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US to increase financial pressure on Iran: Pompeo

US to increase financial pressure on Iran: Pompeo

Mike Pompeo said if Iran were to abide by the stricter terms, including ending its ballistic missile programme and its interventions in regional conflicts from Yemen to Syria, the United States would lift its sanctions.

Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal

Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal

The European Commissioner for Energy and Climate, Miguel Arias Canete, delivered the message during a visit to Tehran and also said the 28-nation EU, once the biggest importer of Iranian oil, hoped to boost trade with Iran.

Rouhani says Iran may remain part of nuclear accord

Rouhani says Iran may remain part of nuclear accord

"The US withdrawal ... is a violation of morals, the correct way to carry out politics and diplomacy and against international regulations," Rouhani during a meeting with visiting Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena.

European economies try to protect interests in Iran

European economies try to protect interests in Iran

Europe's heavyweight economies took steps on Friday to safeguard their interests in Iran, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington pulled out and said sanctions would follow.

Putin takes inaugural ride in Russian-made limousine

Putin takes inaugural ride in Russian-made limousine

Vladimir Putin, in power since 2000, wants Russia to reduce its dependence on imported goods and technology, a drive that has gathered pace since Russia was hit by Western sanctions.

Iran says new sanctions would not stifle its oil industry

Iran says new sanctions would not stifle its oil industry

The Iranian oil industry will continue to develop even if the United States pulls out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and Tehran would see the accord as operational as long as it can sell oil, the Oil Ministry website quoted senior officials as saying.

White House says considering additional sanctions on Russia

White House says considering additional sanctions on Russia

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Sunday that the United States is preparing new sanctions on Russia over its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Australia's Warner follows Smith, Bancroft in accepting sanctions

Australia's Warner follows Smith, Bancroft in accepting sanctions

Australia's David Warner has joined former captain Steve Smith and batsman Cameron Bancroft in accepting sanctions imposed on him by his cricket board for his role in last month's ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

US imposes sanctions on Iranians for hacking

US imposes sanctions on Iranians for hacking

The Mabna Institute "engaged in the theft of personal identifiers and economic resources for private financial gain" and for the benefit of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the US Treasury Department said.

Trump and Kim to hold historic meeting

Trump and Kim to hold historic meeting

South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong announced the first ever meeting between a US president and North Korean leader, which he said would take place by the end of May.

North Korea slams latest US sanctions as 'act of war'

North Korea slams latest US sanctions as 'act of war'

North Korea on Sunday slammed the latest US measures against it as an ‘act of war’, after US President Donald Trump announced the ‘heaviest sanctions ever’ on the nuclear-armed regime.

Trump announces 'heaviest ever' sanctions on North Korea

Trump announces 'heaviest ever' sanctions on North Korea

US President Donald Trump has rolled out fresh sanctions against North Korea-linked shipping assets, hailing the package as the ‘heaviest sanctions ever’ levied on the Pyongyang regime.