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US builds case for military confrontation with Iran

US builds case for military confrontation with Iran

The State Department ordered several hundred U.S. diplomatic personnel to leave Iraq on Wednesday, citing heightened threats from neighboring Iran amid a buildup of U.S. military forces in the volatile region and growing concerns of a potential conflict with Tehran.

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Iran crisis similar to Vietnam War escalation

Iran crisis similar to Vietnam War escalation

The current escalation of tensions in the Middle East is similar to the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which launched the United States’ full-scale participation in the Vietnam War, some analysts and experts argued Tuesday.

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Iran accuses US of escalating tensions

Iran accuses US of escalating tensions

Senior Iranian officials warned the US against conflict Tuesday, as Russia's foreign minister spoke of a "downward spiral" and the US narrative of a deepening threat from Iran was questioned and contradicted.

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Pompeo fails to sway allies on Iran

Pompeo fails to sway allies on Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made scant progress persuading European Union counterparts to take a harder line toward Iran during a quick visit to Brussels, with the EU standing behind the nuclear accord abandoned by Washington -- and warning of a potential military conflict.

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U.S. claims Iran behind attacks on oil tankers, has no evidence

U.S. claims Iran behind attacks on oil tankers, has no evidence

A U.S. military team in the United Arab Emirates has reportedly come to the initial assessment that Iran or one of its proxies was responsible for attacks on four oil tankers near that country's port city of Fujairah yesterday, though there are no details yet about how they arrived at this conclusion. This comes amid a separate report that the Pentagon revised at least one of its contingency plans to deploy as many as 120,000 personnel to the Middle East in the event that Iranian forces or proxies launch attacks on Americans or begin apparent work toward building a nuclear weapon.

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