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News and updates about US-Iran

Biden to Iran:

'My message is don't attack Israel'

US President tells reporters that the US is devoted to the defense of Israel and Iran will not succeed in attacking it.

'My message is don't attack Israel'

Iran to US:

'Our response to Israel will be non-escalatory'

Iranian sources tell Reuters that Iran has signalled to Washington that it will respond to the attack attributed to Israel on its Syrian embassy in a way that aims to avoid major escalation.

'Our response to Israel will be non-escalatory'

US sanctions Iran weapons-procurement networks

US imposes new sanctions on three procurement networks that are supporting Iran’s ballistic missile, nuclear and defense programs.

US sanctions Iran weapons-procurement networks

Report:

US held secret talks with Iran on Houthi attacks

US and Iranian officials tell The Financial Times the US has held secret talks with Iran in a bid to convince Tehran to use its influence over the Houthis to end attacks in the Red Sea.

US held secret talks with Iran on Houthi attacks

US threatens IAEA action against Iran

US threatens future action against Iran at UN nuclear watchdog if it continues its failure to cooperate in probe of uranium traces.

US threatens IAEA action against Iran

US to Iran:

'Dilute all your highly enriched uranium'

Responding to latest IAEA report, US calls on Iran to dilute all of the uranium it has enriched to up to 60% purity.

'Dilute all your highly enriched uranium'

US cyberattack targeted Iranian ship

Officials say the US recently conducted a cyberattack against an Iranian military ship that was collecting intelligence on vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

US cyberattack targeted Iranian ship

US official:

'Elimination of terrorist leader just the beginning'

Senior administration official says there is more to come in response to the deaths of three US soldiers in a drone attack in Jordan.

'Elimination of terrorist leader just the beginning'

Following deaths of its soldiers

US launches military strikes in Syria

US begins retaliatory strikes against Iran-backed militias for drone strike that killed three US service members.

US launches military strikes in Syria

Report:

US secretly alerted Iran ahead of ISIS attack

Wall Street Journal reports that the US secretly warned Iran about ISIS' plan to carry out the terrorist attack in Kerman early this month.

US secretly alerted Iran ahead of ISIS attack

Gulf of Aden:

Navy SEALs missing after search-op for Iranian arms

The two were attempting to board a ship suspected of carrying Iranian arms to the Houthis in Yemen when one fell and the other jumped after him.

Navy SEALs missing after search-op for Iranian arms

Biden:

'We delivered a message to Iran about Houthis'

US President says the United States delivered a private message to Iran about Houthi attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea.

'We delivered a message to Iran about Houthis'

US 'greatly concerned' by Iran's uranium enrichment

US responds to IAEA report which found that Iran has increased its production of highly enriched uranium.

US 'greatly concerned' by Iran's uranium enrichment

'Worthless accusation':

Iran rejects US claims it fired a drone towards tanker

Iran's foreign ministry says Washington's claims are meant to cover up its support for "Zionist crimes".

Iran rejects US claims it fired a drone towards tanker

US national security adviser:

'We're working on appropriate action in response to Houthis'

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan: The Houthis are the ones with their finger on the trigger but Iran is responsible.

'We're working on appropriate action in response to Houthis'

House passes bill to block Iran from unfrozen $6 billion

House of Representatives passes bill that would permanently freeze $6 billion that was opened to Iran as part of prisoner swap.

House passes bill to block Iran from unfrozen $6 billion

Iran:

'Without a ceasefire, the war will expand to other fronts'

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman: The US must understand that only an immediate cessation of the "massacres" will prevent an escalation.

'Without a ceasefire, the war will expand to other fronts'

US strikes Syrian facility used by IRGC

Pentagon announces the US military struck weapons storage facility used by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and affiliated groups.

US strikes Syrian facility used by IRGC

Senate resolution to warn Iran against starting a war

Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal to introduce resolution recommending strikes on Iran if Hezbollah starts war with Israel.

Senate resolution to warn Iran against starting a war

Iran threatens US:

'You will be hit hard if there's no ceasefire in Gaza'

Iran's Defense Minister urges US to "immediately stop the war in Gaza".

'You will be hit hard if there's no ceasefire in Gaza'

On Biden's orders:

US Military strikes facilities in Syria used by Iran

Pentagon announces that President Biden ordered strikes on two facilities in Syria used by IRGC and groups supported by Tehran.

US Military strikes facilities in Syria used by Iran

Iran's UN Ambassador:

'Blinken wrongly blamed us for Hamas attack'

Iran's UN Ambassador claims his country is committed to regional peace and stability after Blinken warns Iran not to attack US personnel.

'Blinken wrongly blamed us for Hamas attack'

Amid escalation with Iran:

US to send additional air defense systems to Middle East

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin orders series of additional steps to strengthen US posture in the region.

US to send additional air defense systems to Middle East

US sanctions Iran’s ballistic missile and drone programs

The sanctions come on the day that UN restrictions on Tehran’s ballistic missile program expired.

US sanctions Iran’s ballistic missile and drone programs

Republicans to Biden:

'Refreeze the $6 billion granted to Iran'

Group of Senate Republicans call on Biden administration to refreeze assets it allowed Iran to use as part of prisoner exchange deal.

'Refreeze the $6 billion granted to Iran'

'Baseless claims':

Iran rejects latest US report about its nuclear program

The report determined that Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons at this time, but has the infrastructure to do so in less than two weeks.

Iran rejects latest US report about its nuclear program

US report:

Iran can make a nuclear weapon in less than two weeks

New US report says Iran isn't pursuing nuclear weapons at this time, but can do so quickly.

Iran can make a nuclear weapon in less than two weeks

US military:

Iranian navy aimed a laser at US helicopter over the Gulf

US military says Iranian naval forces repeatedly aimed a laser at an American military helicopter over international airspace.

Iranian navy aimed a laser at US helicopter over the Gulf

State Department spokesman:

'Iran must take de-escalatory steps on its nuclear program'

State Department spokesman Matthew Miller calls on Iran to resume cooperation with IAEA if it wants to make space for diplomacy with the US.

'Iran must take de-escalatory steps on its nuclear program'

US issues more sanctions over Iran's drone program

US sanctions seven people and four companies in China, Russia and Turkey over development of Iran’s drone program.

US issues more sanctions over Iran's drone program

Iranian President:

'The US needs to prove its goodwill to revive nuclear deal'

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi accuses US of violating 2015 nuclear deal.

'The US needs to prove its goodwill to revive nuclear deal'

Iran:

Prisoner swap with US to commence today

According to Iran's MFA spokesperson, the swap of 5 prisoners will commence, and frozen Iranian funds will be released.

Prisoner swap with US to commence today

US-Iran prisoner swap deal:

US issues waiver for banks to transfer frozen Iranian money

As part of deal announced last month, the administration has agreed to release five Iranian citizens held in the United States.

US issues waiver for banks to transfer frozen Iranian money

Reports:

US and Iran on verge of completing prisoner swap

US media reports that $6 billion of unfrozen Iranian funds will be wired to banks in Qatar, triggering prisoner releases on both sides.

US and Iran on verge of completing prisoner swap

Iran's President:

'The West failed to isolate Iran'

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi says his country continues to seek the lifting of sanctions that were imposed on it.

'The West failed to isolate Iran'

Iran orders US to pay $330 million for 'planning coup'

Court in Tehran orders US government to pay in damages for "planning a coup" against Islamic Republic in 1980.

Iran orders US to pay $330 million for 'planning coup'

Iranian Foreign Minister:

'No link between prisoner swap and release of money'

Iranian Foreign Minister rejects any link between prisoner swap with the US and recent release of frozen assets in South Korea.

'No link between prisoner swap and release of money'

Republican lawmaker:

'I would support broader deal with Iran'

Rep. Mike Turner says he would support broader diplomatic deal with Iran that would eventually freeze progress in its nuclear program.

'I would support broader deal with Iran'

Shippers warned to stay away from Strait of Hormuz

The warning comes as tensions between the US and Iran in the Persian Gulf remain high.

Shippers warned to stay away from Strait of Hormuz

US official:

'Iran deal is not done yet'

National Security spokesperson John Kirby says release of $6 billion to Iran as part of prisoner swap deal will be tightly controlled.

'Iran deal is not done yet'

US report:

Iran slowed down buildup of near-weapons-grade enriched uranium

Sources tell Wall Street Journal Iran has diluted some of its stockpile of enriched uranium.

Iran slowed down buildup of near-weapons-grade enriched uranium

US, Iran agree on prisoner swap deal

Deal would see Americans imprisoned in Iran released and US making Iranian funds more accessible. Blinken: No sanctions relief in the deal.

US, Iran agree on prisoner swap deal

Iran's President:

'We'll discuss revival of nuclear deal with dignity'

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi vows to work to counteract the US sanctions imposed on the country.

'We'll discuss revival of nuclear deal with dignity'

US mulling armed personnel on ships in Gulf

The move would be aimed at stopping Iran from seizing and harassing civilian vessels.

US mulling armed personnel on ships in Gulf

Blinken:

'We're not currently talking about a nuclear deal with Iran'

US Secretary of State says "we’re now in a place where we’re not talking about a nuclear agreement."

'We're not currently talking about a nuclear deal with Iran'

Iran launches air force drill as US sends forces to region

11 Iranian air force bases take part in the drill, dubbed Fadaeian Velyat-11.

Iran launches air force drill as US sends forces to region

US sending more warships, Marines to the Middle East

The move is intended to increase security following Iranian attempts to seize commercial ships.

US sending more warships, Marines to the Middle East

Due to Iran's actions:

US to send additional fighter jets and warship to Middle East

The US seeks to monitor key waterways following Iran's seizure and harassment of commercial shipping vessels in recent months.

US to send additional fighter jets and warship to Middle East

To protect ships:

US sends F-16s to Strait of Hormuz

The US move comes after Iran tried to seize two oil tankers near the strait last week, opening fire on one of them.

US sends F-16s to Strait of Hormuz

US Special Envoy for Iran:

'We remain engaged in implementing our policy on Iran'

Twitter account of US Envoy for Iran tweets for the first time since news came out that former envoy, Rob Malley, was placed on leave.

'We remain engaged in implementing our policy on Iran'

US intelligence assessment:

Iran not pursuing nuclear weapons at the moment

New US assessment says Iran has moved to increase its capacity to produce an atomic bomb, but has stopped short of that so far.

Iran not pursuing nuclear weapons at the moment

Blinken:

'Some of the reports on Iran agreement are not true'

Secretary of State rejects reports that Washington and Tehran are close to agreements.

'Some of the reports on Iran agreement are not true'

US official:

Iran tested a suicide drone against a vessel in the Gulf

The United States has accused Iran of being behind a number of attacks against merchant vessels in strategic Gulf waters.

Iran tested a suicide drone against a vessel in the Gulf

Report:

Details of 'imminent' Iran deal emerge

US aiming to reach unwritten agreement, which Iranian officials call a “political cease-fire,” which would prevent a further escalation.

Details of 'imminent' Iran deal emerge

US official:

'We're not discussing interim deal with Iran'

US official says Washington has told Tehran of steps that might trigger a crisis and also those that may create a better climate.

'We're not discussing interim deal with Iran'

Iran:

'We held indirect talks with the US'

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson confirms indirect talks with the US in Oman, but stresses Iran isn't interested in an interim deal.

'We held indirect talks with the US'

US to Iran:

'You will pay a heavy price if 90% uranium enrichment continues'

Sources say US and Iran held indirect talks in Oman, in which US warned Iran not to continue on the path towards nuclear weapons.

'You will pay a heavy price if 90% uranium enrichment continues'

US and Iran deny an interim deal is near

United States and Iran both deny reports that they are nearing an interim nuclear deal.

US and Iran deny an interim deal is near

US sanctions IRGC official over plot to kill Bolton

IRGC official Shahram Poursafi reportedly also targeted former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Iran envoy Brian Hook.

US sanctions IRGC official over plot to kill Bolton

Sources:

Biden adviser discussed outreach to Iran with Oman

Officials say Biden's Middle East adviser visited Oman this month to discuss outreach to Iran regarding its nuclear program.

Biden adviser discussed outreach to Iran with Oman