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United Kingdom

Babak Dehghanpisheh

Trump creates doubt over use of U.S. force to protect Gulf oil

18 Jun 2019

GENEVA/DUBAI U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb but left open whether he would back the use of force to protect Gulf oil supplies that Washington fears may be under threat by Iran. | Video

Tanker attacks seen as calibrated but risky Iranian response to U.S. sanctions

18 Jun 2019

GENEVA If, despite its firm denials, Iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf last week and a further four last month, they represent a calibrated yet risky pushback against a U.S. sanctions squeeze, regional experts say.

Iran's elite naval forces said to pass skills to proxy fighters

17 May 2019

GENEVA/LONDON An unmanned Iranian boat skips over the waves at full speed and rams into a U.S. aircraft carrier, sending up an orange fireball and plumes of smoke.

Iran's elite naval forces said to pass skills to proxy fighters

17 May 2019

GENEVA/LONDON An unmanned Iranian boat skips over the waves at full speed and rams into a U.S. aircraft carrier, sending up an orange fireball and plumes of smoke.

Hardliners target Iran's president as U.S. pressure grows

16 May 2019

GENEVA Growing U.S. pressure on Iran has weakened pragmatic President Hassan Rouhani and made his hardline rivals more assertive at home and abroad, recent developments show. | Video

Hardliners target Iran's president as U.S. pressure grows

16 May 2019

GENEVA, May 16 Growing U.S. pressure on Iran has weakened pragmatic President Hassan Rouhani and made his hardline rivals more assertive at home and abroad, recent developments show.

Afghanistan feels impact of Iran's economic isolation

25 Apr 2019

GENEVA/KABUL Abdul Saboor escaped poverty and instability in Afghanistan three years ago with his wife and three children and found work in neighbouring Iran. Now he has returned home, despite the fact that life there has not improved.

Iran still planning three satellite launches this year, despite ramped up U.S. pressure: minister

09 Apr 2019

GENEVA Iran said on Tuesday it would press ahead with the launch of three satellites into orbit this year despite a U.S. move to curb Tehran's ballistic missile program which Washington says has been advanced by the satellite activity.

Iran still planning three satellite launches this year, despite ramped up U.S. pressure - minister

09 Apr 2019

GENEVA Iran said on Tuesday it would press ahead with the launch of three satellites into orbit this year despite a U.S. move to curb Tehran's ballistic missile programme which Washington says has been advanced by the satellite activity.

Iran vows to control prices, boost production despite U.S. sanctions

20 Mar 2019

LONDON/GENEVA Iranian leaders vowed on Thursday to control soaring prices, bring stability to the national currency and create jobs as the nation marked the end of a year of economic crisis fuelled by renewed U.S. sanctions.

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