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Iran's oil tanker fleet being squeezed as sanctions bite

13 Mar 2019

LONDON/DUBAI Iran is running short of options to replace its ageing fleet of tankers and keep oil exports flowing because renewed U.S. sanctions are making potential sellers and flag registries wary of doing business with Tehran, Western and Iranian sources said.

Stay in your job, Iranian president tells moderate ally Zarif

28 Feb 2019

DUBAI/LONDON Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected his foreign minister's resignation as "against national interests" on Wednesday, bolstering a moderate ally who has long been targeted by hardliners in factional struggles over the 2015 nuclear deal with the West. | Video

Iran's Rouhani stands by moderate ally Zarif after surprise resignation

27 Feb 2019

DUBAI/GENEVA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held back from accepting the resignation of his foreign minister on Tuesday, standing by a moderate ally long targeted by hardliners in internal factional struggles over a 2015 nuclear deal with the West. | Video

UPDATE 6-Iran's Rouhani rejects resignation of ally Zarif, says he is "not alone"

26 Feb 2019

* Lawmakers urge president to reject resignation (Adds Rouhani rejection, oil minister not resigning)

Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif, architect of nuclear deal, resigns

26 Feb 2019

DUBAI Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the urbane, U.S.-educated architect of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, announced his resignation unexpectedly on Monday on Instagram. | Video

Iran says it has many options to neutralise 'illegal' U.S. sanctions - Tasnim

23 Feb 2019

DUBAI Iran said on Saturday it had many options to neutralise the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on its oil exports, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, adding that Tehran's regional influence could not be curbed as demanded by Washington.

Iran's Khamenei warns government about deception by Europeans

18 Feb 2019

DUBAI Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday warned his country's government not to be deceived by European countries that say they want to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump last year.

Militant Iran taunts U.S. on revolution's 40th birthday

12 Feb 2019

DUBAI Hundreds of thousands of Iranians marched and some burned U.S. flags to mark the revolution's 40th anniversary on Monday as Tehran showed off ballistic missiles in defiance of U.S. efforts to curb its military power. | Video

Chanting "Death to America", Iranians mark 40 years since Shah's fall

11 Feb 2019

DUBAI, Feb 11 Hundreds of thousands of Iranians held nation-wide rallies on Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Shah and the triumph of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Shi'ite cleric who led an Islamic Revolution that rattles the West to this day.

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