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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…

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…

Democrats to Scrutinize Ex-Lobbyist’s Role in Trump’s Arms Sales to Gulf Nations

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats are examining whether a former arms-industry lobbyist serving as a midlevel State…

Inspectors Say Iran Is Increasing Production of Nuclear Fuel

WASHINGTON — International inspectors said on Monday that Iran was ramping up its production of nuclear…

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…

Trump Administration Plans to Sell More Than $2 Billion of Arms to Taiwan

PARIS — The Trump administration is proposing to sell more than $2 billion worth of tanks…

Trump Says Mexico ‘Wants to Make a Deal’ as Mexican Officials Head to White House to Avoid Tariffs

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence and other top administration officials will meet Wednesday with Mexico’s…

Mexico’s Foreign Minister to Meet With Pence in Effort to Avoid Trump Tariffs

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence will meet Wednesday with Mexico’s foreign minister as officials on…

Senators Look to Force 22 Votes Blocking Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators will try to force nearly two dozen votes rebuking…

Trump Administration Says It Will Negotiate with Iran with ‘No Preconditions’

BELLINZONA, Switzerland — In a second major softening of American policy toward Iran in recent days,…

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…

Pompeo and Kushner to Attend Secretive Conclave on Swiss Lake

BERN, Switzerland — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a weeklong trip to Europe where…

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…

Latest Arena for China’s Growing Global Ambitions: The Arctic

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