Aim is to connect 5mn households to internet television and video-on-demand services.
Move means Washington has scrapped last remnants of 2015 nuclear deal that it was tolerating. Tehran says move is “desperate” and designed to distract from the failure of the Trump administration’s policy on the Islamic Republic.
Some critics see the 58-year-old as renowned for "changing direction and sides with the wind". New composition of lawmakers could block programme of moderate, pragmatic president Rouhani.
Gas delivered via pipelines from Russia and Iran down 72% y/y and 33% y/y in March. US expanding shipments of liquefied natural gas amid glut as spot prices fall.
Venezuelan state TV airs pictures of officials celebrating arrival. Four more tankers still en route. Trump official slams “Maduro's expensive deals with another pariah state".
White House officials loathe to see one Trump-sanctioned nation coming to the assistance of another, especially in a presidential election year.
Official releases more inside information on shooting down of passenger plane as Kyiv and Tehran fail to resolve differences on direction of probe.
Foreign minister says Washington must “give up bullying on the world stage”. Four of five vessels already in the Atlantic.
Top index TEDPIX retreats from million mark. Economist forecasts rise to 1.5mn points before 12% fall.
Maduro said to be paying Tehran in bars of gold for gasoline to relieve acute shortages. US president—needing a foreign policy victory such as the dislodging of the strongman ahead of his re-election bid—is reportedly considering his options.
With government warning of “perilous conditions” for economy, dollar hits strongest rate against rial in 22 months.
Fears of a bourse bubble, however, are troubling some investors. Iranians have pinned hopes on the stock market with other parts of the economy—such as property, gold, cars and forex—laid low by US sanctions.
Officials concerned by rising trend of infections as country attempts to open up to protect already battered economy.