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In Face-Off With Iran, Escalation May Depend on Who Prevails Inside Washington and Tehran

WASHINGTON — As Iran and the United States face off in the Gulf of Oman, the…

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid

WASHINGTON — The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in…

The U.S. Has Turned Up Pressure on Iran. See the Timeline of Events.

WASHINGTON — The attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday have again…

Distrusting Both Iran and U.S., Europe Urges ‘Maximum Restraint’

BRUSSELS — Speaking of the attacks this week on fuel tankers in the Gulf of Oman,…

After Placing Blame for Attacks, Trump Faces Difficult Choices on Confronting Iran

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s accusation on Thursday that Iran was behind an attack…

Pompeo Says Intelligence Points to Iran in Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that intelligence reviewed by American officials showed…

Trump’s Twists on Confronting Iran Confound Allies in Europe

PARIS — President Trump and his aides have sent a dizzying, seemingly conflicting set of messages…

The Most Powerful Arab Ruler Isn’t M.B.S. It’s M.B.Z.

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, the 29-year-old commander of the almost…

Punching Iran Over Its Foreign Policy Could Lead to a Faster Path to War

WASHINGTON — In repeating his readiness to pursue a new nuclear deal with Iran, President Trump…

Bolton Says Iran Is Likely Responsible for Oil Tanker Attacks

John R. Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, on Wednesday accused Iran of playing a key…

Trump Undercuts John Bolton on North Korea and Iran

WASHINGTON — President Trump publicly undercut John R. Bolton, his national security adviser, on Iran and…

Sarah Sanders Says Trump and Kim ‘Agree in Their Assessment’ of Biden

President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, “agree” in their negative assessment of former…

John Bolton Says North Korean Missile Tests Violated U.N. Resolutions

TOKYO — North Korean weapons tests this month clearly violated United Nations Security Council resolutions, John…

Iran Stiffens Its Resolve as the Trump Administration’s Pressure Mounts

BEIRUT, Lebanon — In its campaign to throttle Iran into submission, the Trump administration has in…

War With Iran? Count Us Out, Europe Says

BRUSSELS — With strong memories of the last catastrophic war in Iraq, Europeans are united in…