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  • People work at the Halfaya oilfield in Amara, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

    Oil's recent dip back into the $30s per barrel may get OPEC to start talking seriously about joint action.

  • Iranian nuclear scientist executed for treason

    Shahram Amiri was secretly tried and detained for providing the US with information about Iran's nuclear program.

  • BEIRUT, Aug 7- Iran intends to purchase 20 regional jets from a unit of Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, according to Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, deputy minister for international affairs at the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development. The Mehr News agency quoted Fakhrieh Kashan on Sunday as saying that the deal was likely to be finalized when a Japanese...

  • A reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant as the first fuel is loaded, on August 21, 2010 in Bushehr, southern Iran.

    Iran executed a scientist convicted of spying for the United States, an official said Sunday.

  • BEIRUT, Aug 7- Iran intends to purchase 20 Regional Jets from Japan's Mitsubishi Corp, according to Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, deputy minister for international affairs at the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development. The Mehr News agency quoted Fakhrieh Kashan on Sunday as saying that the deal was likely to be finalised when a Japanese delegation visits Tehran in...

  • Must Read: Explain the $400M?

    The "Worldwide Exchange" crew discuss the morning's top attention-grabbing headlines, including two contrasting op-eds on the controversial $400 million payment to Iran from the Obama administration.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 4- As the U.S. Treasury Department decides whether to license sales of Boeing Co and Airbus commercial aircraft to Iran, opponents of last year's nuclear pact with the Islamic republic have launched a lobbying campaign against the deals. The international agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program made such sales possible by easing sanctions on...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 4- As the U.S. Treasury Department decides whether to license sales of Boeing Co and Airbus commercial aircraft to Iran, opponents of last year's nuclear pact with the Islamic republic have launched a lobbying campaign against the deals. The international agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program made such sales possible by easing sanctions on...

  • Iranian flag in Tehran, Iran

    NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports on the controversy surrounding a $400 million payment to Iran, with the White House denying that it was a ransom.

  • White House: Iran payment not for ransom

    NBC's Tracie Potts reports the latest headlines from Washington D.C. including more turmoil inside the Trump campaign and looking for answers around an overnighted cash payment to Iran.

  • U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington

    DOJ officials objected to sending $400 million in cash to Iran at the same time as the country released American prisoners, the WSJ revealed.

  • A staff removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives of Unites States, Iran, China, Russia, Britain, Germany, France and the European Union during the Iran nuclear talks at Austria International Centre in Vienna, Austria on July 14, 2015.

    The U.S. airlifted $400 million of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans held in Tehran, the WSJ reported.

  • MILAN, Aug 1- Italian oil refiner Saras has paid back 100 million euros of the debt it owes Iran for cargoes of crude oil taken before sanctions were imposed on the country in 2012, the company's managing director said on Monday. U.S. banks are still forbidden to do business with Iran while European lenders also have to cope with rules prohibiting dollar...

  • BEIRUT, Aug 1- Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei renewed his criticism of a nuclear deal signed with six world powers in a speech in Tehran on Monday, and accused the United States of failing to keep its side of the bargain. Under the deal, which came into force in October, world powers agreed to drop crippling multilateral economic sanctions against...

  • *Trump wants to tear up Iran nuclear deal if he wins. LONDON/ ANKARA, July 29- Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the rise of U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump have paralysed efforts by Western governments to encourage already highly reluctant international banks to do business with Iran. Uncertainty is frustrating Tehran's push for foreign...

  • *Trump wants to tear up Iran nuclear deal if he wins. LONDON/ ANKARA, July 29- Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the rise of U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump have paralysed efforts by Western governments to encourage already highly reluctant international banks to do business with Iran. Uncertainty is frustrating Tehran's push for foreign...

  • *Iran's crude oil exports to Asia surge. LONDON, July 29- Oil prices fell to their lowest levels since April on Friday, with Brent on track for its biggest monthly loss since December 2015, pressured by slowing economic growth that threatened to increase a supply overhang of crude and refined products. Brent crude oil futures were trading at $42.20 by 1322 GMT, down...

  • *Iran's crude oil exports to Asia surge. LONDON, July 29- Oil prices fell to their lowest levels since April on Friday, with on Brent track for its biggest monthly loss since December 2015, pressured by slowing economic growth that threatened to increase a supply overhang of crude and refined products. Brent crude oil futures were trading at $41.89 by 0908 GMT, down...

  • *Iran's crude oil exports to Asia surge. West Texas Intermediate crude fell 27 cents, or 0.7 percent, to $40.87 a barrel, slipping below $41 for the first time since April. Because refiners produced too much fuel from cheap crude, margins in the Americas, Europe and Asia have fallen sharply this year, eroding revenues for oil producers and refiners like Royal Dutch...

  • *Iran's crude oil exports to Asia surge. West Texas Intermediate crude fell 26 cents, or 0.6 percent, to $40.88 a barrel, slipping below $41 for the first time since April. Because refiners produced too much fuel from cheap crude, margins in the Americas, Europe and Asia have fallen sharply this year, eroding revenues for oil producers and refiners like Royal Dutch...