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United Kingdom

Bozorgmehr Sharafedin

Iranian jobs go as U.S. sanctions start to bite

19 Nov 2018

LONDON Tamnoush, an Iranian company that makes fizzy drinks, has shut down its production line after 16 years and laid off dozens of workers. It was facing massive losses as U.S. sanctions pushed up the price of imported raw materials.

Iranian security personnel kidnapped on border with Pakistan

16 Oct 2018

LONDON At least 10 Iranian security personnel including Revolutionary Guards were kidnapped on the border with Pakistan on Tuesday, Iran's state media reported, and a separatist group said it had seized them as revenge for the oppression of Sunni Muslims.

Tomato squeeze: U.S. sanctions begin to distort Iran's economy

11 Oct 2018

DUBAI/LONDON Tomato paste is not the most obvious economic indicator, but in Iran, where it is a staple that some people have started panic-buying, it says a lot about the impact of renewed U.S. sanctions.

Tomato squeeze: U.S. sanctions begin to distort Iran's economy

11 Oct 2018

DUBAI/LONDON Tomato paste is not the most obvious economic indicator, but in Iran, where it is a staple that some people have started panic-buying, it says a lot about the impact of renewed U.S. sanctions.

Iran clamps down on market in drive to rescue rial from record lows

02 Oct 2018

LONDON/DUBAI Iran's rial rose on Tuesday as authorities in Tehran sold U.S. dollars and clamped down on unofficial foreign exchange trade in a drive to rescue the currency from record lows hit because of U.S. economic sanctions, traders said.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards may turn parade attack into political win

27 Sep 2018

GENEVA/LONDON An attack on a military parade in Iran is a blow to the image of its Revolutionary Guards, but the elite force could yet turn the bloodshed to its advantage, using public sympathy to bolster itself at the expense of President Hassan Rouhani. | Video

Iran top aide dismisses U.S. meeting offer as 'Trump's dream'

25 Sep 2018

LONDON The top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader on Tuesday rejected a U.S. offer for top-level meetings, as both countries' presidents were due to attend the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

Mattis dismisses Iran's revenge threat as tensions climb after attack

24 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON/LONDON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Iran's threats of revenge after Saturday's deadly attack at a military parade in southwestern Iran and said it was "ludicrous" for Tehran to allege U.S. involvement. | Video

Thousands mourn victims of Iran military parade attack

24 Sep 2018

LONDON, Sept 24 Thousands of people packed the streets of the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Monday to mourn the victims of an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 members of the elite Revolutionary Guards.

Iran and Israel call each other nuclear threats, ask U.N. to take action

20 Sep 2018

LONDON/JERUSALEM Iran asked the United Nations to condemn what it described as Israeli nuclear threats against it on Thursday, while Israel said it was stepping up security around its atomic sites as a precaution against threats from Tehran and its regional allies.

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