Exclusive-Saudi Arabia wants to see “verifiable deeds” from talks with Iran, says official

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo By Ghaida Ghantous DUBAI (Reuters) – A Saudi foreign ministry official said on Friday that talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran aim to reduce regional tensions, but added […]

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Iran and China sign 25-year cooperation agreement

2/2 © Reuters. China’s State Councilor Wang Yi meets with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Guilin 2/2 DUBAI (Reuters) – China and Iran, both subject to U.S. sanctions, signed a 25-year cooperation agreement on Saturday to strengthen their long-standing economic and political alliance. “Relations between the two countries have now reached the level of […]

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China, Iran expected to sign 25-year accord, Iranian state media says

© Reuters. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi listens to Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a meeting at the Diaoyutai state guest house in Beijing DUBAI (Reuters) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Iran on Friday for a visit that Iranian state media said would see the signing of a 25-year cooperation […]

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Oil prices tick up on OPEC studying output cut, Iran tensions

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Crude oil storage tanks are seen in an aerial photograph at the Cushing oil hub By Shadia Nasralla LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices inched up on Tuesday as tension around Iran’s seizure of a South Korean vessel simmered and after it emerged that the OPEC+ group is studying a possible production […]

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Iran prepares to raise oil exports if sanctions eased: state media

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A gas flare on an oil production platform is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf (Reuters) – Iran has instructed its oil ministry to prepare installations for production and sale of at full capacity within three months, state media said on Sunday, ahead of a possible easing of U.S. […]

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Iran says U.S. move against it would face ‘crushing’ response

© Reuters. Iran holds military drill amid rising tensions with U.S. DUBAI/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Any U.S. attack on Iran would face a “crushing” response, an Iranian government spokesman said on Tuesday, following reports U.S. President Donald Trump asked for options for a strike on Iran’s main nuclear site last week but decided against doing so. […]

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FBI: Russia, Iran have attempted to interfere with US election

US directory of national intelligence Ratcliffe announces the discovery US has identified Russia, Iran as countries who have attempted to interfere with the US election Has sent spoof emails designed to intimidate voters, incite unrest, damage Pres. Trump Aware that Russia has obtained some voter information intelligence community court threat, reacted swiftly This is not a […]

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Iran says to fight U.S. suit to seize $1.7 billion held by Deutsche Boerse unit

© Reuters. DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s central bank said on Saturday it was taking legal steps to counter a lawsuit filed in a U.S. court by creditors seeking to seize $ 1.7 billion of its assets held by Deutsche Boerse’s (DE:) Clearstream unit. The German stock exchange operator said earlier the creditors had filed the […]

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Pompeo says U.S. to present U.N. resolution next week to extend Iran arms embargo

© Reuters. U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo attends a news conference in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States would put forth a United Nations Security Council resolution next week calling for an extension of the arms embargo on Iran. Speaking to reporters, Pompeo said that one […]

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Iran will develop oil industry despite U.S. sanctions – Zanganeh says

© Reuters. Iran’s Oil Minister Zanganeh arrives at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran is determined to develop its oil industry in spite of U.S. sanctions imposed on the country, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in a televised speech on Saturday. “We will not surrender under any circumstances … We have […]

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