U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Iran, calls for release of detained Americans

The United States imposed fresh sanctions on Iran on Tuesday, keeping up its economic pressure campaign even as it offered to help Tehran cope with the coronavirus pandemic and called on the Islamic Republic to release detained Americans. Iran is considering freeing some U.S. citizens, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a news conference… Read More U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Iran, calls for release of detained Americans

Global oil prices surge following attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil plants

An attack on Saudi Arabia that triggered the biggest jump in oil prices in almost 30 years was carried out with Iranian weapons, a Saudi-led coalition said on Monday, as President Donald Trump said the United States was “locked and loaded” to hit back. The Iran-aligned Houthi group that controls Yemen’s capital claimed responsibility for… Read More Global oil prices surge following attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil plants

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards reject negotiation talks with U.S.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Friday Tehran would not negotiate with the United States and a senior cleric warned that a U.S. Navy fleet could be destroyed with one missile, as a U.S aircraft carrier headed toward the Gulf. The comments by hardliners appeared partly aimed at discouraging President Hassan Rouhani and his moderate allies… Read More Iran’s Revolutionary Guards reject negotiation talks with U.S.

U.S. deploys carrier and bombers to the Middle East

The Trump administration is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in response to troubling indications and warnings from Iran and to show the United States will retaliate with unrelenting force to any attack, national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday. With tensions already high between Washington and Tehran, a… Read More U.S. deploys carrier and bombers to the Middle East

Iran threatens to strike U.S., Israel if attacked

​Iran warned on Wednesday it would hit U.S. and Israeli targets if it were attacked by the United States after President Donald Trump’s security adviser said Washington would exert maximum pressure on Tehran going beyond economic sanctions. A U.S.-Iranian war of words has escalated since Trump withdrew Washington from the world powers’ nuclear deal with… Read More Iran threatens to strike U.S., Israel if attacked

Iran files lawsuit against U.S. in international court over sanctions

​Iran has filed a lawsuit against the United States alleging that Washington’s decision in May to impose sanctions after pulling out of a nuclear deal violates a 1955 treaty between the two countries, the International Court of Justice said on Tuesday. A State Department official said the application was without merit and the United States… Read More Iran files lawsuit against U.S. in international court over sanctions

Iran accuses U.S. of 2015 nuclear deal breach

Iran believes new sanctions that the United States has imposed on it breach the nuclear deal it agreed in 2015 and has complained to a body that oversees the pact’s implementation, a senior politician said on Tuesday. Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed by the United States, Russia, China and three European… Read More Iran accuses U.S. of 2015 nuclear deal breach