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U.S. tightens sanctions on Iran over nuclear program

The United States on Wednesday tightened sanctions on Iran to further choke off its oil income, saying it was necessary to increase pressure on Tehran over its suspected nuclear weapons program. It also set sanctions against Iranian media organizations and Tehran’s Cyber Police for what it called human rights abuses…

U.S. demands ‘actions’ from Iran in nuclear talks

WASHINGTON — The United States Wednesday rebuffed an Iranian warning that new nuclear talks would fail if they were used to exert pressure, demanding assurances Tehran was not building an atomic bomb. “We will demand that Iran live up to its international obligations — that it provide verifiable assurances it…

EU slaps oil embargo on Iran

The EU agreed an embargo on Iran’s oil exports Monday as well as financial sanctions as the West ramped up pressure on Tehran’s suspect nuclear drive to press it to return to the negotiating table. “This is an important decision. It will be a major strengthening of the sanctions applied on Iran,”…

U.S. carrier in Gulf after Strait of Hormuz pass

The US aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln has passed through the Strait of Hormuz and is now in the Gulf, the Pentagon said, after Tehran threatened to close the strategic shipping route. “USS Abraham Lincoln … completed a regular and routine transit of the Strait of Hormuz … to conduct…

Iran says it has evidence U.S. behind scientist’s killing

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian state television said on Saturday Tehran had evidence Washington was behind the latest assassination of one of its nuclear scientists. In the fifth attack of its kind in two years, a magnetic bomb was attached to the door of 32-year-old Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan’s car during the Wednesday…

In Cuba, Iran leader says capitalism ‘in decay’

HAVANA — Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad slammed capitalism as bankrupt and called for a new world order Wednesday on a visit to Cuba, steering clear of the controversy over his country’s nuclear program. The Iranian leader arrived in Cuba for talks with his counterpart Raul Castro as the Islamic republic…

West edges closer to confrontation with Iran

Iran’s showdown with the West slid closer to dangerous confrontation on Tuesday as international alarm over a new uranium enrichment plant and Tehran’s death sentence for a “CIA spy” raised the stakes. Both sides were digging in deeper and brandishing military muscle, with Iran’s defiance hardening and the United States…

Iran judge condemns American to death for spying

A judge in Iran has sentenced a US-Iranian man to death for spying for the CIA, officials and media said on Monday, exacerbating Tehran-Washington tensions already high in the face of Western sanctions on the Islamic republic’s nuclear programme. Amir Mirzai Hekmati, a 28-year-old former Marine born in the United States to an Iranian family,…

Russia says Iran has no long-range missiles

Iran has no long-range missiles, a Russian defence official said Tuesday in Moscow’s first response to a series of tests conducted by Tehran near the vital Strait of Hormuz oil supply route. “Iran does not have the technology to create intermediate or long-range inter-continental ballistic missiles,” defence ministry spokesman Vadim…

Iran delays Gulf of Hormuz missile test

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran said it had delayed promised long-range missile tests in the Gulf on Saturday and signaled it was ready for fresh talks with the West on its disputed nuclear program. Iran’s state media initially reported early on Saturday that long-range missiles had been launched during naval exercises,…

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