The British defense secretary called the seizure “a hostile act,” and the government warned ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz.
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A career diplomat, he had only recently arrived in Tehran for a temporary diplomatic posting when the embassy was seized in 1979.
The idea of engaging with the Trump administration is led by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the ex-president known for his hard-line anti-American bombast.
The seizure came a day after the United States said it had shot down an Iranian drone, reviving fears of a military clash in the Persian Gulf.
The withdrawal of Saudi Arabia’s key ally in Yemen leaves Prince Mohammed with few good options. Now he is asking for increased American help.
A video released by the Revolutionary Guards showed the ship’s name as the Riah — the same as a missing Emirati tanker — and said it was smuggling fuel.
Against the backdrop of worsening relations with Iran, the predicaments of foreign and dual-national prisoners there are getting more complicated.
So far this year, two American bomb disposal soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan while embedded with Special Forces.
She and her family, whom she later wrote about, were among the last Jews to flee what she called a “cultural holocaust” and ended up in Brooklyn in the early 1960s.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been detained since 2016, was transferred this week. Her family said they were concerned as she had been out of contact for days.
There was no immediate word on a motive or suspects in the shooting, which occurred in a restaurant in Erbil.
The Foreign Ministry said security forces recently helped a foreign tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, but did not identify the ship or its owner.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded an inquiry into ties between his challenger, Ehud Barak, and the U.S. financier charged with sex crimes.
The remarks by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei suggested he had no interest in using diplomacy to resolve escalating tensions between Iran and the West.
“There is no alternative” to the 2015 deal that President Trump has rejected and Iran is backing away from, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said.
In bitter court fight, Bethany Vierra accused her ex-husband of abuse and drug use. He fought back with pictures of her in a bikini and with her hair uncovered.
Many called for the dismissal of the new minister, Rafael Peretz, after he endorsed a discredited practice intended to change sexual orientation.
In exchange, Iran would be asked to guarantee the oil will not go to Syria.
The fatal shooting of a black teenager by the Israeli police has set off angry protests in a community that has faced a long history of discrimination.
The House passed a provision that would require the president to get Congress’s approval before authorizing military force against Iran.