President Donald Trump during a surprise visit to at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq last year. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Iraq will send envoys to Washington and Tehran in a bid to “halt tension” threatening conflict between the US and Iran. Fearing war would devastate hi(...)

A woman walks past a wall painting in a street in Tehran on Tuesday. US president Donald Trump has said  he would be willing to meet his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, without preconditions. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran’s leaders cannot stand the thought of talking to the United States and say its president, Donald Trump, cannot be trusted. But Jamshid Moniri, a(...)