Iran sanctions

Iran nuclear framework may sideline hard-liners there
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- As Iran's nuclear negotiators returned home with the framework of a deal with world powers, joyous revelers joked that "still, there is no whiskey" in the Islamic Republic, a jab at its theocratic government. But hard-liners here aren't laughing.
Iran confronts US at nuke talks over GOP letter
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- A senior U.S. official says Iranian negotiators confronted their American counterparts about a letter from Senate Republicans warning that any nuclear agreement could expire the day President Barack Obama leaves office.
Obama, Cameron warn against new Iran sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama came out swinging Friday against congressional attempts to slap fresh sanctions on Iran, warning such a move would likely destroy nuclear talks and increase prospects for a military showdown. Vowing to veto any sanctions that reach his desk, Obama pleaded, &…
French bank BNP guilty of US sanctions violations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- France's largest bank, BNP Paribas, has agreed to pay nearly $9 billion to resolve criminal allegations that it processed transactions for clients in Sudan and other blacklisted countries in violation of U.S. trade sanctions, the Justice Department announced Monday. The bank plead…

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