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China warns US against opening Mideast ‘Pandora’s box’

'China's determination to safeguard the comprehensive agreement has not changed,' says Wang.

US allows Iraq to import Iranian energy for 3 more months

Iraq relies heavily on Iranian gas to feed several power stations, importing roughly 1.5 billion standard cubic feet per day.

US says video shows Iran was involved in an attack on...

'The United States will defend its forces, interests and stand with our partners and allies to safeguard global commerce and regional stability,' Pompeo says.

Iran ‘responsible’ for Gulf of Oman attacks says Pompeo

'It is the assessment of the United States that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks,' Pompeo says.

OPEC still gridlocked on meeting date amid Iran-Saudi schism

'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 says selling oil through ‘unconventional’ means

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.

US tightening the noose on Cuba

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 says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran’s...

Saudi Arabia will do what they can to avoid war, but is ready to respond if Iran decides on conflict.

Iran dismisses possibility of conflict, says does not want war

Iran is not interested in going to war and they don’t see anyone being able to confront them in the region.

Gasoline shortages hit Caracas as US sanctions pinch supplies

Fuel shortages are now commonplace in the Venezuelan countryside as US sanctions have cut off Venezuela’s imports of American gasoline.

Venezuela sells US$570 mil from gold reserve despite sanctions

Despite sanctions by the United States, Venezuela sold about US$570 million in gold reserves.

Iran Guards reject US talks, cleric threatens carrier

The US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, deployed as a warning to Iran, was dismissed as 'psychological warfare'.

US seizes N.Korea freighter accused of violating sanctions

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.

US sending carrier, bombers to Mideast is ‘psychological warfare’

Iranian newspapers and commentators have widely dismissed Washington's announcement as a 'bluff' and 'empty rhetoric'.

US considering additional Iran sanctions, perhaps in May – US official

This time the US targets its sanctions across areas in Iran which have not been hit before.

Oil posts biggest quarterly rise since 2009 on Opec cuts, sanctions

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 bypassing sanctions with illicit oil, coal transfers

North Korea is bypassing sanctions after it imported more than the allowed amount of refined petroleum last year.

Oil prices hover close to 2019 highs on Opec output cuts,...

US sanctions against oil producers Iran and Venezuela are also boosting prices, although the market may be capped by rising US output.

Russia says it will respond to new EU sanctions

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.

Huawei pleads not guilty to US charges in New York court

An internal HSBC probe helped lead to the US charges against Huawei and its CFO.

Iran hopes trade channel skirting US sanctions will work within weeks

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.

UN warns of worst food harvest in N.Korea in a decade

A chronic food shortage is expected to strike North Korea as desperately needed humanitarian aid is held up by sanctions.

Opec output slides again amid planned cuts and US sanctions

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates delivered all of the supply curbs they pledged to prevent a global glut.

Iran: US seeks war, sedition ‘everywhere’

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.