Iran outlines budget to resist U.S. sanctions as oil exports plunge

Swissinfo | Dec 8, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Iran’s president presented a draft state budget of about $39 billion to parliament on Sunday, saying it was designed to resist U.S. sanctions by limiting dependence on oil exports.

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United States and Iran swap prisoners in rare act of cooperation

Reuters | Dec 7, 2019 at 9:27 PM

The United States and Iran each freed a prisoner on Saturday in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime foes whose ties have worsened since President Donald Trump took office.

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Rise in U.S.-Iran tensions precedes prisoner swap

Reuters | Dec 7, 2019 at 7:06 PM

In a year of heightened tensions between Iran and the United States that brought the longtime foes to the brink of military conflict, a swap of prisoners on Saturday was a rare act of cooperation.

Reactions to Iran-U.S. prisoner swap

Reuters | Dec 7, 2019 at 6:15 PM

The United States and Iran swapped prisoners – an American detained for three years on spying charges and an imprisoned Iranian – on Saturday in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime foes.

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Iran’s Zarif says jailed Iranian and Chinese-American will be freed soon

Reuters | Dec 7, 2019 at 11:06 AM

A Chinese-American detained in Iran in 2016 and later charged for spying will soon be united with his family while an imprisoned Iranian will be released by Washington in return, Iran’s foreign minister said on Saturday.

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  • Iran's Zarif says jailed Iranian and Chinese-American will be swapped soon (Reuters: Dec 7, 2019 at 10:53 AM)

Iran deal limps on as Europeans delay sanctions blow

Reuters | Dec 6, 2019 at 8:06 PM

European powers demanded at talks on Friday that Iran stop violating their nuclear deal, but stopped short of triggering a mechanism that could renew U.N. sanctions and kill the 2015 accord.

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  • Iran deal limps on as Europeans delay sanctions blow (Reuters: Dec 6, 2019 at 3:50 PM)