured in its territory, in the capital Tehran on Sept. 21, 2019. (Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images)
    Iranian general says Revolutionary Guard ready for ‘any scenario’ amid US standoff

    Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and “any scenario,” its chief commander said Saturday, as the country’s nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. alleged Iran was behind a weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that shook global energy markets.

  • Sailors stand on deck above a hole the U.S. Navy says was made by a limpet mine on the damaged Panama-flagged, Japanese owned oil tanker Kokuka Courageous, anchored off Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, during a trip organized by the Navy for journalists, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (Fay Abuelgasim/AP)
    Iran poised for faster centrifuges as nuclear deal collapses

    Iran was poised Thursday to begin work on advanced centrifuges that will enrich uranium faster as the 2015 nuclear deal unravels further and a last-minute French proposal offering a $15 billion line of credit to compensate Iran for not being able to sell its crude oil abroad because of U.S. sanctions looked increasingly unlikely.

  • Iran's Revolutionary Guard patrols around the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero on July 21, 2019, as it was anchored off the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. (Hasan Shirvani/AFP via Getty Images)
    UK joins US in Strait of Hormuz naval security mission

    Britain said Monday that it would join a U.S.-led naval security mission in the Strait of Hormuz, where Iran’s seizure of merchant vessels has raised tensions with the West. Earlier, Iran’s foreign minister lambasted recent U.S. financial sanctions against him, calling the move a “failure” for diplomacy.

  • The Panamanian-flagged oil tanker MT Riah surrounded by Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels. Iran said Thursday that its Revolutionary Guard seized a foreign oil tanker and its crew of 12 for smuggling fuel out of the country. On Friday, Iran claimed that it had seized another tanker, the British-flagged Impero Stena, in the Strait of Hormuz. (Press TV via AP)
    British say Iran seized two vessels Friday in Strait of Hormuz

    The operator of the Stena Impero said it was unable to contact the ship after it was approached by unidentified vessels and a helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz.

  • The amphibious assault ship Boxer transits California’s San Diego Bay on May 1. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Monford//Navy via AP)
    Iran denies US destroyed an Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

    The Iranian military said all its drones had returned safely to their bases and denied there was any confrontation with a U.S. vessel the previous day.

  • Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif addresses the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (Richard Drew/AP)
    Iran’s top diplomat says his country must build missiles for defense

    Iran’s foreign minister said Wednesday that his country has no choice but to manufacture missiles for defense purposes — comments that come after a remark by the top diplomat that seemed to suggest the missiles could be up for negotiations.