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EU states working on new Iran sanctions

European Union states are putting together a new set of sanctions to increase pressure on Iran to give up its controversial nuclear activity, British Foreign Secretary William Hague told Reuters on Tuesday.

September 12, 2012 11:44
 
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France, Britain and Germany call for more EU sanctions on Iran

European Union heavyweights Britain, France and Germany called on Friday for new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme, as Israel continues to threaten military action.

September 9, 2012 10:29
 
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US lawmaker asks Tuvalu to stop reflagging Iran oil tankers

A prominent U.S. lawmaker has asked the small South Pacific island nation Tuvalu to stop reflagging Iranian oil tankers and warned its government of the risks of running afoul of U.S. sanctions.

July 10, 2012 12:08
 
UN nuclear chief says hopes for deal with Iran soon

EU, Iran diplomats to meet for nuclear talks in July

EU, Iranian diplomats to meet on July 24; Negotiations downgraded amid deep divisions in atom row

July 10, 2012 11:46
 
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Tanzania says investigating Iran tankers accusation

U.S. committee says Tanzania risks sanctions; Tanzania says taking investigation 'very seriously'; Calls for U.S., EU help in investigations

July 5, 2012 5:55
 
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Oil firms ignore Swiss loophole on Iran

Says "no sign" Iran's oil traded via Switzerland; Traders used Swiss base during S.African apartheid; Swiss thinking based on political, not economic concerns

June 28, 2012 1:05
 
Syria International Islamic Bank (SIIB)

EU targets Syrian bank, toughens sanctions

The 16th round of sanctions against Syria are part of EU efforts to pressure President Bashar al-Assad into ending his violent repression of a 15-month-old uprising against his rule.

June 26, 2012 5:46
 
South Korea to halt Iran oil exports

S. Korea to halt Iran oil imports as EU ban bites

South Korea became the first major Asian consumer of Iranian crude to announce a halt to imports after the government said they would be suspended from July 1 due to a European Union ban on insuring tankers carrying Iranian oil.

June 26, 2012 11:00
 
EU Summit 2012

CAUTIOUS: Gulf investors careful ahead of EU summit

Gulf investors are taking cues from Europe amid thin local news and negative sentiment may spill over to regional markets as hopes fade of a debt-crisis resolution from an EU summit later this week.

June 26, 2012 10:39
 
Human-rights

EU urged to press Gulf on human rights next week

Rights activists urged the European Union on Friday to press Gulf Arab allies to improve their human rights record and stop harassment and threats against civil society groups and political campaigners.

June 24, 2012 10:25
 
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