US has warned France about doing business with Iran: John Kerry

US has warned France that French companies - which sent executives to Tehran this week - will be punished if they violate US sanctions with Iran, John Kerry said.

US begins Iran sanctions relief, sees tough talks ahead

The United States has followed through on promised sanctions relief for Iran covering oil exports, trade in precious metals and automotive services as part of a nuclear agreement that began taking effect on Monday, US officials said.

Obama, Congress locked in Iran sanctions dispute

The Obama administration enters the year locked in a battle with Congress over whether to go ahead with new economic sanctions against Iran.

`No need` for new Iran sanctions: Obama

US President Barack Obama has said there is no need to impose new sanctions on Iran because current negotiations have a good chance to halt the country`s controversial nuclear programme which has been a challenge to America`s security for over a decade.

US exempts India, China from Iranian sanctions

The US on Friday exempted some countries, including India and China, from the tough Iranian sanctions act as they continue to reduce their dependence on Iranian oil.

New Iran sanctions would kill nuclear talks: John Kerry

Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee, Kerry said that fresh round of economic sanctions would scupper the negotiations.

John Kerry to warn US Senate off new Iran sanctions

Kerry faces a potentially hostile reception Wednesday when he urges skeptical US lawmakers not to proceed with proposed new sanctions aimed at halting Iran`s nuclear drive.

Obama admin seeks pause in new Iran sanctions push

The Obama administration is asking Congress to hold off on enacting new sanctions against Iran.

Easing sanction against Iran historic mistake: Netanyahu

Any move to ease sanctions against Iran would be a "historic mistake", Israel`s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned as Tehran resumed talks with six world powers over its controversial nuclear programme.

Israel`s Netanyahu calls for tighter Iran sanctions

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called for sanctions on Iran to be strengthened to curb its atomic programme, which the Israeli leader said could lead to nuclear military abilities.

Indian tanker seized by Iran allowed to leave: Report

An Indian oil tanker seized by Iran in August for allegedly polluting Gulf waters has been allowed to leave the port where it was held, an Iranian official said on Thursday.

US senators urge Obama to toughen Iran sanctions

Seventy-six US senators have urged President Barack Obama to impose tougher sanctions on Iran, saying Washington must stress its military option even as new President Hassan Rowhani urges dialogue.

Israel urges tougher Iran sanctions whoever wins vote

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon has called for tougher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme regardless of who is elected as its new president, public radio reported on Saturday.

Sanctions fight requires oil shift: Iran President

Iran`s President says the country must move away from dependence on oil revenue to overcome Western sanctions that have slowed the economy and disrupted foreign trade.

EU support of sanctions is `foolish`: Iran leader

Iran`s top leader says European countries are "foolish" to support sanctions against Tehran, telling them they are sacrificing themselves for US.

US Congress passes new sanctions against Iran

The US Congress has passed additional sanctions seeking to further stifle Iran`s oil exports, just a day after President Barack Obama announced new measures to pressure the Islamic republic over its controversial nuclear program.

Iran vows to resist sanctions `warfare`

Iranian officials equated the financial pressure to "warfare" and vowing to counter by retooling the country`s oil-dependent economy.

Iran`s Ahmadinejad calls sanctions `ridiculous`

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the West`s sanctions on Iran`s oil sector are "ridiculous."

Iran to file complaint against US, EU over sanctions

Iran will file a complaint against the US and the EU for imposing unilateral sanctions on the country without the approval of the UN Security Council.

Iran to file complaint against US, EU over sanctio

Iran will file a complaint against the US and the EU for imposing unilateral sanctions on the country without the approval of the UN Security Council.