U.S. renews Iran sanctions, grants oil waivers to China, seven others

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States snapped sanctions back in place on Monday to choke Iran's oil and shipping industries, while temporarily allowing top customers such as China and India to keep buying crude from the Islamic Republic. Having abandoned a 2015 Iran nuclear deal, U.S President Donald Trump is trying

Iran says it will defy ‘economic war’ as U.S. reimposes curbs

Iran said it would defy the reimposition of more U.S. sanctions on Monday, condemning as "economic war" Washington's attempt to curb Tehran's missile and nuclear programs and weaken its influence in the Middle East. The U.S. move restores sanctions lifted under a 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by the administration of President

U.S. wants ‘regime change’ in Iran – Rouhani

The United States is seeking "regime change" in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, adding that the current U.S. administration is the most hostile that the Islamic Republic has faced in its four decades. Tensions have increased between Iran and America after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a multi-lateral

France seizes Iranian assets in retaliation for bomb plot

France seized assets belonging to Iran's intelligence services and two Iranian nationals in response to a June plot to attack an exiled Iranian opposition group's rally outside Paris, the government said on Tuesday. A senior French official said Paris had no doubt that elements of the Iranian state were behind the

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