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Will US oil sanctions on Iran work?

Will US oil sanctions on Iran work?

With two weeks to go until U.S. sanctions officially take aim at Iran’s oil exports, it’s not at all clear how much crude Iran is still selling—or which countries will keep buying it—raising questions about the effectiveness of the main thrust of Washington’s pressure campaign against Tehran.

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Iranians in talks with Pakistan to free kidnapped guards

Iranians in talks with Pakistan to free kidnapped guards

Iran’s Interior Minister has written a letter to Pakistan’s Interior Minister pursuing the kidnap of 14 border guards by a terrorist group, calling on the Pakistani Government to pay special attention to its security commitments in preventing terrorist attacks from its territory on border posts of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Iran sharpest issue dividing EU and US

Iran sharpest issue dividing EU and US

Of all the issues dividing Europe and the Trump administration, Iran has become the sharpest, with the Europeans actively working against United States policy, placing them in league with Russia, China and Iran.

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Trump threatens and rebrands, it works

Trump threatens and rebrands, it works

This week Donald Trump hailed the new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada as “a great deal for all three countries,” writes Hussein Ibish in Bloomber Opinion. And maybe it was. But it also was surprisingly similar to the North American Free Trade Agreement that it replaced — and which Trump has denounced ferociously for years.

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Zarif: JCPOA nuclear deal is best for everyone

Zarif: JCPOA nuclear deal is best for everyone

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the United States has once again proved that it is not a "reliable negotiating partner" by pulling out of a decades-old treaty with Iran, stressing that US President Donald Trump is not bound by any negotiated settlement, writes Press TV.

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Zarif response to US termination of 1955 Treaty

Zarif response to US termination of 1955 Treaty

In response to US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, announcing “We will terminate 1955 Treaty with Iran”, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted: “US abrogated JCPOA - a multilateral accord enshrined in UNSC Resolution 2231- arguing that it seeks a bilateral treaty with #Iran. Today US withdrew from an actual US-Iran treaty after the ICJ ordered it to stop violating that treaty in sanctioning Iranian people. Outlaw regime.”

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FM Zarif: EU will for JCPOA must translate into action

FM Zarif: EU will for JCPOA must translate into action

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expresses satisfaction with ongoing European efforts to keep the 2015 nuclear deal in place despite the US exit, but says such political will should in the end translate into workable “mechanisms” aimed at ensuring Tehran’s interests, writes Press TV.

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FM Zarif reaction to ICJ ruling

FM Zarif reaction to ICJ ruling

Iran’s top diplomat has reacted to a provisional ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) after Tehran took Washington to court for an emergency suspension of US economic sanctions.

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Iran FM blasts US over consulate in Iraq

Iran FM blasts US over consulate in Iraq

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday denied that his country was responsible for increased threats against a U.S. consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra, writes Jan Wolfe in Reuters.

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Zarif: Talks with the US not impossible

Zarif: Talks with the US not impossible

Last week, I went to a roundtable hosted by the Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, near the United Nations, writes Robin Wright in the New Yorker. The Scottish-educated cleric, who wore a white turban and a black robe, strode through a chandeliered hotel ballroom with an entourage of bearded aides in dark suits but no neckties, a fashion item discouraged in the Islamic Republic. I also counted six U.S. Secret Service agents—conspicuous by their ties and clean-shaven faces—who fanned out in the corners. The Secret Service is charged with protecting any foreign head of state who visits the United States, whatever their nationality or relationship with Washington.

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Iran: Oil deal with the EU is close

Iran: Oil deal with the EU is close

Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said on Saturday that Tehran was closing in on an agreement to sell oil to European nations despite American threats of sanctions against any countries that do business with Iran, writes David Sanger in the New York Times.

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