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    Iran Defiant as US Reimposes Sanctions

    President Hassan Rouhani pledged his country would “proudly break” the measures against Iran’s oil, shipping and financial sectors after they officially resumed today, following President Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear agreement earlier this year. To keep global oil prices stable, eight countries — which reportedly include top exporters China, Turkey and Japan — have been granted temporary exemptions from the sanctions. Meanwhile, thousands of Iranians chanted “Death to America” at a Tehran rally yesterday that marked the anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy during the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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