Sunday, 18 August 2019

Tag Archives: Iran

Concerned about US-Iran confrontation near Russian border: Putin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Moscow is deeply concerned about the current confrontation between the United States and Iran, particularly as it is taking place near Russian borders and could destabilize the region surrounding Iran. “This worries us very much because it is happening near our borders. ...

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Iran FM at UN accuses US of ‘economic terrorism’

UNITED NATIONS: Iran´s foreign minister renewed accusations that the United States was waging “economic terrorism,” on a visit to the United Nations during which Washington has sharply curtailed his movements. After months of soaring tensions, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif came to New York for a UN session on sustainable ...

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UK to send third warship to Gulf

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LONDON: Britain will send a third Royal Navy warship to the Gulf, the defence ministry announced Tuesday, while insisting that it did not “reflect an escalation” of tensions with Iran in the region. Britain has already sent the HMS Duncan, an air defence destroyer, to cover for frigate HMS Montrose ...

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Iran ready to hold talks with US if sanctions lifted: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iran is ready to hold negotiations with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and gives up “bullying,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday. Earlier in the day, Berlin, Paris and London called for a dialogue between all parties of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying the deal ...

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Iran calls on Britain to release seized oil tanker immediately

DUBAI: Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA. “This is a dangerous game and has consequences … ...

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Iran announces increase of uranium enrichment concentration

TEHRAN: Iran announced Sunday that it is raising its uranium enrichment concentration beyond the limits set by the landmark 2015 international nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Earlier on the day, Ali Rabiee, the spokesman for Iranian government, said in a live broadcast from state ...

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Iran summons UK ambassador in tanker seizure row

TEHRAN: Iran has summoned the British ambassador in Tehran to complain about what it says is the illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker. British Royal Marines helped the authorities in Gibraltar seize the ship because of evidence it was heading to Syria in breach of EU sanctions. Spain’s acting ...

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