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    Guaido urges Europe to tighten sanctions

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on March 08, 2019

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called on Europe Thursday to intensify financial sanctions against the regime of Nicolas Maduro, a day after Caracas expelled the...

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    Rouhani brands US sanctions ‘economic terrorism’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 02:03pm on December 08, 2018

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said US sanctions were ‘economic terrorism’, as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on Saturday.  ‘America’s...

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    Iran faces ‘chronic challenges’ beyond US sanctions

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    Iran is facing ‘chronic challenges’ that existed long before US sanctions were reimposed, the influential parliament speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday.‘External factors do affect...

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    The lonely ‘axis of evil’

    Ali Sadrzadeh | Updated at 12:00am on November 11, 2018

    In the new cold war between the United States and the Islamic republic, theocracy is taking on the status of the defunct Soviet Union, writes...

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    Iran will defy economic war as US reimposes curbs

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 05:03pm on November 05, 2018

    Iran said it would defy the reimposition of more US sanctions on Monday, condemning as economic war Washington’s attempt to curb Tehran’s missile and nuclear...

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    Saudi currency at weakest in two years on Khashoggi case

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Saudi Arabia’s currency fell to its lowest level in two years and its international bond prices slipped on Monday over fears that foreign investment inflows...

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    Saudi threatens to retaliate against any sanctions over Khashoggi disappearance

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 06:51pm on October 14, 2018

    Saudi Arabia rejected threats to punish it over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, saying the kingdom would retaliate against any sanctions with...

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    No legitimate reason to impose sanctions on Iran

    Vijay Prashad | Updated at 12:05am on October 10, 2018

    AFRIEND in Tehran tells me that he marvels at the attitude of the United States ruling establishment towards Iran. ‘Why do they hate us so...

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    Traders bet on oil at $100 as Iran sanctions loom

    Reuters . New York/London | Updated at 12:05am on October 05, 2018

    Oil traders have piled into wagers that US crude oil could surge to $100 a barrel by next year, a milestone that until recently many...

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    China, Russia call for easing of N Korea sanctions at UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 02:12am on September 29, 2018

    China and Russia called Thursday for an easing of sanctions against North Korea, rejecting a US push at the UN Security Council for vigorous enforcement...