Nuclear energy in Iran
Iran's top leader said on Saturday U.S. President Donald Trump's policies face opposition across the world as Washington prepared to reimpose sanctions on Iran's vital oil-exporting and financial sectors, state television reported.
Iran's parliament on Oct. 7 approved a bill to counter terrorist financing that was strongly opposed by conservatives but seen as vital to salvaging the nuclear deal with European and Asian partners.
Five world powers and Iran agreed late on Sept. 24 to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iranian imports and exports including oil, a key move sought by Tehran following the U.S. pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal and its re-imposition of sanctions.
The United States' sanctions on Iran, Russia and Turkey make a strong point for the three countries to expand political and economic cooperation, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei said Sept. 8.
Tehran. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday that there would be neither war nor negotiations with the United States, AFP reported.
"Recently, U.S. officials have been talking blatantly about us. Beside sanctions, they are talking about war and negotiations," he said via his official Twitter account in English.
The United States has to learn that it can't achieve results with sanctions, threats and pressure on Turkey, the Turkish foreign minister has said, reiterating that Ankara is ready to find a solution to the ongoing row through dialogue and diplomacy.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waded into the mounting row between Turkey and the United States on Aug 11, accusing Washington of an "addiction to sanctions and bullying."
After the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in May, the U.S. Treasury Department re-imposed sanctions on a number of key Iranian sectors and activities on Aug. 6, including the purchase or acquisition of U.S. dollar banknotes by the Iranian government and Iran's automotive sector.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards confirmed on Aug. 5 it had held war games in the Gulf over the past several days, saying they were aimed at "confronting possible threats" by enemies, the state news state news agency IRNA reported.