Iran seeks EU's support as US oil sanctions loom

Trump announces renewed Iran sanctions in lighthearted tweet critics say the move raises the risk of war

Trump announces renewed Iran sanctions in lighthearted tweet critics say the move raises the risk of war

Pompeo said the latest U.S. sanctions are targeted at the regime, not the people of Iran who have suffered grievously under this regime.

Turkey's Energy Ministry said on Friday it had heard rumors of waivers but added it had not received written notification of any exemption on buying Iran oil after the United States reimposes sanctions on Tehran.

Pompeo maintained that despite the waivers, "these sanctions have already had an enormous impact".

But for now, Iran seemed likely to try to endure the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign, she said.

The US said the sanctions are not aimed at toppling the government, but at persuading it to radically change its policies, including its support for regional armed groups and its development of long-range ballistic missiles.

The US decision to let India keep buying oil from Iran after reimposition of sanctions on the Persian Gulf nation is a reassertion that interests of consuming nations cannot be ignored, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Saturday.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin defended the decision not to demand an entire cut-off of Iran from the Brussels-based SWIFT global financial network from criticism by anti-Iran deal activists.

The creators of Game Of Thrones have issues a warning to President Donald Trump after he used HBO imagery to announce sanctions on Iran.

But other countries, including those of the European Union, believe Iran is holding to its part of the bargain on the nuclear deal and have made clear their intention not to follow America's lead.

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Under the 2015 deal, most of the worldwide financial and economic sanctions on Iran were lifted in return for Tehran curbing its disputed nuclear activity under United Nations surveillance. The list will be announced on Monday, Day One of the full sanctions taking effect, along with other details such as entities and individuals to be sanctions. "A normal, stable and developing Iran is good for all concerned", Dr Gargash tweeted.

The measures will take effect from Monday and cover Iran's shipping, financial and energy sectors.

The waiver is conditional on Iraq not paying Iran for the imports in USA dollars, said the officials, including a member of Iraq's ministerial committee that oversees energy activities.

But the United States has rebuffed them and gone ahead with its sanctions plan, arguing that nations, banks and businesses worldwide will decide they'd rather do business with the USA than Iran.

In May, U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, terming it as "disastrous".

All are among Iran's biggest oil customers, and they have argued that stopping their purchases immediately would cause oil prices to spike worldwide.

Meanwhile, Iranian state television reported that the Islamic Republic had started production of the locally-designed Kowsar fighter plane for use in its air force. The deal saw Iran limit its controversial nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

Iran's annual rally to mark the storming of the U.S. embassy and hostage-taking of 1979 had particular significance on Sunday (Nov 4) on the eve of renewed sanctions by Washington.

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