US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement was Washington’s latest step to ratchet up economic pressure on Tehran. Photo: Bloomberg

US sanctions Chinese oil trader Zhuhai Zhenrong for violating Iran restrictions

  • Announcement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is latest move to pressure Tehran over its nuclear programme and alleged military activities in Middle East
  • Zhuhai Zhenrong and Chinese state refiner Sinopec are responsible for nearly all Iranian crude that China imports
Topic |   Iran

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement was Washington’s latest step to ratchet up economic pressure on Tehran. Photo: Bloomberg
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Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer has shot down an Iranian drone, according to Trump. Photo: AFP

We will destroy any Iranian drones that fly ‘too close’ to our ships, US says

  • Iran dismissed Trump’s assertion that the US Navy destroyed one of its drones
  • Washington has evidence that it shot down a drone on Thursday, a senior official said
Topic |   United States

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Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer has shot down an Iranian drone, according to Trump. Photo: AFP
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