Iran

Biden orders airstrikes in Syria

(NBC News) — In his first known show of military muscle, President Biden ordered airstrikes in Syria Thursday, targeting militants backed by Iran. “We’re confident in the target we went after. We know what we hit,” U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin …

Sen. Merkley watching Middle East closely

ASHLAND, Ore. — One day after a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport killed Iran’s top military commander, members of Congress are speaking out. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) told NBC5 News Friday he’s watching what’s happening in the Middle East and Washington …

Iran sentences Princeton grad for espionage

Tehran, Iran (NBCNC) – An Iranian Judiciary official said that an American student from Princeton University was arrested in Iran and has been sentenced to ten years in prison on charges of spying for the United States. The graduate student in history …

WH national security adviser: Iran is ‘on notice’

Washington, D.C. (CNN) — President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor Michael Flynn condemned Wednesday Iran’s recent ballistic missile test launch, calling it a “provocative” breach of a UN Security Council resolution. Flynn called the launch the latest in a series of provocative …

Iran payment under fire

(NBC News) — A new report about the timing and method of a settlement payment the United States made to Iran is causing some political finger-pointing Wednesday. The US government delivered $400 million in Swiss Francs and Euros to Iran around the …