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IRAN - UNITED STATES
Standard Chartered Bank rebounds after charges of dealings with Iran
The British bank is accused of illegal transactions with Iran worth as much as US$ 250 billion. HSBC, Barclays, Lloyd's and Credit Suisse have faced the same problem before. Paying a US$ 700 million fine might solve the issue. The Iran embargo is not taken seriously even in the United States.
21/03/2009 IRAN - UNITED STATES
Iran, Khamenei dictates conditions for dialogue with Obama
The Iranian spiritual leader asks for changes in U.S. policy before opening diplomatic channels. The lifting of sanctions and unfreezing of assets are the first concrete steps. Khamenei's apparent closure is intended to prevent divisions inside the country.
25/10/2007 IRAN – UNITED STATES
US sanctions against Iran’s Revolutionary Guards for terrorist and economic activities
The 100,000 strong paramilitary force trains and arms Iraqi insurgents and manages large scale infrastructural projects in Iran.
08/03/2017 16:14:00 IRAN – UNITED STATES
US attempts to seize Iranian assets to compensate terror victims sparks Iran’s fury
According to the Islamic Republic, the US lawyers’ legal case is "completely unfair". The goal is to use the money to compensate 9/11 victims, including US$ 1.6 billion held in a Luxembourg bank. For Iran’s deputy foreign minister, the action is “unfair and baseless”.
22/04/2010 IRAN – UNITED STATES – CHINA
Beijing trying to “water down” sanctions against Tehran
China has proposed amendments to US-drafted sanctions. The mainland is Iran’s biggest trading partner, and depends on its energy supplies. The United States does not exclude the military option. Turkey offers to mediate.
14/12/2016 10:04:00 IRAN - USA
Tehran, projects nuclear ships in response to US embargo
Iranian President Rouhani wants to develop a nuclear-powered vessel. A response to the decision of the US Congress to extend punitive measures against Tehran. For experts it is not a very credible threat: too expensive without any real strategic benefits.
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