Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in a televised speech on Saturday that Iran is determined to develop its oil industry in spite of US sanctions imposed on the country
As set out by the resolution enshrining the 2015 deal, snapback would re-impose UN sanctions that were eased in exchange for curbs on Iran’s nuclear programme. But the US move faces steep opposition and could prompt a revolt from the council’s other members.
Trump’s comments Sunday came amid escalating tensions in the Middle East following the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds force. Iran has vowed to retaliate and Iraq’s parliament responded by voting Sunday to oust US troops based in the country.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday his exports-reliant country could be hit with trade sanctions amid rising protectionism highlighted by the US-China tariff war.
Turkey is at odds with EU members Greece and Cyprus over hydrocarbon exploration in disputed east Mediterranean waters.
China will impose sanctions on US entities participating in Washington’s arms sales to Taiwan, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday. Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defense and Raytheon will be sanctioned, the spokesman Zhao Lijian told
Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries approved the sanctions after France and Germany proposed measures last week, saying Russia was responsible for the poisoning of Navalny.
London has demanded a full investigation into the poisoning and said Russia must declare its Novichok programme to the UN's Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
The US on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, accusing them of cooperating with Beijing’s effort to undermine autonomy and crack down on freedom in the former British colony.