'China's determination to safeguard the comprehensive agreement has not changed,' says Wang.
Iraq relies heavily on Iranian gas to feed several power stations, importing roughly 1.5 billion standard cubic feet per day.
'The United States will defend its forces, interests and stand with our partners and allies to safeguard global commerce and regional stability,' Pompeo says.
'It is the assessment of the United States that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks,' Pompeo says.
'What’s amazing about this dispute is that it has little to do with the actual content of the agreement – a rollover seems almost certain,' says Croft.
Iran's reason to keep its oil sales through an 'unconventional' means is for its own good as the US may proceed to stop them should it be made known.
The Trump administration's decision to enforce Title 111 of the Helms-Burton Act will mean more grief for Cuba, which is already being hit by economic sanctions.
Saudi Arabia will do what they can to avoid war, but is ready to respond if Iran decides on conflict.
Iran is not interested in going to war and they don’t see anyone being able to confront them in the region.
Fuel shortages are now commonplace in the Venezuelan countryside as US sanctions have cut off Venezuela’s imports of American gasoline.
Despite sanctions by the United States, Venezuela sold about US$570 million in gold reserves.
The US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, deployed as a warning to Iran, was dismissed as 'psychological warfare'.
The US Justice Department said it took possession of the North Korea-registered bulk carrier M/V Wise Honest one year after it was detained in Indonesia.
Iranian newspapers and commentators have widely dismissed Washington's announcement as a 'bluff' and 'empty rhetoric'.
This time the US targets its sanctions across areas in Iran which have not been hit before.
Washington is also keen to see that Malaysia, Singapore and others are fully aware of illicit Iranian oil shipments and the tactics Iran uses to evade sanctions.
North Korea is bypassing sanctions after it imported more than the allowed amount of refined petroleum last year.
US sanctions against oil producers Iran and Venezuela are also boosting prices, although the market may be capped by rising US output.
Russia's foreign ministry will respond to the EU's move to add eight more Russians to its sanctions list over a stand-off between Russia and Ukraine in the Azov Sea.
An internal HSBC probe helped lead to the US charges against Huawei and its CFO.
US sanctions aimed at crippling Iran's economy and oil industry have resumed, placing the deal in jeopardy, though Iran has continued to comply with the accord so far.
A chronic food shortage is expected to strike North Korea as desperately needed humanitarian aid is held up by sanctions.
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates delivered all of the supply curbs they pledged to prevent a global glut.
Tehran is struggling with the sanctions imposed by Washington after US President Donald Trump pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and 6 major powers last year.