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August 14, 2018 1:39 AM Iran news: Iraq DEFIES Trump as country announces it may IGNORE US sanctions against Iran

IRAQI Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has dramatically refused to say that Iraq will honour new US sanctions on Iran, despite saying last week that it would. Speaking at a news conference in Baghdad, Mr al-Abadi said: “I did not say we would abide by the sanctions. Asked whether Iraq will halt imports of equipment and commodities from Iranian state-owned 9

August 13, 2018 7:26 PM Holiday with ex-beauty queen costs Norway minister his job

Norway's fisheries minister has resigned after breaching security protocol during a holiday to Iran last month with his Iranian-born girlfriend. Per Sandberg, 58, admitted he had gone with Bahareh Letnes, 28, without informing the prime minister and had taken a government phone to Iran. The trip risked exposing Mr Sandberg to Iranian spies, as he should 7

August 12, 2018 6:46 PM Iran threatens to confront US ‘ENEMY’ over ECONOMIC war

IRAN has threatened to fight back against the “economic war” waged by its “enemy” the US as more than 60 people were arrested in a drive against financial crime. Special Islamic revolutionary courts were being set up to try suspects quickly after supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for "swift and just" legal action to confront an "economic war" by foreign 11

August 11, 2018 10:11 PM Nobel Prize-winning author V S Naipaul dies

"He was a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour," she said in a statement. Born in Trinidad in 1932, Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul won a scholarship to read English at Oxford University and published his first novel, The Mystic Masseur, in 1957. He went on to write 7

August 11, 2018 3:00 PM Iran REFUSES to meet US officials over nuclear deal: ‘Americans LACK HONESTY!’

IRAN has vowed to snub Donald Trump’s officials and accused the US of “lacking honesty” as the sanctions’ crisis deepens. Mr Zarif also denied a message from Washington would be delivered to Iran by Omani officials. Oman and Switzerland had acted as mediators in talks with America in the past. Meanwhile, Iran has leapt to Turkey's defence as Trump slapped 17

August 11, 2018 9:46 AM Iran threatens Trump with WORLD WAR 3 as it vows solidarity with Turkey over lira

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned Mr Trump that the “entire world would unite” and use “force” the US to scrap fresh sanctions imposed as a result of a spat over a detained American pastor and Turkey’s defiance to buy oil from Iran. Mr Zarif - in true Trump fashion - took to Twitter to condemn the new sanctions in a chilling threat. He said: “Trump's 13

August 8, 2018 4:54 AM Iran news: Trump could be FORCED to reconsider Iran sanctions if Europe ‘has backbone’

THE US might be forced to reconsider its trade sanctions policies if Europe can hold its nerve in response to President Donald Trump as he comes down hard on Iran amid trade war fears, a former US politician has stated. Yesterday, President Trump warned that any countries trading with Iran will “not be doing business with the United States” after trade 14

August 7, 2018 9:58 AM Donald Trump FIRES WARNING to EU: Do trade with Iran and you will NOT do business with US

DONALD Trump has piled pressure on EU leaders by warning them that if they ignore newly imposed sanctions and do business with Iran, they can forget about trading with the United States. Mr Trump has said he would “fully enforce” the measures being reimposed as a result of the US withdrawal from the 2015 JPCA deal aimed at preventing Iran from developing 10

August 2, 2018 2:39 PM Netanyahu issues stark WARNING after Iran says Red Sea 'NOT SAFE' for US troops

ISRAEL’S Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Iran will be met with a military response if it attempts to block the Straits of Bab al-Mandab in the Red Sea, after Houthi rebels allegedly fired missiles at a Saudi Arabian oil tanker. Mr Netanyahu said yesterday Iran would be met by an international coalition that would include Israel if they attempted 16

August 1, 2018 2:13 AM 'Humiliation' Iranian officials REBUFF Donald Trump's meeting offer as tensions ESCALATE

IRANIAN officials have rejected President Donald Trump’s offer to hold talks without preconditions, with President Hassan Rouhani branding the US’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal as “illegal”. President Trump suggested on Monday a meeting between the leaders could take place, just a week after threatening the Middle Eastern nation in a fiery tweet 7