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White House Says It Needs More Time for New Iran Missile Sanctions

By Jeff Mason HONOLULU, Jan 3 – The White House expects Iran to finish work needed to trigger implementation of an international nuclear deal in the coming weeks, but Washington needs more time to prepare sanctions over its ballistic missile program, a U.S. official said on Saturday. The administration had additional diplomatic and technical work

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U.S. Prepares New Sanctions on Iran over Ballistic Missile Program

WASHINGTON, Dec 30 – U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration is preparing new sanctions on international companies and individuals over Iran’s ballistic missile program, sources familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that the potential sanctions would target about 12 companies and individuals in Iran, Hong Kong and the United Arab

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Politics

YEMEN AT WAR:Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned from exile after six months, following a Saudi led intervention to stave off Houthi control. Social Streams

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Iran Threatens Response to New U.S. Visa Restrictions

By Sam Wilkin DUBAI, Dec 28 – Iran will take reciprocal measures in response to any breach of this year’s nuclear deal, the Foreign Ministry warned on Monday, after Tehran said new U.S. visa restrictions contravened the historic agreement. Iran has started to restrict its nuclear program under the terms of the July 14 deal

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Iran Calls New U.S. Visa Law a Breach of the Nuclear Deal

DUBAI, Dec 23  – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday a new U.S. law putting visa restrictions on Iranians and those who had visited Iran would, if implemented, breach a nuclear deal Tehran had struck with world powers earlier this year. The new measure passed by the U.S. Congress will prevent visa-free

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In Favoring Middle East Ally, U.S. Glosses Over Human Rights Record

By Jason Szep, Matt Spetalnick and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON/MUSCAT, Dec 21 – As the United States negotiated this year’s nuclear pact with Iran, the State Department quietly agreed to spare the Gulf sultanate of Oman from an embarrassing public rebuke over its human rights record, rewarding a close Arab ally that helped broker the historic

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Iran’s October Missile Test Violated U.N. Ban, Expert Panel States

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Iran violated a U.N. Security Council resolution in October by test-firing a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, a team of sanctions monitors said, leading to calls in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday for more sanctions on Tehran. The White House said it would not

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IAEA Set to Close 12-Year Investigation into Iran’s Nuclear Weapons

By Francois Murphy and Shadia Nasralla VIENNA, Dec 15 (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog is expected on Tuesday to close its 12-year investigation into whether Iran had a secret nuclear weapons programme, a key step towards normalising Tehran’s international status after a landmark deal with major powers. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) produced

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France Wants Precise Answers in IAEA Iran Nuclear Report

PARIS, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog must provide all the information it possesses with the “necessary detail” on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons, France’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is due to publish a report this week on

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