Many Democrats have been falsely accusing President Trump and his advisors of "leading the USA into war" with Iran while failing to condemn the regime's current and past behavior. Trump withdrew the United States from the pact a year ago. Several Democrats said they were skeptical about the extent of the threat, but Trump's fellow Republicans generally agreed there was a heightened risk to Americans.
Iran's president has told a group of clerics that he is seeking expanded, wartime executive powers to better deal with an "economic war" triggered by the Trump administration's pullout from the nuclear deal and escalating U.S. sanctions.
On Sunday, a rocket landed near the USA embassy in the Green Zone of Iraq's capital Baghdad, days after non-essential United States staff were ordered to evacuate from diplomatic posts in the country.
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday that while the threats from Iran in the Middle East remained high, deterrence measures taken by the Pentagon had "put on hold" the potential for attacks on Americans. Last week three USA officials told Reuters that Trump had told his top advisers he does not want war with Iran.
Iran has allegedly sabotaged oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and Yemen's Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels have carried out drone attacks on Saudi oil pumping stations amid U.S. intelligence warnings that Iran or Iran-backed groups could threaten USA interests. "I just hope Iran is listening". "You can not threaten any Iranian and expect them to engage".
But in a sign of brewing confrontation a year after Washington quit a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed sanctions on it, Tehran announced a fourfold increase in its rate of production of low-grade uranium enrichment.
Mr Shanahan said the recent USA actions in the region were based on "credible threats" to American forces and interests in the Middle East.
The riposte by Iran's top diplomat followed an ominous warning by Trump, who on Sunday suggested the Islamic republic would be destroyed if it attacked USA interests.
A survey of about 1,000 adults conducted between May 17-20 by Reuters and Ipsos indicated that 51 percent believed the USA would go to war with Iran "within the next few years".
The White House then announced that the USA was sending an aircraft carrier, B-52 bombers and a Patriot missile defence battery to the region because of "troubling and escalatory indications" related to Iran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif replied on his Twitter account "NeverThreatenAnIranian".
Relations between Iran and the United States were exacerbated by Washington's unilateral pull-out from the 2015 nuclear agreement and reintroduction of all anti-Tehran sanctions.
"But at the same time, if the other side chooses war, the kingdom will respond with strength and determination to defend itself and its interests".
Medics were seen treating dozens of protesters affected by tear gas and using oxygen to revive some who had passed out. Indonesian authorities say 40,000 police and army personnel are on duty across Jakarta to maintain security.
If you own a Huawei or an Honor phone , you'll get security updates from the company, and still keep on using the Play Store. Crucially, that might mean Huawei no longer gets access to Google Maps, YouTube, Gmail, Google Assistant and Google Play .
Many Democratic politicians have said the alleged orders from Mr Trump could amount to committing the crime of obstruction. This comes after the House Speaker said "we believe the president of the United States is engaged in a cover up".
District Judge Amit Mehta upheld the Committee's subpoena on Monday, arguing that it has the authority to examine Trump's records. There is a "danger", he added, because if there is a Democratic president in the future, "they can impeach him for any reason".
But if the Browns are interested in signing McCoy, they may do whatever they can to bring the defensive tackle to Cleveland. The third overall pick out of Oklahoma in 2010, McCoy was a six-time All-Pro defensive tackle for the Bucs.
But speaking to Fox News Channel, Chinese Ambassador to Washington Cui Tiankai said Beijing was still open for talks. Last year, between January and June, China was the biggest buyer of US oil at a daily rate of 377,000 barrels.
It will also will oblige the government to keep trade in goods with the European Union as frictionless as possible. The Labour Party and rebels within May's Conservative Party have said they plan to oppose it.
What this means is that rather than getting three years to make their next game after Black Ops 4 , Treyarch will have just two. Each studio has three years to craft their own take on Call of Duty , with each studio alternating releases each year.
The last feature update for Windows 10 highlighted the need to test updates more thoroughly before release. Microsoft is being understandably cautious in the wake of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update shenanigans .
In recent years Lauda has become a stalwart of the Formula 1 paddock in his role as a non-executive chairman for Mercedes-AMG. In his third season with the Woking outfit Lauda secured his third title, beating teammate Alain Prost by just half-a-point.
That led Sony to reach out to other companies with more established cloud infrastructure to expand its streaming gaming footprint. Talks with Microsoft began previous year over at Sony Corp, but SIE wasn't included in talks.
Apple now accepts 2018 MacBooks into its keyboard fix program
The company has come under criticism on social media and Apple-centric blogs and websites for the issues related to its keyboard. This year's top configuration 13-inch MacBook runs a quad-core i7 processor, which can reach boosted speeds up to 4.7GHz.
Will Huawei phones stop working after Googles restriction?
Business groups say Chinese officials are trying to reassure American companies they are welcome despite the tariffs war. The company reported earlier its global sales rose 19.5% previous year over 2017 to 721.2 billion ($105.2 billion).
8-year-old girl reportedly kidnapped in Texas by a stranger
Police said two people who attend a local church saw the suspect's vehicle and led officers to a hotel where Salem was found. The suspect in the kidnapping of a girl in Fort Worth , Texas , was charged past year with sexual assault in Smith County.
Patriots To Extend Julian Edelman
UPDATE: Per Mike Reiss , Edelman's extension through 2021 includes an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million guaranteed. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport , Edelman is getting a two-year extension with a "well deserved" raise.
Jockeyless horse steals the show at the Preakness
Hard-charging Everfast finished second and Owendale third in the race, the second leg of USA thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. Although it doesn't usually happen in a Triple Crown race, this isn't the first time a horse has thrown his rider.
Magic Johnson Accuses Rob Pelinka Of Undermining Him
I told him in Year 2, 'I'm only gonna be here three years. "If you're going to talk betrayal, it's only with Rob", he said. I only really answer to Jeanie Buss and now I've got Tim involved. "You can't run a corporation like this", Johnson said.
Is Robert Pattinson Next to Play Batman?
The Batman is one of the most intriguing projects now being developed over at DC/Warner Bros. Deadline reports, per "several sources ", that no decision has been made yet.
Ford is cutting 7000 white-collar jobs
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas predicted 25,000 white-collar job cuts late a year ago , a number that Ford would not deny. But Hackett has to show Wall Street that it can make more money, which means these job cuts are only the beginning.
Kylian Mbappe Hints At Possible Move Away From PSG
A storm is brewing over Paris Saint-Germain and the possibility of major changes . "Or maybe elsewhere with a new project". However it is understood that talks have already taken place with PSG to improve and lengthen his current contract.