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Washington (MEE) – Companies doing business with Iran will be barred from the United States, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, as new US sanctions took effect despite pleas from Washington’s allies. Washington had lifted sanctions on Iran in accordance with a 2015 international agreement that saw Tehran drastically scale back its nuclearContinue Reading

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Ankara (TM) An opinion poll published on Wednesday by the Die Welt newspaper suggests that slightly less than a quarter of Germans support a planned state visit to Germany by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, while a large majority of 69 percent opposes it. Among respondents who are against the visit, overContinue Reading

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Brussels (MEMO) – The European Union has rejected accusations made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that it interferes in Israeli legislation, Arab48.com reported on Friday. “The way that Israel defines itself is an internal issue,” said the EU Mission in Israel. “We respect the internal discussions.” However, it stressed that “Democracy and equality areContinue Reading

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Tehran (TNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Europe has guaranteed that the country will be able to sell its crude. Addressing a meeting of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce in Tehran on Sunday, Zarif commented on the future of Iran’s economy under mounting pressures from the enemies. Iran has gotten usedContinue Reading

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Brussels (SCF) – The United States has reached a new low in international relations. Not only does President Trump tweet and otherwise comment insultingly about leaders (“Little Rocket Man”) and various nations (“shithole countries”), he has gone out of his way to alienate friends and allies by imposing tariffs on some of theirContinue Reading

Rome (CEPR) – A NYT article discussing the possibility that Italy will leave the eurozone told readers that this decision would defy economic logic. It noted the various downsides for Italy of leaving the euro and then told readers: “As demonstrated by the Brexit vote, which numerous analyses showed would not beContinue Reading

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Tehran (MEMO) – Iran’s feud with the US is set to get worse after Tehran announced yesterday that it will start reporting foreign currency amounts in euros rather than US dollars, as part of the country’s effort to reduce its reliance on the American currency due to political tension with Washington. CentralContinue Reading