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Oil Prices Climb As Iran Threatens EU Supply Cut
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices are rising as Iran again threatens to cut off supplies to Europe.
Iranian lawmakers are pushing a plan to stop exporting crude to Europe before the European Union begins an oil embargo this summer. The EU and the U...
Senate Panel Okays Iran Sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel is backing sweeping new penalties on Iran with lawmakers arguing the economic pressure will undercut Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
The Banking Committee approved the legislation Thursday by voice vote in a rare instance of bipartisanship...
Oil Hovers Near $100 Amid Iran Tensions
BANGKOK (AP) — Crude prices were steady Friday amid a weaker U.S. dollar and expectations that Europe will be able to find oil elsewhere if Iran makes good on its threat to immediately halt exports to the region.
Benchmark crude for March delivery was down 12 cents at $99...
EU Formally Adopts Iran Oil Embargo
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union formally adopted an oil embargo Monday against Iran and a freeze of the assets of the country's central bank, part of sanctions meant to pressure the country to resume talks on its nuclear program.
Diplomats said the measures, which were adopted in Brussels by the E…
U.S. Condemns Iranian Death Sentence For American
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration denied on Monday that an American man sentenced to death in Iran was a CIA spy, and sharply criticized the Islamic republic in Tehran for what it called a pattern of arresting innocent people for political reasons...
Romney, Perry Slap At Paul On Iran
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Perry on Wednesday assailed Ron Paul for saying the U.S. has no business bombing Iran to keep it from acquiring a nuclear weapon, drawing a sharp contrast with their rising rival as he returned to Iowa days before t…
Iran Shrugs Off U.S. Request To Return Spy Drone
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's defense minister on Tuesday shrugged off a U.S. request for the return of an American spy drone captured by Iranian armed forces and instead demanded an apology from Washington.
Tehran last week identified the drone as the RQ-170 Sentinel and said it was captured…
Ahmadinejad: UN Nuclear Agency Does US Bidding
NEW YORK — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the U.N. nuclear watchdog of being in the pocket of the United States and illegally releasing the names of three nuclear scientists who were then assassinated by alleged Israeli-trained killers...