Cut oil imports from Iran to zero, or else, warns State Department

Cut oil imports from Iran to zero, or else, warns State Department

The prosecutor general said the detainees would remain in custody until trial.

"We will not give in [to pressure] and will maintain our national and historical dignity in the face of the US", Rouhani said in a meeting with senior managers of his administration on Wednesday.
Iran has also requested European Union nations commit to buying oil from them as part of a deal to remain in the nuclear pact.

Iran's currency has plunged nearly 50 percent in value in the past six months, with the USA dollar now trading at around 78,500 in the black market.

This has resulted in people taking to the streets in the capital to protest the government as the country's currency was devalued in the last week.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani takes part in a news conference near the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of NY, U.S., September 22, 2016. The protests in late December and early January saw at least 25 people killed and almost 5,000 arrested, but took place largely in Iran's provinces rather than in the capital, Tehran. He did not elaborate on the number of people detained. "The U.S. can not defeat our nation; our enemies are not able to force us to their knees".

Iran eased its "resistance economy" policy after many global sanctions were lifted in January 2016 under the nuclear deal. Iran agreed to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. Trump, who campaigned on a promise of tearing up the deal, pulled America out of the deal in May.

Apart from the rial's collapse, the Iranian private sector has always been starved of investment, its banking system is crippled by bad loans and record levels of unemployment mean a third of under-30-year-olds are out of work.

Mr Rouhani's power within the government appears to be abating, with some openly calling for military officials to lead the country.

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It may not be a sign that the era of redemption is upon us, but it's a rare occurrence when such unorthodox and radical sentiments are heard in the Muslim world, indicating that there are Iranians who are fed up with the totalitarian regime in Tehran that is focused on spreading terrorism and chaos wherever it can.

Tehran has long denied wanting to build nuclear weapons, despite fears from the West and the United Nations.

Still, ISNA reported the country's parliament speaker, Ali Larijani, said Tuesday that the Rouhani administration hasn't done enough to confront the economic problems.

The United States is pushing for Japan and other major economies to halt imports of Iranian crude oil by November as part of coordinated sanctions on the Islamic republic, a senior U.S. State Department official said Tuesday in Washington.

"In the coming months we will see much more intervention in the economy by the government, a centrally imposed style of management by diktat", he said.

USA officials are expected to head to the Middle East next week to ensure global oil supplies.

The senior U.S. official, briefing reporters on condition of anonymity, admitted that this would be unpopular. However, with Donald Trump's access to the presidential post things have changed.

As the protest began, Iranians called out to shopkeepers who wouldn't close, "Coward!"

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