Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi accuses the US of seeking to “weaken independent governments from within” while reminding the world that Tehran is serious about reaching a nuclear deal if the sanctions are lifted.
Pyongyang has conducted a string of weapons tests, including hypersonic missiles, as leader Kim Jong-un pursues his avowed goal of further strengthening the military.
Pyongyang's official news agency confirmed the successful launch of two ballistic missiles from a train and plans to set up missile operating systems across the country.
Pyongyang fired two missiles just hours after criticising a US push for new sanctions over the previous launches as a "provocation" and warning of a strong reaction.
Sanctions were imposed on several regime officials, including officials of the telecommunications regulator, which allegedly ran a social media troll farm to help Daniel Ortega win last year's elections.
US forces reportedly used helicopters and warships to block a tanker carrying Iranian oil but the Revolutionary Guard reacted “promptly”.
Valiollah Seif, who headed the Central Bank of Iran between 2013 and 2018, was charged with disturbing the order in the forex market and paving the way for illegal purchase and sale of foreign currency.
Iran was South Korea's third-largest Middle Eastern trade partner before the US unilaterally withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers and reimposed crippling sanctions.
US Treasury issued two general licenses, one of which allows the US government, NGOs and certain international organizations, including the UN, to engage in transactions with the Taliban in a bid to provide aid to the war-torn country.
Iran’s bargaining will be much tougher but a compromise also seems likely provided the US would seriously consider removing sanctions.
For months, the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments denied Eritreans were involved in the fighting, contradicting testimony from residents and diplomats.
But the militant group's opponents have warned that the move can invite US sanctions on a country that's already reeling under an economic crisis.
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