Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran offers to send Brit home in prison swap

India imports around 10 per cent of its total crude imports from Iran

India imports around 10 per cent of its total crude imports from Iran

The Trump administration's latest move means that those eight buyers could face US sanctions if they don't cease importing Iran's crude after May 1.

China firmly opposes the unilateral sanctions and so-called "long-arm jurisdictions" imposed by the U.S. The normal energy cooperation under the global law between Iran and other members of the worldwide community, China included, is legitimate and lawful; thus it must be respected and protected...

Iran's top diplomat made public Wednesday an offer to the USA government for a prisoner swap that he said he made six months ago.

China has told Washington to avoid "wrong moves" that hurt Chinese interests following a US threat to impose sanctions on buyers of Iranian oil.

Elaborating, he argued that the key difference in U.S. policy was that "Trump wants to bring us to our knees in order to talk, and the "B-team" wants regime change, they want the disintegration of Iran".

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Asia Society in New York, Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

"Now we hear about Nazanin Zaghari [-Ratcliffe] and her child, and I feel sorry for them and I have done my best to help, but nobody talks about this lady in Australia who gave birth to a child in prison, whose child is growing up outside prison with mother in prison".

"The United States believes the charges against these people in Iran are phoney". Let's discuss them. Let's have an exchange.

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"I'm ready to do it".

Ghodskani, a legal resident of Australia, was arrested after U.S. prosecutors said she sought USA digital communications technology by presenting herself as an employee of a Malaysian company.

Three other Americans are known to be held in Iran.

Washington-based lawyer Mark Zaid told The Associated Press that White was convicted of insulting Iran's supreme leader and posting private information online, but information surrounding the case remained vague.

"We will continue to find buyers for our oil and we will continue to use the Strait of Hormuz as a safe transit passage for the sale of our oil", Zarif said.

Under sweeping sanctions the United States has imposed to squeeze the clerical regime, Fanamoj has been targeted for alleged links with the country's missile program.

Zakka, a USA permanent resident from Lebanon who advocated for Internet freedom and has done work for the US government, was detained in 2015 and sentenced to 10 years on espionage-related charges.

The agreement, signed in 2015 between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the USA - plus Germany, placed strict limits on Iran's nuclear programme in order to prevent the country from building nuclear weapons, in return for lifting sanctions that had strangled its economy.

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