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September 17, 2018 8:58 PM US sanctions on Iran are 'unproductive' and 'wrong', Russia's energy minister says

THE reimposition of punitive sanctions of Iran’s oil industry will be unproductive, while the consequences of such a move are unpredictable, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak has warned United States President Donald Trump. Sanctions are set to be re-imposed on Iran's oil industry on November 4 after Mr Trump decided to withdraw the US from international 8

September 5, 2018 9:24 AM Iran latest: US sanctions 'will CRIPPLE' Tehran and spark ‘CIVIL UNREST’

DONALD Trump’s new wave of sanctions to Iran will “cripple” the country’s economy, dealing a “major blow” to its growth and likely sparking major public discontent, according to a new analysis released by top economists. Oxford Economics warned the second wave of US sanctions attacking Iran’s main resources, its oil industry and crude exports, will badly 24

September 3, 2018 3:02 AM Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure: reports

Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure: reports Japan's major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing 7

August 25, 2018 5:26 PM World War 3 fears: Russia threaten NUCLEAR WEAPONS to Syria in response to US sanctions

RUSSIA may deploy nuclear weapons to Syria in response to the US policy of imposing sanctions over Moscow crossing “red lines”, a senior Russian lawmaker has warned. Vladimir Gutenev, first deputy head of the economic policy committee of the State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian parliament, said it is time for Russia to draw its own red lines 13

August 24, 2018 8:38 PM Donald Trump CANCELS North Korea summit over ‘INSUFFICIENT’ progress

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has abruptly cancelled his top diplomat's planned trip to North Korea, publicly acknowledging for the first time that his effort to get Kim Jong-un to denuclearize had stalled. On Friday, Mr Trump partly blamed China for his insufficient progress with North Korea and suggested that talks with Pyongyang, led so far by Secretary 13

August 24, 2018 8:11 PM Iran ISOLATED as Air France and BA SCRAP air route following Trump sanctions

AIR France and British Airways revealed yesterday they will stop flights to Tehran from September for business reasons, just months after US President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. Both airlines reinstated the route in the wake of the Obama-era nuclear deal, which lifted economic sanctions on Tehran in return for curbs on its nuclear 15

August 20, 2018 3:33 PM Iran crisis: Total SCRAPS £750million project and quits country in HUGE blow to Tehran

FRENCH oil giant Total has pulled out of Iran and scrapped plans for a billion-dollar project in the country as new US sanctions on Tehran continue to bite. The energy firm’s departure was announced by Iran’s oil minister who reportedly told state media the company is leaving in response to threats from Washington to sanction companies that do business 13

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 13

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 22

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 12