Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In the face of mounting evidence, Iran on Saturday acknowledged that it shot down the Ukrainian jetliner by accident, killing all 176 people aboard. The admission by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard undermined the credibility of information provided by senior officials, who for three days had adamantly dismissed allegations of a missile strike […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evidence indicates it is “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran late Tuesday, U.S., Canadian and British officials said Thursday. They said the strike, which killed all 176 people on board, could well have been a mistake amid missile launches and high tensions throughout the region. […]

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops in a major escalation that brought the two longtime foes closer to war. Iranian state TV said it was in revenge […]

BAGHDAD (AP) — A push led by pro-Iran factions to oust U.S. troops from Iraq following the U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian general is gaining momentum, bolstered by a Parliament vote calling on the government to remove them. But the path forward is unclear, and in Iraq’s deeply divided terrain, with a resigned […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrators in dozens of cities around the U.S. gathered Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s killing of an Iranian general and decision to send thousands of additional soldiers to the Middle East. More than 70 planned protests were organized by CODEPINK and Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, a U.S.-based […]

Iran has abandoned the Obama-orchestrated nuclear deal following the Trump-ordered hit on Iran, which killed Qasem Soleimani.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he ordered the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani because he was “plotting to kill” many Americans. In his first comments since the strike against the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force early Friday, Trump said Soleimani was also responsible for killing and wounding “thousands” of […]

5/9/18- Yesterday, Donald Trump chose to pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal adding to a long list of bad decisions on his part. Rev. Al Sharpton says that the only strategy behind doing that was to uproot anything President Obama did. “Donald Trump has been the anti-Obama but has never defined what Trumpism is,” explained […]

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The CIA’s release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has again raised questions about Iran’s support of the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11 terror attacks. U.S. intelligence officials and prosecutors have long said Iran formed loose ties to […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama vigorously denied on Thursday that a $400 million cash payment to Iran was ransom to secure the release of four Americans jailed in Tehran. He defended the transaction as evidence that the nuclear accord with Iran has allowed for progress on other matters. “This wasn’t some nefarious deal,” Obama […]

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It turned out to be the international crisis that wasn’t. Less than a day after 10 U.S. Navy sailors were detained in Iran when their boats drifted into Iranian waters, they and their vessels were back safely Wednesday with the American fleet. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tapped […]

Rev. Al Sharpton talks about voting yes on the the Iran nuclear pact that has been negotiated by President Obama. “We need to vote yes on this pact. If we can get a diplomatic solution, which this plan raises, isn’t it better to try diplomacy instead of going to war? We have a vested interest in not […]