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Trump appears to name the wrong Iranian leader when announcing sanctions on Iran

Trump appears to name the wrong Iranian leader when announcing sanctions on IranThe Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was Iran's Supreme Leader from 1979 to 1989. He died in 1989 and was succeeded by the current Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei.



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U.S. cyber attacks on Iranian targets not successful, Iran minister says

U.S. cyber attacks on Iranian targets not successful, Iran minister saysU.S. cyber attacks against Iranian targets have not been successful, Iran’s telecoms minister said on Monday, after reports that the Pentagon had launched a long-planned cyber attack to disable his country’s rocket launch systems. Tension is running high between longtime foes Iran and the United States after U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he called off a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of a U.S. drone.



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WRAPUP 9-Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader, other top officials

WRAPUP 9-Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader, other top officialsWASHINGTON/RIYADH, June 24 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking a dramatic, unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran’s downing of an unmanned American drone. With tensions running high between the two countries, Trump signed an executive order imposing the sanctions, which U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said would lock billions of dollars more in Iranian assets.



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UPDATE 3-U.S. cyber attacks on Iranian targets not successful, Iran minister says

UPDATE 3-U.S. cyber attacks on Iranian targets not successful, Iran minister saysU.S. cyber attacks against Iranian targets have not been successful, Iran’s telecoms minister said on Monday, after reports that the Pentagon had launched a long-planned cyber attack to disable his country’s rocket launch systems. Tension is running high between longtime foes Iran and the United States after U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he called off a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of a U.S. drone.



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The Latest: US struck Iranian computers earlier this week

The Latest: US struck Iranian computers earlier this weekOfficials say U.S. military cyber forces earlier this week launched a retaliatory cyber strike against Iranian computer systems amid escalating tensions between the two countries. Three U.S. officials tell The Associated Press that the operation on Thursday evening disabled Iranian computer systems that controlled Iran’s rocket and missile launchers. Yahoo News first reported the cyber strike.



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AP sources: US struck Iranian military computers this week

AP sources: US struck Iranian military computers this weekU.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran’s downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday. Two officials told The Associated Press that the strikes were conducted with approval from Trump. Two of the officials said the attacks, which specifically targeted Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps computer system, were provided as options after Iranian forces blew up two oil tankers earlier this month.



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Pentagon secretly struck back against Iranian cyberspies targeting U.S. ships

Pentagon secretly struck back against Iranian cyberspies targeting U.S. shipsOn Thursday evening, U.S. Cyber Command launched a retaliatory digital strike against an Iranian spy group that supported last week’s limpet mine attacks on commercial ships, according to two former intelligence officials.



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WRAPUP 6-Trump warned Tehran the U.S. was about to strike, called for talks – Iranian officials

WRAPUP 6-Trump warned Tehran the U.S. was about to strike, called for talks - Iranian officialsIranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump warning that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent but saying he was against war and wanted talks on a range of issues. News of the message, delivered through Oman overnight, came shortly after the New York Times said Trump had approved military strikes against Iran on Friday over the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but called them off at the last minute.



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Trump warned Iran via Oman that U.S. attack imminent, called for talks: Iranian officials

Trump warned Iran via Oman that U.S. attack imminent, called for talks: Iranian officialsIranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump through Oman overnight warning that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent. “In his message, Trump said he was against any war with Iran and wanted to talk to Tehran about various issues…He gave a short period of time to get our response but Iran’s immediate response was that it is up to Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali) Khamenei to decide about this issue,” one of the officials told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.



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Exclusive: Trump warned Iran via Oman that U.S. attack was imminent, called for talks – Iranian officials

Exclusive: Trump warned Iran via Oman that U.S. attack was imminent, called for talks - Iranian officialsIranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump through Oman overnight warning that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent. “In his message, Trump said he was against any war with Iran and wanted to talk to Tehran about various issues … he gave a short period of time to get our response but Iran’s immediate response was that it is up to Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali) Khamenei to decide about this issue,” one of the officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity.



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