Iran's breach of uranium limits complicates nuclear deal

BERLIN (AP) — Efforts by world powers to preserve a 2015 landmark nuclear deal with Iran grew more complicated Monday with confirmation that Tehran had breached the pact's limitations on stockpiles of...

How Europe hopes to keep trade flowing with Iran

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European countries want to convince Iran to stick to its nuclear deal with world powers, and are hoping to create a payment system that would let companies import and export ...

The Latest: US envoy says war with Iran 'not necessary'

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on talks between Europe and U.S. officials on Iran (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The U.S. envoy for Iran says the United States does not want...

European, US diplomats meet in Paris for Iran talks

PARIS (AP) — The U.S. special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, is meeting with French, German and British top diplomats in Paris for talks on the Persian Gulf crisis at a time when European powers are tryi...

US point person on Iran says Trump wants to negotiate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. special envoy says President Donald Trump's Iran policy is ultimately aimed at bringing Tehran to the negotiating table. Brian Hook briefed lawmakers at a ...

Kushner in Mideast to drum up support for peace plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is in the Middle East to drum up support for his as-yet unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. ...

International worries grow over US claims of Iranian threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open amid skepticism about its claims that the Islamic Republic poses a growing th...

US sanctions to hit Iran's metals industry, a major employer

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — U.S. sanctions have targeted Iran's government, its paramilitary forces and the oil exports that fund them. Now they are hitting its vital steel, aluminum, copper and iron industri...

The Latest: US ready to shift military assets in Middle East

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): 6:45 p.m. American officials say the U.S. is poised to move more military assets to th...

US terror label for Iran Revolutionary Guard takes effect

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. terrorism label for Iran's Revolutionary Guard formally took effect on Monday, amid a battle between the Trump administration and some in Congress over waivers on oil and nu...

US to designate Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unprecedented step to ramp up pressure on Tehran, the Trump administration is planning to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization." The move is e...

US officials visiting Mideast to seek backing for peace plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and other administration officials are headed to the Middle East later this month to brief diplomats in at least five countries on the econom...

US urges Europe to impose sanctions on Iran over missiles

ABOARD A US MILITARY PLANE (AP) — The Trump administration is urging Europe to impose tough new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program. The U.S. and others condemned an...

US: Iran violating UN arms exports ban in Yemen, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is accusing Iran of stepping up violations of a U.N. ban on arms exports by sending rockets and other weaponry to rebels in Afghanistan and Yemen. ...

For US diplomacy, special envoys make a comeback

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. special envoy is back. The Trump administration, which had steered away from appointing high-level diplomats to focus on particular world trouble spots, is...