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Iran urges US to unblock jet deals, seeks investors

Iran urged the US on Sunday to remove remaining obstacles to buying passenger planes following the lifting of international sanctions and it spread out the welcome mat to foreign investors as it seeks to boost its aviation sector.

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N Korea's fifth nuke test prompts more US sanctions

North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, ratcheting up a threat that rivals and the United Nations have been powerless to contain.

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Lebanese Hezbollah ministers to be hit by US law

Ministers and members of parliament belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah could be sanctioned under a new US law targeting the group's finances, a US Treasury official said on Friday. The US Hezbollah International Financing Pr

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Iranian businesses frustrated by US sanctions

More than two months after international nuclear sanctions on Iran were supposed to have ended, frustration is deepening that few trade deals are going through as foreign banks shy away from processing transactions with the country.

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Iran expands missile plan amid US sanctions threat

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

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US preparing fresh sanctions on Iran: report

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. The Wall Street

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US sanctions will boomerang, warns Russia

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.

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Nuclear bill would have consequences, warns Iran

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. The bill

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US sanctions move angers Iran, Russia sees threat to deal

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.

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US lawmakers push to introduce new Iran bill

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'

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