Asked if he has an exit strategy for Iran in case war does break out, Trump told reporters, "You're not going to need an exit strategy. I don't need exit strategies."
on whether there has been any US-Iranian military to military communication during the recent crisis: "I'm not going to discuss anything like that. We're just making sure our forces are ready-they're postured to deal with any further unprovoked attacks by the Iranians"
Acting Secretary of Defense @EsperDoD en route to NATO: "One of the things we need to defend is the principle of freedom of navigation. That's not just for the United States but for all members of the international community and Iran is threatening that right with its actions."
Trump: Any attack by Iran on any American targets will face overwhelming force
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) sources are reporting "armed clashes" between the IRGC and "a terrorist group opposed to the government near the Turkish border", killing 1, wounding 2, and capturing 11 others.
: ..Iran's very ignorant and insulting statement, put out today, only shows that they do not understand reality. Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force. In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration. No more John Kerry and Obama.
: Iran leadership doesn't understand the words "nice" or "compassion," they never have. Sadly, the thing they do understand is Strength and Power, and the USA is by far the most powerful Military Force in the world, with 1.5 Trillion Dollars invested over the last two years alone..
French Foreign Minister: We are working with Germany and Britain to ease the escalation between Washington and Iran
French Foreign Minister: Iran's violation of the nuclear agreement will be a big mistake
Iran to abandon more nuclear deal commitments on July 7: media
Secretary of the Iranian National Security Council: European countries do not have the will to implement the nuclear agreement and its latest bid
British Foreign Secretary: A sustainable solution to the crisis with Iran is that Tehran stops its destabilizing activities of the region
Russian Foreign Ministry: There is no proofs that Iran is behind the attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman
Bolton: We will continue to impose sanctions on Iran until it returns to the negotiating table and we want to see the credibility of their willingness to do so
Bolton: The US wants to get rid of foreign troops in Syria and Iranian forces are the biggest problem
Bolton: the threat of a nuclear Iran is very real. We talked to the Russians each time we meet about Iran.
Iran was and remains an ally and partner of Russia, despite the negative assessments of other countries - Patrushev
US drone shot down by Iran, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, was in Iranian airspace - Patrushev
Lavrov: Recent US sanctions against Iranian officials indicate the situation is heading towards a bad scenario
Russia's national security advisor Nikolai Patrushev in Jerusalem: Israel i attacks in Syria are not desirable; any attempt to represent Iran as a threat to international security is unacceptable
Russian Foreign Minister: The situation on Iran is developing dangerously
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3-Way US-Israel-Russia National Security advisors taking place at this hour in Jerusalem; Main issues on the table: Iran and Syria
Iran's President Rouhani mocks President Trump, says the White House is "afflicted by mental retardation."
Rohani: US sanctions on Khamenei are futile because he does not have assets abroad
The Iranian president: We issued two warnings to the U.S UAV before it was dropped
Rohani: US sanctions on Tehran reflect US desperation
Russian national security adviser: We seek to ensure the security of Israel
Russia's national security adviser: Iran joins Russia in fighting terrorism
US National Security Advisor: Iran has shown no evidence of its good intentions
Bolton: Iran is the cause of conflict in the Middle East
Bolton: Iran sends weapons to Hezbollah and Houthi militias and to militias in Iraq
Bolton: Iran is increasing tensions in the region
Netanyahu: We will coordinate the withdrawal of foreign troops that entered Syria after 2011
Netanyahu: Israel will tackle all Iran attacks
Israeli-American-Russian Security summit kicks off
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says the new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials mean the "permanent closure" of diplomacy between Tehran and Washington.
There won't be a "formal summit" with Russia at G20OsakaSummit. @POTUS-Putin conversation "will focus primarily on regional security issues, including Iran, Ukraine and the Middle East," says senior US official.
Iran's UN envoy urges US to stop "economic war" against Iranians and says says "atmosphere" not right for dialogue with US
Javad Zarif: @realDonaldTrump is 100% right that the US military has no business in the Persian Gulf. Removal of its forces is fully in line with interests of US and the world. But it's clear that the #B_Team is not concerned with US interests—they despise diplomacy, and thirst for war.
Pompeo: The war in Yemen is not an isolated war and the aggressor is known
The meeting of the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Patrushev, with the Assistant to the President of the USA, John Bolton, concluded in Jerusalem. The conversation lasted an hour and a half.
on Yemen: "Yesterday, Iran-backed Houthi rebels launched a drone attack on the Abha airport in Saudi Arabia for the second time in less than two weeks. Initial reports suggest one person was killed and 21 were wounded. These Iranian-backed attacks are unacceptable"
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Included in new U.S. sanctions against Iranian leaders Monday: Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander "responsible for downing the U.S. unmanned aircraft" Thursday: Treasury Dept. statement
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Details on the new @USTreasury sanctions vs Iran8 senior IRGC commanders US "targeting those responsible for effectuating the Iranian government's destructive influence in the Middle East" per Sec Steven Mnuchin "This action is a warning to officials at all levels of the IRGC"
: "Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control took action today against 8 senior commanders of Navy, Aerospace and Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. These commanders sit atop a bureaucracy that supervises the IRGC's malicious regional activities"
US Treasury Secretary: Washington imposes sanctions on 8 senior leaders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard
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Mnuchin, at Sarah Huckabee Sanders' old podium, says the sanctions are against Iranian govt bureaucracy, "people we believe were responsible for the chain of command" whether they knew about the drone downing or not.
US Secretary of State: Sanctions may be mitigated if Iran retracts its activities
US to block 'billions' more in Iranian assets: official
President Trump's Treasury secretary says the U.S. will sanction Iran's Foreign Minster Javad Zarif "later this week"
US, Britain, UAE, Saudis urge 'diplomatic solutions' on Iran: joint statement
9 month ago
After announcing new sanctions, President Trump says Iran can "never" have a nuclear weapon
President Trump signs order targeting Iran's supreme leader, associates with financial sanctions
Senior U.S. State Department officials says "Sentinel Program" will help U.S. and allies have eyes on all shipping
A senior US official: We are working with our allies to form a coalition to protect the navigation in the Gulf
Russian Foreign Minister: Attempts by the United States and Israel to isolate Iran is futile
Russia at the talks in Jerusalem will declare that Iran is in Syria on a legitimate basis - Lavrov
Lavrov: It is dangerous to turn Syria into a battlefield of confrontation between Israel and Iran
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Pompeo: Productive meeting with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud today to discuss heightened tensions in the region and the need to promote maritime security in the Strait of Hormuz. Freedom of navigation is paramount.