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The question this raises is how many major decisions - such as dealing with North Korea, China, or even leaving Syria and embracing Israel - are driven by personality.
"At the current crossroads, economic war is the main field for the enemy to confront us," Major General Hossein Salami was quoted as saying.
Data from the German Chamber of Commerce showed that trade volumes between Iran and Europe's largest economy were down 49% over the first four months of the year compared to the same period in 2018.
The targeted institutions include banks and other financial institutions, including Ansar Bank, Atlas Exchange, Iranian Atlas Company.
The US granted another waiver on sanctions against Iran for the sake of Iraq's energy needs, despite Iran's anti-American rhetoric.
By LESLEY WROUGHTON / REUTERS
"We have not asked and will not ask for permission to develop different types of ... missiles and will continue our path and our military power."
Would the EU’s help to Iran thwart the impact of US sanctions or are US sanctions too powerful for the EU's aid to make a difference?
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
"There is no international law that prohibits us from [continuing]," said Zarif.
By TAMAR BEERI
Many of the men were also fined, sentenced to lashes and had the "ill-gotten" part of their assets seized, Ejei said.
Tehran insists its missile program is purely defensive but has threatened to disrupt oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf, if Washington tries to strangle its exports.
"If one day they want to prevent the export of Iran's oil, then no oil will be exported from the Persian Gulf," Rouhani said.
The US re-imposed sanctions on Iranian banks, including Bank Melli, on November 5.due to their role in illicit terrorist activities and support for the country's nuclear and rocket programs.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
On Monday, the US announced a new raft of sanctions and threatened further action to pressure its old adversary.
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