"The definitive policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the lifting of all US sanctions," says Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh a day after both sides agreed to hold indirect talks in Vienna over 2015 nuclear deal.
The sanctions, which forbid Americans and US entities from doing business with five Iranian entities, will likely have little impact, as some of the groups are already subject to other sanctions.
The IAEA monitors Iranian atomic activities on the ground with a 2015 landmark accord curbing Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief.
A vote on the war powers resolution could take place as early as Thursday, amid concerns that Trump could embark on open military conflict with Tehran without consulting Congress.
Shackled with sanctions, Iran’s shadow economy relies on access to markets in Dubai to keep things running at home.
The non-binding resolution was introduced by Democrats after Trump's order to kill an Iranian commander and retaliatory missile strikes by Iran dramatically escalated tensions between the two foes.
Six more countries have joined hands to back INSTEX, a mechanism that facilitates trade with Iran while circumventing US sanctions.
The sanctions-hit Islamic republic projects abandoning dependence on oil revenue to finance its budget. But there’s more than meets the eye.
The bank would have two years to create the "toman" currency, returning to a name that has not been officially used since the 1930s.
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