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Iran decries US sanctions on petrochemical industry

Iran decries US sanctions on petrochemical industry

Waar Media - 2019-06-09 21:11
WAAR_DUHOK Iran on Saturday denounced U.S. sanctions on the country’s largest petrochemical group as a violation of “principles of international law”. “Only a week-long patience proved the U.S. president’s void assertion that he was willing to hold talks ...
Iran decries US sanctions on petrochemical industry - Waar Media

Iranians Will Not Retreat in Face of US Sanctions: Khamenei

BAS News - 2019-06-26 13:42
ERBIL — Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the nation will not retreat in the face of growing US sanctions. He described the embargo on Iran as “cruel”, according to Khamenei’s official website. Earlier this week, US President Don ...

Is the US really on the brink of war with Iran?

Rûdaw - 2019-06-22 07:57
This isn’t the first time the US found itself on the brink of war with Iran ...

Iran Summons UK Envoy over London Backing US’ Stance on Oil Tankers Incident

BAS News - 2019-06-15 22:21
ERBIL - Iran summoned the UK ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, to its Foreign Ministry on Saturday, over London's claims that Tehran was behind an attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week. "During the meeting with Iran's foreign ministry offici ...

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: What could be Iran's motive?

BBC - 2019-06-15 01:16
Iran's policy of strategic patience under punishing US sanctions may be coming to an end. ...

Iran Congratulates Masrour Barzani on Premiership

BAS News - 2019-06-14 00:31
ERBIL - Iran has congratulated Masrour Barzani on his election as the new Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region as he has already been tasked by the newly elected President Nechirvan Barzani to form the next government in Erbil. The message was conveyed by ...

Iran, the US and the Gulf: What now?

BBC - 2019-06-14 00:19
Could the US respond militarily to what it sees as "unprovoked attacks" on tankers in the Gulf of Oman? ...

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US blames Iran for explosions

BBC - 2019-06-14 00:01
The US secretary of state blames Iran for "unprovoked attacks" on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. ...

US sanctions Iraq-based company for alleged IRGC ties

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 06:14
US Treasury accuses company of facilitating Quds Forces weapons smuggling into Iraq ...

US Sanctions Iraqi Company over Alleged Arms Smuggling for Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-12 22:51
ERBIL - The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on an Iraqi company reportedly over smuggling hundreds of millions of dollars worth of arms for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force. "Treasury is taking action to shut down Iranian ...

Iran Says US Negotiation Offer “Not Genuine” as Washington Adds to Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-06-08 16:37
ERBIL — Washington’s offer to talk over tensions is no a “genuine” proposal, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday after US placed new sanctions on Iran. US President Donald Trump said earlier this month that he is willing to ...

US imposes fresh sanctions on Iranian petrochemical company

Rûdaw - 2019-06-08 10:50

Tehran "Failing as a Nation": Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-07 01:26
ERBIL - Suffering from last year’s re-imposed US sanctions, Tehran is failing as a nation, President Donald Trump said on Thursday. The US top official made the comments in a statement to reporters before holding a meeting with French President Emmanuel ...

Haider al-Abadi congratulates Barzani on the occasion of his election as President of the Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2019-05-29 14:53
WAAR_DUHOK Congratulated the former Iraqi Prime Minister and leader of the Al- Nasir coalition, Haider al-Abadi Nechirvan Barzani on the occasion of his election as President of the Kurdistan Region, and wished continued cooperation in all fields. Telegr ...

Iraq Against US Sanctions on Iran: FM

BAS News - 2019-05-26 15:36
ERBIL — Iraq has made it clear that it opposes the economic sanctions Washington has imposed on Tehran, calling it “useless” actions that puts pressure only on the people of Iran. The remarks were made during a joint press conference between Iraqi Foreig ...

US Sanctions Threat Won't Deter Turkey from Buying S-400

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL - The US sanctions threatenings will not deter Turkey from purchasing Russia's S-400 missile defense system, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday, adding that the Turkish soldiers are about to receive training on how to use the system. Wa ...

US military ‘showing hand’ in Persian Gulf: analyst

Rûdaw - 2019-05-18 22:00
The deployment does not necessarily mean the US is on the brink of war with Iran ...

Swedish Left Party writes letter to Erdogan about Ocalan

ANF - 2019-05-16 13:36
Sweden’s Left Party MPs and administrators sent a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and demanded that he take action to end the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Breaking news: A roadside bomb explodes on the Amadiyah-Duhok road

Waar Media - 2019-05-16 13:30
WAAR_DUHOK A roadside bomb exploded on Thursday on the Duhok-Amadiya road with a special bus for Turkish troops. The explosion, which hit the private bus of the Turkish forces, wounded four elements. A security source confirmed that the Turkish forces co ...