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Posts Tagged: Iran sanctions

January 11, 2017 11:09 am

Diplomats: Iran Has Decided Against Escalation of Stand-Off Over US Sanctions Extension

Iran decided not to escalate a stand-off over the extension of U.S. sanctions at a meeting of diplomats overseeing the nuclear deal it reached with...

December 31, 2016 12:08 pm

Tally of Iran Sanctions Relief Includes More Than $10 Billion in Cash, Gold

In the three years since a preliminary nuclear deal was struck with Iran, Tehran has received more than $10 billion in sanctions relief from around...

December 26, 2016 11:04 am

Iran Boasts Negotiating to Pay Half Price for New Boeing Planes in Deal Worth $16 Billion

Iran said on Sunday it had negotiated to pay only about half the announced price for 80 new Boeing airliners in an order that the...

December 23, 2016 9:03 am

Airbus, Iran Finalize Deal for 100 Planes; Delivery to Begin in Coming Months

Airbus and Iran Air have finalized a deal for 100 planes worth billions of dollars seen as an important boost for Iran's post-sanctions economy. Under the...

December 15, 2016 11:02 am

Extension of the Iran Sanctions Act Becomes Law Without Obama Signature

In an unexpected reversal, President Barack Obama declined to sign a renewal of sanctions against Iran but let it become law anyway, in an apparent...

December 9, 2016 8:27 am

Iran Working to Sign as Many Oil Deals as Possible Before Donald Trump Takes Office

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran is racing to sign as many oil deals with Western companies as he can before hard-liners at home and President-elect...

December 7, 2016 11:11 am

Shell to Sign Initial Oil, Gas Deals With Tehran, Iranian Official Says

Royal Dutch Shell will sign initial agreements on Wednesday to develop Iranian oil and gas fields, an Iranian official said, the first deal by the...

December 4, 2016 11:53 am

Rouhani: Iran Will ‘Firmly Respond’ If Obama Doesn’t Block Congress Sanctions Extension

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Sunday that Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the US Congress, saying Tehran would otherwise "firmly...

December 2, 2016 1:01 pm

Senate Votes to Extend President’s Authority to Impose Iran Sanctions for Another Decade - The U.S. Senate voted Thursday 99-0 to extend sanctions against Iran for another 10 years, just weeks after the House of Representatives passed...

November 16, 2016 11:21 am

Will Donald Trump ‘Fire’ the Iran Deal? -- The election victory by Donald Trump, a billionaire businessman who has never held political office and is a neophyte on foreign policy, has left many...

November 16, 2016 11:02 am

House Votes to Extend Iran Sanctions for 10 Years, in Bid to Ensure Nuclear Deal Compliance

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday for legislation to extend American sanctions on Iran for 10 years, a move that proponents called critical...

October 26, 2016 10:51 am

GOP House Leaders to Introduce Vote on Renewing Iran Sanctions Act

The Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives plan a vote as soon as mid-November on a 10-year reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act,...

October 21, 2016 10:48 am

Western Insurers Cautiously Reestablishing Business Ties With Iran

Western insurers are slowly reaching deals with Iran as they seek to re-enter a multi-billion dollar market, although the pace of business is hampered by...

October 20, 2016 10:32 pm

Report: Obama Administration Refusing to Give Congress Info on Updated Treasury Guidelines That Eased Iran Sanctions

The Obama administration is refusing to give Congress information about updated Treasury Department guidelines issued earlier this month that allow greater Iranian access to the...


Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...


What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors? - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...


In Inaugural Benediction, Rabbi Marvin Hier Cites Psalm Remembering Zion an...

The first orthodox Rabbi to give a benediction at a US presidential inauguration cited a psalm highlighting Jerusalem at Friday's ceremony. Rabbi Marvin...


Palestinians Rescue 3 IDF Troops, Civilian Lost in Village

Two Palestinians managed to rescue a group of three IDF soldiers and one Israeli civilian on Friday from possible physical harm. The soldiers were on leave when the group arrived...

Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Reaping Economic Rewards in Syria

Iran's government and entities close to the elite Revolutionary Guards have signed major economic contracts with Syria, reaping what appear to be lucrative rewards for helping President Bashar al-Assad regain...