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US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran

US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms against continuing to do business with it.

May 22, 2018, 12:22 PM IST
US threatens 'strongest' sanctions on Iran, seeks sweeping change

US threatens 'strongest' sanctions on Iran, seeks sweeping change

Weeks after the United States pulled out of an international nuclear deal with Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday spelt out a hardline approach towards the Islamic Republic.

May 22, 2018, 00:49 AM IST
Iran announce World Cup squad without Belgium-based striker Kaveh Rezaei

Iran announce World Cup squad without Belgium-based striker Kaveh Rezaei

Iran announced its 24-man squad for the 2018 World Cup late Sunday, surprisingly omitting striker Kaveh Rezaei, but with plenty of expectation after an unbeaten run through qualifying.

May 21, 2018, 18:51 PM IST
Iran says Israelis should be tried as 'war criminals'

Iran says Israelis should be tried as 'war criminals'

Iran said on Tuesday that Israeli officials should be tried as war criminals over the 'brutal massacre' of Gazan protesters the previous day.

May 15, 2018, 19:56 PM IST
Taliban attacks Farah city in west Afghanistan, kills dozens

Taliban attacks Farah city in west Afghanistan, kills dozens

Afghan officials say Taliban insurgents have attacked Farah city, the capital of Farah province in western Afghanistan near the border with Iran, killing and wounding dozens of security forces.

May 15, 2018, 12:10 PM IST
Countries that continue to deal with Iran could face US sanctions: National Security Advisor John Bolton

Countries that continue to deal with Iran could face US sanctions: National Security Advisor John Bolton

Europeans are going to face the effect of US sanctions already because much of what they'd like to sell to Iran involves US technology for which the licenses will not be available, the Trump administration said on Sunday.

May 13, 2018, 23:58 PM IST
Iran turns to diplomacy amid high regional tensions

Iran turns to diplomacy amid high regional tensions

After US pulled out of a nuclear deal with Iran, Tehran is on the path of reaching out to countries like China, Russia and major European powers.

May 11, 2018, 18:25 PM IST
US has given Israel go-ahead to assassinate Iran's General Qassem Soleimani, claims Kuwaiti newspaper

US has given Israel go-ahead to assassinate Iran's General Qassem Soleimani, claims Kuwaiti newspaper

In the largest operation in Syria since the signing of disengagement agreement in 1974, Israel on Thursday said it has struck almost all of the Iranian infrastructure on Syrian soil during the overnight raids.

May 11, 2018, 00:40 AM IST
Israel hits nearly all Iran infrastructure in Syria, says ‘if it rains on us, it’ll storm on them’

Israel hits nearly all Iran infrastructure in Syria, says ‘if it rains on us, it’ll storm on them’

It was one of the largest Israeli military operations in recent years and its biggest such raid against Iranian targets, the military said.

May 10, 2018, 13:40 PM IST
Iran President Hassan Rouhani seen as lame duck after US counterpart Trump ditches deal

Iran President Hassan Rouhani seen as lame duck after US counterpart Trump ditches deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani put his political life on the line to champion a nuclear deal with Western powers in the face of fierce opposition from hardliners at home.

May 10, 2018, 06:21 AM IST
Fear, loathing and dismay in Iran as Trump exits nuclear deal

Fear, loathing and dismay in Iran as Trump exits nuclear deal

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that the United States was withdrawing from the nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions on Iran.

May 10, 2018, 00:17 AM IST
'Death to America': Iranian lawmakers burn US flag as Trump quits nuclear deal

'Death to America': Iranian lawmakers burn US flag as Trump quits nuclear deal

Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear accord, calling it “horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made.” 

May 09, 2018, 13:47 PM IST
US walks out of 'one-sided' Iran nuclear deal, risks conflict in Middle East and alienating allies

US walks out of 'one-sided' Iran nuclear deal, risks conflict in Middle East and alienating allies

Former US President Barack Obama, who forged the deal in association with others, said that Trump`s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, was "misguided."

May 09, 2018, 06:52 AM IST
Donald Trump pulls US from Iran nuclear deal, to revive sanctions

Donald Trump pulls US from Iran nuclear deal, to revive sanctions

The 2015 deal, worked out by the United States, five other international powers and Iran, eased sanctions on Iran in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear programme.

May 09, 2018, 00:44 AM IST
 Donald Trump to announce decision on Iran nuclear deal; we are prepared, says Tehran

Donald Trump to announce decision on Iran nuclear deal; we are prepared, says Tehran

The Iran deal, negotiated during the administration of Barack Obama, eased economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear program. 

May 08, 2018, 18:13 PM IST
US President Donald Trump to announce decision on Iran nuclear accord on Tuesday

US President Donald Trump to announce decision on Iran nuclear accord on Tuesday

Washington, May 8 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he would announce his decision on whether Washington will pull out of the Iran nuclear accord at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, media reports said.

May 08, 2018, 10:38 AM IST
Oil prices reach highest since November 2014 on Venezuela, Iran worries

Oil prices reach highest since November 2014 on Venezuela, Iran worries

The concerns added to worries over a looming decision on whether the United States will walk away from a deal with Iran and instead re-imposes sanctions on Tehran, keeping international oil markets on edge.

May 07, 2018, 10:36 AM IST
Iran calls Netanyahu 'infamous liar' over nuclear allegations

Iran calls Netanyahu 'infamous liar' over nuclear allegations

Iran on Tuesday branded Israeli PM an "infamous liar" over his allegations of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons programme.

May 02, 2018, 00:53 AM IST
Trump, Macron call for new nuclear deal with Iran

Trump, Macron call for new nuclear deal with Iran

French President and his American counterpart called jointly on Tuesday for a new nuclear deal with Iran.

Apr 25, 2018, 00:21 AM IST
US brands arch-rivals China and Russia 'forces of instability', tags them with Iran, North Korea for human rights abuses

US brands arch-rivals China and Russia 'forces of instability', tags them with Iran, North Korea for human rights abuses

The charge was made by Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan as he launched Washington's annual global human rights report

Apr 20, 2018, 22:48 PM IST