Trump lets the UN know the US is in charge, Kerry charges Trump speech was too harsh

NEW YORK (AP) —Former Secretary of State John Kerry says President Donald Trump’s United Nations speech may have put America in isolation and danger. Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show Wednesday, Kerry criticized Trump’s harsh rhetoric against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kerry said, “You have to ask yourself: Is America safer because of […]

US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship […]

US: Iran complying with nuclear deal but defying its spirit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration told Congress for a second time Monday that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal and can keep enjoying sanctions relief, even as it insisted Tehran would face consequences for breaching “the spirit” of the deal. President Donald Trump, who lambasted the 2015 pact as a candidate, gave himself […]

Iran votes in first presidential election since nuclear deal

ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press AMIR VAHDAT, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians voted Friday in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West. The election is largely viewed as a referendum on […]

Iran Very Much America’s Enemy By Their Choice

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians began a nationwide celebration Friday to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 1979 revolution with rallies around the country, and President Hassan Rouhani called the new U.S. administration “a problem.” Demonstrators in Tehran chanted traditional slogans against the U.S. and Israel. The rallies come at a time when new U.S. […]