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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the State Department, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Washington. Pompeo says Iran is believed to be responsible for attacks on 2 tankers near Persian Gulf. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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President Trump says he is 'not looking for war' with Iran as his administration tightens economic pressure on the country
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June 24, 2019
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian army soldiers prepare to launch a mortar towards insurgents in the village of Kfar Nabuda, in the countryside of Hama province, Syria, May 11, 2019.
Strategy aims to move battle to regime-held areas and away from rebel-controlled areas, one observer says
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June 23, 2019
This photograph released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency shows debris on the tarmac of Abha Airport after an attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels, in Abha, Saudi Arabia, June 12, 2019.
Iran-backed Houthi rebels struck same airport in Abha last week, wounding 26
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June 23, 2019
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2019
National security adviser Bolton: Tehran should not mistake as 'weakness' Trump's decision to not retaliate militarily for Iran's shoot-down of a US drone
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June 23, 2019
A person holds a ballot paper at a polling station during a mayoral election re-run in Istanbul, Turkey, June 23, 2019.
Opposition again seeks control of Turkey's most important city in a vote that could determine President Erdogan's future
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June 23, 2019
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, right, speaks as U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman listens during the opening ceremony of the new US embassy in in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018.
The blueprint envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab economies and is part of broader efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestininan peace process
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By Reuters
June 23, 2019
Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, speaks during the TIME 100 Summit in New York, April 23, 2019.
The White House senior adviser lays out an economic plan, says political peace plan coming
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By Reuters
June 23, 2019