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US Iran Rift
US Iran Rift
The embassy is located inside the Green Zone, a high-security enclave along with the US-led coalition's headquarters.
The rebuke is the Senate's first major vote since acquitting Trump on impeachment charges last week.
His visit comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the West over Iran's nuclear programme.
US President Donald Trump initially said no Americans were hurt in Iran's missile strikes.
Iranian Ambassador Seyyed Mohammed Ali Hosseini delivers a lecture at the Islamabad Policy Institute.
US Vice President Mike Pence urges the international community to “stand strong” against Iran.
"Tehran, Riyadh should work together to resolve problems,” IRNA quoted Iranian president’s chief of staff as saying.
Saudi minister says "serious efforts" are being made to reduce antagonism between Washington and Tehran.
US president recounts the scene as he monitored the strikes from White House Situation Room when Soleimani was killed.
FM reaches Qatar; will meet Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman.
Sergei Lavrov calls incident a human error, says Iran was "expecting another attack from US".
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Trump will "push a poisonous dagger" into the nation's back.
Most of the 1,500 US soldiers at the base had been tucked away in bunkers after advance warning from superiors.
Rouhani says the nuclear programme is in a better situation than it was before the nuclear agreement with world powers.
"We are trying our best to make sure that ties between these two countries do not deteriorate," Imran Khan tells DW.
Washington has responded to Iraq's requests to initiate troop withdrawals with blunt refusal.
"It won't work my friends, you only whet his appetite," says iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
Rouhani also seeks a full explanation after it took Iran days to admit the airliner had been mistakenly shot down.
Javad Zarif says Iran is interested in diplomacy but not in negotiating with the US.
The foreign minister arrives in New York today to meet UN leaders before proceeding to Washington.
Britain, France and Germany insist they remain committed to the agreement.
Says would "obviously" have liked a heads-up from Washington about the drone strike on Soleimani.
"Pakistan appreciates Iran’s preference for de-escalation of tensions," Qureshi tells Iranian leadership.
Tehran says favours easing of tensions after Washington on Jan 3 killed revered Iranian general in Baghdad drone strike.
No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack which wounded two Iraqi officers and two airmen.
A mediatory role for Pakistan in the US-Iran conflict could be advantageous for various reasons.
"The president didn’t cite a specific piece of evidence," says US Defence Secretary Mark Esper.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi urges immediate, collective efforts for peace.
Videos posted online showed protesters shouting anti-government slogans.