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1,000 more troops are headed to the Middle East to confront Iran

The US is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East to confront Iran after the recent tanker attacks

In the wake of several attacks on commercial shipping, the Pentagon has decided it needs more troops on the ground in the Middle East to check Iran.
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with President Donald Trump ahead of a meeting at the Prefecture of Caen, on the sidelines of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy, France, June 6, 2019.

Iran just took its boldest action yet against the nuclear deal to ‘blackmail’ US allies and isolate Trump

Iran is responding to the US's maximum pressure campaign with "maximum blackmail" aimed at driving a wedge between Trump and the US's European allies.

The oil tanker attacks could make a US-Iran military showdown inevitable, experts warn

Experts warn that Iran could soon begin targeting US assets in the Middle East and stage attacks on Americans in the region.
Photo of the smoking tanker from the News Agency Of The (IRIB) Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (iribnews)

Oil is surging after a suspected torpedo attack on 2 tankers in the Gulf of Oman

Oil prices jumped at least 3% as traders feared Middle-Eastern tensions could reduce crude supplies.
Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaks during a news conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim in Baghdad

Iran’s top diplomat said US ‘cannot expect to stay safe’ during Trump’s ‘economic war’

Iran's top diplomat Javad Zarif on Monday issued a stern warning to President Donald Trump amid heightened tensions.

Trump’s Iran strategy is failing to reduce tensions as a top general warns the threat to US troops is still ‘imminent’

The Trump administration announced new sanctions against Iran on Friday, a day after a top US general warned the threat it poses is still "very real."
President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands while walking through the colonnade prior to an Oval Office meeting at the White House March 25, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Trump sent a map and silly note to Netanyahu after the Israeli prime minister had his worst day in politics

Netanyahu on Wednesday was dealt a devastating political blow when Israeli lawmakers voted to hold new elections. Trump gave him a pick-me-up gift.
A three-man weapons load team from the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Group, loads an F-35A Lightning II with a full external loadout at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, May 2019.

Watch 2 F-35s flex in ‘beast mode’ on a war mission in the Middle East

Check out this video of two F-35As stealth fighters loaded up to their max in "beast mode" on a mission in the Middle East.
FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi

How the Trump administration got into a showdown with Iran that could lead to war

The Trump administration has rejected suggestions it's moving toward war after deploying military assets in response to unspecified threats.
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters with National Security Adviser John Bolton looking on in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, May 3, 2019.

Trump and Iran may be on the brink of a war that would likely be devastating to both sides

A war with Iran would likely be disastrous and further destabilize a region that's been consumed by conflict for years.