Sunday, 18 August 2019

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US resident detained in Iran for years has been released

BEIRUT: US permanent resident and Lebanese businessman who was imprisoned for years in Iran has been freed and is on his way back to his native Lebanon, an official in Beirut said. Nizar Zakka, held in Iran since 2015, was on a plane accompanied by the chief of Lebanon’s General ...

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Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, IAEA says

TEHRAN: Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said, departing from his usual guarded language to say he was worried about increasing tension. Recent weeks have seen U.S.-Iranian confrontation sharply increase, a year after Washington abandoned ...

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Iran has no plans to leave OPEC despite tensions

GENEVA: Iran has no  plans to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries despite being treated like an enemy by some fellow members, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in an interview published. “Iran has no plans to leave OPEC…and regrets that some members of OPEC have turned this organization ...

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EU failed to rescue 2015 Nuclear Deal: Iran

TEHRAN: Earlier, the US Treasury Department imposed new Iran-related sanctions, targeting the country’s petrochemical sector, which includes a petrochemical holding with a vast network of subsidiaries and sales agents. Iran criticized the European signatories of its 2015 nuclear deal for failing to save the pact after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of ...

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Iran warns any clash in Gulf would push oil prices above $100

LONDON: US military vessels in the Gulf are within range of Iranian missiles, a top military aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, warning any clash between the two countries would push oil prices above $100 a barrel. Iran and the United States have been drawn ...

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Iran was ‘almost certainly’ behind attacks on UAE ships: Bolton

WASHINGTON: According to Bolton, the tankers which witnessed explosions two weeks ago off the coast of Fujairah, UAE were damaged by “naval mines almost certainly from Iran”. Previously, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the same charges, claiming that Tehran might be behind the incident. The Islamic Republic, however, repeatedly denied the allegations, stressing that ...

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Trump greenlights Japanese PM Abe’s visit to Iran

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe

The Japanese Prime Minister reportedly discussed his intention to visit the Iran with US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. US President Trump reacted positively to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to visit Iran in June in an effort to mediate tensions between Washington and Tehran, says a report ...

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United States orders new troops to Middle East

WASHINGTON: The United States said it was deploying 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East to counter “credible threats” from Iran in a move denounced by Tehran on Saturday as “a threat to international peace”. “Increased US presence in our region is very dangerous and a threat to international peace ...

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Pakistan offers to be mediator between US and Iran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has said it is ready to mediate between Washington and Tehran as Iran’s foreign minister arrived for talks in Islamabad amid growing tensions in the Middle East. Islamabad is worried about the situation in the region as the US builds up its military presence in the Persian Gulf, ...

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US to extend Iran energy sanctions waiver for Iraq

WASHINGTON has assured Afghanistan it would prolong the sanctions waiver, allowing Iraq to purchase Iranian energy, a source, close to Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd Mahdi, told Sputnik. “There is currently no official information [on the issue] but we have the United States’ assurance that Iraq will be excluded [from the ...

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