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World 22 Jun 2019 | 1:20 AM

Trump talks to Saudi crown prince on Iran, oil

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Friday to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about Middle East stability and the oil market, the White House said, after tensions with Iran prompted a rise in oil prices.

World 21 Jun 2019 | 11:44 PM

Trump says he aborted retaliatory strike to spare Iranian lives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike to retaliate for Iran's downing of an unmanned U.S. drone because it could have killed 150 people, and signalled he was open to talks with Tehran.

World 14 Jun 2019 | 4:40 PM

Iran's Rouhani says U.S. actions threaten Middle East stability

BISHKEK (Reuters) - U.S. actions pose a serious threat to stability in the Middle East, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the leaders of a China-led security bloc including Russia and India on Friday.

World 25 May 2019 | 5:30 AM

U.S. arms sales to Saudis, UAE, Jordan needed to deter Iran - Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the Trump administration had decided to proceed with arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan in a move bypassing Congress because any delay could increase risk for U.S. partners at a time of instability caused by Iran.

World 10 Apr 2019 | 8:45 AM

Trump discussed Iran, human rights with Saudi crown prince - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by phone on Tuesday, discussing Riyadh's role in Middle East stability, maintaining pressure on Iran and the importance of human rights issues, the White House said.

World 21 Mar 2019 | 9:48 PM

Pompeo, in Israel, says Hezbollah putting Lebanon at risk

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday described the heavily armed Hezbollah group as a risk to their fellow Lebanese and conferred with Israel about the Iranian-backed militia ahead of a trip to Beirut.