UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea

The UN Security Council has unanimously voted to impose tough new sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s latest missile test. The sanctions, passed on Friday, include a ban on nearly 90 percent of refined petroleum exports to North Korea. The restrictions, proposed by the US, are designed to[…]

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US does not dare carry out attack on Iran

Iran has stepped up its war of words with the US, with an influential adviser to the supreme leader threatening the Trump administration with “dark days to come” in case of a military attack on his country. In an exclusive interview to Al Jazeera, Ali Akbar Velayati, foreign-affairs adviser to[…]

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Russia vows ‘reprisals’ over US sanctions

Russia has pledged “adequate reprisals” over US sanctions and accused Washington of trying to destroy ties by making “unfounded” allegations of interference in the US election. The United States wants to “definitively destroy US-Russia relations which have already reached a low,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, adding that[…]

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Rouhani hails lifting of Iran sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani hailed on Sunday a nuclear deal with world powers as a “golden page” in Iran’s history saying he looked forward to an economic future less dependent on oil as the country emerges from years of sanctions. Iran’s economic isolation ended when world powers lifted the crippling sanctions[…]

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Zarif says sanctions on Iran will be lifted today

International sanctions on Iran will be lifted on Saturday when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issues its final report on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said. Zarif arrived in Vienna earlier on Saturday, where the IAEA is expected to release a report confirming that Iran[…]

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