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Iran names new economy minister in reshuffle as U.S. sanctions bite

Oct 21 2018

DUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed academic Farhad Dejpasand as the new economy and finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, state television reported, as the country faces mounting U.S. sanctions.

Iran's Khamenei orders officials to resolve economic crisis

Oct 11 2018

DUBAI Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered officials to urgently find solutions to ease an economic crisis spurred by the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Thursday.

U.S. pressure could work only if Iran deal survives: France

Sep 26 2018

UNITED NATIONS France's president said on Wednesday that the United States' sanctions policy on Iran could force Tehran to negotiate, but only if European powers are able to ensure it sticks to a 2015 nuclear deal that is preventing hard-liners from taking control.

Exclusive: Turkey's Erdogan says court will decide fate of detained U.S. pastor

Sep 26 2018

NEW YORK Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said a Turkish court, not politicians, will decide the fate of an American pastor whose detention on terrorism charges has hit relations between Ankara and Washington. | Video

Erdogan wirbt vor Deutschland-Besuch für Neustart

Sep 26 2018

New York Einen Tag vor seinem Deutschland-Besuch reicht der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan der Bundesregierung seine Hand zur Versöhnung.

Trump, Iran's Rouhani exchange threats, insults on U.N.'s world stage

Sep 25 2018

UNITED NATIONS U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with Trump vowing more sanctions against Tehran and Rouhani suggesting his American counterpart suffers from a "weakness of intellect." | Video

Rouhani says Iran wants no war, sanctions, threats, or bullying

Sep 25 2018

UNITED NATIONS Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday criticized Washington for its hostile policy toward his country and said the U.S. approach was doomed to failure.

Turkey cannot remain silent over use of sanctions as 'weapons': Erdogan

Sep 25 2018

UNITED NATIONS Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that his country could not remain silent over the use of sanctions as weapons while it is in a bitter standoff with the United States over the fate of an American evangelical Christian pastor detained by Ankara.

Iran, major powers labor to keep nuclear deal afloat

Sep 25 2018

UNITED NATIONS The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday agreed to keep working to maintain trade with Tehran despite skepticism this is possible as U.S. sanctions to choke off Iranian oil sales resume in November.

Major powers, Iran meet to salvage nuclear deal without U.S.

Sep 24 2018

UNITED NATIONS Iran has ample reason to stay in the 2015 nuclear deal despite the U.S. withdrawal and the remaining parties on Monday will discuss ways to blunt the effect of impending U.S. sanctions on Tehran, the European Union's foreign policy chief said.

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