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Iran oil exports dip ahead of looming US sanctions

Oil exports from Iran have fallen steeply in the first half of August, according to preliminary tanker tracking data, as the threat of US sanctions is already beginning to curb demand from some of the OPEC member’s key …

US condemns EU’s development aid to Iran

US special representative for Iran Brian Hook said that EU’s €18 million development aid package to Tehran would undermine US efforts to isolate Islamic Republic, Mehr news agency reported. “The …

Russia is stockpiling gold as fresh US sanctions loom

Russia is accelerating the rate at which it buys gold as the country continues to move away from traditional asset holdings in response to renewed US sanctions. According to International Monetary Fund data analyzed by Bloomberg, Moscow …