Rappler's latest stories on Iran
'As of July 7, Iran will forcefully take the second step of reducing its commitments' to the nuclear deal, says Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council
(UPDATED) Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi says that the new sanctions meant 'permanent closure of the path to diplomacy with Trump's desperate government'
(UPDATED) 'We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran,' Donald Trump says as he signs the order in the Oval Office. 'Never can Iran have a nuclear weapon.'
The attack on two cargo ships in the Gulf of Oman on June 13 poses a grave problem for President Duterte, as the country risks getting entangled in a larger power play that could result in a major regional conflict
'No successful attack has been carried out by them, although they are making a lot of effort,' telecommunications minister Mohammad Javad Azarari Jahromi says
Both nations say they want to avoid going to war, but tensions are spiraling as a series of incidents, including attacks on tankers and the shooting down of a US drone by Iran in the Gulf, raise fears of an unintended slide towards conflict
Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a 'spy drone' widely used for carrying out military strikes entered Iranian airspace
The crisis in the Gulf region, UAE minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash said, 'requires collective attention, primarily to de-escalate and to find political solutions through dialogue and negotiations'
'We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday, (June 24). I look forward to the day that sanctions come off Iran, and they become a productive and prosperous nation again,' tweets US President Donald Trump
The attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, reports the Washington Post
'We're not going to have Iran have a nuclear weapon. When they agree to that, they're going to have a wealthy country," says US President Donald Trump
Iran news agency ISNA reports that Jalal Haji Zavar was convicted by the military court and was executed at an unspecified time
'If the enemy – especially America and its allies in the region – make the military mistake of shooting the powder keg on which America's interests lie, the region will be set on fire,' says Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi, Iran military spokesman
The meeting will deal with the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf and the downing of a US reconnaissance drone
Trump says the US was 'cocked & loaded to retaliate' on Thursday night, June 20, by hitting '3 different sites,' but that he scrapped the strikes just 10 minutes before they were carried out
The suspensions come after the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States issued a Notice to Airmen 'prohibiting US-registered aircraft from operating over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman'
(UPDATED) Under pressure to respond to the high-stakes incident near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, US President Donald Trump issues orders for retaliatory strikes on a limited number of Iranian targets
The adviser, Emmanuel Bonne, holds 'high-level meetings' in Tehran, 'with the aim of contributing to the de-escalation of tensions in the region'
The incident comes at a time of growing antagonism between Iran and the United States following two waves of still unexplained attacks on Gulf shipping
'Accusations levelled against Iran's armed forces and the published film with regards to the incident [that] happened to the vessels...are unsubstantiated,' says Defense Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami
Foreign powers are watching the situation in the Middle East with growing concern as Tehran and Washington exchange warnings about an escalation in their conflict
Lawmakers have also called for an emergency session with Iraq's ministers of oil, trade, planning and transport to 'prepare to confront the possible dangers'
(UPDATED) The move 'will be reversed once other parties live up to their commitments,' Iran's atomic energy organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi says
Iran's Ali Larijani says the attacks 'seem to complement the economic sanctions against Iran considering that (the US) has not achieved any results from them'
'I asked for an urgent meeting with the Foreign Ministry yesterday and it was granted. No 'summons',' says Britain's ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire
(UPDATED) 'We do not want a war in the region. But we won't hesitate to deal with any threat to our people, our sovereignty, our territorial integrity and our vital interests,' says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
The Japanese tanker's Tokyo-based operator Kokuka says the vessel is heading to port in the United Arab Emirates
Iranian energy imports are vital to Iraq, one of the world's hottest countries, which faces chronic blackouts that often leave homes without power for up to 20 hours a day
(UPDATED) China has called for all sides to 'resolve the conflict through dialogue' as oil prices jumped, while the European Union and the United Nations have called for restraint
(UPDATED) Iran 'has no trust in America and will not in any way repeat the bitter experience of the previous negotiations with America,' says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
The mystery incident comes amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington, which has pointed the finger at Iran over tanker attacks in May
Japanese government officials say Shinzo Abe will not present Tehran with a list of demands, or deliver a message from Washington, but instead wants to play the role of neutral intermediary
Shinzo Abe is expected to arrive in Tehran at around 1120 GMT (7:20 pm, Manila time) and go straight into talks with President Hassan Rouhani
(UPDATED) 'The only way to decrease tensions in the region is to stop the economic war,' says Mohammad Javad Zarif
Lebanese national Nizar Zakka is accused of having 'deep ties to military and intelligence services of the United States'
Eleven are arrested in the crackdown on restaurants deemed by authorities to have allowed 'immoral acts' in their premises
US President Donald Trump says he would be willing to reopen talks as long as Iran agrees to give up nuclear weapons
Washington is gearing up to roll out economic aspects of its long-awaited plan for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians at a conference in Bahrain
'The party that has left the negotiating table, the party that has trampled the pact must return to a normal' behavior, Hassan Rouhani says in a televised speech
During Quds Day commemorations, demonstrators burn US and Israeli flags and effigies of US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Saudi Arabia, a staunch US ally, is hosting leaders from across the Arab and Muslim world for emergency Gulf and Arab summits and a meeting of heads of state from Islamic nations
The new war of words comes on the eve of emergency Arab and Gulf summits called by Iran's regional rival Saudi Arabia to discuss the standoff and ways to isolate Tehran
A network of English-language social media accounts misrepresenting who was behind them was evidently orchestrated to promote Iranian political interests, says California-based cybersecurity firm FireEye
Spokesman Abbas Mousavi says Tehran 'does not feel any tension or [the possibility of] clashes' and says concerns have been 'created by others'
'I really believe that Iran would like to make a deal. I think that's very smart of them and I think there's a possibility for that to happen also,' US President Donald Trump says
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi pleads for the 'stability of the region and the upholding of the nuclear deal,' referring to a 2015 agreement between Iran and major powers
The escalation of the US military presence follows a decision in early May to send an aircraft carrier strike force and B-52 bombers in a show of force in the region
(UPDATED) Keyvan Khosravi, spokesman of the Supreme National Security Council, says there has been an uptick in official delegations travelling to Tehran from various capitals, although 'most of them are coming on behalf of America'
Top Trump officials appeared to be toning down weeks of fiery warnings to Iran before delivering a classified briefing to the full Congress
US lawmakers clash over intelligence on Iran, with a Trump ally accusing Tehran of provocations that could draw a military response