Friday, 17 August 2018

Tag Archives: Iran

‘No war, no negotiations with the US,’ says Iran’s Khamenei

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader said on Monday there would be neither war nor negotiations with the United States, and that the country’s problems were the result of government mismanagement more than renewed sanctions. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments add to the pressure on President Hassan Rouhani following a collapse in the ...

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Iran slams US for ‘bullying’ Turkey

TEHRAN: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waded into the mounting row between Turkey and the United States on Saturday, accusing Washington of an “addiction to sanctions and bullying”. US President Donald Trump’s “jubilation in inflicting economic hardship on its NATO ally Turkey is shameful,” Zarif wrote on Twitter. “The ...

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Pakistan to pursue economic ties with Iran despite US sanctions

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday said it reserves the right to ‘pursue legitimate economic and commercial interests’ with Iran in the wake of re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran by US President Donald Trump, who warned that the countries doing business with the Islamic states might also face the music. “We are examining ...

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Iran’s Zarif: ‘no one trusts America’ anymore

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday it was hard to imagine new talks with the US after it lost the trust of the world with its erratic decision-making. “Imagine negotiating now how can we trust them?” Zarif told reporters on state broadcaster IRINN. “America has zig-zagged constantly, so ...

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EU to block US sanctions against Iran to protect European companies

BRUSSELS : Europe’s top diplomats have vowed to work together to preserve a multinational nuclear deal with Iran, as US President Donald Trump signed an executive order paving the way for the return of biting sanctions against Tehran on Tuesday. In a joint statement issued on Monday, EU foreign policy ...

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Iran Air to receive 5 ATR planes before US sanctions

TEHRAN: Iran Air said Saturday it was set to take delivery of five new planes from Franco-Italian firm ATR just before renewed US sanctions go into effect. “Based on existing agreements, five new ATR aircraft will land at Mehrabad Airport at 9 am (0430 GMT) tomorrow (Sunday),” the national carrier ...

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Iran’s Foreign Minister dismissed talks with Washington

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed talks with Washington in a tweet late Tuesday, saying “threats, sanctions and PR stunts won’t work”. Responding to US President Donald Trump’s surprise offer of talks without preconditions, Zarif wrote: “Iran & US had 2 yrs of talks. “With EU/E3+Russia+China, we produced a unique ...

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Trump says he is ready to meet his Iranian counterpart

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WAHINGTON: US President Donald Trump says he is ready to meet his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, “any time they want to.” Speaking at a joint press conference alongside Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday, Trump asserted that he would “certainly meet” with Iranians with “no preconditions.” ...

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Iran’s rial hits record-low 100,000 to the dollar

TEHRAN: Iran’s currency hit a record low on Sunday of 100,000 rials to the dollar amid a deepening economic crisis and the imminent return of full US sanctions. The unofficial rate stood at 102,000 rials by midday, according to Bonbast, one of the most reliable sites for tracking the Iranian ...

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Iran Plans National Cryptocurrency as New US Sanctions

TEHRAN: Iran may soon issue its own cryptocurrency as a way to bypass new economic sanctions enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump. A plan to develop an “indigenous” cryptocurrency is currently on the agenda of the government’s Science and Technology Department, according to Iran’s official news outlet PressTV. Alireza Daliri, the department’s ...

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