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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 speaks to reporters during a meeting with Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, on September 16, 2019.

Trump boasts the US is ‘very high on ammunition’ while discussing prospect of war with Iran after Saudi oil field attacks

Trump said it's "looking" as though Iran is responsible for the Saudi oil field attack but said he doesn't "want war with anybody."
A Hezbollah fighter stands in front of anti-tank artillery at Juroud Arsal, the Syria-Lebanon border, July 29, 2017.

A US strike on Iran would be disastrous for the region — and likely for the US

The US is accusing Iran of attacks on a key Saudi oil facility. Experts warn a US strike on Iran would be counterproductive — even dangerous.
Avi Berkowitz

Avi Berkowitz was a White House administrative aide 2 years ago. Now he’s taking on the Middle East peace process

Avi Berkowitz, a 30-year-old who's a top aide to Jared Kushner, is taking on most of the responsibilities of the outgoing Middle East Peace envoy.

Israel bars Democratic lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country

The Israeli government is blocking Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country days before a planned visit.
Saudi Prince AlWaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

There’s only one part of the world where millionaires did not see their collective fortunes shrink in 2018: the Middle East

Rising oil prices and economic reforms helped the wealth of high net worth individuals in the Middle East rise 4% in 2018, according to Capgemini.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the tech giant's headquarters in 2016.

Facebook just took down hundreds of accounts connected to the Saudi Arabian government, which were being used to spread propaganda

Facebook said it suspended more than 350 different accounts and pages, which had 1.4 million followers, that were connected to the Saudi government.
Democratic lawmakers are concerned President Donald Trump is "inching" the US toward war with Iran.

There’s a lurking danger the US-Iran powder keg in the Persian Gulf could be ignited in Iraq

The US and Iran say they don't want a Persian Gulf war, but there's a risk that an Iran-backed militia could start it by attacking Americans in Iraq.
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.

27 Republicans just joined Democrats to block Trump from going to war with Iran without congressional approval

"This is the only way to stop Trump from starting another costly war. Constitutional rights aren't optional and endless war isn't inevitable."
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors arrive at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar

US Air Force F-22 stealth fighters have returned to the Middle East amid a tense standoff with Iran

The arrival of these fifth-generation stealth fighters comes as US troops, equipment, and military assets are being deployed to deter Iran.