APRNEWS - A top Iranian general has told Iran-backed militias in Iraq to “prepare for proxy war” in the wake of heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., which accused the militias of moving missiles toward American forces.
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APRNEWS - Oil futures were little changed on Wednesday, with prices pressured by a surprising increase in U.S. crude inventories and weak Chinese economic figures but supported by worries that rising tensions in the Middle East could hit global supplies.
APRNEWS - European powers denounced Iran’s threat to resume nuclear work on Thursday but vowed to save a landmark deal with Tehran despite US pressure.
APRNEWS - Iran said it had started scaling back parts of its commitments under its 2015 nuclear deal on Wednesday and threatened to do more if world powers did not protect it from US sanctions, a year after Washington pulled out of the pact.
APRNEWS - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Monday it has arrested three "terrorists" involved in last week's deadly suicide bomb attack on security forces in southeastern Iran.
"Safe houses in (the cities of) Saravan and Khash were identified and eliminated, and the terrorists based in them were arrested," the force said on its official Sepah news agency.
Reuters - Iran said the missile attack it launched in Syria on Monday had killed 40 “top leaders” of Islamic State, and that intelligence for the operation had been provided by its elite Quds Force.
Reuters - Oil prices steadied near their highest since November 2014 on Tuesday as markets braced for tighter supply once U.S. sanctions against Iran kick in next month.
APRNEWS - France seized assets belonging to Iran’s intelligence services and two Iranian nationals in response to a June plot to attack an exiled Iranian opposition group’s rally outside Paris, the government said on Tuesday.
REUTERS - Pressures mounted on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday as lawmakers summoned him to answer questions on weak economic growth and rising prices, but the parliament was not convinced by his answers and referred the case to the judiciary.
REUTERS - Oil prices rose on Friday, supported by signs that U.S. sanctions on Iran are already reducing global crude supply.