Saudi Arabia and Iran Make Quiet Openings to Head Off War

After years of growing hostility and competition for influence, Saudi Arabia and Iran have taken steps…

Brother of Iran’s President Is Sentenced to Prison for Corruption

The brother of President Hassan Rouhani of Iran was sentenced to five years in prison on…

How Iran’s President Left Trump Hanging, and Macron in the Hall

The telephone line had been secretly set up. President Trump waited on the other end. All…

In Clashing Accounts, Trump and Rouhani Explain Why U.N. Meeting Fell Through

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said Friday that President Trump had offered to meet with him…

New U.S. Sanctions Bite Iran, Just as its President Considers Meeting Trump

UNITED NATIONS — The United States announced new economic sanctions against Iran’s largest oil customer on…

Iran’s President May Skip U.N. Meeting, Blaming U.S. Obstacles

Iran’s president and other officials might not attend a United Nations gathering in New York next…

Trump Hits Back After Ally Denounces ‘Weakness’ With Iran

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — President Trump engaged in a long-distance debate over Iran with one of…

Putin Says Saudis Should Buy Russian Missiles, to Laughter From Iran

ISTANBUL — World leaders have condemned the crippling attack on Saudi oil installations last weekend as…

Trump’s Deference to Saudis in Setting Terms for How U.S. Should Respond to Attacks Touches a Nerve

WASHINGTON — After oil installations were blown up in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, President Trump…

Iran Rules Out Meeting Between Trump and Rouhani

Iran has dismissed the possibility of a meeting between the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, and President…

Trump Leaves Open Possibility of Easing Iranian Sanctions to Spur Nuclear Talks

WASHINGTON — President Trump left open the possibility on Wednesday of relaxing economic sanctions against Iran…

Iran Will No Longer Honor Limits on Nuclear Research, a Core Principle of Accord

Moving further away from the 2015 nuclear agreement, Iran said Thursday it had stopped honoring the…

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iranian Shipping Network

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on an elaborate shipping network that Iran…

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Wandering Iranian Oil Tanker

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department on Friday imposed sanctions on an Iranian oil tanker at the…

Trump Denies U.S. Responsibility in Iranian Missile Base Explosion

A mysterious explosion on Thursday at an Iranian space center prompted speculation that it was American…