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US President Donald Trump displays an executive order imposing fresh sanctions on Iran in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, US

Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader

25 June 2019, 5:29 AM

Donald Trump said the sanctions “will deny the Iranian Supreme Leader and the Supreme Leader’s office, and those closely affiliated with him and the office, access to key financial resources and support.”

Hassan Rouhan

Iran says it won’t wage war while Russia tells US to stop stoking tensions

18 June 2019, 2:11 PM

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would not wage war against any nation, while Russia told the United States it should drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East.

The United States Navy search and seizure team from The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul's (DDG 74) speak to fishermen aboard a Bahraini dhow during routine maritime security operations in Arabian Sea.

Trump says ‘Iran did do it,’ as US seeks support on Gulf oil tanker attacks

15 June 2019, 8:05 AM

The attacks raised fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route at a time of increased tension between Iran and the United States over US sanctions and military moves in the Middle East.

Oil facilities are seen on Lake Maracaibo in Cabimas.

Oil prices hover near January lows amid surging supply

6 June 2019, 6:40 AM

Oil prices steadied on Thursday after falling to near 5-month lows in the previous session.

An Israeli soldier walks past armoured Israeli military vehicles in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Israel strikes Syria after rockets fired at Golan

2 June 2019, 8:56 AM

The Israeli military said its aircraft struck Syrian army targets on Sunday after rockets were fired at the Golan Heights, and Syria’s state media said three soldiers were killed in the second such flare-up in a week.

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