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Trump says 'Iran did do it,' as U.S. seeks support on Gulf oil tanker attacks

15 Jun 2019

DUBAI/WASHINGTON The United States on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf and said it was seeking international consensus about the threat to shipping, despite Tehran denying involvement in the explosions at sea. | Video

Iran chafes at U.S. blame for tanker attacks

14 Jun 2019

DUBAI Iran rebuffed blame on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and affirmed its responsibility for security in the Strait of Hormuz where almost a fifth of the world's oil passes, state radio reported. | Video

WRAPUP 1-U.S. blames Iran for attack on oil tankers, Tehran calls accusation alarming

14 Jun 2019

DUBAI, June 14 Iran said on Friday it was alarming and wrong of the United States to blame Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf, after an incident that has raised concerns about a new confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.

Japan's Abe warns of armed conflict amid soaring U.S.-Iran tension

12 Jun 2019

DUBAI Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned of unintended clashes in the crisis-hit Middle East after meeting the Iranian president in Tehran on Wednesday, amid a brewing confrontation between Iran and the United States.

Iran scrambles to lift petrochemical sales as sanctions hammer oil

12 Jun 2019

LONDON/DUBAI/SAO PAULO Iran has been racing to step up exports of petrochemicals and tap new markets to compensate for sliding oil sales, Iranian and international industry sources said, but now risks losing that crucial revenue as Washington tightens the screw on sanctions.

Maas ruft in Teheran zu Deeskalation zwischen USA und Iran auf

11 Jun 2019

Teheran Bundesaußenminister Heiko Maas hat bei einem Besuch in Teheran im Namen der Europäer ein Bekenntnis zum Iran-Atomabkommen abgelegt und alle Seiten zum Dialog als Mittel gegen eine militärische Eskalation aufgerufen.

Iran rejects French call for wider talks beyond nuclear deal - state TV

07 Jun 2019

DUBAI Iran rejected French calls for wider international talks over its nuclear and military ambitions, saying on Friday it would only discuss its existing 2015 atomic pact with world powers, state TV reported.

Khamenei names new chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guards

21 Apr 2019

DUBAI Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has replaced the head of the influential Revolutionary Guards Corps, state TV reported on Sunday, days after the United States designated the elite group a foreign terrorist organisation.

Iran's Khamenei calls U.S. blacklisting of Guards a 'vicious move'

10 Apr 2019

DUBAI/LONDON Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the United States had made "a vicious move" in designating the Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organisation, and Tehran vowed to take action against U.S. forces in the region. | Video

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