Politics Nov 05

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a February meeting with Muslim leaders and scholars in Hyderabad, India. Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
Iran president warns of ‘war situation’ as sanctions resume

Iran greeted the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Monday with air defense drills and a statement from President Hassan Rouhani that the nation faces a "war situation," raising Mideast tensions as America's maximalist approach to the Islamic Republic takes hold.

Politics Nov 05

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a session of Supreme Health Council, in Tehran on Feb. 22, 2016. President.ir/Handout via Reuters
U.S. sanctions on Iran take effect

The sanctions target Iran's energy, financial and shipping sectors and are aimed at crippling the country's economy following President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

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