Iran says US sanctions ‘unacceptable’ as crisis mounts

Iran says US sanctions ‘unacceptable’ as crisis mounts

Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday slammed escalating US sanctions imposed on Tehran by the Trump administration as “unacceptable,” even as he insisted that his country is committed to an international nuclear deal that has steadily unraveled amid rising tensions in the Mideast.

Venezuela courts India, talks barter to skirt US sanctions

Venezuela courts India, talks barter to skirt US sanctions

Venezuela’s oil minister Manuel Quevedo on Monday made a surprise appearance at an ongoing industry conference in Delhi’s outskirts, offering India a barter deal to keep its oil flowing as the strife-torn country battles hyper-inflation caused by collapsing crude prices and US sanctions.

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