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Family Of U.S. Man Missing Since 2007 Sues Iran

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 The family of a retired FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago has filed a lawsuit against Tehran, claiming that it has held Robert Levinson captive and falsely denied any knowledge of his whereabouts.


The lawsuit was filed in a Washington, D.C., court on March 21 on behalf of Levinson, his wife, Christine Levinson, and their seven children.

The lawsuit seeks "compensational and consequential damages for injuries suffered by each of them as a result of Iran's unlawful acts of hostage-taking, torture, and other torts."

Levinson disappeared when he traveled to Iran's Kish resort island in March 2007. He was working for the CIA as a contractor at the time.

Iranian officials have repeatedly said that they have no

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White House Adviser Says Will Honor Iran Nuclear Deal, Ensure Iran Complies

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 A senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump on nuclear matters says that the United States will honor Iran's nuclear deal with world powers for now, while seeking to ensure strict compliance by Tehran.


Christopher Ford, the White House National Security Council's senior director for weapons of mass destruction and counterproliferation, told a conference in Washington on March 21 that the U.S. administration accepted the deal despite repeated criticism by Trump.

But he said

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Trump Blasts U.S. Court Ruling Freezing Revised Travel Order

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 U.S. President Donald Trump blasted a federal judge who suspended his revised travel order, accusing him of "unprecedented judicial overreach."


U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued a decision blocking the order late on March 15, hours before it was to take effect, saying he found a strong likelihood it would be ruled unconstitutional and would cause "irreparable injury" to the state of Hawaii and its citizens.

The executive order aimed to temporarily bar travelers from

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Trump Criticizes Iran Nuclear Deal As Talks Start With Iraqi PM

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 U.S. President Donald Trump has told a delegation from Iraq that "nobody" can figure out why former President Barack Obama signed a nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers.


At the start of his first meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on March 20, Trump said Iran was one of the issues his team would discuss with the Iraqi delegation.

Trump said he also would address what he described as a "vacuum" that was created when so-called Islamic State (IS)

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U.S., Saudi Arabia Ready To Tackle Iran's 'Destabilizing' Actions

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 U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have pledged to improve bilateral economic cooperation and face up to Iran's "destabilizing regional activities" during a meeting on March 14, the White House said.


Trump reiterated his support for their countries' "enduring strategic partnership" and his backing for a new U.S.-Saudi economic cooperation plan "potentially worth more than $200 billion in direct and indirect investments within the next

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