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Iran warns N. Korea over possible Trump U-turn on Singapore deal

Tehran, which has its own sad experience in dealing with the US, has warned Pyongyang that President Donald Trump may cancel the recent Singapore agreement, hours after the meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jing-un. “We don’t know what type of person the North Korean leader is negotiating with. It is not clear that he would not cancel the agreement ...

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US sought Saudi oil support before Iran deal withdrawal

A day before US President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, a senior official of the Trump Administration phoned Saudi Arabia to ask it to help keep oil prices stable should the US decision on Iran disrupt oil supply. A senior US official had called Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman before President Trump announced his decision on ...

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Iran: Oil prices could jump to $140 on US sanctions

Oil prices could jump to $ 140 a barrel due to the US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela, Iran’s OPEC governor Hossein Kazempour Ardebili told Reuters on Friday. The Iranian official also criticized a reported request that the United States made of Saudi Arabia to help stabilize oil prices in case the sanctions against Iran drives oil prices up. A ...

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Ahead of North Korea summit, Trump softens Iran rhetoric

Discussing the upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, US President Donald Trump seemingly strayed off-topic to hold out the prospect of a new nuclear deal with Iran. “Iran is not the same country that it was a few months ago,” Trump told reporters at the White House at a joint press conference on Thursday with Japanese ...

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EU officially asks for exemptions from Iran sanctions

The EU is urging the Trump administration to exempt European companies from sanctions on Iran, as fears grow over the fallout of the US abandoning the international nuclear deal with Tehran. Ministers from Germany, the UK and France, along with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, have signed a letter asking the US to allow its companies to continue to ...

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Iran to boost production of uranium enrichment material – state atomic agency

Tehran has said it is revamping its uranium enrichment program, phased out under the nuclear deal. As part of the new build-up, it will boost production of UF6, a gas needed to produce fuel for nuclear reactors and weapons. The move was announced by Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which oversees ...

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How US sanctions on Iran can help Russia win trade battle with European rivals

Russian companies working in Iran have an advantage over European rivals – they are already under US sanctions, so they have nothing to lose, TeleTrade Chief Analyst Petr Pushkarev told RT. “Russian companies will continue doing business in Iran as if nothing happened at all – in oil, gas and nuclear energy. They have this advantage over the Europeans, who, ...

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Netanyahu wanted IDF to prepare for Iran strike on 15-day notice in 2011 – ex-Mossad chief

Back in 2011, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the military to get ready to strike Iran with only a two-week preparation period, former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo revealed. Such as strike would have resulted in open war. It’s the first time a former Israeli official gave an insight on how long such large-scale military operations would (and should) take IDF ...

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Netanyahu vows to keep fighting Iran 'anywhere in Syria'

Israel will strike Iranian targets anywhere in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, as his defense minister is to hold talks with Russia aimed at reducing tension in the region. “We will continue to act against [Iran’s] intention to establish a military presence in Syria opposite us, not just opposite the Golan Heights but anywhere in Syria,” he said, according ...

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India & Iran drop dollar in oil trade to bypass US sanctions – report

India will reportedly pay for Iranian oil in rupees as the two countries seek to bypass the US economic pressure on Tehran, industry officials have told the Sputnik news agency. Read more Under the deal, the payments for oil will be made through India’s state-run UCO Bank, which has no US exposure. The countries are also discussing the barter-like system ...

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