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U.S. delegation to meet Turkish officials on Iran sanctions

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ANKARA A U.S. delegation of Treasury and State Department officials will meet Turkish authorities on Friday to discuss sanctions targeting Iran, an official from Turkey's foreign ministry said.

French envoy for Yemen meets Houthis, pushes aid effort 18 Jul 2018

PARIS France's envoy for Yemen met the leaders of the Iran-aligned Houthis in the Yemeni capital on Wednesday as part of Paris's efforts to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in the country, diplomatic and aid sources said.

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Yemen's Houthis say they attacked Aramco refinery in Riyadh with drone 18 Jul 2018

DUBAI The Iranian-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said it had attacked a Saudi Aramco refinery in Riyadh on Wednesday using a drone, but the oil company said a limited fire at the plant was due to "an operational incident".

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Iran builds new centrifuge rotor factory - nuclear chief 18 Jul 2018

Iran has built a factory that can produce rotors for up to 60 centrifuges a day, the head of its atomic agency said on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a confrontation with Washington over the Islamic Republic's nuclear work.

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Syrian rebels, Iran reach deal to evacuate villages - sources 17 Jul 2018

AMMAN Syrian rebels and Iranian-backed negotiators have reached a deal to evacuate thousands of people from two rebel-besieged Shi'ite villages in northwestern Syria in return for the release of hundreds of detainees in state prisons, opposition sources said.

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Iran files suit in international court against U.S. over sanctions 17 Jul 2018

AMSTERDAM Iran has filed a lawsuit against the United States alleging that Washington's decision in May to impose sanctions after pulling out of a nuclear deal violates a 1955 treaty between the two countries, the International Court of Justice said on Tuesday.

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As sanctions start to bite, Iran crude exports set to wilt 17 Jul 2018

LONDON Iran's oil exports could fall by as much as two-thirds by the end of the year because of new U.S. sanctions, putting oil markets under huge strain amid supply outages elsewhere in the world.

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Mnuchin says U.S. to consider waivers on Iran sanctions 16 Jul 2018

WASHINGTON The United States in certain cases will consider waivers for countries that need more time to wind down imports of oil from Iran as it seeks to avoid disrupting global oil markets while reimposing sanctions against Tehran, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

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Lebanon president says U.S. pullout from Iran deal will hurt Middle East 16 Jul 2018

BEIRUT Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday the U.S. withdrawal from world powers' 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran would have negative consequences for Middle East stability.

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Iran to Saudi - OPEC deal does not give the right to pump oil above target 16 Jul 2018

DUBAI Iran's oil minister told his Saudi Arabian counterpart that last month's OPEC supply pact does not give member countries the right to raise oil production above their targets, according to a letter reported by Iran's news agency Shana.

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Trump rejects Putin offer on interviewing Americans

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW U.S. President Donald Trump rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin's proposal that Russian authorities be allowed to question American citizens, the White House said on Thursday, after the offer drew fierce criticism in the United States. | Video