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Quercus pulls plug on Iran's solar plant

Quercus pulls plug on Iran's solar plant

Reuters reports that British renewable energy investor Quercus said it will stop building a 500 million euro (445.8 million pounds) solar power project in Iran due to recently imposed U.S. sanctions on Tehran.

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Trump needs confidence-building for talks with Tehran

Trump needs confidence-building for talks with Tehran

Ted Regencia wrote in Al Jazeera that it was September 1980. The Iran hostage crisis involving 52 American diplomats and citizens was in its 10th month. On the streets of the capital, there were no signs of the anti-American sentiment fading away. Within a few days, the Iran-Iraq War would erupt, drowning the region in more blood.

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Littoral nations sign landmark Caspian deal

Littoral nations sign landmark Caspian deal

The Guardian writes that Vladimir Putin met the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday at the close of a dramatic week in which each had been threatened with punishing economic sanctions by the US.

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Zarif: Trump jubilation is shameful

Zarif: Trump jubilation is shameful

Following the imposition of sanctions against Turkey, Iran’s top diplomat, Javad Zarif, tweeted: “Trump's jubilation in inflicting economic hardship on its NATO ally Turkey is shameful. The US has to rehabilitate its addiction to sanctions & bullying or entire world will unite—beyond verbal condemnations—to force it to. We’ve stood with neighbors before, and will again now.”

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Tehran-Beijing trade on the increase

Tehran-Beijing trade on the increase

The Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM) Spokesperson pointed to trade between Tehran and Beijing, announcing: “The trade volume between Iran and China has increased in the first half of 2018 as compared to a similar period last year.”

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Iran test-fires short-range anti-ship missiles

Iran test-fires short-range anti-ship missiles

Reuters writes on 11 August 2017 that Iran test-fired a short-range anti-ship missile in the Strait of Hormuz during naval drills last week that Washington believes were aimed at sending a message as the United States reimposes sanctions on Tehran, a U.S. official said on Friday.

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 Turkey: We will continue trade with Iran

Turkey: We will continue trade with Iran

The Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources has responded to reimposed US sanctions against Iran by saying: “Trade with Tehran will continue. Sanctions by Washington against Iran are unilateral.”

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Sanctions prevent the return of Achaemenid tablets

Sanctions prevent the return of Achaemenid tablets

Over eight decades have passed since the seizure of Achaemenid tablets by the United States. Although the courts have ruled in favour of Iran and it was hoped that these would be returned to their home, it seems the return of the sanctions is preventing the return of these cherished artefacts back to where they belong.

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Trump's sanctions breach int'l law

Trump's sanctions breach int'l law

Gholamali Khoshroo, Iran's ambassador to the UN, writes in the Guardian Opinion that the community of nations has a duty to stand up to lawlessness and contempt for agreed norms, says Tehran’s ambassador to the UN.

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