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Iran minister: Trump's aim is talks, Bolton wants conflict

Apr. 24, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says President Donald Trump's aim "is to bring us to our knees to talk" — but national security adviser John Bolton and U.S. allies in the Mideast want "regime change" and the "disintegration of Iran." Mohammad Javad Zarif said he doubts Trump wants conflict,...

US grants exemptions to new sanctions on Iran guard force

Apr. 24, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is granting major exemptions to new sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlines the exemptions in notices published in the Federal Register. A ban on travel to the U.S. stemming from the designation of the Guard Corps as...

Iranian leaders defiant in face of Trump's move on sanctions

Apr. 24, 2019 7:35 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian leaders are defiant in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to impose sanctions on countries that import Iranian oil, vowing to respond to America's move. The U.S. announced the sanctions in November but some countries got temporary waivers that allowed them to import...

China tells US to avoid 'wrong moves' over Iran oil controls

Apr. 24, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has told Washington to avoid "wrong moves" that hurt Chinese interests following a U.S. threat to impose sanctions on buyers of Iranian oil. A foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, said Wednesday that Beijing opposes the Trump administration's "unilateral sanctions and so-called...

Oil prices climb in wake of Iranian oil sanctions decision

Apr. 23, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Global oil prices are rising in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to impose sanctions on nations that import Iranian oil and could eventually climb to levels that would impact American consumers. Analysts said Tuesday that by taking Iranian crude off the market, the price of...

Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes; most Shiites

Apr. 23, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It also publicly pinned the executed body and severed head of a convicted Sunni extremist to a pole as a warning...

The Latest: Analysts: Iran sanctions bullish for oil prices

Apr. 23, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. move to end Iran sanction exemptions (all times local): 4 p.m. Energy analysts at Raymond James & Associates are warning that U.S. imposition of tougher Iranian oil sanctions is "unambiguously bullish" for the price of oil. The analysts say in a report...

Oil prices spike further after US move on Iran buyers

Apr. 23, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Oil prices remained near six-month highs Tuesday in the wake of the Trump administration's announcement that it would soon impose sanctions on all buyers of Iranian oil. On Monday, the Trump administration said it would no longer exempt any countries from U.S. sanctions if they continue to...

India to observe US sanctions on Iranian oil

Apr. 23, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India said Tuesday it will buy crude oil from other major oil producing countries in view of the United States' decision this week to end waivers that allowed it to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said the Indian government...

Iranian parliament labels entire US military as terrorist

Apr. 23, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that labels all U.S. military forces as terrorist, state TV reported, a day after Washington ratcheted up pressure on Tehran by announcing that no country would any longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if it continues to buy...