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10:11 a.m. Dec. 9, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
White House warns it will take 'additional measures' on Iran if nuclear talks failThe Biden administration on Thursday warned it would take "additional measures" against Iran's economy if nuclear talks continue to stall. "If diplomacy cannot get on track soon and if Iran's nuclear program continues to accelerate, then we will have no choice but to take additional measures to further restrict Iran's revenue-producing sectors," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during a briefing. Psaki said President Joe Biden has asked U.S. officials to be prepared if diplomacy fails and "we must turn to other options."
5:57 a.m. Aug. 13, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
U.S. announces new sanctions targeting Iran, CubaThe U.S. Treasury Department on Friday targeting Omani national Mahmood Rashid Amur Al Habsi and his companies, saying they're "involved in an international oil smuggling network that supports Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force" and that group's "destabilizing regional activities." The department also on three Cuban government officials, saying it was the third round of sanctions since protests started in Cuba on July 11, as the Treasury "continues to aggressively target persons in connection with actions to suppress peaceful, pro-democratic protests."
9:42 a.m. May 20, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures settle lower as traders assess apparent progress in talks over Iran nuclear dealOil futures , down for a third consecutive session, with U.S. prices at their lowest since late April. Prices have declined on the "premise that Iranian supply could find its way back on to the market," said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets UK. European Union officials reportedly "expressed confidence that a deal could be reached in anticipation that the U.S. could ease some of the sanctions on Iran," and Iranian President that an agreement has been reached on a number of key issues, although some other smaller issues remain, Hewson said. West Texas Intermediate oil for June delivery , which expired at the end of the session, fell $1.31, or 2.1%, to end at $62.05 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Front-month contract prices marked their lowest finish since April 26, according to FactSet data. July WTI oil , which is now the front month, lost $1.41, or 2.2%, to settle at $61.94.
9:38 a.m. May 18, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures settle lower on potential progress in Iran nuclear talks Oil futures settled with a after a implied that progress had been made in the Iran nuclear talks, and said that important news regarding the talks would be announced by Wednesday. to the United Nations Security Council, tweeted that "significant progress" has been achieved, but "unresolved issues still remain." U.S. oil prices had finished Monday at their highest in over two years, but the price rise has now been slowed in part by the "Iranian talk breakthrough rumors," said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at The Price Futures Group. June West Texas Intermediate crude fell 78 cents, or 1.2%, to settle at $65.49 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
7:41 a.m. May 18, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures fall sharply following a BBC Persia report that implies progress in the Iran nuclear talksOil futures fell sharply to fresh intraday lows on Tuesday, with traders attributing the losses to a BBC Persia report that implies progress in the Iran nuclear talks. translated to English using Google said that Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's envoy to the United Nations Security Council in Vienna told BBC Persia that important news will probably be published by tomorrow. Kasra Naji, a special correspondent for BBC Persian TV, Ulyanov told him there's "been a significant development in the talks & there may be an important announcement tomorrow." Talks between Iran and world powers have been ongoing, aimed at a return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to limit Tehran's nuclear activities. A deal would likely lead the U.S. to lift sanctions on Iran, allowing the country to boost oil exports. fell $1, or 1.5%, to $65.27 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after trading as low as 64.11. July Brent crude lost 99 cents, or 1.4%, to $68.47 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe.
9:46 a.m. April 6, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil ends higher as U.S., Iran reportedly make little progress toward reviving a nuclear dealOil futures , getting a boost as economic data from China hinted at better prospects for energy demand. Meanwhile, at bringing the U.S. back into a nuclear deal with Iran appeared to make little progress. The to reach an agreement. The U.S. and Iran aren't meeting directly and representatives from European and other nations are serving as go-betweens instead. Through those intermediaries, the U.S. and Iran agreed to establish two working groups to try to get both countries back into compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Tuesday. West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery rose 68 cents, or 1.2%, to settle at $59.33 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
8:05 a.m. April 6, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
White House sees 'long process' as nuclear talks with Iran resume The White House said Tuesday it expects a "long process" as the U.S. and Iran hold indirect talks this week on a return to the 2015 nuclear deal. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the Biden administration expects "difficult portions" of the talks but that diplomacy is "the right path forward." The U.S. and Iran aren't meeting face-to-face, but representatives from European and other nations are serving as go-betweens. Former President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. from the Iran deal in 2018, and President Joe Biden's administration is aiming to revive the accord. The talks are being held in Vienna.
3:46 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Stock-market futures and oil hold steady as U.S. launches attack against Iran-backed militia in SyriaU.S. stock-market index and oil futures Thursday night were seeing muted moves amid news that the Biden administration had launched airstrikes in Syria, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down less than 0.1% at 31,364, those for the S&P 500 index were also off less than 0.1% at 3,827.75, while Nasdaq-100 futures were down 0.4% at 12,787.50. The strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier in February that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops, according to the Pentagon, the . U.S. crude-oil futures were off 0.7% at $63.04 a barrel and global benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.9% lower at $65.59 a barrel on Globex. Equity markets on Thursday ended sharply lower amid a rapid rise in bond yields, with the 10-year Treasury note touching around 1.6%, undercutting appetite for assets percieved as risky like stocks against risk-free government debt. On Thursday, the Dow booked its steepest one-day slide since Jan. 29, the S&P 500 index closed down 2.5% to mark the biggest daily slump in three weeks and the Nasdaq Composite Index ended the session off 3.5% to mark its worst day since October.
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