Shanahan said White House national security adviser John Bolton and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shared that goal.
Pompeo said the attacks on the ships are part of a “campaign” of “escalating tension” by Iran.
Abe’s Tehran visit comes at a time of increased US-Iranian tensions in recent weeks.
Abe’s trip, scheduled from Wednesday to Friday, is the first by an incumbent Japanese premier to Iran in 41 years.
Modi says that “terrorism is not just a threat for a country, but to the entire civilization…
Pakistani forces have conducted a series of operations against militant groups including the Pakistani Taliban in North Waziristan over…
The May 12 attacks targeted two Saudi tankers, an Emirati vessel and a Norwegian tanker.
Pakistan has struck an agreement in principle with the International Monetary Fund for a $6 billion loan…
Iran and the United States have been drawn into starker confrontation in the past month.
Protests began with the flying of a giant blimp depicting the president as an angry orange baby.
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