Iran sanctions cycle set to repeat

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The country is no stranger to its energy industry blowing in the political wind Politics has bedevilled Iran’s energy sector ever since the Iranian Revolution of 1978-9, but even as far back as the premiership of Mohammad Mossadegh in the … Read More

US calls for EU sanctions on Iranian ballistic program

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In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters at a news conference at the State Department in Washington. The Trump administration is calling for a halt to the civil war in Yemen, including airstrikes … Read More

How Russia Enabled Iran to Go Nuclear

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On Sunday, Israel’s Hadashot News Company reported on a new Russian plan to help Iran skirt the looming U.S. sanctions on its oil program. According to the report, which was based off a document compiled by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, … Read More

Rocked by Trump’s sanctions, Iranian oil exports drops further

Iran’s crude exports fell further in the first week of October, according to tanker data and an industry source. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/File Photo LONDON – Iran’s crude exports fell further in the first week of October, according to tanker data and … Read More

US terminates pact with Iran after UN court ruling on sanctions

The United States and Iran have been lobbing threats, fighting proxy wars, and imposing sanctions for decades. USA Today looks at over 60 years of this back-and-forth. Just the FAQs, USA TODAY. WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday … Read More

US ‘disturbed and deeply disappointed’ by EU over Iran sanctions

US President Donald J. Trump is seen on a screen as he addresses the General Debate of the General Assembly of the United Nations at United Nations Headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 25 September 2018. [EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE] Tensions … Read More

Hezbollah rallies behind Iran ahead of new sanctions, boasts new missiles

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Nasrallah is known for his fiery speeches during Ashura that challenge Israel. (Photo: Reuters) ERBIL (Kurdistan) – The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah on Thursday asked supporters to stand by Iran, while boasting of its new “highly accurate” missiles, which, he … Read More

Israel, US to form joint team to increase enforcement of sanctions on Iran

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Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and his American counterpart Steven Mnuchin agreed Tuesday to establish a joint team to work on increasing enforcement of the US economic sanctions on Iran. During their meeting in Washington, the two also discussed the economic … Read More

US official links economic protests in Iran to sanctions

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – A top U.S. official focused on sanctions against Iran on Thursday linked American financial pressure on Tehran with ongoing economic protests roiling the country, saying she hoped the strain would limit the Islamic Republic’s “malign activities” … Read More

Iran says it will continue developing ballistic missiles

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Iranians walk past Sejjil (L) and Qadr-H ballistic missiles displayed next to a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on September 25, 2017 in Tehran  Photo: AFP TEHRAN Iran’s president on Sunday said his country would continue building weapons including … Read More

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