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U.S. to hit Iran with more sanctions

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/24/19, 01:13 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday imposing new economic sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khameini and his associates as Iranian officials warned they were willing to shoot down another U.S. drone. “We confidently say that the crushing response can always be repeated, and the enemy knows it,” Iranian Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi told a group of defense officials Monday, according to the government-aligned Tasnim news agency.

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Trump: Planes never took off for Iran strike

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/21/19, 01:47 pm

UPDATE: WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump clarified Friday that he had not given final approval for a planned retaliatory military strike against Iran a day earlier and that no U.S. military planes had taken off when he canceled it.

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Pentagon to send 1,000 troops to Middle East

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/18/19, 11:30 am

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East in response to Iran’s “hostile behavior,” acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan announced Tuesday. “The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible intelligence we have received on hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups that threaten United States personnel and interests across the region,” he said in a statement.

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