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Iran-US tensions escalate as Trump imposes new sanctions

NEW YORK: The United States announced harsh new sanctions on Iran as tensions surge between the decades-long rivals. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Wednesday to sanction Iran’s steel, aluminium, copper and iron sectors, which provide crucial foreign currency earnings for its crippled economy. Trump also threatened further ...

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Iran announces partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran announced it was partially withdrawing from a landmark nuclear deal, marking a serious escalation in Tehran’s faceoff with the United States. President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech that Iran would reduce its “commitments” to the deal, but would not fully withdraw, amid heightened pressure from the ...

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OPEC chief visits Iran as US sanctions waivers expire

TEHRAN: OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo visited Tehran for an oil and gas expo just hours before sanctions waivers the US granted to Iran’s biggest oil customers were set to expire. The OPEC chief visit came as China, Turkey and Iraq said that they cannot abide by the unilateral US sanctions and ...

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Iran parliament approves bill labelling US army as ‘terrorist’

TEHRAN: Iranian legislators overwhelmingly approved a bill that labels all US military forces as “terrorist”, a day after Washington ratcheted up pressure on Tehran by announcing that no country would any longer be exempt from US sanctions if it continues to buy Iranian oil. The bill is a step further ...

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Iraq PM to make first official Iran visit Saturday

BAGHDAD: Iraqi premier Adel Abdel Mahdi will travel to Iran on Saturday, a member of his office said, in his first official visit to the country rivalling Washington for influence over Baghdad. The US reimposed tough sanctions on Tehran’s energy and finance sectors last year but has granted Baghdad several ...

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Death toll from Iran flooding rises to 44

ANKARA: The official death from this week’s wave of torrential flooding in Iran rose to 44. Iran’s Mehr News Agency quoted Hamidreza Khankeh, deputy head of Iran’s emergency directorate, as saying that 21 people had been killed in Fars province; seven in Golestan province; five in Mazandaran province; three in ...

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