Iraq restarts small Kirkuk oil exports after a year of suspension

Iraq has restarted exports of Kirkuk oil, interrupted more than a year ago amid a standoff between the central government in Baghdad and Kurdistan's semi-autonomous region, industry sources said on Friday. The development is a win for the U.S. government which has been putting pressure on both sides to settle the

Pull your forces out of Syria, US envoy tells Tehran

BEIRUT: Tehran must withdraw all the forces it commands in Syria, and the US will focus on pressuring Iran financially and resisting its meddling in the region, the US envoy to Syria said on Wednesday. The 2015 nuclear deal had a malign effect on Iran’s behavior that “accelerated its activities,” ambassador

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

Guards chief says Iran will resist, defeat U.S. sanctions – state TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - The top commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, said on Sunday Iran would resist and defeat a U.S. "psychological war" and sanctions against its vital oil sector. "America has launched an economic and psychological war as a last resort ... But America's plots and

Large fire and explosions hit storage complex in Tehran – IRNA

A fire accompanied by explosions hit a large storage complex in southeast Tehran, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported Thursday. The explosions were caused by the burning of "flammable material", according to the report, but no information was provided on what may have started the fire or the kind of

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