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Diaz  and Santo in Little Havana, Miami: fled Cuba after Fidel Castro took power and are now American citizens who support Donald Trump. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

Democrats may have taken over the city of Miami this week for the first debate of the 2020 US election season, but Republicans have not lost sight of (...)

A woman in Tehran walks away from a mural of  Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the late founder of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini: US sanctions take a deep toll. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty

The possibility of US military intervention in Iran is frightening. I come from a generation of Iranians who experienced war first-hand. The eight-yea(...)

A session of parliament proceeds in Tehran, Iran, on Tuesday. Photograph: Nazanin Tabatabaee/West Asia News Agency/Reuters

US national security adviser John Bolton denounced Iran as a source of “belligerence and aggression in the Middle East” as he urged the country to ent(...)

US president Donald Trump: stumbled out of Iran attack just as he stumbled in.“I didn’t like it. I didn’t think it was proportionate.” Photograph: Saul Loeb

As shocking as it is to write this sentence, it must be said: Donald Trump did something right. He finally noticed the abyss once he was right on top (...)

US national security adviser John Bolton. Photograph: Abayov/Pool via Reuters

The United States will unveil new sanctions on Iran as early as Monday, US national security adviser John Bolton has said, warning that Iran should no(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to the media about Iran,  prior to departing for Camp David. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has defended his decision to cancel a planned air strike on Iran on Thursday night, claiming that he could help “make Iran g(...)

US president Donald Trump: his decision to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal was always bound to have consequences.  Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The shooting down of a US surveillance drone by Iran this week and America’s equivocal response opens a new front in the increasingly tense standoff b(...)

US president Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after a meeting with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday. Photograph: Bloomberg

A US official said the military made preparations for limited strikes on Iran in retaliation for the downing of a US surveillance drone, but approval (...)

A handout photo provided by the Iranian president’s office shows President Hassan Rouhani of Iran visiting the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside of Bushehr, Iran, in January 2015. Photograph: Mohammad Berno/Iranian president’s office, via The New York Times

As a snapshot of the confusion and double-standards that characterise the Trump’s administration’s dealings with Iran, this was as good as any. Asked (...)

Outgoing US acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan: Mark Esper, army secretary and  former Raytheon executive, is set to take his role. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Acting US defence secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration for the post of Pentagon chief, making him the latest person to leave a (...)

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