Jan 08, 2020 03:02 PM IST
"The trend of oil prices is up and this benefits Iran ... Americans should stop disturbing the region and let the people of the region live," Zanganeh said.
- Jan 08, 2020 02:55 PM IST
President Hassan Rouhani made his comments after Iran launched missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq, an action that Tehran said was in retaliation to a U.S. drone strike that killed Soleimani last week.
- Jan 08, 2020 02:08 PM IST
The Gulf country has more than 500,000 active-duty personnel, including 125,000 members of its elite Revolutionary Guards, according to a report last year by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. But international sanctions and restrictions on arms imports have made it hard for Iran to develop or buy more sophisticated weaponry.
- Jan 08, 2020 01:54 PM IST
His remarks came after he had vowed "severe revenge" for a US drone strike that killed one of Iran's top military commanders near Baghdad international airport last week.
- Jan 08, 2020 01:04 PM IST
In a statement, the embassy also said that 168 people had bought tickets for the flight.
- Jan 08, 2020 12:48 PM IST
Saudi stocks also dropped 1.4 percent, following across-the-board selling in Gulf markets amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran.
- Jan 08, 2020 12:45 PM IST
His comments come hours after Iran launched missile strikes against two US military bases in Iraq in retaliation to the killing of its top commander General Qassem Soleimani.
- Jan 08, 2020 12:32 PM IST
"Between 1:45 am and 2:15 am (2245 GMT and 2315 GMT) Iraq was hit by 22 missiles, 17 on the Ain al-Asad air base and...five on the city of Arbil," the Iraqi military command said in a statement, adding they hit sites being used by the US-led international coalition.
- Jan 08, 2020 12:25 PM IST
State TV, citing a senior Revolutionary Guards source, also said Iran had 100 other targets in the region in its sights if Washington took any retaliatory measures. It also said U.S. helicopters and military equipment were "severely damaged".
- Jan 08, 2020 12:15 PM IST
"It's a big relief that the facilities continue to be secured in Iraq, the production is continuing and effective," Barkindo said on the sidelines of a conference in Abu Dhabi.
- Jan 08, 2020 12:14 PM IST
Speaking in New York, Biden said Trump used a “haphazard” decision-making process to order the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and has failed to communicate the rationale to Congress or U.S. allies around the world.
- Jan 08, 2020 11:30 AM IST
"Now that they have understood our power, it is time for the United States to withdraw its troops from the Middle East," Iran's armed forces chief of staff General Mohammad Baqeri said in a statement, according to state television.
- Jan 08, 2020 11:12 AM IST
The West Qurna-1 oilfield is jointly developed by CNPC and Exxon Mobil, with the U.S. major as the operator.
- Jan 08, 2020 11:07 AM IST
The urgent notification comes after Iran launched a salvo of missiles to destroy US military bases in Iraq
- Jan 08, 2020 10:57 AM IST
"We had held meetings with the concerned Airlines and have sensitised them to remain vigilant and take all precautions," said a senior official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday morning.
- Jan 08, 2020 10:08 AM IST
"The oil market is well supplied now I would say," Suhail al-Mazrouei said.
- Jan 08, 2020 10:05 AM IST
"The alert level in the entire Iraq has been raised to alert level 4 calling for mandatory evacuation," said Eduardo Menez, spokesman at the Department of Foreign Affairs.
- Jan 08, 2020 09:59 AM IST
General Jonathan Vance, chief of defense staff, announced the "operational pause" in a letter posted on Twitter to families of deployed military personnel.
- Jan 08, 2020 09:36 AM IST
Iran has launched over a dozen ballistic missiles at 5:30 pm on January 7 targeting at least two bases where US military and coalition forces are stationed in Iraq.
- Jan 08, 2020 09:20 AM IST
"The missile attacks today were just the first step (US President Donald) should think about withdrawing its troops from the region and not to leave them within our reach," Iranian state TV quoted the commander as saying, without naming him.
- Jan 08, 2020 09:02 AM IST
Iran said it had launched the missile attack on two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S.-led coalition personnel as retribution for the U.S. killing last week of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani.
- Jan 08, 2020 09:00 AM IST
"Iran took and concluded proportionate measures in self-defence" targeting a base from which a "cowardly armed attack against our citizens and senior officials" was launched, said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Twitter.
- Jan 08, 2020 09:00 AM IST
Castro, a former U.S. housing and urban development secretary under President Barack Obama, told the crowd about having lunch with Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, early in his tenure, and expecting to engage in some small talk to get to know one another.
- Jan 08, 2020 07:50 AM IST
The benchmark WTI jumped as much as 4.53 percent to $65.54 a barrel before settling down slightly after Iran unleashed its first response to the US assassination of military commander Qasem Soleimani.
- Jan 08, 2020 07:45 AM IST
These attacks came after the killing of the commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards, General Qasem Soleimani, in a US drone strike, which was ordered by President Donald Trump, on Friday.