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Iran urges U.S. to cease economic pressures

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iranian Foreign Ministry on Sunday called for cessation of the U.S. economic pressures against the country. The U.S. administration “must make up for its past measures and stop its economic war against the Islamic Republic,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told Iran’s state TV. “We …

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Iran sanctions U.S. ambassador to Iraq

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iran sanctioned U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller on Friday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said. Two other U.S. officials were also blacklisted by Iran, Saeed Khatibzadeh tweeted on Friday, noting that the blacklisted U.S. officials were all involved in the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the …

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Iran says UN arms embargo lifted

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | A United Nations-imposed arms embargo on Iran ended officially on Sunday in line with a 2015 landmark nuclear deal, the Iranian foreign ministry said. “As of today, all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities and financial services to and from the Islamic Republic of …

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U.S. has waged an economic war against Iran – President Rouhani

Tehran, Iran | XINHUA | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the United States has waged an economic war against Iran, official IRNA news agency reported. “We’re in economic war” through U.S. sanctions on Iranian financial, economic and business institutions, Rouhani was quoted as saying. Iran is grappling with …

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Iran ready for arms exports after termination of UN embargo

Tehran, Iran | XINHUA | The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force said on Monday that Iran is ready to export arms as soon as the UN embargo is terminated next month, Tasnim news agency reported. The exports of Iranian military equipment would be facilitated after …

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U.S. experts say Biden would oversee different foreign policy

Washington, US | XINHUA | Just two months before the tightest presidential race in recent memory, it remains unknown where the United States will stand on foreign relations after voters cast their ballots. But experts said if challenger Joe Biden is elected, his foreign policy stance on such issues relating …

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Russia denies resumption of UN sanctions against Iran

Moscow, US | XINHUA | The United Nations (UN) Security Council did not take any action that would lead to the resumption of the previous sanctions against Iran, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday. The statement came shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that “the …

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