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  • Rouhani, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, said the United States had waged "economic war" against Iran by reimposing unilateral sanctions, which were lifted under the country's 2015 multinational nuclear deal in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear program. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the pact in May, and his...

  • Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton (C) and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley brief the media during the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2018 in New York City. 

    U.S. national security adviser John Bolton is set to warn Iran's clerics on Tuesday that "if you cross us, our allies, or our partners; if you harm our citizens...there will indeed be hell to pay."

  • Rouhani, in a speech to the United Nation General Assembly, said the United States had waged "economic war" against Iran by reimposing unilateral sanctions, which were lifted under the country's 2015 multinational nuclear deal in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear work. President Donald Trump pulled the United States from the pact in May and his...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 25- French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday responded to U.S. President Donald Trump's criticism of high oil prices, saying that if had not reimposed sanctions on Tehran, prices would not have risen as much. "If he goes to the end of his logic, he'll see that it's good for the oil price that Iran can sell it," Macron said.

  • RIYADH, Sept 25- Saudi Arabia denied it had backed the gunmen who killed 25 people at a military parade in southwestern Iran over the weekend, almost half of them Revolutionary Guards, the Saudi state news agency reported on Tuesday. "Saudi Arabia rejects and condemns the false accusations that Iranian officials have made about Saudi Arabia supporting the...

  • RIYADH, Sept 25- Saudi Arabia denied it had backed the gunmen who killed 25 people at a military parade in southwestern Iran over the weekend, almost half of them Revolutionary Guards, the Saudi state news agency reported on Tuesday. "Saudi Arabia rejects and condemns the false accusations that Iranian officials have made about Saudi Arabia supporting the...

  • The mechanism, called a "special purpose vehicle", would aim to "assist and reassure economic operators pursuing legitimate business with Iran," according to a joint statement released by the Iranian nuclear deal's remaining members. 

  • Trump: Iran nuclear deal was a windfall for its leaders

    At the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump speaks about Iran.

  • Trump: We look forward to having a great relationship with Iran but it won't happen now

    Ahead of his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump speaks to the press about Iran and North Korea.

  • President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, addresses during the cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran on December 31, 2017.

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said has no plans to meet Iran's President Hassan Rouhani but signaled he was open to a possible future meeting.

  • Iran is the priority this year at UN General Assembly, says former US ambassador

    Ambassador Robert Kimmitt, former U.S. ambassador to Germany, joins 'Squawk Box to discuss his expectations for the 73rd UN General Assembly annual meeting today.

  • World leaders gather in NY for 73rd UN General Assembly

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on big topics that will be discussed this week as world leaders gather to meet in New York today at the United Nations for the 73rd UN General Assembly.

  • *Looming Iran sanction, OPEC defying calls to up output lift oil. TOKYO, Sept 25- Asia stocks struggled on Tuesday as a fresh round of U.S.- China tariffs and a surge in oil prices to near four-year highs added to worries about risks to global growth. Spreadbetters expected European stocks to open on the defensive, with Britain's FTSE giving up 0.1 percent, Germany's...

  • UNITED NATIONS— Five world powers and Iran agreed late Monday to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iranian imports and exports including oil, a key move sought by Tehran following the U.S. pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal and its re-imposition of sanctions. Foreign ministers from Britain, France, Germany, Russia,...

  • *OPEC, Russia so far resist calls to raise output. Looming U.S. sanctions against Iran and the unwillingness or inability of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and top oil producer Russia to raise output to offset the loss of Iranian supply have spurred prices higher. "Iran will lose sizeable export volumes, and given OPEC+ reluctance raise...

  • *OPEC, Russia so far resist calls to raise output. Oil markets have been driven up by looming U.S. sanctions against Iran and an unwillingness or inability by Middle East dominated producer cartel OPEC and Russia to raise output. President Donald Trump has demanded that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, of which Iran is a member, and Russia...

  • *OPEC, Russia so far resist calls to raise output. Oil markets have been driven up by looming U.S. sanctions against Iran and an unwillingness or inability by Middle East dominated producer cartel OPEC and Russia to raise output. The United States from November will target Iran's oil exports with sanctions, and Washington is putting pressure on governments and...

  • PARIS, Sept 24- French state-owned bank Bpifrance has abandoned its plan to set up a mechanism to aid French companies trading with Iran, in the face of U.S. sanctions against Tehran. Earlier this year, the bank had said it was working on a project to finance French companies that wished to export goods to Iran despite U.S. sanctions. The United States is renewing...

  • *Volvo cannot get paid in Iran due to U.S. sanctions. *Truckmaker says has no active orders in Iran. *Follows other truck makers in Iran pull-back.

  •  Oil workers working well

    Brent crude breaches $81 a barrel on the back of a tightening oil market and OPEC leaders signaling they won't be immediately boosting output.