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6 European countries join barter system for Iran trade

Dec 01, 2019 - 1:47 PM

The entry of the new members 'further strengthens INSTEX and demonstrates European efforts to facilitate legitimate trade between Europe and Iran,' say founding shareholders France, Germany and UK

LIFE IN IRAN. An Iranian cleric walks past a mural painting of the national flag in the capital Tehran. File photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Trump orders government to 'substantially increase' Iran sanctions

Sep 18, 2019 - 9:30 PM

The United States already enforces widespread sanctions that have crippled Iran's economy, including attempting to shut down its major oil export industry

IRAN SANCTIONS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump holds a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. hits Iran's supreme leader Khamenei with sanctions

Jun 25, 2019 - 12:14 AM

(UPDATED) 'We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran,' Donald Trump says as he signs the order in the Oval Office. 'Never can Iran have a nuclear weapon.'

IRAN SANCTIONS. US President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order for sanctions on Iran's supreme leader in the Oval Office of the White House on June 24, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump vows new Iran sanctions, Tehran warns U.S. against attack

Jun 23, 2019 - 2:34 PM

'We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday, (June 24). I look forward to the day that sanctions come off Iran, and they become a productive and prosperous nation again,' tweets US President Donald Trump

WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAN DEAL. US President Donald Trump announces his decision on the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington DC, on May 8, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Huawei pleads not guilty to Iran sanctions violations – report

Mar 15, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The company also pleads not guilty to other charges including bank fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the US

Trump warns world against business with Iran as sanctions return

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:46 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level,' Trump writes in an early morning tweet

WARNINGS. US President Donald Trump tours US Steel's Granite City Works steel mill in Granite City, Illinois on July 26, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

'Responsible nations' should back new Iran sanctions – Israeli PM

Feb 06, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Iran seeks to annihilate Israel it says so openly it seeks to conquer the Middle East it threatens Europe it threatens the West it threatens the world Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says

NETANYAHU. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands at the door of 10 Downing Street after arriving for a meeting in central London on February 6, 2017 with British Prime Minister Theresa May.  Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe / AFP

Obama allows Iran sanctions renewal without signing bill

Dec 15, 2016 - 4:53 PM

The president symbolically let slide a midnight deadline to ink his name on the legislation meaning the 10 year sanctions renewal will automatically become law

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Iran says it will respond to U.S. sanctions renewal

Dec 02, 2016 - 5:46 PM

As repeatedly stated by high ranking Iranian officials the recent bill passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate to renew sanctions against Iran is against the nuclear deal foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi says

Pope urges Iran to act for peace in Middle East

Jan 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spends 40 minutes at the Vatican talking privately to Pope Francis a strong backer of the deal with Tehran

POPE AND PRESIDENT. Pope Francis shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, on the occasion of their private audience at the Vatican,Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Andrew Medichini/EPA

Iran denounces new US sanctions on missile program

Jan 18, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Iranian Foreign Ministry: Iran s missile program has never been designed to be capable of carrying nuclear weapons

NEW DAY. Iranian women walk in a street of the capital of Tehran, Iran, January 16, 2016. Abedin Takehenareh/EPA

Tehran talks fail to resolve UN nuclear watchdog questions

Apr 16, 2015 - 8:27 AM

Iranian diplomat: We discussed certain solutions to resolve the two outstanding questions and it was decided to wind up the discussions at the next meeting

A file picture dated 21 August 2010 shows a general view of the Iranian nuclear power plant in Bushehr, southern Iran. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Netanyahu to Putin: lifting missile ban to boost Iran 'aggressiveness'

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:32 AM

A statement from the Israeli premier called the sale of advanced weaponry to Iran a direct result of the dangerous deal on the table between Iran and the P5 1 a reference to major world powers

SOON IN IRAN? In this file photo, a Russian anti-aicraft missile system, S-300 (R) and S-400 (L) on display at military industrial exhibition 'Technologies in machine building' during the 'OboronExpo-2014', in the city of Zhukovsky, Moscow region, Russia, 14 August 2014. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Russia lifts ban on supplying S-300 missiles to Iran

Apr 14, 2015 - 8:56 AM

The move comes before any sanctions have been lifted on Iran with difficult technical negotiations still to come following a breakthrough April 2 deal aimed at curbing Tehran s nuclear drive

SOON IN IRAN? In this file photo, a Russian anti-aicraft missile system, S-300 (R) and S-400 (L) on display at military industrial exhibition 'Technologies in machine building' during the 'OboronExpo-2014', in the city of Zhukovsky, Moscow region, Russia, 14 August 2014. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Iran's Khamenei says no guarantee of final nuclear deal

Apr 09, 2015 - 11:19 PM

UPDATED And President Hassan Rouhani adds that Iran will not sign any final agreement unless all economic sanctions are totally lifted on the same day

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei greeting Iranian army air force officers during a ceremony in Tehran, Iran, 08 February 2015. Handout/Iranian Supreme Leader's website/EPA

Iran halts nuclear talks after US blacklist move

Dec 13, 2013 - 4:21 PM

Iranian negotiators stop nuclear talks so they can consult with Tehran about sanctions thrown against companies reportedly helping Iran

STALLED TALKS. Iran halts the nuclear talks after the US blacklists a number of companies accused of supporting Iran

US: Eased sanctions only a small help to Iran's economy

Nov 26, 2013 - 9:16 AM

Iran s economy remains in deep recession and will get little boost from the narrow measures agreed to expand Tehran s access to international trade and finance

HISTORIC HANDSHAKE. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2nd L) shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry on November 24, 2013 in Geneva. Photo by AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

Iran's Rowhani takes office, vows to rescue economy

Aug 04, 2013 - 8:31 AM

UPDATED Rowhani begins his 4 year term as Iran faces grave challenges over its ailing economy and international isolation due to policies of his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

MR PRESIDENT. Iran's new President Hassan Rowhani is seen on his first official day in office in Tehran on August 3, 2013. Photo by AFP/Atta Kenare