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Iran Revolutionary Guards Commemorate Anniversary of US Hostage Crisis

Iran Revolutionary Guards Commemorate Anniversary of US Hostage Crisis

A day before US sanctions took effect against Tehran, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards commemorated on Sunday the 39th anniversary of the US hostage crisis in Tehran. Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Guards, addressed the crowd from the grounds of the former embassy, now known as the "den of

Sanctions Resume as US Set to Announce New Iran Blacklist

Sanctions Resume as US Set to Announce New Iran Blacklist

The United States is set to announce the full list of Iranian entities that are being targeted in the latest round of sanctions that took effect on Monday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took to Twitter to defend his country’s re-imposition of sanctions amid criticism that they will spark long-te

Khamenei Criticizes US Sanctions, Attacks Trump's Decisions

In wake of Washington preparing to reinstate devastating sanctions on Iran’s oil sales and financial sector, Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei said that US President Donald Trump's policies are facing worldwide opposition. Khamenei said the Washington had failed to reassert its domination over

Denmark Mulling Sanctions after Iran Plot

Denmark Mulling Sanctions after Iran Plot

Denmark announced Wednesday that it was consulting with its allies about possible sanctions against Iran after it uncovered on Tuesday a Tehran plot to target Iranian dissidents living in the Scandinavian country. "We are going to reach out to our European allies in the coming days to try to find

Iran Warns against 'Severe Consequences' of US Sanctions

Iran Warns against 'Severe Consequences' of US Sanctions

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said US sanctions against Iran will have “severe consequences” for the world order, days before new sanctions on Tehran’s oil exports take effect, according to Reuters. Foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan held a trilateral meeting in the T

Israel Struck Iranian Targets after Russia Plane Downing

Israel Struck Iranian Targets after Russia Plane Downing

Israel has attacked targets in Syria since the downing of a Russian intelligence plane in September, a high-ranking Israeli official has said, adding that coordination with Moscow continued as it did before the incident. “It’s not true that Israel stopped striking targets inside Syria,” the offic

US Treasury Studies SWIFT Sanctions over Iran Dealings

US Treasury Studies SWIFT Sanctions over Iran Dealings

The United States Treasury Department is considering imposing sanctions on the Belgian-based financial messaging service SWIFT that facilitates the bulk of the world’s cross-border money transactions, days before the second wave of US sanctions on Tehran take effect. The move is meant to pressure

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