Country identifies 36 individuals accused of "murder" and "terrorism” with US president "at the top of the list". Issues arrest warrants.
As currency hits 200,000 threshold, officials reportedly warning exporters to bring their hard currency earnings home.
Encrypted messaging app is hindered in Islamic Republic by official attempts to block it. Co-founder Pavel Durov says he refused to share user data with intelligence services.
If successful, the strategy will simultaneously get up the nose of Washington and help to relieve Iranians of an unexpected domestic supply glut.
The move would sideline Iranian gas sales to the Azerbaijani exclave and help Ankara get back in Washington’s good graces.
Emerging markets (EM) stock markets are enjoying their strongest crisis bounceback ever, as coronavirus (COVID-19) infections stabilise and governments remove two-month-long lockdowns.
Surge in new COVID-19 cases in Caucasus, Moldova and Poland, while fresh outbreaks in Balkans show virus not yet under control.
Iranians, Armenians and Azerbaijanis are struggling to make their post-lockdown COVID-19 programmes work.
Governments continue to lift restrictions but there are warnings over a surge in new infections in Armenia, Iran and North Macedonia.