A series of Iranian officials vowed on Friday to expand Tehran's missile capabilities, a challenge to the US which has threatened to impose new sanctions even as the vast bulk of its measures against Iran are due to be lifted under a nuclear
President Barack Obama's administration is preparing new sanctions on international companies and individuals over Iran's ballistic missile programme, sources familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.
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Russia said any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula.
Iran will have no choice but to step up its uranium enrichment if a bill now moving through parliament is approved, even though it has no current need for such highly-enriched uranium, its nuclear chief said on Saturday.
A breakthrough agreement to end the standoff over Iran's nuclear program appeared to face its first major difficulty with Russia warning that expanding a US sanctions blacklist could seriously complicate the deal's implementation.
US senators will introduce legislation to impose new sanctions on Iran as soon as this week, Senate aides said, despite the Obama administration's insistence that such a measure would violate terms of an interim agreement to curb Tehran'
The world's largest gas reserves may tempt some energy companies back to Iran if sanctions are lifted, but Tehran is unlikely to become a significant gas supplier to Europe or Asia for at least a decade, said experts.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the Iranian nuclear deal would be dead if the US Congress imposes new sanctions, even if they do not take effect for six months, Time Magazine said on Monday.
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Dubai's national oil company may have to stop importing condensate from Iran unless Washington grants it an exemption or temporary exception from this week's tightening of US sanctions, diplomatic and industry sources said.
Iran is optimistic about progress in talks with world powers over its nuclear programme but will never give up its right to the peaceful use of atomic energy, a senior Iranian official said on Wednesday.