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Masked gunmen kill local commander of Iran's security forces

Iran's official news agency says that masked gunmen ambushed and killed the local commander of a paramilitary security force in a southwestern town
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Masked gunmen kill local commander of Iran's security forces
January 20, 2020, 6:41 AM

11 US service members treated for blast injuries in Iran missile attack, military confirms

Eleven service members were treated for blast injuries from last week's Iran missile attack in Iraq, the U.S. military confirmed.
January 20, 2020, 6:41 AM
11 US service members treated for blast injuries in Iran attack, military confirms
January 20, 2020, 12:23 AM

Iran backtracks on plan to send flight recorders to Ukraine

The Iranian official leading the investigation into the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner appeared to backtrack on plans to send the flight recorders abroad for analysis
January 20, 2020, 12:23 AM
January 19, 2020, 10:46 AM

Iran says it is preparing for satellite launch

Iran says two newly constructed satellites have passed pre-launch tests and will be transported to the nation's space center for eventual launch, without elaborating
January 19, 2020, 10:46 AM
January 19, 2020, 12:23 AM

Iran to send flight recorders from downed jet to Ukraine

Tehran official said it was not possible to read the black boxes in Iran.
January 19, 2020, 12:23 AM
January 18, 2020, 11:23 AM

Iran Supreme Leader Ayatalloh Ali Khamenei says attack against US military base was a “strike at America’s track record as a superpower"

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatalloh Ali Khamenei led prayers Friday for the first time in eight years.
January 18, 2020, 11:23 AM
Military base strike took shot at US stance as a 'superpower': Iran's Supreme Leader
January 17, 2020, 2:47 PM

US service members injured in Iran bombing

U.S. officials confirmed some troops were injured in Iran's attack on U.S. troops in Iraq despite prior claims that no one was hurt.
January 17, 2020, 2:47 PM
US service members injured in Iran bombing
January 16, 2020, 5:13 PM

Nations of Iran crash victims seek compensation for families

The governments of countries that lost citizens when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner are demanding Tehran accept “full responsibility” and pay compensation to the victims’ families
January 16, 2020, 5:13 PM
5 nations with crash victims press Tehran on investigation
January 16, 2020, 1:41 PM

Iran's president says 'no limit' to nuclear enrichment

Iran's president says there is “no limit” to the country's enrichment of uranium following its decision to abandon its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal
January 16, 2020, 1:41 PM
January 16, 2020, 11:55 AM

US sentences 2 Iranian men to prison for spying

Two men have been sentenced to prison in the United States for conducting surveillance on behalf of Iran's government.
January 16, 2020, 11:55 AM
US sentences 2 Iranian men to prison for spying
January 15, 2020, 2:22 PM

What's behind the latest European bid to save the Iran nuclear deal and how it could end up killing it

While the European powers hope they have found an avenue to fix the Iran nuclear deal, it may actually spell its end.
January 15, 2020, 2:22 PM
What's behind the latest European bid to save the Iran nuclear deal
January 15, 2020, 5:11 AM

Video shows 2 missiles shooting down Ukraine passenger plane

Iran, which admitted to firing at the 737 and killing all 176 on board, said it has arrested some individuals, but Iranians continue to protest in the streets.
January 15, 2020, 5:11 AM
Video shows 2 missiles shooting down Ukraine passenger plane
January 15, 2020, 12:59 AM

Iran announces arrests over shootdown of Ukrainian passenger plane that killed 176

Iran's judiciary spokesman on Tuesday announced the arrests of an unspecified number of suspects in connection with the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian airliner.
January 15, 2020, 12:59 AM
Iran announces arrests over shootdown of Ukrainian passenger plane that killed 176
January 14, 2020, 2:25 PM

Iran announces arrests over downing of plane that killed 176

Iran says authorities have made arrests for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane
January 14, 2020, 2:25 PM
Iran announces arrests over downing of Ukrainian plane
January 14, 2020, 12:45 PM

Arrests made in Iran after Ukrainian plane shot down

Iran confirmed some arrests have been made related to the accidental shooting down of a passenger plane.
January 14, 2020, 12:45 PM
Arrests made in Iran after Ukrainian plane shot down
January 14, 2020, 12:35 PM

Iran protests over downed Ukrainian plane turn violent as Trump tweets support

Anti-government protesters turned violent over the weekend in Tehran, with protesters angry at being lied to over the downed Ukrainian plane.
January 14, 2020, 12:35 PM
Iran anti-government protests turn violent
January 14, 2020, 10:48 AM

Iran disqualifies thousands from running for parliament

Iran’s constitutional watchdog has barred thousands of people from running in next month's parliamentary elections, including 90 current lawmakers
January 14, 2020, 10:48 AM
Iran disqualifies thousands from running for parliament
January 14, 2020, 5:04 AM

Thousands flood Iran's streets, outraged over deadly plane crash

National security forces have cracked down, using tear gas and reportedly live ammunition against demonstrators -- some of them calling for the removal of Iran's supreme leader.
January 14, 2020, 5:04 AM
Thousands flood Iran's streets, outraged over deadly plane crash
January 14, 2020, 1:31 AM

Anger in Iran over jet's downing; gunfire disperses protests

There was no immediate report in Iranian state-run media on the incident.
January 14, 2020, 1:31 AM
Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown: Video
January 14, 2020, 12:44 AM

Iran should behave like a normal nation: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated, “We just want Iran to behave more like a normal country, to be like Norway.”
January 14, 2020, 12:44 AM
Iran should behave like a normal nation: Pompeo
January 13, 2020, 12:39 PM

Thousands of Iranians protest after military forces shot down passenger jet

A horde of protesters reacted to the regime’s shocking admission that its military forces shot down a Ukrainian plane that they mistook for a missile.
January 13, 2020, 12:39 PM
Thousands of Iranians protest after military forces shot down passenger jet
January 13, 2020, 12:28 PM

Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of Iran, feel less safe after strike: POLL

A majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the situation with Iran and feel less safe, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll.
January 13, 2020, 12:28 PM
Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of Iran, feel less safe: POLL
January 13, 2020, 5:18 AM

Protests break out in Iran after plane shot down

Protesters marching against the regime, chanting, “Shame on President Rouhani,” were hit with tear gas.
January 13, 2020, 5:18 AM
Protests break out in Iran after plane shot down
January 12, 2020, 9:20 PM

Iranians anguished after military admits shooting down Ukrainian jet

Iranians are taking to social media to express their grief, shock and anger after authorities admitted that the Iranian military had shot down Ukrainian Flight 582.
January 12, 2020, 9:20 PM
Iranians anguished after military admits shooting down Ukrainian jet
January 12, 2020, 8:48 PM

Ticket change in Tehran saves Ukrainian's life

A Ukrainian political analyst visiting Tehran decided to stay another day.
January 12, 2020, 8:48 PM
January 12, 2020, 8:30 PM

Defying police, Iranians protest over plane shootdown

Videos show protesters shouting anti-government slogans in subway stations.
January 12, 2020, 8:30 PM
January 12, 2020, 5:54 PM

Hezbollah says payback for US strike has just begun

Leader described Iran's ballistic missile response as a “slap” to Washington.
January 12, 2020, 5:54 PM
January 12, 2020, 5:06 PM

'We're not going to cut and run': National security adviser on embassy threats

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos pressed O'Brien on why the U.S. did not evacuate embassies given the claim that Soleimani had been planning to attack "four embassies."
January 12, 2020, 5:06 PM
'We're not going to cut and run': National security adviser on embassy threats
January 12, 2020, 2:38 PM

Iranians protest after government admits to shooting down Ukrainian airliner

Iran admitted to mistakenly downing the commercial passenger plane which was carrying at least 82 Iranian citizens.
January 12, 2020, 2:38 PM
Iranians protest after government admits to shooting down Ukrainian airliner
January 12, 2020, 5:11 AM

Thousands of Iranians pouring into the streets

After days of denial, the Iranian government admitted it shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet.
January 12, 2020, 5:11 AM
Thousands of Iranians pouring into the streets
January 11, 2020, 10:04 PM

San Diego student among close-knit Iranian-Canadians killed in Ukrainian plane crash

A student at a San Diego university was among those killed in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752.
January 11, 2020, 10:04 PM
US student among those killed after Ukrainian plane shot down
January 11, 2020, 4:32 PM

Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down plane killing 176

Military officials said the Ukrainian jetliner was shot down unintentionally, Iran state TV reported.
January 11, 2020, 4:32 PM
Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down plane killing 176
January 11, 2020, 3:04 PM

Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian airliner

Iran has admitted that it unintentionally shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board.
January 11, 2020, 3:04 PM
Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian airliner
January 11, 2020, 2:53 AM

Pompeo disputes Iraqi prime minister, says US won't negotiate troop withdrawal

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday disputed Iraq's prime minister's after he said the U.S. would send a delegation to negotiate a troop withdrawal.
January 11, 2020, 2:53 AM
Pompeo disputes Iraqi prime minister, says US won't negotiate troop withdrawal
January 11, 2020, 12:55 AM

US tried to kill Iranian commander in Yemen same night as Soleimani strike: Officials

U.S. tried to kill Iranian commander in Yemen on same night of Soleimani strike.
January 11, 2020, 12:55 AM
US tried to kill Iranian commander in Yemen same night as Soleimani strike: Officials
January 10, 2020, 9:15 PM

Pompeo, Mnuchin detail new sanctions on top Iranian officials

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Friday detailed new sanctions on Iran.
January 10, 2020, 9:15 PM
Pompeo, Mnuchin detail new sanctions on top Iranian officials
January 10, 2020, 7:54 PM

EU ministers support Iran deal, fear IS resurgence

European foreign affairs ministers reiterated their support for the nuclear deal brokered with Iran and expressed concerns Friday that the escalating tensions in the region could lead to a resurgence of the Islamic State's activities
January 10, 2020, 7:54 PM
EU foreign ministers gather in Brussels to salvage Iran deal
January 10, 2020, 6:59 PM

IS gloats at Iran general's death, says it pleased Muslims

The Islamic State group is gloating over the recent U.S. killing of a senior Iranian general, who rose to prominence by advising forces fighting the extremists in Iraq
January 10, 2020, 6:59 PM
IS gloats at Iran general's death, says it pleased Muslims
January 10, 2020, 5:02 PM

Pompeo, Mnuchin announce additional sanctions against Iran

President Trump authorized additional sanctions following his order to kill Iran’s top commander, Qassem Soleimani.
January 10, 2020, 5:02 PM
Pompeo, Mnuchin announce additional sanctions against Iran
January 10, 2020, 4:25 PM

US believes Iran 'likely' shot down Ukrainian airliner: Pompeo

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. will permit participation in the investigation despite sanctions.
January 10, 2020, 4:25 PM
US believes Iran 'likely' shot down Ukrainian airliner: Pompeo
January 10, 2020, 3:22 PM

Video shows moment missile apparently strikes passenger jet

U.S. intelligence sources are confident an Iranian anti-aircraft missile hit the Ukrainian 737 airliner, based in part on video that shows the jet being struck and then consumed by flames.
January 10, 2020, 3:22 PM
Video shows moment missile apparently strikes passenger jet
January 10, 2020, 1:01 PM

Iranian general warns of new attacks through proxies

Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh called on all of Iran's proxy groups throughout the region to take action, saying the missile strikes against U.S. forces were the start of “big operations.”
January 10, 2020, 1:01 PM
Iranian general warns of new attacks through proxies
January 10, 2020, 12:20 PM

Election security officials brace for possible Iran cyber retaliation

With tensions between Washington and Tehran on the rise, election security officials are warning of possible retaliation from Iran in the form of election meddling.
January 10, 2020, 12:20 PM
Election security officials brace for possible Iran cyber retaliation
January 10, 2020, 5:19 AM

Trump: Iran was 'looking to blow up our embassy'

Senators briefed on intelligence that led the president to order the attack on the general say an embassy threat was not mentioned.
January 10, 2020, 5:19 AM
Trump: Iran was 'looking to blow up our embassy'
January 10, 2020, 5:18 AM

Missile ‘highly likely’ took down Ukraine flight in Tehran

Iran denies it shot down the jetliner, but footage seems to reinforce Western intelligence that its anti-aircraft systems caused the crash.
January 10, 2020, 5:18 AM
Missile ‘highly likely’ took down Ukraine flight in Tehran
January 9, 2020, 9:55 PM

Evidence shows Iranian missile downed Ukrainian plane: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadian intelligence reports indicate Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed Wednesday, killing all 176 on board.
January 9, 2020, 9:55 PM
Evidence shows Iranian missile downed Ukrainian plane: Trudeau
January 9, 2020, 7:11 PM

Defense Secretary Esper privately warned lawmakers against debating war powers

Defense Secretary Mark Esper privately urged Congress not to debate limits to President Donald Trump’s power to strike Iran because he said it might hurt the troops.
January 9, 2020, 7:11 PM
Pentagon's Esper warned lawmakers against debating war powers: Sources
January 9, 2020, 2:15 PM

Vice President Mike Pence talks response to Iran

The vice president addresses the missile attacks from Iran, President Trump’s response, and the military situation in the region.
January 9, 2020, 2:15 PM
Vice President Mike Pence talks response to Iran
January 9, 2020, 2:14 PM

Mystery surrounds what brought down Boeing 737 in Iran

Investigators have examined the wreckage from the Ukrainian 737 plane that crashed and killed all 176 on board soon after takeoff from Tehran.
January 9, 2020, 2:14 PM
Mystery surrounds what brought down Boeing 737 in Iran
January 9, 2020, 1:45 PM

US stands 'ready' as threat from Iran 'continues to be very real,' Pence says

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says the threat from Iran "continues to be very real," but so far the regime appears to be standing down.
January 9, 2020, 1:45 PM
US stands 'ready' as threat from Iran 'continues to be very real,' Pence says