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Pompeo: We Will Act If Iranian Tanker Tries to Deliver Oil to Syria

Pompeo: We Will Act If Iranian Tanker Tries to Deliver Oil to Syria

The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker sailing in the Mediterranean from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of US sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Tuesday. Greece said earlier in the day that it had not had a request from the Adrian D

Iran Curbs Jailed British-Iranian Aid Worker's Family Contacts, Says BBC

Iran Curbs Jailed British-Iranian Aid Worker's Family Contacts, Says BBC

Iranian authorities have restricted British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s contacts with her daughter to once a month and banned her from calling her husband, the BBC reported on Tuesday. “Richard Ratcliffe said new rules mean she cannot make international calls to him in London -

US Sanctions Remove 2.7 Million Barrels of Iran Oil from Market

The United States has removed nearly 2.7 million barrels of Iranian oil from global markets as a result of Washington’s decision to reimpose sanctions on all purchases of Iran’s crude, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. In an interview with MSNBC, Pompeo said the US government was

UN Report: US Sanctions Hit Iran’s Oil Sales

UN Report: US Sanctions Hit Iran’s Oil Sales

The UN expert on human rights in Iran has said in a report that US sanctions reimposed on the country in 2018 have hit oil sales and caused the devaluation of its currency.

Poland May Join US-led Mission to Protect Strait of Hormuz

Poland May Join US-led Mission to Protect Strait of Hormuz

Poland is considering supporting a US-led mission to protect the Strait of Hormuz, but has not made a formal decision yet, Reuters reported on Friday. "From our point of view actions to stabilize this region would be justified," a spokeswoman at Poland's foreign ministry told the news agency in a

Iran Must Free Women Held over Veil Protests, Say UN Experts

Iran Must Free Women Held over Veil Protests, Say UN Experts

A group of UN human rights experts on Friday called for the immediate release of three Iranian women given long jail terms for protesting laws compelling women to wear veils. The trio were charged after a video posted online showed them handing out flowers on Tehran's metro on March 8, Internatio

Family Spares Ex-Tehran Mayor Facing Death over Wife's Murder

Family Spares Ex-Tehran Mayor Facing Death over Wife's Murder

A former mayor of Tehran sentenced to death over the murder of his wife has been spared by her family in a post shared on Instagram on Wednesday, said AFP. Mohammad Ali Najafi, 67, was sentenced to death last month after being convicted of shooting dead his second wife Mitra Ostad at their home i

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