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Iran Says New U.S. Sanctions Illegitimate

DUBAI, Jan 18 – Iran on Monday said new U.S. curbs on the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program were illegitimate, vowing to continue developing its conventional military deterrent. The United States imposed sanctions on 11 companies and individuals on Sunday for supplying Iran’s ballistic missile program in a move delayed by over two weeks so

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Israel Licks Wounds as Iran Sanctions End, Looks to Future U.S. Aid

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Jan 18 – Israel bristled on Sunday at the lifting of international sanctions on Iran and vowed to flag up any violations of its arch-foe’s nuclear restrictions while drawing on U.S. defense aid to prepare for a possible military face-off in the future. The International Atomic Energy Agency on Saturday ruled

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Obama Pardons Iranians Charged With Sanctions Violations

By Yeganeh Torbati and Joel Schectman WASHINGTON, Jan 17 – President Barack Obama pardoned three Iranians charged with sanctions violations as U.S. authorities moved to drop charges or commute prison sentences on Saturday for five other men, part of a stunning and secretly negotiated deal that saw four Americans freed by Iran. The deal removed

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Iran Sanctions Lifted over Nuclear Deal

By Lesley Wroughton and Yeganeh Torbati VIENNA/WASHINGTON, Jan 17  – Iran emerged from years of economic isolation on Saturday when world powers lifted crippling sanctions against the Islamic Republic in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions. In a dramatic move scheduled to coincide with the scrapping of the sanctions, Tehran also announced the release

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Iran Frees American Prisoners as Int’l Sanctions to End

By Lesley Wroughton and Sam Wilkin VIENNA/DUBAI, Jan 16  Iran freed four Americans including a Washington Post reporter on Saturday in a prisoner swap, as diplomats gathered to announce the lifting of international sanctions and bring the country of 80 million people back to the global economic stage. The International Atomic Energy Agency was expected

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Report Paving Way for Iran Sanctions Relief Likely Today

By Shadia Nasralla and Arshad Mohammed VIENNA/WASHINGTON, Jan 16 – An IAEA report verifying that Iran has kept its promises under last year’s nuclear deal with world powers and triggering sanctions relief for Tehran is likely to be issued on Saturday, a diplomatic source said on Friday. The report, if issued, would mark the consummation of the

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