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2 years 3 weeks ago

Iran leader: Stop exporting oil, make new economy

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's supreme leader has outlined a new approach to overcome Western sanctions - stop selling oil and build knowledge-based industries instead. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's says what he calls a "resistant economy" can effectively counter the sanctions. This month the European Union enforced a ban on oil...

2 years 5 months ago

GOP leader suggests force vs. Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Republican leader said Monday the United States should use overwhelming military force against Iran if American intelligence shows that Tehran has decided to build a nuclear weapon or it has started to enrich uranium to weapons-grade level, a bold call certain to reverberate in U.S.-Israeli...

2 years 6 months ago

Top senators agree on tough penalties for Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Senate Democrat and Republican have agreed on a bill to impose sweeping new penalties on Iran. The Banking Committee chairman, Sen. Tim Johnson, and Sen. Richard Shelby announced the legislation late Monday that would target Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps and would apply sanctions to more...

2 years 7 months ago

Iran warns Arabs not to replace embargoed oil

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An Iranian pro-reform newspaper says the country's OPEC governor has warned the country's Arab neighbors that Tehran will view any increase in crude production to counterbalance a potential embargo on Iranian oil as an unfriendly act. A Sunday report by Shargh daily quotes Mohammad Ali Khatibi...

3 years 7 months ago

Hostages reunite at West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - A reunited group of former Iranian hostages is getting a rousing welcome from West Point cadets 30 years after returning to U.S. soil. Thousands of cadets cheered on more than a dozen former hostages visiting the U.S. Military Academy for a weekend reunion starting...

4 years 10 months ago

U.S., Iranian diplomats hold rare 1-on-1 talks

U.S. and Iranian delegates met for rare one-on-one talks as world powers began high-stakes discussions Thursday to demand a halt to Iran's nuclear activities, a U.S. official said. Under Secretary of State William Burns met with Saeed Jalili, Tehran's chief negotiator, according to U.S. spokesman Robert Wood. Western...

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