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Iran's President Rouhani yesterday threatened to jeopardise regional oil exports using the strategic Persian Gulf.

After the US pulled out of the nuclear deal with Iran, Washington has been pushing allies to cut oil imports from Iran altogether by November.

US to cut Iran oil exports to zero

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US to cut Iran oil exports to zero

Washington wants to stop Iran profiting from exporting oil.

Iran's reformists demand <em>negotiations</em> with Trump

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Iran's reformists demand negotiations with Trump

A number of prominent Iranian reformist penned a letter to Tehran officials urging them to restart talks with the US

<em>Nuclear</em> diplomacy with North Korea and Iran

Paul R. Pillar

Nuclear diplomacy with North Korea and Iran

Comment: Compared to Obama's Iran deal, Trump's nuclear 'diplomacy' with North Korea looks weak and disappointing, writes Paul R. ...

Wilson Dizard

Trump brings the Dark Enlightenment's brutality to diplomacy

Comment: Trump's dealings with North Korea and the G7 reveal his deal-making strategy - and it's even more disturbing than you might think, writes Wilson Dizard.

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China's Xi backs 'earnest implementing' of Iran nuclear deal

Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for the Iran nuclear deal to be "earnestly" implemented as he met the country's president following ...

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Spurned by US, Iran angrily watches Trump-North Korea talks

For Iran, the so-called 'Axis of Evil' has boiled down to a party of one, as US President Donald Trump prepares for direct talks with North ...

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Sudan defence firms scrap North Korea deals

Pressure from the US has prompted Sudan to scrap its defence contracts with North Korea, reports said on Wednesday.

Macron warns of risk of 'conflict' over Iran deal

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Macron warns of risk of 'conflict' over Iran deal

French President Emmanuel Macron warned of the risk of "conflict" in the standoff with Iran after Tehran announced plans to boost its uranium ...

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Netanyahu: Iranian meddling will spark 'new refugee crisis'

The German and Israeli leaders expressed deep differences over Iran, with Netanyahu casting dramatic predictions of religious wars and refugee ...

How Trump gave Iran the moral high ground

Daniel Amir

How Trump gave Iran the moral high ground

Comment: Trump's governance-by-Twitter has only made Iran seem more reputable, writes Daniel Amir.

Oman: Neutrality under pressure

Camille Lons

Oman: Neutrality under pressure

Comment: After Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Oman's relationship with Iran and its regional neighbours is coming under ...

Iran warns Europe of May deadline for deal

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Iran warns Europe of May deadline for deal

A senior Iranian official has warned those hoping to maintain the nuclear deal they have until May to propose ways to mitigate the ...

The Iraq Report: Post-election horse-trading kicks off

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The Iraq Report: Post-election horse-trading kicks off

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week focuses on negotiations to form a government after no one party won an overall majority.

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'No alternative' to Iran deal, EU tells US

The EU foreign policy chief said the Iran has adhered to its commitments and that there was "no alternative" to the nuclear deal.

Stasa Salacanin

Can Europe defend Iran?

Analysis: Does the EU have enough diplomatic skills and economic potentials to keep the Iran deal alive and how will it respond to the US ...

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Turkish banker gets 32-month sentence in Iran sanctions case

A US court has sentenced a Turkish banker to just over two and a half years in prison for helping Iran evade US sanctions.

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Egypt's president hails 'breakthrough' in Nile dam talks

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that a "breakthrough" had been reached in talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over a ...

Iran, EU meet to try to save <em>nuclear</em> deal

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Iran, EU meet to try to save nuclear deal

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is completing charm offensive to Europe, Russia and China, after the US pulled out of a ...

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Syria talks renew in Astana amid growing regional fears

Negotiators from Iran, Russia and Turkey gathered in Kazakhstan's capital Astana Monday, hoping to make progress on a political settlement in ...

French FM slams 'unacceptable' US sanctions on Iran

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French FM slams 'unacceptable' US sanctions on Iran

France's top diplomat Jean-Yves Le Drian slammed those conditions, saying Washington needed to negotiate with its European allies on any ...

Iran rift: The Gulf countries treading gently

Noor El-Terk

Iran rift: The Gulf countries treading gently

Donald Trump's decision to pull back from the landmark 2015 Iran deal has seen the GCC bloc divided in their responses. Kuwait, Oman and Qatar ...

Families of Americans detained in Iran fear Trump backlash

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Families of Americans detained in Iran fear Trump backlash

Families of several Americans detained in Iran are hoping Trump's decision to withdraw from a nuclear deal with Tehran will not impact ...

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