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2016 US elections

Sen. Rand Paul, R- Ky., on Iraq war during National Society Hebrew Day Schools in Brooklyn, NY: 'I think it was a mistake to topple Hussein. Hussein was the bulwark against Iran' - @alexis_levinson

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Yemen crisis

Secretary of State John Kerry says expects Yemen conflict to be mentioned in talks with Iran foreign minister on Monday - @Reuters

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Iran nuclear program talks

US Secretary of State Kerry to meet with Iran Foreign Minister Zarif on Monday in New York - @Reuters

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Yemen crisis

US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt left the North Arabian Sea overnight amid retreat of Iranian convoy from Yemen, US officials say - @NBCNews

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

US official: In call on Ukraine, Secretary of State Kerry and Russia's Lavrov also discussed 'arms control, Iran, Yemen and Syria' - @mawilner

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Yemen crisis

US official says Iranian ships moving northeast away from Yemen in 'promising sign' - @Reuters

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Iran

Russian Foreign Ministry says S-300 missile complex supplies to Iran will not happen anytime soon - @tassagency_en, @Reuters

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Iran nuclear program talks

China's President Xi Jinping says he backs a fair, balanced agreement on Iran - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Poll: Americans see Islamic State as a bigger threat than Iran, Russia, North Korea or China - @cnnbrk

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Iran nuclear program talks

Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed nuclear deal in phone call Tuesday night, Iranian spokeswoman says - @Reuters

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Iran nuclear program talks

Iran nuclear deal review bill could hit Senate floor next week, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., says - @thehill

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Yemen crisis

President Obama says Iranian involvement in Yemen conflict would complicate efforts to finding solution; 'There's a reason why we keep some of our ships in the Persian Gulf region and that is to make sure we maintain freedom of navigation,' he says - @msnbc

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Yemen crisis

Iran says it welcomes an end to the air strikes in Yemen, in apparent reference to Saudi announcement that it has ceased military operations - @Reuters

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Yemen crisis

Iran deputy foreign minister Abdollahian: 'We are optimistic about cessation of attacks on Yemen in coming hours' - @Tasnimnews_EN

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Yemen crisis

Defense official says US warships have no specific mission to intercept Iranian arms shipments - @Reuters

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Yemen crisis

Editor's note: The Associated Press, reporting that a US aircraft carrier is headed toward Yemen, says the Navy has been enhancing its presence in the region following reports that a convoy of Iranian ships may be headed toward Yemen to arm the Houthis. - Tom

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Yemen crisis

US Navy officials: A warship is heading to Yemeni waters to intercept Iranian weapons shipments - @AP

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Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian detained in Iran

White House says reported charges against Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian by Iranian authorities are 'absurd' - @Reuters

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Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian detained in Iran

State Department says it has no official confirmation of Iran charging Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian with espionage, 3 other crimes - @Reuters

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Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian detained in Iran

Iran charging Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian with espionage, 3 other crimes, Washington Post reports, citing Rezaian's lawyer - @Reuters

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