The US government is escalating financial sanctions against Iran and ratcheting up pressure on Iranian companies suspected of supporting Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
Iran does not expect OPEC to discuss changing output levels at its next regular meeting in Vienna in September, Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri-Hamaneh was quoted as saying on Sunday.
Iran said on Sunday it was firmly opposed to a hike in OPEC's crude oil output, amid market speculation the cartel could raise production to stem surging prices, state television reported on its website.
Oman said on Sunday that Iran did not pose a threat to the Gulf region, as the United States prepares to announce an arms package for Gulf states aimed at addressing Tehran's growing military might.
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has told a German magazine that the United States has too many problems in Iraq to become involved in armed conflict with Iran.
by Staff Writers Washington (AFP) July 28, 2007 The United States is readying a major arms package for Saudi Arabia with an eye to countering a changing threat from Iran, a senior US defense official said.
THE NEW-look Young Socceroos impressed with a 4-1 win over Iran overnight to remain unbeaten in the Weifang Cup in Weifang, China.
The new-look Young Socceroos have impressed with a 4-1 win over Iran to remain unbeaten in the Weifang Cup in Weifang, China.
Almost unnoticed by the outside world, Iran has seized the chance to win popular approval of Lebanon's people by helping to rebuild the country after the war with Israel.
The U.S government has escalated financial sanctions against Iran.