Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

 

Tag Archives: IRAN SANCTIONS

US imposes sanctions on Iran’s space agencies

:: The United States imposed sanctions on the three Iranian space agencies on Tuesday, the Treasury Department said, as Washington ramps up pressure over Tehran’s nuclear program. Treasury targeted the Iran Space Agency, Iran Space Research Center and the Astronautics

Iran facing the toughest economic situation in 40 years: Rouhani

:: Iran’s president said on Wednesday the country was facing its toughest economic situation in 40 years, and the United States, not the government, was to blame. US President Donald Trump last year pulled out of an international nuclear deal

Iraq’s pro-Iranian militias threaten to break Iran’s blockade

:: Following the United States’ sanctions going into effect against the Islamic Republic on Tuesday, Iraq’s pro-Iranian militias threatened to break Iran’s blockade at all cost. In a statement, Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada, an Iraqi Shiite militia, said that work is

Turkey: We are not bound by US sanctions on Iran

:: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that his country has informed US officials that it opposes US sanctions against Iran and that they were not obliged to implement them. “We have told them we will not join

Iranian President Rouhani leaves for Europe visit

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left Monday for a visit to Europe billed as of “prime importance” after the US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Rouhani was headed for Switzerland and scheduled to

Canadian-Iranian sentenced to prison for conspiring to export military gear

:: A Canadian-Iranian man was sentenced Friday to 32 months in prison for violating US sanctions against Iran. Between 2014 and 2016, Ali Soofi, 63, “conspired to export military items from the United States to Iran, both directly and through

UAE jails Iranian over international sanctions breach

:: A United Arab Emirates appeals court has upheld a 10-year jail sentence against an Iranian convicted of breaching international sanctions against Tehran, state media reported on Tuesday. The State Security Court upheld the man’s conviction on charges of “sharing

Iran parliament increases missile funds ‘to confront terrorist US’

:: Iran’s parliament voted Sunday to allocate $520 million to develop its missile program to fight Washington’s “adventurism” and sanctions, and to boost the foreign operations of the country’s Revolutionary Guards. “The Americans should know that this was our first

US puts new sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile program

:: The United States slapped new economic sanctions against Iran on Tuesday over its ballistic missile program and said Tehran’s “malign activities” in the Middle East undercut any “positive contributions” coming from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord. The measures signaled

US slaps 18 Iranian individuals, groups with sanctions over missiles program

:: The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled new economic sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program and for contributing to regional tensions, one day after warning Tehran that it was not following the spirit of its nuclear agreement with

Defiant Iran in missile exercise after sanctions

Iran is to deploy missiles for a Revolutionary Guards exercise Saturday in a show of defiance a day after the United States imposed sanctions over a ballistic missile test launch last weekend. The Guards’ Sepahnews website said the manoeuvres were

Iran-born Turkish trader seeks $50 mln bail in US sanctions case

A lawyer for a wealthy Iranian-born Turkish gold trader accused of conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran urged a U.S. judge on Thursday to release his client from jail on a $50 million bond and to place him under

Iran aims to hurt the U.S. by dumping the dollar

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh Tehran has declared that it is moving away from the U.S. dollar in trade, and welcomes using other currencies instead. According to Iran’s official news agency Shana, Safar-Ali Karamati, deputy director of international affairs for

Iran’s new best friends

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has been on a shopping spree in Europe to reap benefits from business deals worth billions of dollars. The red carpet was rolled out for him, and he was invited to

Canada lifts Iran sanctions

Ottawa announced Friday the lifting of economic sanctions against Tehran, which will allow Canadian firms access to Iran after a deal on its nuclear program recently came into force. Canada, however, will maintain restrictions on exports of nuclear goods and

Why Turkey and Iran are two odd allies

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh The Turkish-Iranian relationship seems to have become more complicated in the recent months. In addition, the lifting of sanctions on Iran appears to mark a new era between Istanbul and Tehran. On the surface, tensions

Mega-deals flow as Rowhani begins Europe trip

Italy and Iran signed billions of dollars of business deals on Monday at the start of a visit to Europe by Iranian President Hassan Rowhani aimed at rebuilding his nation’s ties with the West after years of economic sanctions. Heading

Whither the Middle East after the Iran nuclear deal

Hisham Melhem

By : Hisham Melhem Those of us wordsmiths writing, thinking , wondering and obsessing about things Middle Eastern have a new phrase to ponder; ‘Implementation day’. On January 16, 2016 you could hear many people saying: rejoice, the day we

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