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Trump’s Iran strategy is failing to reduce tensions as a top general warns the threat to US troops is still ‘imminent’

The Trump administration announced new sanctions against Iran on Friday, a day after a top US general warned the threat it poses is still "very real."

A rich Iraqi reportedly stayed at Trump’s hotel for 26 days a few months after pushing the president to be more aggressive toward Iran

A wealthy Iraqi reportedly urged the Trump administration to take a hardline stance on Iran and also splurged on an extended stay at Trump's hotel.
Former United States ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition spring leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas on March 29, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

North Korea slams John Bolton as a ‘human defect’ after he called out their recent missile test

National security adviser John Bolton on Saturday said there was "no doubt" that North Korea's recent missile test violated UN resolutions.

Trump says he ‘smiled’ when Kim Jong Un insulted Joe Biden, wasn’t ‘disturbed’ by North Korean missile tests even though...

He also appeared to laugh at Kim's recent insults toward former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi

How the Trump administration got into a showdown with Iran that could lead to war

The Trump administration has rejected suggestions it's moving toward war after deploying military assets in response to unspecified threats.
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters with National Security Adviser John Bolton looking on in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, May 3, 2019.

Trump and Iran may be on the brink of a war that would likely be devastating to both sides

A war with Iran would likely be disastrous and further destabilize a region that's been consumed by conflict for years.
President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room at the White House May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Sen. Chris Murphy says Trump is blindly risking conflict with Iran and could spark a war even if he doesn’t want one

"All it takes is for one Shia militia to knock up against US forces outside Baghdad and we might be spiraling into conflict," Murphy said.
US National Security Advisor John Bolton.

Meet John Bolton, an architect of the Iraq War who’s now agitating for Trump to take action against Iran

Over the years, Bolton has held some controversial stances, including advocating for preemptive military strikes on North Korea and Iran.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 9, 2018.

Trump has reportedly told senior staff he really doesn’t want to go to war with Iran

The president in a tweet said Iran would want to "talk soon," opening a diplomatic solution to the confrontation between Washington and Tehran.
President Donald Trump.

Trump says ‘I hope not’ when asked if the US is going to war with Iran

Tensions between Tehran and Washington have reached new heights in recent weeks after the US deployed military assets to the Middle East.