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…

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…

Trump Tells Pentagon Chief He Does Not Want War With Iran

WASHINGTON — President Trump has told his acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, that he does not…

Iran Threat Debate Is Set Off by Images of Missiles at Sea

WASHINGTON — The intelligence that caused the White House to escalate its warnings about a threat…

Images of Missiles at Sea Set Off Debate Over Iran Threat

WASHINGTON — The intelligence that caused the White House to escalate its warnings about a threat…

U.S. Orders Partial Evacuation of Embassy in Baghdad

WASHINGTON — The State Department ordered a partial evacuation of the United States Embassy in Baghdad…

Skeptical U.S. Allies Resist Trump’s New Claims of Threats From Iran

WASHINGTON — As the Trump administration draws up war plans against Iran over what it says…

White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War

WASHINGTON — At a meeting of President Trump’s top national security aides last Thursday, Acting Defense…

News Analysis: Trump Said He Would Tame Rogue Nations. Now They Are Challenging Him.

WASHINGTON — Three nations that have long defined themselves as bitter adversaries of the United States…

Pentagon Builds Deterrent Force Against Possible Iranian Attack

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will deploy a Patriot antimissile battery to the Middle East to shore…

News Analysis: With Mix of Threats and Blandishments, Trump Bandies Policy of Regime Change

WASHINGTON — Shortly before he was sworn in as president, Donald J. Trump vowed that the…